With so many types of web hosting accounts available, with all kinds of different resource limits, it can be hard to make sure you’re getting the best bang for your buck. In this article, we’ll look at some of the things you can do to save both money and resources with your web hosting accounts!
Make sure that your websites are online. This might sound odd, why would my website not be online? We’ve found that many accounts get clogged up with addon domains that have expired (i.e. a domain that was never renewed), or broken (i.e. a website that experienced a malfunction at some point in time, but was never repaired). Don’t be that person! Audit your account frequently, making sure to remove domains that you don’t need, or don’t use.
Keep an eye out for large files, what are they? Do you need them? Make sure to keep an eye out for large error log files, fixing any problems that they report, and then removing them. In addition, store backups on your local computer, or sign up for free space from companies like Dropbox or Google.
By following the tips above, you’ll save resources, and therefore be able to manage with smaller (cheaper) web hosting accounts. Let’s assume you’re already doing these things, what else can be done?
Start small, and go big. Many people purchase accounts with an assumption of their usage in future. Don’t do this! By purchasing only what you need at the time, you save money. Make sure you can upgrade in future with no hassle, though!
Always look for discounts! Most companies love a sale, why not join them and use a coupon code? If you don’t see any coupons on a provider’s website, head to Google, and search “<company name> coupon”.