If you are building a new website and have started looking for a hosting provider for your website, you may be a bit overwhelmed at all of the choices. There are dozens–if not hundreds–of web hosts available. Some are free; others are quite costly. The rest fall in-between. After spending a good deal of money on your website design and inventory, you may be tempted to select one of the free or very cheap web hosts. This isn’t usually a good idea. Instead, try saving money with web hosting specials.
One of the best ways to find specials on hosting is to visit web hosting directories or forums. Do an internet search for ‘web hosting forum’ or ‘web hosting directory’ to find these types of websites. These sites often have the latest deals that are being offered by the larger web hosting providers. A typical deal may offer free or reduced-cost hosting for three months when you sign up for a twelve-month package. Or, you may see a deal that offers several extra bonuses if you sign up for a regularly-priced package.
You can also find specials by visiting the websites of specific web hosting providers. This works best for the largest and most well-known web hosts, as they are more likely to offer specials. Web hosts often offer long-term discounts. These can be for as much as 10% or 20% off of the regular price when you pre-pay for one or two years of hosting. This type of offer isn’t risky as long as you choose a well-known host; with lesser-known hosts, this type of offer may not be a good idea. When signing up for this type of offer, be sure to ask if the company will add in any free extras–if you pre-pay for service, they may add more IP addresses or extra RAM as a bonus.
Try negotiating for your own type of web hosting specials with any company you like. If you find a reliable, trustworthy web host provider that has garnered good reviews from customers, chances are you might want to get hosting from that provider. But if the packages offered by that host are not to your liking, why not negotiate your own package deal? Many companies are actually open to this; after all, it gains them a happy customer.
To negotiate your own deal, start with the most attractive package deal that is already offered. From there, add and features that you want–perhaps you need more RAM or CPU power–and subtract the features that you will not use–such as extra bandwidth or unlimited emails. You may be able to save money by working out your own package deal–or, at the very least, you will only be paying for the exact features that you want.
Web specials can help you to save money on hosting; it is definitely worth your time to look for (or negotiate for) a special hosting package.