Price change in October 2023
Effective October 1, 2023, the price of our “Silver Hosting” and “Basic Hosting” plans for existing customers will increase by $2.00 per month, and the “Plus Hosting” plan will increase by $1.00 per month. The prices for “Business Hosting” and “Add-On Hosting” will not change.
At the same time, we’ll double the amount of disk space for each of these plans: Silver Hosting will increase from 15 to 30 GB; Basic Hosting will increase from 20 GB to 40 GB; Plus Hosting will increase from 30 GB to 60 GB, and Business Hosting will increase from 50 GB to 100 GB.
New customers are already paying the new rates, as shown on our plans page.
This won’t affect all customers immediately. If you prepay annually for hosting, the price change won’t take effect until your current prepayment is used up, which will be sometime between October 2023 and September 2024. In addition, if you’ve opened an account with us in the last two years, the price increase won’t take effect until you’ve been with us a full two years, even if you’re paying month-to-month.
We’ll directly notify each affected customer by e-mail before any price increase takes effect, of course.
How can I save money?
If you’ve been paying monthly, you might consider switching to annual prepayment before October 1. Switching to annual prepayment saves you at least $1.00 per month.
Why increase prices?
The last time we raised prices for existing customers was more than seven years ago, in 2016. Like any business, we sometimes have to raise prices to cover increased expenses due to inflation. Even after the price increase, our inflation-adjusted fees are about $1.00 per month lower than they were seven years ago.
Some of our competitors have added separate fees for domain names, backups, WHOIS privacy, statistics, phone support, security protection, SSL certificates, and so on. We don’t want to do business that way. We’re continuing our philosophy of no hidden charges, of high quality support, of extensive backups available, and of allowing customers to pay monthly if they wish with no long-term commitments. We believe that our hosting service remains a good value, and we’ll do everything we can to keep it that way.
As one of the few remaining independent companies that’s been in this industry for more than 20 years, we appreciate the business of every one of our customers. We wouldn’t be here without you.