Well, the Hostgator Black Friday Sale has been running for a little more than five hours now, and if you weren’t up and refreshing your computer at 5 am CST you already missed out on your chance to get 80% off. Didn’t know about the big sale in time to get the best deal of the year? Well, if you had subscribed to this blog you would have found out when me and all the other affiliates found out!
I stayed true to my word, and I popped out my VISA debit card to pay off three years of shared hosting. Since I had plenty of coffee and a nice nap after turkey day, I somehow managed to stay up for the limited time offer of 80% off. In all, I paid about $57 for the three years of shared hosting (on the unlimited domain baby plan) and another $15 for a new domain registration. That means $72 for three years of a shared hosting account on a new IP address.
Right now I’ve installed the WordPress files and built a database for it, and I’m just waiting for the domain name to propagate across the DNS servers so that I can run the installation script.
So even if you’ve missed the 80% off sale, it it might not be too late to cash in on the deals. For the rest of the day, Hostgator is still offering 50% off for all hosting plans. If you sign up for a shared or reseller account, you can even apply this discount to any length of hosting that you want to pay for up front. If you just want to run a single domain, you can get online for like $2.50 a month. I dare you to find a better price than that on hosting! Unlimited domain plans are like $4 a month, and that is quite a nice price as well.