I’ve been looking, not too hard yet, for a new web host for my three domains and all my sites. I like the features that I have with my current host but my sites go down in the middle of the night quite often and I want to have as little down time as possible for my sites. Plus, it always seems to go down just when I’m working on a post and I’ll have to wait half an hour before I can publish a new post or I sometimes lose my post altogether. I hate that.
One of the companies that I think might be good for me to move over to is Lunarpages Web Hosting. Their basic web hosting plan starts at $6.95 per month and offers 800 GB of transfer, and 35,000 MB of storage. That’s more storage and transfer than I have now. I currently use about 35 to 40 gb of transfer with my sites. Wow, you know what- This is a good deal. My current plan offers me 200 GB storage space, and 4 gb storage for $12.95 a month. I’d rather pay $6.95 a month and get several times more space and transfer bytes and a free domain too! Yes, you get a free domain when you purchase a hosting package.
So here’s what you get when you sign up for their basic web hosting plan, on top of what I’ve mentioned above of course- you’ll get $700 worth of Coffeecup webmaster and design software, a free domain name and add on domain, an online control panel, MYsql data bases, Online stats, Ruby on Rails support (I think that’s unheard of for a basic hosting package), Fantastico, and media support plus a lot more features. Geez I’m almost ready to hit that sign up button. I really am.
Lunarpages.com has been in business for 6 years. That’s long enough to have established a good name for themselves. They provide a number of services which include basic, windows, Linux, VPS & dedicated hosting services.
One thing that I always look for when I look at hosting companies is their support services. I like that Lunarpages offers 24/7 customer support through telephone services, and I presume online through a contact form. They also have forums and a blog where a member or potential customer could get more information or support from the team and other members. There are a number of online tutorial articles which a member can access as well.
Another thing that I want to know about is how often their servers go down. Lunarpages says that they have a 99.9% uptime and reliable servers that are housed in two data centers.
Here’s something else that makes Lunarpages stand out as a very special kind of web hosting company. One that I think I very well might do some business with. They give webmasters that are stuck in a hosting contract a break. They will add paid time- up to 6 months- to a new customers account if they purchase a 12 or 24 month package.
Here’s yet another bonus that might make you switch or even ditch your free host and get your own domain. You can get a $25 discount off any 12/24 month Basic, Business, Windows or VPS plan. Coupon Code: lunar25off That’s amazing.
Additional domain names or domain transfers are 7.95 each.