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$24,000 USD

4 days left

Worldwide VPS Hosting business

5 yr old Worldwide VPS Hosting business, making $16000 p/a on a turnover of $76000 p/a, huge opportunity for growth

At a glance ?

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Site Type
Site Age
5 years

Traffic ?

Page Views
Unique Visits

Financials ?

Gross Revenue
Net Profit

Editor’s Comments ?

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+ Stable, consistent profit with recurring revenue
+ Heavily automated systems can be run from anywhere in the world
+ Untapped mailing list of 5900+
+ Multiple payment methods including PayPal, Stripe, and Bitcoin

Traffic ?

Uniques Page Views
Dec 16 1,723 4,794
Nov 16 2,617 8,846
Oct 16 1,978 7,034
Sep 16 1,798 6,760
Aug 16 1,606 6,283
Jul 16 1,570 9,316
Jun 16 1,908 12,239
May 16 1,891 11,091
Apr 16 1,843 11,189
Mar 16 1,801 12,593
Feb 16 1,657 9,901
Jan 16 2,185 10,632

Traffic Health ?

Pages / Session
Avg. Session Duration
Bounce Rate

Top Channels ?

Page Views % of Total
Direct 1,580 33%
(Other) 1,242 26%
Referral 1,042 22%
Organic Search 922 19%
Social 8 0.17%

Top Countries ?

Page Views
United States 909
India 535
China 313
(not set) 188
Indonesia 161

Financials ?

Monetization Methods

  • This website earns revenue with Product or Service Sales. It is recommended to request a video walk through from the seller to verify all revenue claims.

Last 12 Months Claimed Revenue and Profit

Revenue Costs Profit
Feb 16 $6,182 $5,000 $1,182
Mar 16 $6,169 $5,000 $1,169
Apr 16 $5,682 $5,000 $682
May 16 $6,184 $5,000 $1,184
Jun 16 $7,916 $5,000 $2,916
Jul 16 $5,691 $5,000 $691
Aug 16 $7,922 $5,000 $2,922
Sep 16 $5,450 $5,000 $450
Oct 16 $6,277 $5,000 $1,277
Nov 16 $7,019 $5,000 $2,019
Dec 16 $5,963 $5,000 $963
Jan 17 $5,880 $5,000 $880

Seller's Notes

5yr old Worldwide VPS Hosting business, making $16000 p/a on a turnover of $76000 p/a, huge opportunity for growth

Executive Summary
This 5 year old business is consistently profitable thanks to the annuity revenue model, effective outsourcing and high automated systems. It also has great potential with more marketing. With almost no marketing spend the current owner has take it from $14000 turnover in year one to $76 000 turnover in year 5.

+ Stable, consistent profit with recurring revenue
+ Very automated systems
+ Can be run from anywhere in the world
+ Good solid base infrastructure to grow the business to the next level OR nice add on for existing hosting business
+ 77 keywords Ranking in Google top 20
+ over 24000 backlinks
+ Strong engagement over the last year (Ave pages/session 3.45 , Duration:02:41 , bounce rate: 48% )
+ Growth opportunity through more effective use of social media and other marketing avenues that have not been perused
+ Mailing list of 5900 that can be emailed products and offers. (Current owner never used the list!)
+ Great mix of payments via Paypal, Bitcoin and Stripe has now also been added
+ Custom built fraud checking and sign up processes to give company an edge over competitors
+ Some nice tools built on the site, good integrations with other systems and a very fast site
+ Registered with ARIN so has its own IP address allocations for use in Asia Pacific regions
+ Great Shopper Approved profile with 5 star rating
+ Business has approx 258 clients with approx 368 vps servers
+ Revenue for 2016 was $76463 and profit was $16000.

When was the business established?
The business was started in 2011 with 1 data center and has expanded to now cover 7 countries.

What does the business do?
The business rents Virtual Private Servers to customers all over the world

Who is the typical customer?
The business has a good mix of private and business customers who use its services for different reasons from hosting their own websites, mail servers, dns servers and private VPN servers. It also has resellers for VPS servers and VPN servers using its services and clients also use it for SEO purposes.

Business Model
The business model is to rent dedicated servers and split them up fairly and offer slices of then to clients to use. A combination of openvz and KVM technologies are used for this all managed via Solusvm and WHMCS.

Growth Opportunities
Virtually no money has been spent on marketing, website design and conversion optimization. We have not even designed/written a newsletter to send out to a list of 5900 potential clients we have built up. More activity on forums and social media would also garner more business. Good solid base infrastructure is in place and the business can scale easily. More locations could also be added.

Which platform does the website use?
HTML, PHP, WHMCS, SolusVM, Linux, mysql

What is included in the sale?
10 related domain names (see attached file)
All scripts, designs and setups
Mailing list of 5900 potential clients
In place servers rented at 6 different data centers
Physical ownership of router, switch and server at 1 data center
Fully configured WHMCS, SolusVM, Wordpress and HTML/PHP system
Fully configured bitcoind node that receives bitcoin payments, marks invoices paid on WHMCS and sends funds to your personal wallet daily
Owned LiveAgent software licence
Facebook , Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube and Google+ profiles

Is there anything unique or interesting about the business?
The business has developed some nice scripts and tools that are quite unique.
1. A locations tool that pings all data centers from a users browser to show which is the fastest

2. Signup forms that are more friendly than WHMCS
eg: https://www.vpsnine.com/forms/quote1.php

3. A cool marketing video

4. Integrated ShopperApproved with invoices to get feedback from clients and have a 5 star rating (4.6/5)

5. Integrated some nice news feeds into home page at https://www.vpsnine.com/hosting/index.php , helps a bit with SEO

6. Considerable time spent to optimize the speed of the website.

7. Developed their own WHMCS bitcoin payment system to speed up payments via bitcoin, make it more flexible and not dependant on bitcoin exchanges They often used to get delays via exchanges and payment mismatches due to those delays. The system has totally eradicated that which helps clients get up and running faster.

8. Developed own fraud checks outside of WHMCS to enable more flexibility and better checks

9. Have systems in place that detected and block abuse from spam, bittorent and tor. This reduces the amount of abuse issues .

Why is the business being sold?
Current owner has a full time job which is getting more hectic and he is not finding the time I need to grow this business as well

What are the daily operations like and who’s responsible?
The day to day operations of the business are outsourced as follows:
Phone support handled by BC from the USA (very minimal)
Chat Support handled by BC from India (very minimal)
Email Support for Level 1 and Level 2 issues handled by BC from India
Sysadmin/ Level 3 handled by SS in the UK.
L1/L2 guys can escalate to L3 guys in UK.
Sales/Billing handled via email by SA in India.
The area that is not outsourced is marketing.

Does the owner need specific skill-sets in order to successfully operate the site?
Although the current owner used his strong technical skills to setup the business, the daily operation thereof is all outsourced.
The main skill required by a new owner would be to decide on any marketing
The current owner is happy to assist the new owner in any way needed and his technical skills would still be available after the 90 day period if required to assist with any new ideas or developments.

Are you willing to provide live revenue verification?

What are the main expenses of the business?
See the doc attached to our listing

Proof Of Income
Please see the attachments section for proof of income video. Due to the client confidential information in some of the records, more detailed proof of income is available to serius and authenticated buyers. Please PM for those records.

General Comments
The monthly costs of the business are fixed at $5000 per month. If you do have an existing hosting business you can save about $1200 a month by cancelling all the outsourced support above. (yes we do have some great deals and the guys do provide great support as well).

Happy to offer full training for 30 days and additional support for 90 days.

The site has been SEO optimized and ranks well on a number of keywords. We have 10 in the top 3, 34 in the Top 10, 94 in the Top 20 and 269 in the top 100.

Note that the drop in Google Analytics Page views was as a result of us enabling bot protection as we found a lot of fake/spam traffic was messing up our stats. See http://help.analyticsedge.com/spam-filter/definitive-guide-to-removing-google-analytics-spam/

I purchased the business 5 years ago for $3000 when the revenue was $500 a month and it only had Germany as a DC location. Revenue for 2016 was $76463.

See other file attachments

Please note we are selling the website and business, but we are not selling a registered company. The company this operates from is located in New Zealand. The company owners are located in New Zealand and South Africa. You can however operate this business from anywhere in the world.

Site Info

Site Established ? November 2011
Built With ?
Google Analytics Detected ? Yes
More info: BuiltWith

Domain Info

Domain Registered ? 4 July 2011
Registrar ? ENOM
More info: Wayback Machine and Whois

Site Uniqueness

Content Unique ? Yes
Design Unique ? Yes
More info: Plagspotter and Copyscape

SEO Presence

Pages In Google ? 574
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ?
SEOmoz mozRank ?
Alexa Rank ? 596,312
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush


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eduardo ( | $640 )
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:40:13 AEDT

Nice site! I am interested and placed a bid. The /22 IP allocation is included with the site? Just asking because this is not listed under "What is included in the sale?"

ggpp ( new )
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:43:14 AEDT

A BIN multiple of 4.81? Seems high. Care to drop it?

xtremeaxe ( new )
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:46:02 AEDT

@ggpp yes that's what i thought because if some one buy it and will need to bare $5k expense on top of what he paid so it's a lost deal.

nzlink ( | $3.11K )
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:36:09 AEDT

@eduardo Yes the /22 is included

nzlink ( | $3.11K )
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:43:45 AEDT

@ggpp The BIN is there if someone likes the business and wants to bypass the auction. It has been set at 1x annual turnover which is how hosting business are often valued. If you think a value of 2, 3 or 4 times annual profit is better for you then please bid in the auction as you see fit.

asimo ( new )
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:04:35 AEDT

Hi, thanks for the informative post. Does the new owner need to have an indepth understanding of VPS? How did the business acquire its initial set of customers? Thanks!

nzlink ( | $3.11K )
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:51:51 AEDT

@asimo Due to the outsourcing of the Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 tech work the new owner does not need an in depth knowledge. I purchased the business 5 years ago for $3000 when the revenue was $500 a month and it only had Germany as a DC location. That was the only customers that were purchased. The rest have been built up organically.

The Seller
Sellerdefaultavatar nzlink Anthony Walker
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