More than a year ago, I started blogging on a free blogging platform — Blogger.com. A few weeks into it, I knew I had to get my own domain name and move onto paid hosting. That was when I started looking for a reliable and cheap web hosting package.
It wasn’t an easy task. Most companies I found offered huge disk space and bandwidth but cost a bomb. I was just starting out therefore I do not expect to use anything near to what they were offering. So, it didn’t seem to be such a wise idea to invest in a hosting package like that.
After short listing more than a dozen web hosting company and more consideration, I decided to put my money on ServerFreak. A friend of mine was using it and had recommended it to me.
I signed up for the cheapest package and paid monthly just to try them out. That way, I can cancel it and look for another web hosting provider if I wasn’t totally satisfied with their services. If I am not mistaken, it was only RM4 per month at that time. A few months later, I upgraded to a RM6 per month package and it has been renewed until now.
Am I a satisfied customer? Totally! Any emails or messages to customer support are replied within a few hours or minutes at times. For the price I paid, I wonder if they even make any money out of it.
Now, good news for you people out there. ServerFreak is having a festive season promo thing going on right now. When you buy or renew 2 year hosting between 1st October 2008 and 15th November 2008, you will get 1 year hosting completely FREE! Just key in the coupon code free1year and you are good to go. This offer is valid for linux and windows shared hosting packages.
That is RM100 for 3 years of web hosting. I was more than delighted when I received news of this offer. Now, I don’t need to worry about my web hosting payment come month end. Well, not until my traffic increases to the point that it exceeds my monthly quota. Anyway if that does happen, wouldn’t that be something to cheer about?