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5 Easy Ways to Save Money on Hosting

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Looking to save money on hosting?

Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice quality.

Sometimes, you can bag discounts with a little bit of planning and a lot of research.

Here are five tactics to use.

1. Look for Hosting Discount Coupons

Before signing up for a new host, check and see if you can find any coupons or hosting promo codes. Almost every host will offer some kind of discount code; we list many many codes here on WhoIsHostingThis.

Remember to check whether the code lasts for the lifetime of the account or just the first month or two.

2. Price Match Across Hosting Types

You might not need that dedicated server.

Sometimes you can get by with a managed VPS instead.

VPS setups require less space and hardware, enabling hosts to offer them cheaper, even though the power is comparable to a cheap dedicated server.

3. Refer People to a Host

Many web hosts offer a referral program. You’ll get free credits towards your fees if your pals sign up.

4. Take Out a Contract

Really, really like a host? Extend your contract and save.

If everything’s working out, ask your host if they’ll give you a discount for signing up long term.

5. Downgrade Services

Got any services you don’t need? Get rid of them.

Things like monitoring services can seem essential when you sign up, but the cost of SMS notifications or extra pings soon adds up.

Any More Ideas?

Got any more ideas for ways to save on hosting?

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