G3K.XYZ is moving to a new host effectively immediately as our current host is intending to rip us off big time!
The Story Behind the Move
At some point last year I bought a Dedicated IP address for my 3 major sites (kustomchoice.com, g3k.xyz, snapgeek.com) and also a Multi-Domain SSL cert to go along with them. Yes, I know there is almost no real reason to have SSL on at least two of those domains but I wanted it anyways so my customers/visitors felt more confident in visiting/using my websites plus it makes me look more professional.
Well Fast forward to 2017 now & today I come to find out that Surpass Hosting will no longer allow me to renew my Multi-Domain SSL Cert (yes the one i purchased LAST YEAR) because they no longer offer them. Instead Surpass Hosting expects me to buy 3 single domain SSL certs at $30 a pop which would equal $90.
Now due to the nature of SSL Certs and dedicated IP addresses I’m assuming that would mean I likely would have to buy 2 more dedicated IP addresses as well. Surpass charges $36 per dedicated IP address per year so for 3 it would cost me $108 for 3 dedicated IP Addresses.
So that means my total hosting costs would total up to be:
- $150/yr Reseller Hosting (Legacy Plan, their new plans are even more!)
- $90/yr – 3 SSL Certs
- $108 – 3 Dedicated IP
- $348 Total a year for hosting through Surpass Hosting.
This leaves me with two domains out of 10+ ones that I actually care about that will move to my new host.
My new host will cost me a total of:
- $38.88/yr – Hosting
- $29.88/ur – Multi-Domain SSL
- $0 – Dedicated IP
- $68.76 Total for a year of hosting for 3 domains (if I move a 3rd one there).
I should of done this years ago when my hosting business started costing me money to run instead of making me money but I was too stubborn to give up the dream of owning a successful hosting business.
These days though my real focus is on my photography at Snap Geek Photography so it makes sense now to make this move.