Web hosting and domain costs can be pretty hefty depending on who you use, especially if you’re just creating your first website or starting a blog, and with a highly competitive industry fighting fiercely for your business it can be really overwhelming to find your first, or new, host.
One is the hosting company who you’re going to be grabbing this deal with. I have, and currently do, use them myself and I can’t fault their service. I’m not affiliated with them, by the way.
I used this trick to buy and launch Subscription Dragon before writing this post.
Free Hosting AND Domain? How?
Well, ever since I discovered One they have offered a free year of hosting with a domain BUT with a £9 set-up fee, so not free, but I found a neat little way to make it completely free.
Basically, we’ll use a cashback website to get the set-up fee back. TopCashback, to be exact.
We’ll be purchasing the ‘starter’ web hosting plan from One which, when the set-up fee is added along with VAT, will come to a total of £10.80 for a year. TopCashback will give you £10.50 for purchasing through their website, and with a Plus Membership you’ll get an extra £0.50.
With this hosting plan, you’ll get all of the following features:
- Free Domain (.com, .co.uk, etc.)
- Unlimited Bandwidth
- 25GB Storage
- One-Click WordPress Install
- Website Builder
- FREE SSL Certificate
That’s pretty much all you need to get started online. Okay, let’s get started.
Step 1 – Visit TopCashback to Click Through
The first thing you need to do is click here for the One hosting cashback offer on TopCashback and click through their link to the One website where you’ll purchase your web hosting.
If you don’t yet have a TopCashback account, you’ll need to first create one here.
Step 2 – Purchase the Web Hosting & Domain
Once you have clicked through to the One website from TopCashback you will want to go ahead and purchase the ‘starter’ web hosting plan from them. It should cost you £10.80.
You’ll be purchasing hosting and a domain name for 12 months. Unselect any addons.
Here’s how it should look:
Step 3 – Get Your Cashback
Once you have purchased your web hosting and domain from One you will want to head back over to the TopCashback website to check your earnings. Within the hour, you should see this:
Remember, if you have a Plus Membership with TopCashback (£5 a year and well worth it) you’ll get an extra £0.50 which will take your cashback to £11.00 meaning not only did you get a free web hosting account and domain name for a full year, but you also made £0.20 doing it.
Pretty cool, huh? Enjoy your free hosting for an entire year.