Introducing Pebble! Our Pay-As-You-Go Hosting plan!
Pebble is our Pay-As-You-Go hosting plan, starting at $2 per month. For this price, you get:
- 2GB SSD Space
- 1 Domain Hosted
- 5 SubDomains
- 1 MySQL Database
- 2 Email Accounts
- Unlimited Email Forwarders
- 5GB Bandwidth
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For anything beyond this, usage will be billed per month for extras. We will go over the additional billing details here in a bit. But why Pebble? Why not just go with a Personal or Personal Plus account?
There are a few scenarios where Pebble might actually be a good fit for your needs. Pebble gives options. Let's go over those.
- Cost. Cost is a concern of many people, as starting a website can be a lot of work. We all perceive "a lot of money" as different values. But a lot of people aren't ready to pay for a full hosting plan, and we don't want you to miss out on the joys of owning a website. Another cost benefit is variable traffic sites. If your site experiences additional traffic one month, and goes back to normal the next, you only pay for that additional traffic once. If you need to host a site temporarily, and move it off later, you only pay for the months that the site was hosted on Pebble.
- Low-Traffic or Static One-Page sites. Not all websites generate a lot of activity, or even use that many resources. In fact, we can say that most web hosting customers will only use on average 3-5GB disk space, less than 10GB traffic (doesn't sound like a lot, but it actually goes quite a long ways), 1-2 databases, and 5 or less email accounts. If this sounds like your site, then Pebble may be a good fit. Also, many people will experiment with different sites, such as a web developer or someone learning web design, and may only need to host a site for a few months. Adding a site to your Pebble account is cost-effective and won't add much to your hosting costs.
- Weebly users. We offer Weebly as a site builder package, that includes its own hosting on Weebly's servers. Therefore, you may not be using the full resources of a Personal or Personal Plus package. You may only need a hosting account for a few email addresses, in this case. Pebble provides a very cost effective way to enjoy email hosting, without paying for a full account. Possibly, you're looking to try a platform such as WordPress, and you can most definitely install a WordPress site on a subdomain on Pebble and try it out. This by itself won't cost you any more than what you're already paying.
- Web Developers. Depending on how you host your clients sites or the development sites, Pebble offers low-cost hosting for sites that are in development.
There may be other reasons that you'll discover why you love Pebble, and we would love to hear about them!
Using More Resources
When you need more than what you have in your account, you simply create what you need and pay later! There's no need to contact us for expanding your account to accomodate the additional resources you're looking for. Here is the breakdown:
1GB Disk Space- $1.50/mo
Addon Domain: $2/mo each
MySQL Database: $1.75/mo each
1GB Bandwidth: $0.75/mo each
Parked Domains: $0.50/mo each
MySQL Disk Usage: $0.75/GB each
Email Accounts: $1.50/mo each
Subdomains: $0.50/mo each
So let's say you need another email account or database. You simply log into your cPanel and create it! The system will allow you to create as many of these as you would like.
It's the same way with bandwidth and disk storage. Just use what you need, and pay for it later.
What happens if I am using more than I originally expected and want to avoid paying a huge bill?
Easy! Just contact us. As a benefit of Pebble and being our customer, if you realize you're using your account more heavily than you expected, you can upgrade to Personal or Personal Plus at any time and we'll forgive the usage bill! We may even check in on your account and notify you if we see you're using your account in a way that would benefit you more to upgrade. Isn't that nice?
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