Ridiculously insane Web hosting deal… 77 cents a month

business and consumers, deals, technology

First, let me offer a sincere disclaimer: I’ve debated whether or not to post this, because I’ll get free Web hosting credits when people sign up with the link below.

But I’ve decided that this deal is simply too amazing not to share, and I just can’t feel that guilty for using an affiliate link (when being up-front about it) in this context. I’ve already set up an account for myself, urged my good friends to get accounts, etc.

Here’s the deal:
– 4.8gb of space (increases weekly by 40mb)
– 120gb of monthly bandwidth (increases weekly by 1gb)
– Plus shell access, mySQL, mailing lists, ftp, etc. etc. etc.
– Free 1-year registration of a domain
– Unlimited domain/subdomain hosting

…for $9.24 *TOTAL* for the first year (77 cents a month).
After that, it’s $7.95 or $9.95/month (still a fab deal), and perhaps even cheaper by then.

Here’s how to sign up:
1) Click here.
2) Click on “Managed Web Hosting.”
3) Click on the “signup now” button under “Crazy Domain Insane.”
4) Select the 12 month term.
5) Make sure to enter promotion code 777 to receive the special pricing!

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I do welcome your frank thoughts both about this post and about DreamHost. My experience with DH so far has been generally good… a relatively straightforward signup process (with my account active in under 2 minutes), a friendly forum… but on the flip side, my control panel was initially slow, and I find the CP to be a bit unintuitive. Site speed, thankfully, seems pretty fast.

Lastly, I’d like to give a hat tip to the fabulously cool and useful deals site SlickDeals.net, from which I initially learned about this offer.

UPDATE: Comments closed on this entry due to the enormously lame spamming by tons of competing Web hosts… not actually offering any particular deals, just glomming onto any mention “Web host” in a blog entry. Losers.

6 comments… add one
  • Philipp Lenssen Nov 13, 2005

    Because you asked for an opinion…
    I prefix my posts like these with [Adv] these days, and otherwise don’t do affiliate ads anymore. And I only did a single [Adv] post (an affiliate link to my shop). My thoughts on “Credibility and Affiliate Links” can be found at Performancing: http://performancing.com/node/40

  • Philipp Lenssen Nov 13, 2005

    To be clear about it: I meant “affiliate links in content posts”, not “affiliate ads.” (And just like you, I also never linked to something just to make an affiliate buck, but because it was interesting.)

  • tom sherman Nov 13, 2005

    The 777 deal expired a while ago.  See:
    http://underscorebleach.net/jotsheet/2005/08/dreamhost-777

  • Kevin Grames Nov 13, 2005

    I run site dedicated to finding these deals and deciding if the hosts are worth their weight in gold. In todays world of here today and gone tomorrow hosts it is hard to decipher a true advertising plan from a strong company and one that will be gone tomorrow because of their cheap hosting plans.It concerns me greatly as a former host myself when I see deals like this. The business model even for an advertising gimmick actually makes no business sense. However, if the company has a strong balance sheet and has other paying customers to support such a deal this could be worth mentioning.

  • Adam Nov 13, 2005

    Hey Philipp, thanks for the frank feedback.

    Tom… it hasn’t expired; one of my friends signed up with that deal just this morning (Sunday).

    And Kevin, I hear you.  I’m guessing that humungo hosts like DH not only have huge economies of scale, but also expect to have customers auto-renew… and at $100+ a year.  With most sites undoubtedly being tiny “look at my cats!” pages, I liken it to Gmail offering 2+gb without worries about overselling 🙂

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