Web sites come in all shapes and sizes, serving every purpose under the sun, but they all have one thing in common: They're hosted on a server somewhere.
Obviously anyone looking for a Web host has a zillion options -- some cheap, some pricey, some in between. How do you choose one? I look for a pricey provider that's offering an unbeatable deal.
Like this one: For a limited time, InMotion Hosting will give you one full year of Web hosting for just $10. Regular price: $119.88.
I'm no expert when it comes to Web stuff, but I do know that InMotion offers some pretty attractive features, including a free domain or domain transfer, free data backups, 24-7 live toll-free phone support (based in the US), a choice of hosting locations so you get the best possible speed for your site, and compatibility with all the major content-management systems (Joomla, WordPress, etc.).
Your 10 bucks buys you a year of InMotion's Power package, which includes unlimited storage and data transfer, 100 subdomains, 2,000 FTP accounts, a site builder, and well over 300 site apps you can install with a single click, all for no extra charge. The package also comes with $300 in free advertising credits from the likes of Google and Twitter.
The only thing you don't get is e-commerce software for selling your wares, if you have any. For that you'll need the Pro package, which is also on sale: just $20 for the first year.
Now, after that year goes by, you'll have to decide if you want to continue on at the regular rates or make a move. I'd say if everything is humming along smoothly, stay put -- InMotion's $10/month charge for the Power plan is very competitive, and it looks to me like the outfit offers considerable of bang for the buck. Your thoughts?
Bonus deal: If you've been eyeballing a fitness tracker but balking at the prices, check this out: Today only, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the Fitbit Flex for $79.99 shipped (plus tax). That's the lowest price I've seen; it lists for $99.95. Back in May, when the wristband debuted, CNET called it "the best fitness tracker you can buy." As Christmas gifts go, this one's a no-brainer.
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