Walter Messages: 865 Registered: February 2009 Location: Florianopolis / BR
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Don't think it would be very useful (or interesting) for anything other than IRC bouncers/servers (risky - DDoS target) or a secondary/backup DNS server. And for those you can easily find offerings as low as $15/year (OpenVZ, but who cares?).
You have to base your decisions on your target market. This sort of VPS plans attract the average teenager and have to fit in his limited budget (hint: less than the cost of a Xbox game) and so you must have clear AUP and refund policies. You should also expect a higher fraud rate because of the one-time small payment, not to mention support costs.
With 20 GB of bandwidth and 10 GB disk, you may as well downgrade memory and swap to 128 MB and charge half the price for this plan and have a chance against your competitors (only because it's Xen).
Even then you should consider making it $29.95 with a limited stock promo of DOUBLE RAM (256/256 swap) for only $44.95/year. See what I did there?
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In terms of fraud, I accept credit card only and it does a recurring payment.
I was thinking that at the 256 MB (maybe 512 MB) it would bring people in to see the high performance they get for the great cost. I can tell you for a fact that A2 limits the uplink on the VM to 5 Mb/s. You can see this by reading the metadata file from a HyperVM backup.
What would you think of that same price with double all those specs? I would also consider less vCPU priority compared to the main offerings that I have. If you notice the 1GB plan has 1 vCPU and the 2 GB plan 2 vCPUs. Giving 1 vCPU to a 512 MB plan at the same priority of the 1 GB plan isn't fair. This isn't to say the 512 MB plan wouldn't get a full speed vCPU most of the time. I would actually bet would would rarely see any steal time in top.