I’ve been looking at web hosting alternatives for a while now for some potential web site ideas I’ve had. I went with Bluehost and have been reasonably pleased, but I don’t like how they handle multiple domains. Since they have a 30-day grace period, I’ve been thinking about canceling and switching to a new web hosting service. The problem is that there are hundreds of web hosting companies out there. I’ve spent several hours reading reviews about different ones, trying to assess and compare their offerings and it’s hard to know what you’re really getting.
Then I found an incredible offer from Netfirms where you get an entire year’s worth of web hosting and two free domains for $10. Note that it’s not $10 a month, which is less than many web hosting services, it’s $10 for an entire year! I haven’t come up with two good domains yet, so I haven’t signed up yet, but from what I can tell you just enter “MAX2” as the special offer code when you sign up by October 31, 2006.
I’m going to keep the Bluehost account because aside from the multiple domain issue I’ve been pleased with their service. Besides, for $10, it’s hard to go wrong even if Netfirms turns out to be not so great.