iScripts has been offering online data backup for consumers over two years under the brand BackupToNet. We have decided to enhance our current solution based on all the customer feedback and experience, and make it into a private label service iScripts customers can offer. So if you ever wanted to start an online data backup service similar to the likes of carbonite, mozy, xdrive etc.. for individuals and small businesses here is your chance.
A new product is tentatively named iScripts Backuper. You will receive a white-labeled or private labeled client application (its the desktop application for your clients to manage and schedule backups). You will also receive the server software for billing, account management, backup management etc. Off the shelf, you can start it as a standalone online data backup service. If you have another business ( say web site hosting or large virtual community) and you want to offer it as an add-on service to increase your revenue, there might be some customization required. We will do the customization for you.
We are still working out the details of the new product offering and licensing. We will have more info in the coming weeks. We plan to have the new product solution introduced in the next 2-3 weeks. New versions of the client application and server software are in the last stage of beta testing. Our current plan is to offer the white labeled client software for free and can provide unlimited users. If you need a private label version, there would be a small additional cost. The server application would be on a monthly license per server, at present it is set at $99.95 per month for the first server. As the software is fairly complex we would install it and configure it for you. Naturally, this would require you to have a dedicated server or a virtual private server at the least. So the data would be backed up to your server where you choose. So effectively you can start a data backup service for no startup cost and close to $200 per month ( assuming dedicated server for $100 per month)
All of our current products are released as open source ( “source available” for you obsessing about the definition of Opensource). As we are battling the piracy of our proprietary software, this one might be encrypted. This is not the road we had in mind but looks like it is the one making more and more sense. Please contact us at (312)423-6728 or sales(at)iscripts.com with any questions, comments or feedback about the new product.