Hmmm, this is my third post (just watched Module 5), and no one else has posted since Ian and I... Are the rest of you done and gone, or busy with NaNoWriMo, or just not chatty?
I have a quick note to pass along about BLUE HOST... FYI, I already have a website for another business through them, and when I initially signed up, I received an introductory offer that was something like $178 for 36 months.
That was great... come to this month (3 years later), and the site is up for renewal. IF you don't call them, they will automatically renew in 36 month chunks. IF you call, you can get 24mos. HOWEVER, my biggest YIKES was that they wanted to renew for 3 more years at a rate that was over $900/US!! I'm thinking it was something like $948.
Fortunately, my Visa expiry needed to be updated, so they couldn't just renew w/o talking to me!! I called and basically said "WHAT THE HECK??", and they explained the introductory offer price was now going full price. BUT because I complained, they cut that in half. Still a lot, at $450 and change, but that includes ONE year of domain renewal (not a huge savings, as that's only $20, but every bit helps).
So what I'm saying is, don't just accept the price they send you... if you phone and complain, you may get a better rate. Hopefully they still offer that first 36mo discount, so you'll all enjoy those big savings for the next 3 years!