Re: Hosting Services/Dial-In Accounts

Jim Hrdy ( )
Wed, 25 Jun 1997 09:53:07 +0000

At the ISP i used to work at....

> I am new to the Internet Solutions Provider market any would
> qenuinely like some help here. I believe I have done enough testing
> to go live and am ready to put my business and residential WEB pages
> up.
> You can see the by my signature file the software I am running (all
> registered!) and the NAS I am using. All of my servers are dual
> Pentium Pros (3) with a minimum of 128MB of RAM or more. I currently
> have a dedicated T1 to the Internet and one channelized T1 with all
> 24 pipes turned up. I am adding a PRI ISDN line in August (US West
> and God willing), and all 48 of my digital 33.6 modems are soon to
> be upgrade to 56Kflex modems.
> What I would like to know is how much smaller ISPs (obviously I'm no
> Goliath!) are charging for services such as:
> 1) Unlimited dial-in

19.95, 18.95 if you paid by Credit Card, and we used to say unlimited
until the "port pigs" took root

> 2) Limited (say 10 hours per month) dial-in then a premium charge

9.95 , 10 hours, 2.95 per hour after 10

> for extra hours
>3) Web Site hosting

Depended on the site contents, schools, police, etc were given a
break. High traffic was charged 400/month, low traffice 59.95 month

> 4) Disk allotment per dial-in user (if any)

20 megs personal web space (most of the users did not utilize this

> 5) Disk allotment per hosted Web site

For the most part unlimited, we had one "porn" site that after awhile
needed more hard drive space.

>6) Other services provided free

Unlimited access to news (although i have never seen a charge for
this) Up to 5 additional email address's with one dial in account. If
the user had problems with his computer he could bring it in and we
would configure it for him, no charge.

> 7) Other services provided for a fee

Web site consulting, networking, Web site building and maintence,
listserves, billing customers, script building.

> I DO NOT WANT TO START A LEGAL DEBATE like the one that went on
> about price fixing a few days ago. I just want a reasonable chance
> to break into a tough business! Please email your suggestions,
> comments or URLs to take a look at privately at the address below or
> at
> I know these two lists contain a great wealth of knowledge. Many,
> many thanks in advance for those that take the time to respond. By
> the way, I am located in Phoenix, AZ in case you are wondering.
> What I am seeking is some honest input about FAIR pricing.
> NT 4.0 (Build 1381-SP3) - MS SQL Server 6.5 - RadiusNT V 1.16.60
> Emerald Client 2.1.8 - Emerald Admin 2.1.0 - Serv-U V2.2 32 Bit
> MailSite Version 1.2.2 - NAS Ascend MAX 4000
> Mark A. Knight - PC Express, Inc
> RadAdmin@Express-Connect.Net

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