Moondog Web Hosting has been able to stay competitive with the big players in the Web Hosting industry since 2004 by selling at razor thin margins in order to keep our prices as low as possible. In fact, the prices for our hosting accounts and SSL certificates have not gone up one penny in 13 years! Today our overlords at GoDaddy / Wild West Domains surprised us with news that our "buy rates" for web hosting and SSL certificates are going up between 30-50% effective August 15th, 2017.
Moondog Web Hosting absorbed the cost of the last three "buy rate" increases, but this time we are going to have to pass along a portion of the increase to our customers to avoid selling at a loss. We don't like it any more than you do, but it cannot be helped.
How Much More Will I Have To Pay?
Most customers who have a website(s) hosted with us are on the Economy Plan and pay annually. Your cost will rise from $6.99/month to $8.99/month ($83.88/year to $107.88). Other plans can expect to see a similar increase of roughly 25%.
Is There Any Good News?
Yes. At this time, we are not aware of any planned increases to the pricing of domain names or email accounts. Also, if you want to add an additional year or years to your hosting account(s) before August 15th, you can do so at the current rates.
Or call the office at (615) 673-4292 M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM CDT, and we can help you.