Hosting: Digital Ocean – $5 / Month VPS – $10 Free Credit!

VPS Hosting $5 per Month @ DigitalOcean – $10 Free Credit!

Get your own private VPS hosting for $5 a month including 2 months free service with our signup code below!

Having been with DigitalOcean since the beginning of 2014, we can safely say that the service is great. Hands down the best we’ve had and very reliable to boot with 100% uptime so far.

It’s also cheap to get started – $5 a month buys you a Virtual Private Server (VPS) with 512MB of RAM and a whopping 1TB of transfer. Whilst 512MB RAM may seem skimpy, the 20GB, blisteringly fast SSD drive more than makes up for it – using Apache, 4 medium traffic web sites are running fine.

If you use the following promo code when signing up – 10TOSHIP – you get $10 credit which is enough for 2 months service!

You can of course upgrade to the next level for the price of a beer – from the website:

pricing structure


They have a simple, intuitive GUI allowing you to pick what you need in terms of images:

Web UI

Or applications: 

Available Applications

And an easy way to control your VM or “Droplet” as they are referred to:

droplet management

If you sign up with the promo code at the beginning of the post then we get a humble referral fee and you get $10 on top of your $5 deposit which will keep you up and running for a total of 3 months!

Less than the price of a sandwich on the train – go on, you know you want to!


ServerGenie Cloud Servers and Managed WordPress Hosting

We are still looking at hosting providers! We are more than happy with DigitalOcean‘s offering so far but have also just spied ServerGenie – a managed hosting provider based in Oklahoma.

The company also now offers fully managed WordPress hosting that’s insanely fast and infinitely scalable.  Plans start at only $20 per month and include free migration from a client’s old hosting provider regardless of the number of blogs and domains to be moved.

ServerGenie’s entire customer support staff are WordPress and cPanel experts who are able to instantly assist a client with any hosting issues twenty-four hours a day – while we haven’t had reason to test this yet, reports are good and we are confident.

The company’s fully managed WordPress hosting accounts are hand-tuned to deliver the fastest WordPress experience available.  A representative for ServerGenie said, “Our cloud servers also give us the capability to scale your sites with zero downtime in case of heavy usage or during the holidays when Internet shoppers are at their peak.”

In today’s technologically advanced world website load speed matters a great deal.  In fact, Google recently reported that slower sites lose about 20% of their traffic for each additional 100 milliseconds it takes a page to load into an Internet browser.  Google changed its algorithm several times last year.  One of those changes incorporates a website’s page-load time into its rankings so that only the fastest sites are displayed on the search engine results pages.

The company’s free migration assistance includes moving a client’s website, email, and all configurations from their previous web host.  The company’s representative said, “We’re so confident that we provide the best fully managed WordPress hosting services that we give each new client 30 days to test it, and if they don’t like it, we will move them back to their old host or a provider of their choice for free.”

Small business owners who are experiencing hosting issues with their current provider are encouraged to visit ServerGenie’s website to read more about the company’s fully managed WordPress hosting options.  There is always a customer service rep available to answer questions via a live chat, email or on the phone.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, ServerGenie operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. ServerGenie has partnered with SoftLayer Technologies to provide all data center management. SoftLayer’s network spans 13 data centers in the United States, Asia and Europe and a global footprint of network points of presence. ServerGenie’s modular architecture provides unparalleled performance and control, and sophisticated automation controlling a flexible platform that seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices, and a global network for secure, low-latency communications. For more information, please visit or call 1.800.560.3450.