DreamHost is offering their shared web hosting package for a pretty low price of $1.60/mo. I think this price is valid for the first year only with the standard rate of $8.95/mo applicable from 2nd year onwards. I have reached out to DreamHost for clarification on this.
Even if it’s just for the first year, it’s a great deal which you should not miss if you are looking for a budget host.
Update: DreamHost confirmed my speculation.
If you plan on using WordPress on your main money site, I would still recommend a WordPress specialized host like WP Engine.
For other generic, not-so-mission-critical low-cost websites that you may perhaps want to use for setting up demo sites for your clients, this is a great offering. I have already purchased such hosting from HostGator for 3 years in August 2012 or else I would have signed up for this.
Here’s what included in the hosting offer:
- A free .com/.net/.org domain name registration
- A free .co domain name registration
- Unlimited Diskspace
- Unlimited Bandwidth
- Unlimited E-Mail Accounts
- Unlimited Domain Hosting
Go to http://www.dreamhost.com/promo/sweet16/ to sign up. Ends on 22nd of this month.