Don’t get ripped off by marketing gimmicks when paying for hosting and domain plans
We often encounter our clients paying more than they should for web and domain hosting, and that annoys us! Which is why we have decided to give you then following tips on how to save money for your business.
Hosting and Domain
We have found that a lot of our clients use bigger companies to purchase hosting and domain plans and not realise that they are getting ripped off. If you have chosen GoDaddy or Crazy Domains then we highly suggest that you check your bills at least once a year and evaluate the market price because of the following reasons:
- These larger companies often offer rediculously cheap discounts for the 1st year and then change their pricing after the 2nd or 3rd year. By the 3rd year, you would of potentially paid 3 times more than you should. If you’re not checking the previous bills then you might of forgotten how much you had originally paid. You could save up to $200 per year.
- If you’re paying for an SSL certificate each year, then stop. Free Certificate Authority’s such as Comodo Positive and Let’s Encrypt offer free certificates so you don’t need to pay for it each year and it’s no less secure than the paid ones. We recommend that you stop paying for it and install a free one instead, if your web hosting provider allows. You could save up to $200 per year.
- When you’re in the process of paying for your web hosting and domain, there’s always a bunch of dd-ons that can sound important but they are either items that are already available in your hosting cPanel, free or it’s useless. Don’t fall for terms like traffic booster, web analytics, site back up, protect your privacy etc. You could save up to $200 per year.
If you would like to check if you’re over paying for your hosting and domain or more about add-ons, then please contact us and we will provide you recommendations if it doesn’t beat our hosting and domain plans and pricing.