Thought I’d give a little tips on how to save on your web hosting. As you know, I am a graphic and web designer. I do freelance work and most of time, the clients that I do work for have never had a website for their business before. A lot of them ask what’s the cheapest hosting available and I’d normally not know what to say. So I went on a mission to try few different hosting companies out and narrow down my options so I can give recommendations based on my first hand experience.
Lately, I’ve been researching and testing a few different hosting companies to see which ones offers the best rates and service. Another thing that is important for me is reliability! Will my hosting service have decent up time? Will it be fast enough and most importantly what are the specifications such as server speed, internet speed, and what’s the monthly bandwidth quota?
I tried a few different ones such as Hostgator since they have on going discounts if you can manage to find a promo code. They’re reliable I guess but for larger clients, I’d prefer a Virtual Private Server (VPS). The only complaint that I have is that their customer support is a bit slow. Takes more than 24 hours usually to get my support ticket solved.
Another hosting provider that I’ve been using is Bluehost. They’re quite cheap and are quite reliable. Fast speed and generous bandwidth quota, even for the smallest package. For any clients who would like me to create them a WordPress based sites, I normally go with Bluehost.
Another company that I’ve been using lately is A Small Orange. I think they’re quite a small company since their customer service is terrific. I always get a reply for any of my questions or concerns within 24 hours, sometimes even within 12 hours. I have only positive things to say about them and they are super professional. They have several different packages that you can choose from whether you’re creating a personal website for yourself or even larger packages such as dedicated Virtual Private Server if you need web hosting for your business. A Small Orange also offers generous discounts with their promo codes. Every now and then you can even get up to 50% discounts on the services that they offer. If you’d like to save on hosting with A Small Orange, visit this A Small Orange coupon code site. I’ve tried it before and their promo codes do work! You just have to make sure to read the instructions carefully.
Another company that I used to use was Zyma. They were quite decent but since they’re based in the UK, the time difference can be quite annoying. If you have an emergency and needs something to be solved quickly, you have to wait for their working hours, which can be quite a long wait depending on where you’re located and your time zone.
I will continue to try a few more hosting companies and make a conclusion on which one is the best. For now, I would recommend A Small Orange since I’ve always been met with professionalism when it comes to their customer service and their services that they offer are good enough for my current needs.