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As an owner of a new company or a startup, one of the bottlenecks that you face in your quest for creating and having your very own website is budget. We all know that there is always a budget we need to stick to while doing business. And with such limitations, business owners usually have a tendency to make do with sub-standard options right from choosing a hosting provider to web designers who do a scrappy job of building a website. Understand this is a website that we are talking about. One of the most important channels for any business that will acquire new customers based on the look, feel, and performance of the website, which is dependent on the hosting provider, design, and much more. In such situations, any business owner needs to put into perspective their goals with respect to their website and have a budget in place for a good hosting provider who can understand their requirements.
Keeping this context in mind, as a business or a startup owner, you can leverage the Black Friday Web Hosting Sale season and get a sweet deal for your website. Since you will need a good hosting provider to manage your website’s hosting, why not make the most of this sales period and get a huge discount on web hosting and save on your costs?
This is why, in this article, we will talk about how you as a startup should choose the right web hosting, and how you can leverage the Bluehost Black Friday Sale. With up to 70% OFF on its Web Hosting suite Bluehost offers a wide range of Web Hosting & Web Design services that helps you build an effective website & start running your business. So, if you are ready to further save on your budget by getting a fantastic web hosting offer from a reliable brand like Bluehost India, please read further.
But first, here are important pointers as to how a startup should choose the right web hosting for them.
1. Uptime and availability
Server uptime is the amount of time your site will be available on the internet. It is necessary that if you want to do business with your customers, your website must be up and ready at all hours. Hence a standard uptime of 99.9% is necessary. So, while choosing a web hosting provider, do check if they provide uptime and availability of 99.9%. Some providers only guarantee 98% or 99%. But if you want consistency and a good amount of traffic on your website, you ought to have a provider that gives an uptime of 99.9% at ease.
2. High bandwidth to accommodate consistent traffic
Bandwidth is the amount of traffic your website can receive over a period of time which is usually a month. When choosing web hosting, you should definitely consider the amount of traffic that you need and then select a hosting provider and their plans basis their bandwidth provision. Take an account of the number of pages you require for the website and get an estimate of the visitors that you expect. This shall pave the way for the bandwidth you need and the plan as well. Many providers claim that they give unlimited bandwidth but ideally you must choose one that suits your needs.
3. 24/7 Technical Support
You may want to access your hosting or make changes to the same at crucial times. Or even you might find some obstacles with respect to unavailability or even downtime in a worst-case scenario. In such situations, you can’t afford to be helpless. This is why having a 24/7 tech support team is essential.
With a good tech support team, you get the assurance that your problems will be sorted and resolved quickly no matter how important your issue is. So, while choosing a web hosting provider as a startup, you must ask your provider if they have a support team that can answer your queries at any time of the day.
4. Domain and hosting management tools
Every business that has a website, and this includes startups as well, needs to have tools to manage their domains and hosting. They need to be provided by their hosting facilitator in a bid to ensure that the owners of the website can make amends whenever they feel are necessary. Having multiple domains is not a strange thing these days. As a result, you may want to host additional domains from your existing account. Most web hosts that offer shared hosting plans allow you to host unlimited or multiple domains.
However, you need to make sure that the host has a control panel. With cPanel you can easily manage your domain, basic server configuration, account passwords, and email addresses.
5. Pricing and discounts
This is extremely critical for startups because, in order to get a website, you need a plan that suits your budget. Hence, pricing and discounts are very important. Some hosting providers lack clear pricing plans and hide their actual fees. Please be wary of such players and before buying a plan, ask the provider to be transparent about their fees. Also, check for discounts on their pricing plans.
For instance, right now, you can avail of Bluehost India’s Black Friday Sale that starts from Monday, 22nd November 2021 and goes on till Tuesday 30th November 2021.
Here are the details of their Black Friday Sale where Bluehost India is giving up to a 70 % Discount!
Since optimizing spending and cutting costs will be one of our primary objectives, let us take a look at all the discounts that Bluehost India is offering on its web hosting products.
1. Discounts on Shared and WordPress hosting
Bluehost India offers fantastic discounts, and now with discounted prices, both promotions for Shared and WordPress hosting. Shared and WordPress hosting will start at Rs.149/month for 36 months (3 years).
This includes everything that they have in their plans such as;
- 100+ WordPress themes
- Free domain name
- 50 GB SSD storage
- SSL protection
- 100+ free stock image library, and others
The good bit is that you will be saving a lot and getting so many resources at your disposal in case you decide to purchase either shared or WordPress. That is the best thing about Bluehost India. They provide you with a lot on an economical budget.
2. Save on the best of VPS hosting plans
If you want to have more than just a small website and are thinking of a VPS hosting plan, nothing like it. Bluehost India has got something astounding for you guys as well. The discounted VPS plans will be starting at Rs. 1159/month for 36 months (3 years) and you will be availing of everything that their ultimate plans give you, such as;
- 2 cores, 1TB bandwidth
- 30GB SSD storage
- Access control for the servers
- FTP file management
- Multi-server management
- SSH, and the ability to customize your .htacess, cron jobs, etc.
Now, isn’t that a deal that is worth a steal?
3. Make the most out of dedicated servers
There are some really fantastic deals for startups who have the spend to go with dedicated servers as well. The best part is that Bluehost’s ultimate plans are now much cheaper with this discount. So, this Black Friday, Bluehost India’s dedicated server plans will be starting at Rs. 6499/month for 36 months (3 years). The best part about this plan is that Bluehost India will be giving;
- 8 cores at 2.2GHz
- Starting with 8 GB RAM and 500GB mirrored SSD storage
In addition to this, you will also get a free domain for the first year, with SSL, root access and RAID storage only to make things better.
4. Great discount on WooCommerce, website builder, and web designing
a) The Woocommerce plans start at Rs. 799/ month for 36 months (3 years) with;
- Unmetered SSD storage
- Free SSL
- Downtime monitoring
- Website traffic analysis
- Email marketing tools, and shipping integrations including RazorPay payment gateway
b) Bluehost India’s deals for the website builder are starting as low as Rs.99/month for 60 months (5 years) and Rs. 159/month for one year term. With these plans, you can build an unlimited number of websites including;
- Unlimited SSD
- Free SSL certificate
- Free domain for one year
Not to mention the quick-start smart AI themes, 100+ free stock image libraries to choose great images from, drag and drop builder, and mobile responsive themes. With this, you can rest assured that you are starting off your website-building journey in a very frugal and effective manner.
c) You can design a website of your choice with our Website design and SEO guidance service at just Rs 1999. You can also rely on Bluehost for your web design needs where we will Design and Develop your website for just Rs. 8000. This offer is special for the Black Friday promo sale.
As a startup, we believe that you should take a call based not just on your budget but also on the reputation of the brand and its ability to have a good relationship with customers. We suggest you go through Bluehost India’s website once and check out their Black Friday web hosting sale before making a purchase decision. Here is hoping that you enjoyed the article. Till then, take care and have a great Black Friday web hosting sale!