If you are looking for hosting programs to get you started, you may have seen that there are a couple different offers that are in force right now. Both are great deals, but choose wisely, young grasshopper, if you want to get the best deal for you!
I Need Help With WordPress has been hosted on HostGator and I have used them (and recommended them) for a couple years now. Several of my clients have used them and have been very pleased with them as a hosting company.
A few days ago, I wrote a post about how HostGator is giving $125 worth of adverting credits for using them (see the post here). Because I have a many active websites, I use a super heavy duty hosting company as well as HostGator. One of the thing I love about HostGator is that for under $10 a month, I can host unlimited domains, websites and blogs on my one account. UNLIMITED! How awesome is that! In comparison, I spend $44 a month on my other hosting company for unlimited service as well (there are some other advantages but the hosting is the same!)
Ok – so Hostgator is a great hosting company. Two Thumbs Up!
3 Great Plans – Choose Carefully!
HostGator has 3 plans that they offer – you can see them here:
Let me come out and say that the third option to the right (Business Plan) is probably too much for most people – The toll-free number is a nice feature if you wanted that. Otherwise, I would say stick with the Hatchling Plan or the Baby Plan. With that said, the Baby Plan offers UNLIMITED domains – so if you want to have more than 1, you are better off with this package! This is the one that I am using. Again, you can get this plan for under 10 bucks a month!
HostGator is having a promotion with a couple different Coupon Codes. Here are the two new coupon codes you can choose from:
Use Coupon Code: OnlyForAPenny
Use Coupon Code: Save25Perc
Here is where the math is important to use 🙂
If you use the coupon code “OnlyForAPenny” your FIRST MONTH of hosting will cost you 1 cent (and actually, it came up as $0.00 when I tested it!) Not a bad price! This is the “Start Your Website Hosting For Nothing” cost! But be warned… After that, your hosting costs will be charged $9.95 a month. This is the normal month-to-month charge. If you pre-pay for a year, 2 years, or 3 years, your cost will be a little lower.
If you use the coupon code “Save25Perc” your FIRST MONTH of hosting will cost you $7.46. After that, your hosting costs will still cost you $7.46 a month (if you pre-pay for 6 months or longer. The longer you sign up for, the less expensive per month it is).
IMPORTANT SAVINGS INFORMATION
By the way, when you go to HostGator to order, they automatically use the Coupon Code of SPRING to get you 20% off. It says that is the best discount available. This is not true! Why do they say that when it is not true? I dunno! Change the Coupon Code to “Save25Perc” and you save 25%!
Here is an example of the Penny offer and the Save 25% offer for a year of hosting:
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If you plan on blogging for more than 4 months, you are better off with the Save25Perc coupon code. If you are going for a month to month option to ‘test things out’, go with the OnlyForAPenny coupon code.
You can play around with the other lengths of time and see how the plans work for you.