In a recent email to its customers, StudioPress announced that the company will be offering one “exceptionally special” per month this year.
January’s special deal is a customer-only rate for its WordPress managed hosting offering, Synthesis.
A little background on Synthesis:
Why did we get into the hosting business? The whole thing started with our frustration with web hosting in general and our own hard-core hosting requirements.
Specifically, the fact that a lot of “WordPress hosting” amounts to generic one-click installation of the CMS on a standardly-configured box — which simply doesn’t cut it for optimal performance and security.
So, two years ago we decided to manage our high-traffic network of content and product sites ourselves. And we host your sites with the same dedication and attention to detail as we do with our own.
So what’s the deal?
StudioPress is offering new and existing customers these special rates:
- 3 months of hosting free if you choose our “Starter” plan, or
- 1 month of hosting free if you start with the “Professional” plan
You can get this deal by using the promo code: 20130122
The StudioPress promo code is valid until 1/28.
You must be a new or existing customer of StudioPress and must be a new customer for Synthesis.
The deal was announced on 1/22 and it’s only valid until 1/28, which does seem a little odd. I would have thought they wanted the deal to run all month long, rather just under a week. Maybe they just got this email out late and they’ll be closer to the beginning of the month in February.
Will you move?
The question for me is: is 3 months of free hosting enough to get you to move? Personally, I’ve been involved with web hosting for 10+ years so I know how finicky and tricky the industry can be. Acquiring customers can be equally difficult in the web hosting space, looking at some web hosting companies offering upwards of $200 per sale affiliate bounties to acquire new customers.
I would really like to know, though, what would it take to get you to move to a new hosting platform?