The obvious catch is that the domain name is leased to you for the first year only, after which you'll need to extend the subscription (at a higher price) or give it up (and risk having to deal with a domain squatter).
The cheapest plan will cost you $2.99/month (or £2.99/roughly AU$4.00) for a 12-month subscription, but only $1.39/month for a four-year contract. The total cost of ownership jumps from $35.88 to $66.72 (a little bit less than a half), but that's not a lot for an additional three years' worth of service.
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Other than the free domain name (which can be worth up to $67 per year), there’s a free lifetime SSL certificate up for grabs and you can also add DDoS protection (and a CDN) for as little as $9.95 courtesy of CloudFlare.
Sure, it’s no dedicated hosting but Hostinger’s single shared hosting plan still allows you to create a website with 100GB bandwidth and 30GB of storage (although you’re likely to get an email if you try to upload several gigabytes of content in one go). There’s also a couple of MySQL databases, a pair of subdomains and one FTP account.
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website builders and web hosting when DHTML and frames were in vogue and started narrating about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium.