Web host WebHostingPad has announced the launch of a new plan which it feels will meet a niche in the market. WebHostingPad, which was established in 2005, bills itself as “a leader in affordable shared web hosting solutions”. With head offices in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States, the company focuses on providing “hassle free” Linux platform solutions. These include shared, WordPress, VPS and Weebly hosting options alongside email hosting and domain name registration packages. WebHostingPad’s new plan targets small business owners.
WebHostingPad’s new hosting plan is an offshoot of its popular ‘Power Plan’. Known as ‘Power Plan Mini’ the company believes it “fills a niche the web hosting industry has often overlooked”. It points to web hosting trends that include feature-rich plans with options that make hosting packages more expensive. Small businesses and local shops therefore have to pay for web hosting features that “simply aren't relevant for small, static websites”.
‘Power Plan Mini’ suits small businesses that require an easily-managed online presence. It offers 2GB of disk space, 50 GB of bandwidth, 10 SQL databases and 10 email accounts. An account allows users to upload and host a single website. It also offers a free WordPress installation and supports “multiple free site builders”, saving companies the need of hiring a developer. During its launch Power Plan Mini costs only $1 per month when billed on an annual basis, a 50% reduction on its regular price. The promotion continues until the the end of 2018.
“It's important to note that while the Mini Plan is centered around simplicity, the added features that come included with more extensive hosting plans are still available on an individual basis,” explained the company’s press release. “This lends a great deal of scalability to the plan, and shifts more control and oversight to the consumer. With the rising popularity of ecommerce, this versatility allows small business owners to keep their options open for the future”.