Buying web hosting can be your first online investment if you are planning to start a blog or an online business.
Also if you have a website or a blog, having a web hosting is important.
You should know that it is important to host your blog or website on a reliable, and an effective host.
In this post, I will be talking about some tips and tricks that will help you save money on web hosting, i mean some good amount of money on your next web hosting purchase.
As I have been purchasing hosting services from different hosting platforms for my clients and myself for a pretty long time, I know how to save money on it
Below are 7 important top tips you can use to save money on web hosting.
1. Starting With Shared Hosting plan
If you are new in web hosting, you may get confused by several types of web hosting plans.
But you shouldn’t be as you can change your plan later. So it ‘s a better idea to start with basic plan like Shared Hosting.
Shared Hosting is the most popular and less expensive hosting plan.
The idea is that, you will share your hosting spaces with others to minimize cost.
Shared hosting is a good deal when you are going to start a new blog/site. As new site doesn’t get a lot of traffic, you needn’t to have a huge space on your server.
A shared hosting can handle 20k visitors everyday for an optimized site.
2. Usage of Free Host
If you just want to test the waters and not really want to get committed or possibly you are on a tight budget. You can use free web hosting.
Although there many free web hosting out there, by top recommendation is Hub8.
With Hub8, you can easily upgrade at will.
This way, you will be able to save on web hosting
3. Find Promotional Codes or Discount Offers
Discount codes can save you huge money on web hosting.
Most of the web hosting companies provide discount coupons to their affiliates. You can use these coupons to get discount on your total purchase.
Some hosts don’t have coupon codes option. They instead provide promo links and you can use to redeem discount on hosting.
4. Reducing The Usage of Extra Services
Most web hosting companies have some extra services.
These extra services can come in packages like SEO, Backup, Sitelock, etc.
These services are not free. If you want to save money, you should reduce using these services. You can use them later if needed.
5. Wait for Special Day Offers
Some web hosting companies offer crazy deals on special days like Black Friday, Cyber Monday etc.
If you think you can wait for those special days, then buy web hosting at that time.
Normally they offer 50% to 70% discount, sometimes even more.
6. Buying Hosting for a Long Period
Most of the web hosts don’t offer any discount on renewal. For example, you buy hosting from Hostgator with 25% discount for one year. After one year you need to renew your web host.
At that time you cannot use any coupon to get discount. That means you have to pay the regular price.
On the other hand, if you buy hosting for longer time (say, 3 years), you will get a huge discount on total purchase.
The more longer period you choose, the more you save.
7. Buy Hosting & Domain Name Together
Look for hosting providers that offer free domain name with their hosting plan.
Although you can buy hosting and domain name from two different places, buying them together will save some money for sure.
Don’t forget to check your renewal price as well.
It is recommended to buy a domain & hosting name for a longer period as this way you will save more money.
I hope the above tips will help you save some dollars on web hosting. If you find this post helpful, don’t forget to share it on your social profiles.
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