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Many websites and blogs will run fine on cheaper web hosting plans. However, when looking for cheap hosting you don’t want to find cheap service instead! And of course you still want your obligatory support for PHP MySQL web scripts. We believe the sweet spot option is to get a discount or a promo on a standard hosting plan from a reputable hosting company. Check out the selection below for the best values in the web hosting industry with the best prices and promos refreshed every day:
Most of the web hosts above will give you a special promo price, either via a coupon or automatically if you sign up through this page. Disclaimer: Some of these hosts will pay us a commission in addition to giving you a promotional price. These commissions are reinvested in the development of the b2evolution software.
About cheap webhosting.
The web hosting plans on this page have been selected for their low cost while still providing good value and service. These offers are well suited for hosting your first web site or blog. You can always upgrade later.
If you are unsure or just want a shortcut, we recommend you pick A2 Hosting for overall quality or iPage if you need a really cheap price.
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How to improve your website performance with a CDN
Why you need a CDN
Using a CDN is one of the easiest and fastest ways to boost your website performance.
In order to see where the biggest peformance bootlenecks are, you can start by having a look at a waterfall graph of your website. The example above comes from b2evolution.net (before optimization). Any modern web browser will let you display this for you own site by using its developer menu/tools. When you do this for your site, just remember to clear your browser cache before measuring, otherwise your results won t really show what your visitors experience.
The waterfall graph shows one line for each file that is downloaded to display your page. Here are the color codes used by Safari:
- The blue line is the main PHP/HTML file;
- The green lines are for CSS files;
- Finally the purple ones are for images.
Pay attention to 3 important aspects here:
- There are usually more files than you think that need to be downloaded to display a single web page.
- All files don t start downloading right away.
- Each file has a long Latency time and a comparatively short Actual Transfer time.
Let s look at these 3 problems in order.
Dealing with Price Increases at Renewal
It has become fairly easy to find great cheap hosting deals for shared hosting as well as for VPS hosting.
However, these cheap prices don’t always stay cheap forever!
Unfortunately, as many of our users alerted us, we found out that it has become an industry standard for hosting companies to lure new customers in with cheap sticker prices only to abruptly increase the monthly price at the end of the first payment term. For example, you may sign up at $1.99 / mo for the first 2 years but as your plan auto-renews at the end of those 2 years, your price may go up to $5.95/month.
Many customers don’t realize this until it is too late and they have already been billed for a full year renewal at the increased price. Don’t be one of them!
How to be a smart shopper
Solution 1: Be prepared to change hosts frequently
When you sign up for a cheap web-hosting plan, you will be able to lock in the low price for 12, 24, 36 or even 48 months if you pay in advance for the whole period. But as renewal time comes up, you will have to pay the higher rate. or switch to another webhost. and that is what most smart shoppers actually do! This is very similar to switching cell-phone plans to always take advantage of the best deals.