i am starting a small web-based business with blog and can’t decide on what offer is best.
i am looking for best uptime, easy cpanel site setup, e-commerce support state of the art, lotsa advertising credits for google and social media like FB.
i am also considering other hosts like inmotion hosting (i think best response and uptime) and godaddy (45 mil domains, nr1)
Justhost, Hostgator, iPage, and Hostmonster all offer what you’re asking for…but there’s only one that offers considerably more advertising credits than the rest. iPage offers you 0 in advertising credits with the right coupon, followed by Fatcow with 5 and the rest.
Inmotion ROCKS, when it comes to the server quality they are better than any of the others you mentioned, including GoDaddy. They are slightly more expensive, but with the right coupon it’s not that much more expensive and you’ll have another great benefit…you can upgrade at any time should you notice thousands of visitors are suddenly flooding your site. I know some people recommend Hostgator, but I HATE their support after finding out some of them can’t even answer the most basic questions. They’re also not the cheapest host out there.
Personally, I’d go with Greenville (cheapest at only 9c/day and great server uptime…been using them for a few months now, great support too), iPage (because of the advertising credits), or Inmotion because their servers simply rock.
Anyway, whenever I’m looking for a new host, I check out coupons. Found out a lot of them are outdated on websites. The most up to date coupons I found were on a Twitter stream of a guy called “WebhostingD”, he seems to update the coupons daily and has all major hosts. I’ve been using his stream for my past 5 hosts and was always happy with the deal I got. I’ll post the link bellow. Make sure to check out his/her Twitter stream once you know which host you want to go for. I think WebhostingD’s still featuring the latest 50%OFF offer from iPage, and when I signed up with Inmotion a little over 2 months ago, he also had a cool coupon.
Word of warning: Be careful with coupons and shared hosting prices. Hostgator’s “first month only 1c” offer is crap compared with the offers of other hosts, it just sounds nice, but if you do the math, it only saves you 1 month…which is a lot worse than iPage’s 50%OFF forever offer.
NEVER pay more than .5/mo for shared hosting, which means Bluehost is overpriced even with a coupon. Not sure why the guy above me recommends them, the other hosts are at least as good in terms of service, and do it for a lot cheaper.
on: 28th February 11