1and1 web hosting hiking fees by 40%

The current web hosting service that this blog is hosted on (1and1.com) has given me notice that they intend to hike the fee by 40%, from $4.99 per month to $6.99 per month. They were even pleased to announce this to me:

We are pleased to unveil the new 1&1 Home Package with more web space and unlimited traffic coming in September 2009. As a result, starting September 2009 your Home package will cost $6.99 per month*.

By listening to our customers, we’ve made this important change to allow us to offer the worry-free hosting environment that your site needs. Regardless of the amount of traffic your site generates you won’t have unexpected charges at the end of the month beyond your monthly fees. And with more web space, you can take your site even further.

As of September 1, 2009 you will be able to enjoy unlimited traffic and more web space. The new price for the Home package will be applied at the start of your package’s next billing cycle after September 1, 2009.

If you have any questions regarding the changes to the Home package, our support representatives will be happy to assist you.

I don’t need the additional bandwidth nor the storage space. Besides, the prices of hosting services are going DOWN, instead of UP. So I sent them a request politely to let me stay on my old plan, hoping they would listen to me and assist me in this matter. Here’s their reply:

Unfortunately, this is applicable to all Home packages that we had. There is no option to stay to the old $4.99 per month.

Looks like I am off shopping for a new web hosting service!

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5 Comments

  1. Drizzt

    hi boss, do tell me which new host you chosen. im thinking about my hosting options as well.

    Reply
  2. indexfundfan (Post author)

    Hi drizzt, my current shortlist is Arvixe.com. I had planned to sign up with Arvixe maybe one or two years back but never got the incentive to deal with the trouble of moving my site. Now, I do have an incentive.

    I am looking at Arvixe’s 2-year plan for $96 ($4 a month) with unlimited bandwidth and storage. If I am not happy with the service, I get the money back within the first 60 days.

    Which is your current webhoster now?

    Reply
  3. Mike

    I’m pleased to tell you that I’m happy with ANHosting, but it’d not as cheap as the ones you mentioned. But, I hardly ever had downtime and they repsond to my questions/conerns promptly.

    Reply
  4. indexfundfan (Post author)

    Thanks Mike. I will also look into that.

    Reply
  5. Pingback: indexfundfan @ indextown » Blog Archive » Moved my web hosting out of 1&1

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