This is a great deal from An Hosting, one of the more reliable hosting companies out there.
Thinking it’s time for a site or blog? No more excuses – now is the time to jump in because $4.95 USD is a great price for hosting, and this package is hot. It even has One-Click Installs Of WordPress – the best blogging software out there.
Here’s what you get for $4.95 US a month with their AN Hosting “One Size Fits All” Plan
- 999GB of disk space (up from 250GB)
- 9,999GB of bandwidth (up from 2,500GB)
- Host 999 domains on one account (up from 20 domains)
- Free domain for life!
- Free site move!
- 30 day money-back guarantee
- Free website builder
- 24/7 phone/e-mail support
- Free scripts library
- Only $4.95/mo with no setup fee!
To put this in perspective, let me explain what it means.
Most of the web sites I have built for clients come in under 5 mb, unless they have hefty media sections with a lot of press ready art.
7 years ago, 100 MB was considered a lot of hosting space.
999 GB of storage space is 4 times more than the average computer holds…so that’s a huge amount. I can’t think of how you can use that up unless you actually host 999 blogs on the site.
9,999 GB is a also a huge amount for bandwidth. Bandwidth means how much data is allowed to be downloaded from your web site. It’s a way of measuring your site’s traffic. Some hosting companies put caps on the bandwidth, meaning if your site is super popular, and lots of people are going to your site, hence downloading images, text etc from your site, and you hit the limit, you may have to pay a surcharge.
With shared hosting, this number can be deceptive, but the short answer is the more bandwidth the better. You’d have to be very popular to hit this amount of traffic, so I wouldn’t worry about it. The long answer is that your hosting company may still put a cap on you…but that’s for another post.
Host 999 domains on one account? Wow! Are you a filmmaker with lots of films to promote? Then this package is a great way for you to set up a site or blog for each one of your films. Or how about a blog for everyone in your family. It’s easy to do with one click installs. If you want your own blogging empire, this would be the way to do it.
You only get one domain name free for life with this package, so you will still have to pay for the other domain names every year. But domains start at about $6 USD, so you’ll save at least that much. Some companies are still charging (or rather, ripping people off) $34.95 a year for those people not in the know. Now you know not to pay that much.
You don’t want the web site builder. They build awful sites. Better to put up a WordPress blog and use that as your web site. If you want it to look less “bloggy,” switch the home page to a static page, and title your blog section as News. I did that here on my writer/director’s site.
All the rest is standard. No one dare charges set-up fees anymore, so that’s nothing special. 24 hour support is another standard practice, though if they actually provide that is another question.
I just sent an email to these guys and it was responded to in under 5 minutes, so that is impressive.
All in all, a very good deal. Sign up before Nov 22, 07, when the price goes back up to 6.95 USD a month.
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