Pricing for web hosting can sometimes be confusing, with different rates depending on how long you sign up for and whether you have a discount.
If you’re interested in Hostmonster web hosting, you can get a 50% discount just for clicking through from NextAdvisor. This means that if you sign up for two or three years of hosting to get the best price, you’ll pay just $3.95/mo. If you sign up for a single year of hosting, you’ll pay $4.95/mo. Hostmonster does not offer hosting for periods of less than one year, but they do offer a 30 day money-back guarantee, so if you don’t like the service you can get a full refund if you cancel within your first month. The one exception to the 30 day policy is the domain registration fee, which is included free with your hosting package. If you choose to cancel your hosting after more than three days, Hostmonster will keep a $10 fee for the domain registration, in exchange for which you get to keep the domain name. This is a very standard fee with hosting cancellation, and is actually on the low end among the hosts we’ve tried.
If you cancel after the 30 days are up, you’ll get a pro-rated refund, so Hostmonster will refund your payment for any months of hosting you haven’t used yet. For example, if you cancel a two year plan after six months, Hostmonster will only keep $10 for the domain name and $3.95 for each month used, a total of $33.70.