| ||The biggest need web startups fail to address|
3 points by jrogers65 1457 days ago | hide | past | web | 9 comments | favorite |
|This has always struck me as blindingly obvious but, since nobody is saying it, perhaps it's not.|
The single most important factor which makes me gloss over new web startups and the services that they provide is that there is no option for self-hosting.
Considering how many web 2.0 businesses have gone out of service (I remember an infographic showing something close to half), it is, in my opinion, insane to have a company which relies on one.
It's really simple - just license your code out for people who want to host it themselves. This gives you a passive income stream, which is always great - especially for those slow months. It gives your customers peace of mind because they know that if you go out of business the impact will be minimal.
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