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How To Save Money While Buying Domain Name Or Web Hosting

Planning to create a new website? Looking for buying a domain name? Need to get a hosting plan for your domain? If so, then there are some points you should consider before jumping to buy a domain and hosting plan for your new website.

Nowadays, every small and big business is going online. Some want to promote their products and services, some want to create website o sell their products, some do it to generate additional revenues through digital advertising.

So, there can be several reasons for creating a website but before to taking any step further, there are some things you should keep in mind if you want to make a smart decision. Actually, if you work smartly you can save a decent amount of money in buying a domain name or hosting plan for your website.

These little things can make a huge difference. I also bought a domain name and hosting plan for my website but at that time I didn’t know that I could save money and get the hosting plan at a much lower price and hence ended up paying way more. However, now I know how to save money while purchasing a domain name or web hosting. Today, I am going to share these tips with you so that you can make a more informed decision.

Buy Shared Hosting Plan

If you run a small business or are a newbie blogger then go for the shared hosting plan. Shared hosting is the one where you share your server with other users. Meaning, a single server is used by many websites. New websites do not get much traffic in the beginning and shared hosting plan is more than enough. You can always upgrade your hosting plan in future as the requirements increase.

A shared hosting can easily handle 20-25K visitors. You will get ample resources.

Exclude Extra Services

Whenever you buy a hosting plan or a domain name then they also offer you some extra services such as domain name privacy, protection, SEO, Sitelock, SSL, Cloud storage, backup and so on. But these services are not free of cost.

Some web hosting provides automatically include these services in your final order but you can uncheck them anytime before completing your purchase. So, review your final order carefully and include only those services that you need.

Use Coupon Code Or Promo Link

Almost all the web hosting services roll out some discount coupon codes which can substantially decrease the final price. However, you cannot just find these coupon codes on their websites, you will have to look at other places. For example, you can get a list of Bigrock coupons.

Coupons are one of the best ways of saving money on online shopping. Use them smartly.

Buy Domain Name From Other Place

Another way to save money while getting a domain name or hosting plan is to buy a domain name from another place. Yes, it is not necessary to purchase both the things from a single website, you can purchase them separately. If you find that a web hosting provider is offering cheaper hosting plan but its domain name registration charges are are costly then you can always buy a domain name from another place.

Also, compare different services before purchasing the domain name. For instance, you can get cheaper domain names at Namecheap than Godaddy. You may also want to check yearly renewal charges.

Get Hosting Plan For Longer Term

This is such an important thing you should know while purchasing hosting plan for your website. Getting a hosting plan for a longer term helps you to save money. The web hosting services cut the prices if you purchase the plan for a longer period. Like if you want to purchase a hosting plan which costs Rs $11/month if you buy it for only 1 month. But if you get 3 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years etc. hosting at once then you can get the same plan at $8.95/month, $6.95/month or even Rs$5.95/month.

Get Web Hosting On Special Day

If you can wait then you can save money on purchasing the hosting plan at the right time. The hosting service provides offers huge discounts on some special days like Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Christmas Sale, etc. You can get up to 60-70% discount on such days on new hosting services. So, if you are not in hurry and can wait for the special days then it would really save some bucks.

Become An Affiliate

The last but not least way to save money while buying a domain name or hosting plan is to promote them. Yup, you don’t have to buy or sell anything, the only thing you have to do is promote the hosting plans to others. You can refer them to your friends or other people to buy those hosting services or you can do the same through your website or blog to promote them. Most of the hosting services offer these affiliate programs in which you can participate and earn money by doing nothing. Different hosting providers offer different perks to their affiliates.

These were some ways to save money while buying a domain name or web hosting. Keep these points in mind before making the final decision. Also, spread the word with your friends who are planning to go online and are looking for good web hosts and domains.

Hope you liked the article and it helped you in some ways. Will come up with other interesting and informative stuff, till then take care.

About the author

Shivani Srivastava

Shivani shrivastava is an active tech blogger. She has graduated from Delhi University. She has contributed a number of great and informative articles to the internet. Apart from blogging she loves music, games, puzzles and reading. Share your views with Shivani in the comments.

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