Tuesday May 30, 2023
How Alejandro Reduced His Hosting Costs by 53% With Hostinger
After his previous web host drastically increased its renewal fees, Alejandro González started to look for a new hosting provider. One that would let him save money, manage his clients’ sites easily, and offer a much better service for his customers. Learn how Hostinger has solved Alejandro’s problems and given him peace of mind.
Alejandro González is a freelance WordPress developer based in Mexico. For the past five years, he’s worked with digital agencies worldwide and created websites for their clients – most of whom are service providers and online store owners.
Today, Alejandro has over 80 client websites hosted on Hostinger. On the side, he makes YouTube tutorials about WordPress and Elementor using our hosting service.
For the first two years in the business, Alejandro used a popular hosting brand to host his clients’ websites. He was happy with their service, until their renewal pricing increased drastically.
“The substantial difference between initial and renewal pricing is pretty common among hosting brands. That’s why we have to pay close attention to such details before making a purchase. However, this time, the new fees were eight times larger than what they charged previously. For the type of service I was getting, the price wasn’t worth my money,” said Alejandro.
He also used to let clients purchase their own hosting plan instead of having him host their website for them. They would then share their accesses with Alejandro so that he could start working on their sites.
While this helped Alejandro organize his work, many clients found buying their own hosting to be expensive. Moreover, navigating through multiple accounts became too time-consuming for him.
In order to save money and improve his customer experience, Alejandro set out to find a different hosting provider with better value.
Alejandro came across Hostinger while researching different hosting services. As a YouTuber himself, he knew to be critical of online reviews.
“Many YouTubers only recommend services that pay them the most money, so I’m generally skeptical of the reviews out there. However, there were certain content creators that I trusted, and when I saw that they started talking about Hostinger, I decided to give it a try.”
He decided to go with Hostinger’s Professional Cloud Hosting plan. Starting at $14.99/month, it comes with 250 GB of storage, unlimited bandwidth, up to 300 websites, and up to 100 domain-based email addresses.
For Alejandro, this plan gave him all the space and features he needed without breaking the bank. He went from paying nearly $1300/year (MX$25,000/year) to $600/year (MX$10,780/year) – a whopping 53% in savings.
hPanel – Hostinger’s custom control panel – impressed Alejandro from the get-go. The interface is user-friendly, letting him run his clients’ websites from the same account.
“New clients used to freak out when they first saw cPanel. hPanel is much nicer – the Account Sharing feature helps me out a lot. I can delegate accesses to my team members or clients, and they only need to go to the settings they have access to,” said Alejandro.
Take a tour around hPanel and see for yourself how easy it is to manage your website.
Alejandro also noticed an improvement in website performance and server response time.
“Back then, when multiple team members were on WordPress at the same time, the server would start to lag due to being overloaded. With Hostinger, several people can work on the same website simultaneously without slowing down the platform.”
Hostinger’s cloud hosting runs on isolated virtual servers, high-performance SSD storage, and HTTP/3 protocol to ensure stable performance. With 99.9% uptime and global data centers, the back and front ends of Alejandro’s websites remain up and running at all times.
As a WordPress developer, Alejandro found the tailor-made WordPress features useful for optimizing his workflow.
Hostinger’s security tools were a game-changer for Alejandro, too – like the unlimited SSL certificates. To his knowledge, only a few hosting companies offer such a feature.
“The fact that Hostinger automatically pre-installs SSL certificates is a time-saver, especially for someone like me who works with multiple websites. I can simply add new domains and subdomains to my account, and the SSLs will be set up all at once,” he commented.
Furthermore, Alejandro can’t emphasize enough how much value his clients get from having daily backups included in his plan. “Not many web hosts offer that by default, so I usually tell my customers they’re like a bonus. It’s nice to know that our data won’t get lost if there is a security problem.”
It has been three years since Alejandro first migrated his own website and his clients’ to the cloud hosting plan. Whenever he has new prospects that used to work with another web host, he always recommends they move to Hostinger.
All in all, Hostinger has given Alejandro the confidence needed to run his business.
“My clients expect excellent service and efficient problem-solving. If their websites crashed, they wouldn’t forgive me. But I’ve had zero complaints about Hostinger – even the customers with particular needs have had no problem with your services,” he said.
Up next, Alejandro wants to continue expanding his services overseas and work with clients from the US and Canada. “International clients typically have more specific requirements, but with some countries, the payment may be higher, which makes the challenge worth it.”
With Hostinger by his side, Alejandro can continue building on his success with ease.