I am assuming that you are on a shoe string budget and you want to get the most out of your web hosting plan without having to pay a bomb.
In a moment, I will show you how you can get great web hosting discounts so that you can enjoy advanced features while paying peanuts.
For now, let's explore some hosting features that are essential to your web business.
Essential Hosting Features 1) Unlimited bandwidth.
- You don't want to be worrying about bandwidth when your website starts to grow.
So having unlimited bandwidth will take a load off your mind.
If you exceed the bandwidth allocated to a shared hosting account, you risk having your website suspended.
No website means no revenue.
You will then have to go through the hassle of having to transfer the site to another hosting Company.
That's not very fun.
2) Unlimited FTP and Email accounts.
- You may have staff that need additional email and FTP accounts.
You can setup professional looking email accounts for each of your staff.
For instance, you can have "sales" for your sales guy, "support" for your tech guy and so on.
Setting up additional accounts should be a piece of cake within cPanel control panel.
3) Unlimited domain hosting.
- Some hosting plans come with only one domain per account.
That means you can only host a single website with your account.
But what if you want to grow your web business? What if you need to start new websites? Having unlimited domain hosting will allow you to grow and expand without limits.
4) Shell access.
- This is considered an advanced feature and not many webmasters know how to use Shell.
But SSH can come in very handy when you want to perform maintenance tasks such as backing up of databases or changing file permissions.
Reliable web hosting companies usually offer Shell access for free.
Getting web hosting discounts.
So how do you get all the above features without burning a hole in your pocket? If you scout around, you will discover that a shared hosting plan with the above features will cost you $10 a month or more.
You can reduce the fees by applying web hosting coupons in a smart way.
Apply the right coupon.
Some coupons give you a direct dollar value off the hosting fees.
For instance, if the fees come up to $100 and you apply a coupon that gives a $25 discount, you only end up paying $75.
The other coupon type is a percentage off the final bill.
For example, if the bill is $100 and you apply a coupon that gives 10% off, then you will eventually pay $90 during check out.
Tip 2: Pay annually.
There are several payment modes available.
You can pay monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually.
Of course, when you decide to pay annually, you enjoy the greatest discount.
You pay most when you choose to pay monthly.
To get the best discount, choose to pay annually and then apply a percentage based coupon.
That will usually lead to quite a substantial discount.