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    Should you pay for your hosting services yearly or monthly?

    On my current web hosting I am paying monthly. Now I need a new hosting, I found some good one here. I found a domain name but now I want to have a good price, I think paying yearly then I will have big discounts. Is that correct? but there are some problems if I pay yearly? What do you consider the best annual hosting service? How would shared, VPS or cloud hosting work in this case? which one should I stick with?
    Any good annual plans for shared, vps and cloud hosting? Please share your thoughts?

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    Stick with shared hosting if there is not a need to upgrade then don't. Are you maxing out your shared hosting resources?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post
    On my current web hosting I am paying monthly. Now I need a new hosting, I found some good one here. I found a domain name but now I want to have a good price, I think paying yearly then I will have big discounts. Is that correct? but there are some problems if I pay yearly? What do you consider the best annual hosting service? How would shared, VPS or cloud hosting work in this case? which one should I stick with?
    Any good annual plans for shared, vps and cloud hosting? Please share your thoughts?

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    To answer your question, since most web hosts will not offer pro-rated refunds, its important that you have faith that the service you are purchasing will be stable during the year you have signed up for. I cant tell you how many times I see clients signing up for 2-3 years in advance to take advantage of an offer only to find themselves looking for a new web host 3 months in.

    My advice, if you have not worked with the company before. Initially sign-up for monthly billing terms and then once you are confident in the service you are receiving (after x amount of months), switch to yearly.

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    I used to pay monthly for my hosting but if my provider gives me discounts or coupon codes if using many months, I often pay 6 months once. It's always a great deal if you can have lower pricing for services you are using.

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    I cant tell you how many times I see clients signing up for 2-3 years in advance to take advantage of an offer only to find themselves looking for a new web host in 3 months.

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    Never pay yearly until you have built a good relationship with your provider and are confident in the service. I would also not fall into the trap for huge discounts for 3 year plans etc.
    If it was me I would pay monthly for a year then renew annual if I was happy.
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    A lot of hosts do not discount for yearly payment plans. Some do. I think paying monthly is a great option and gives you the option of leaving when you want if needed. LJSHost has a good plan of paying monthly for a year to check the service then maybe switch to annual payments.
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    As others have mentioned...go for monthly.

    Only after you and the host have built a relationship could you then look into yearly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post
    On my current web hosting I am paying monthly. Now I need a new hosting, I found some good one here. I found a domain name but now I want to have a good price, I think paying yearly then I will have big discounts. Is that correct? but there are some problems if I pay yearly? What do you consider the best annual hosting service? How would shared, VPS or cloud hosting work in this case? which one should I stick with?
    Any good annual plans for shared, vps and cloud hosting? Please share your thoughts?

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    I think that if you trust a web host and are SURE that there won't be any issues/problems than paying by the year would be ok as long as there is some kind of discount or other incentive to do so.

    If you are going with a host that you don't know then you might wat to go monthly, even if it's more money.

    I have had this come back and bite me on the backside by paying by the year. I had issues with the host and their support and customer service was horrible. They only did refunds (pro-rated) up to 30 days and the problems started around the 2 month mark or so. Now I will not pay by the year for hosting unless I completely trust the host and know that everything will be great with them.
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    I think once you've found "the best web host for you" then go yearly, until then only pay monthly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post
    On my current web hosting I am paying monthly. Now I need a new hosting, I found some good one here. I found a domain name but now I want to have a good price, I think paying yearly then I will have big discounts. Is that correct? but there are some problems if I pay yearly? What do you consider the best annual hosting service? How would shared, VPS or cloud hosting work in this case? which one should I stick with?
    Any good annual plans for shared, vps and cloud hosting? Please share your thoughts?

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    Hi David,

    I would pay from 3 to 6 months if they can give me big discounts for plans for a long term, but don't like paying yearly, it is more risks if their hosting service decrease quality of services or they can change their business.

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    Yearly for the huge providers.
    Monthly for all the rest, it safer and eliminates a lot of risks. Too much can happen in 1 year.

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    start with monthly and if you trust them, then change to yearly

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