01-04-2017, 04:38 AM #1
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?
01-04-2017, 07:03 AM #2
Stick with shared hosting if there is not a need to upgrade then don't. Are you maxing out your shared hosting resources?
01-06-2017, 07:46 AM #3
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.
01-06-2017, 07:51 AM #4
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.
01-06-2017, 09:36 AM #5
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.
01-06-2017, 11:54 AM #6
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.Web Hosting | Reseller | VPS
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01-06-2017, 03:57 PM #7
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.
01-13-2017, 06:25 AM #8
As others have mentioned...go for monthly.
Only after you and the host have built a relationship could you then look into yearly.
01-13-2017, 06:51 AM #9
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.
01-13-2017, 04:59 PM #10
01-14-2017, 04:17 AM #11
01-15-2017, 01:34 PM #12
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.
01-15-2017, 03:14 PM #13
02-03-2017, 04:18 AM #14
I prefer paying yearly as I get to enjoy lower cost with yearly payment as compared to monthly payment. It is more cost efficient if you are planning to use the service long term
02-03-2017, 05:57 AM #15
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