Best Practices for Saving Money on Web Hosting Renewals
One of the most important aspects of making money with your website is web hosting. However, before you can earn, you must pay rent to house your website and keep it operational.
It seemed counter-intuitive at first. How can I spend money on the website before I start making money from it?
I’m sure many of you have had similar thoughts.
It’s perfectly fine.
You may be a student with limited resources, which is completely understandable.
When I was a student, I used to spend hours trying to find the perfect deal that would save me money. And that same struggle has provided me with valuable insights into saving money on Web Hosting. In this article, I’ll show you several (effective) ways to save money on Web Hosting Renewals.
On the other hand, many people who have the means end up paying far more than is necessary (without discounts).
Before you invest money, it is critical that you understand the costs. Because the money you save on web hosting can be used to promote your website and buy other services. This will provide your new blog with a boost.
Before we begin, I’d like to ask you:
How much time have you already spent attempting to save money on Web Hosting?
Tell me in the comments section below.
Now, try these tips and tricks to quickly save a lot (not a lot, but a lot) of money on Web Hosting.
How to Save Money on Web Hosting Renewals:
Depending on your needs, a cheap and reliable WordPress Hosting can range from $3/month to $10/month. This is an estimate for shared hosting; it rises for managed or VPS hosting.
There are a few instances where you can save the most money on Web Hosting.
First, when purchasing hosting services for the first time. This is the best time to save money. You have a number of options available to you. You can save between $50 and $100 on your first purchase.
Second, the time for Web Hosting service renewals. This is another great time to save money on hosting. There are other options as well, but the savings cap is not very large in these times.
So, in this guide, I’ll provide advice that will apply to both of the situations mentioned above.
New Web Hosting Purchase for First-Time Buyers
This is the best time to put money aside for the long term. This is the moment when you will receive the offers and discount.
The competition among Web Hosting providers has begun. They will go to any length to get you on board. When it comes to renewals, there isn’t much of a discount available. So you must make the most of this opportunity.
Here’s a money-saving tip:
Purchase hosting for a period of more than a year. The longer the period, the greater the savings.
Many newcomers make this mistake. They only buy hosting for a year. This significantly reduced their savings. Make no such blunder.
I’ll give you an example from the HostGator website:
(lifetime and valid on all new purchases)
By using this promo code, you will receive a discount on all types of purchases. However, take a look at the 36-month plan. You save a total of $155. This can be used to buy themes and other useful services.
HostGator is a top Web Hosting provider on the market. They will literally look after you as if you were a mother:p You can put your trust in them completely.
I conducted extensive research on Hostgator packages and services a few months ago and wrote a comprehensive review article. The article can be found at the following address: HostGator Comprehensive Review
You have the opportunity to save money right in front of you. You should aim for at least a two-year subscription, and three years or more is ideal.
You can immediately save a lot of money. In the preceding example, you save $160, which is very beneficial in the long run. You should believe me on this.
Repeat the process to save money on web hosting renewals.
If your web hosting subscription is about to expire and you’re looking for ways to save money on renewals, then follow this advice.
As you can see:
It is extremely difficult to find a promo coupon code for renewals. I haven’t come across any web hosting service that offers renewal discounts.
Don’t worry, there are two ways to save money on renewals:
- Request a discount from your web hosting provider.
- Transfer your website to a new hosting company.
Let me expand on both of the preceding points.
Request a discount from your web hosting provider.
This is not a foolproof method, but it works 3/10 of the time. Simply ask your web hosting provider for a renewal discount. The only thing you need to be aware of is the manner in which you ask.
Ask them a question like:
Hello, my hosting is set to expire on Date of Renewal>. I had conflicting feelings about my time with Web Hosting Provider>. There were a few issues that harmed my overall experience.
Give them proof of your satisfaction with their service.
I’d like to give Hosting Provider> another chance, but I’d be more inclined to continue hosting for one more year if I could continue at the introductory rate. Alternatively, you may have some discount coupons available so that I can decide to stay with you for a long time.
Is there anything that can be done?
This is a straightforward request for a price reduction.
In response to this request, the person is obligated to either offer you something or flatly refuse your proposal. If he rejects your offer, you can always move on to the next step (i.e. #Step 2).
Transfer your website to a new hosting company.
You attempted to negotiate the renewal price with your hosting provider, but it did not go as planned. It is time for your website to find a new home.
You can now use the first-time buyer discount coupons once more. Again, opting for more than two years of web hosting can save you money.
But there is one issue:
You will need to migrate your entire website to a new server. This requires some technical knowledge. Don’t worry, moving a WordPress website from one server to another is a simple process. For more information, please see the following guides:
Transferring WordPress to a New Host
Transferring an existing WordPress website to a new location
If you’re not tech-savvy and don’t want to move your website from one hosting provider to another. Then you should go with a long-term strategy and save money there.
Alternatively, you can contact a new web hosting provider and request that they migrate your existing WordPress website to a new location. Many service providers offer their services for free.
Cool… You now know the best ways to save money on Web Hosting.