Nov 7, 2008 : Hosting Sales and Promos Roundup


123-reg.co.uk logoNovember 7, 2008 - Many of the discounts announced on the first week of November targeted customers dealing with the uncertain market. Whether it was Domain.com's more flexible pay-by-the-month payment structure or CrystalTech's free RAM upgrades for dedicated server clients facing financial difficulty in expanding their businesses, hosts have been trying to offer flexibility and scalability for clients that have limited budgets. The Planet and Easyspace have also offered half-off discounts on their services for companies that may otherwise defer expansion until the market is stronger.


NetPivotal Web Hosting Doubles Diskspace Allocation

UK-based host NetPivotal (http://www.netpivotal.co.uk) announced for a limited time it would double the diskspace allocation for customers who purchase a Linux, Windows or e-commerce shared hosting plan. Its "Home Plan" now includes 4,000 MB diskspace and 80GB bandwidth for £3.99 per month. "Developer Plan" customers, with multiple domains and sites, will now receive 12,000 MB diskspace to distribute amongst their sites. November 1, 2008

123-reg Offers Three Months of Free Hosting This Winter

UK registrar and web host 123-reg (123-reg.co.uk Total Reviews: 136
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) is offering three months free hosting this winter its on Starter Plus and Starter Pro shared hosting packages, as well as use of website building tool InstantSite Pro when customers sign 12 month contracts. New Starter Plus and Starter Pro customers also get free webmail, free web analytics, a £30 Google AdWords voucher and a £50 Microsoft adCenter voucher.

Domain.com Web Hosting Packages Feature Lower Prices and No Long-Term Commitments

Domain registrar and web hosting services provider, Domain.com (domain.com Total Reviews: 58
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) is lowering prices on all web hosting plans, increasing disk space and bandwidth allotments, and month-to-month payment options without a long-term commitment. Domain.com marketing director David Steinberg said this promotion is in response to economic instability, giving client a basic web hosting package starting at $5.75 to be paid by the month.

CrystalTech Offers free RAM upgrade on all new dedicated servers

CrystalTech Web Hosting (crystaltech.com Total Reviews: 8
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) announced a free memory upgrade that doubles the included RAM on all new Windows and Linux dedicated servers, including the company's powerful line of 64-bit servers with Intel dual-core or better processors. These upgrades provide savings of up to $1,200 per year, according to the company. Developers and businesses under tighter budget constraints can also apply the free upgrade to CrystalTech's entire line of 32-bit legacy servers, starting at $49.95 per month.

"As budgets tighten for just about everyone, it was important that we were able to offer a free high value option for customers looking to increase revenue through the web," said Bob Cichon, president and chief operating officer of parent company, Newtek Technology Services, noting that the free RAM promotion gives clients the power to run evermore complex websites and applications without the added costs.

Easyspace Presents 50 percent off .ME domain names

UK registrar and web hosting giant Easyspace (easyspace.com) has announced a sale on .Me domain name registrations for £8 per domain year, half the regular price, until the end of November. The two year commitment period for .ME domains has also been lifted, allowing consumers to lease them for 1 year terms.

The company notes that .ME offers UK customers a more personal presence on the web (or perhaps a national Montenegro presence, for it is also the country code for the small Balkan nation, however, the top level domain has no geographic restrictions).

The Planet Cuts Private and Virtual Rack Additions In Half; Discounts Multiserver Environments; Offers Cheaper RAID Cards

IT hosting provider The Planet (theplanet.com Total Reviews: 3
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) has announced that its customers can add servers to private or virtual racks at a half-price discount for the first two months, including The Planet servers such as the Dual Xeon 5405, the Core2 Duo 4500 and the Xeon 3040. Also, new private rack customers with three or more servers will have their shelf prices lowered to $100 per month, a savings of more than 70 percent. Finally, the company is offering RAID cards at half the price for private and virtual rack customers.

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