“If saving money is wrong, I don’t want to be right!” says William Shatner, a popular Canadian actor.
We all love to save money whenever we can and web hosting is no exception. In this post, we will introduce you to some quick tips that will help you save money on your next web hosting plan.
So, let’s start it.
#1 Go for Shared Hosting Plans
They are not as bad as some people think. If you are entirely new in the web hosting industry and planning to start a small blog or website, you will not find a better hosting service than shared hosting.
The reason is that it is affordable and easy to manage. Nevertheless, if you notice that your website is growing and needs more server resources, you can upgrade your plan anytime.
#2 Use Coupon Code/Promo Links
Discount codes can save up to a huge amount. From time to time hosting providers offer discount coupons to their affiliates. You may use these coupons to get a good discount on your total purchase.
Some providers offer promo links instead of coupons.
#3 Look for Special offers
Sometimes, web hosting providers offer great deals on special days like Cyber Monday, Black Friday, etc. In these deals, you may get up to 90% discount sometimes. Cheap black Friday deals are going to start in the month of November in which some of the renowned providers such as Hostinger, SiteGround, A2 Hosting, NameCheap, etc. will offer some crazy deals. So, grab this opportunity!
#4 Leave Unnecessary Features
Many hosting providers add some extra features to their packages such as SEO, automatic backup, site lock features, etc. These services come at an extra cost. So, if you don’t need these features, talk to your provider and exclude them.
You can take these services anytime later if needed.
#5 Go for Longer Period Hosting Plans
Most of the hosting providers don’t offer any discount on renewals. We often see people have to buy hosting service at a regular price once their hosting plan period is over. For instance, if your provider is offering a 30% discount for one year, there is a good chance that next time you will get that plan without any discount.
So, it is advisable that you buy hosting plans for a longer period (say 3 or more years). This way you will get a good discount on the total purchase.
#6 Become an Affiliate
Instead of paying you can make money from your hosting provider. Yes, it is possible if you join web hosting affiliate programs and promote them. There are several hosting providers that can give you this opportunity.
With most affiliate programs, you will need to post their advertisements on your site or blog and you will get the commission for it.
These were a few tips that can help you save some money on hosting plans. If you also have any good idea to save money on hosting, please share with us in the comments below.