If you’re looking for a new web hosting company but aren’t ready to commit yet, there are actually two ways you can get started at HostGator for only 1 cent (which is basically a free trial). Below, you’ll find the pros and cons of both methods. Everything here has been updated for March 2017.
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Pay only 1 cent for your first month of HostGator Hatchling web hosting. Choose the 1 month billing cycle during checkout.
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In the rest of this article, we'll explain how you can get your first month of web hosting for $0.01 using HostGator's 1 penny coupon. Additionally, we'll also go into more detail as to why we no longer recommend this method of getting a free trial.
If you'd like more information about the 2nd method (the money back guarantee + percentage-based discount), we have another page dedicated to it: HostGator Free Trial.
If you're already convinced, feel free to skip ahead to the HostGator Discount Code page.
HostGator's 1 cent coupon sounds like a really good option at first, since it doesn't require any money up front, but it will usually end up costing you a lot more for your web hosting in the long run, and we'll go into detail as to why in just a minute.
This method is actually pretty simply. Just pick a web hosting plan and choose the monthly billing cycle. This should make your bill less than $12 for most plans. You can then use the coupon shown above during checkout, which will make your HostGator bill only 1 penny for the first month.
You're usually better off prepaying for as many months as possible, using the money back guarantee for your HostGator free trial, and locking in one of HostGator's percentage-based coupons, which will save you for every month that you pay for during checkout.
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