It all depends on the following:
1. How much you can save? With yearly plans you are bound to save something on most hosts. If you can save a great deal then go for it!
2. How reputed is the host. Well, if the host has been around for sometime then an yearly plan won't harm you much but for a new host, don't even think about it!
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I usually aim for monthly payments, even with a so-called reputable hosts. I've had reputable hosts and wondered where that reputation came from; certainly not from people depending on reliable hosting.
I avoid hosts which either advertise a low price up front, then hit you with the fact that you have to sign up for 2 or more years to get that price; one host even had a 5 year requirement to get the front page advertised price.
I have a host at present with which I got a great deal for a year of hosting for all of the features offered. Until I needed to hosts a blog, everything was fine; the lag time on databases is just a bit much for my liking. Their control panel, their own, is horrible. When I find customer service, I'll let you know how it is.
I got a trial run with them for $20 for a year on a basically $10 a month hosting package. I had been interested in trying them out for other hosting and thought the trial run would give me an opportunity to try it; I will not be renewing and I'm glad I didn't spend more.
And they are a supposedly reputable host; I'd like a definition of 'reputable' from those throwing it around.
Obviously whatever the host offers as a minimum contract period is going to be what it is if someone wants to use that host. Just weigh the odds of how much the saving for a year of hosting will be versus ending up with hosting that won't fit your needs, or just sucks period, and ending up looking for new hosting anyway.
robjones (18 January, 2010)
I feel comfortable to pay per month for my hosting!
It's better to pay on yearly basis I suppose. It can save a lot of money too. I am paying for all of my sites in a yearly scheme, which gives more benefits to me.
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I pay quarterly..Quarterly is the best! But if you want to save some bucks, go for yearly
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