An average user has to choose between many different domain services.
Sign up. Confirm e-mail. Choose a domain. Enter details. Then figure out DNS and nameservers. They usually call help at this stage. The whole process can take days. With AppsForce, all you have to do is choose a domain or enter their existing details. Done-and-done.
Next up is ‘hosting’. What information is shared, what you need, and what that’s supposed to cost. Only to learn months later that changes are not allowed.
Often, users buy into a business package which turn out to be a more expensive non-user friendly solution. Some adventurers go and sign up for Amazon Web Services or similar. They’ll be met with a billion options written in what might as well be Chinese.
You end up paying 0.0000001 USD per cycle, which seems like an affordable deal. However, when you get the bill at the end of the month it reads 200USD, before even starting your server.
How to install Linux? Really? We can hardly figure it out ourselves. A Windows license costs extra. Do I really have to use command prompt?! What is SSH? How do I install WordPress and use it? What do you mean it needs a theme? Online business is a crazy-complicated challenge that has very little to do with you actually RUNNING your business.
AppsForce takes care of this. And it costs the equivalent of a pint a month!
Ok, you want to install an app on your server, like WordPress or Sugar CRM. You discover you don’t have PHP, so you install it, then you have to edit php.ini via command prompt to increase the upload size of your files from 2MB to something more sensible.