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Super Cheap Cloud VPS: 1 Core, 1024MB, SSD, Managed – Just $21.25 / Month

Some of my sites such as ConvertHub has grown out of the 512MB box I have had for over 2 years at Linode. It’s been great but as I’m fed up with managing the server myself (I’ll come to that later), I went ahead looking for a solid VPS plan with WHM / cPanel that’s managed for me. After searching for a few weeks, I finally landed my deal with A Small Orange.

See their cloud VPS planner at here: http://asmallorange.com/hosting/cloud/

A Small Orange Double RAM Cloud VPS Sale

What I did was:

  1. Select 1 Core + 1024MB RAM + 15GB Drive (It’s SSD!) + 500GB Bandwidth for $30 / month.
  2. Opt to pay annually so I can get 2 months free. Not that you will get 2 months free, but you will be paying $25 / month instead of $30 / month if you pay annually, working out to be $60 discount over a year from $360 / year to just $300 / year.
  3. Click and use the 15% coupon code:
    ASO15PERCENTOFF
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    to claim an additional 15% discount off the annual price from $300 to just $255.

That’s it. You get all these awesome stuff for just $255 / year, that’s just $21.25 / month:

  1. 1 Core – Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2640 0 @ 2.50GHz
  2. 1024MB RAM
  3. 15GB SSD (Solid-State Drive)
  4. 500GB monthly transfer
  5. WHM / cPanel
  6. 2 Dedicated IPs that are far from each other – NOT in the same C-class! This is a huge benefit for SEO reasons. Another proof that A Small Orange thinks in the customers’ shoes.
  7. Fully managed
  8. Almost instant response to support tickets – I have only been with them for a few days and the support response is well within 30 minutes each time I submit a ticket.
  9. It’s A Small Orange, an established business and brand since 2003. Just search for their reviews.

I challenge you to find a better VPS deal than this cause’ it’s mission impossible. The only downside is that the disk storage will have only about 8GB available for your websites / applications after the system takes 7GB. However, I doubt your websites would need that much unless they have millions of image files or tens of millions of records in the database.

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WooThemes.com Discount Coupon Code for 20% Off

For people who have read my review of WooThemes and wants to sign up a membership with WooThemes.com, don’t forget you can further sweeten the deal by using a Discount Coupon at checkout. Just click to copy and activate this coupon code:

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And you will get $25 off standard membership and $40 off developer membership.

This code is valid as of June, 2012.

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KnownHost Coupon Code (75% and 10% Off) and My New Office

I’m having Kavoir moved to Knownhost and now that I have 2 different VPS packages with them, I’m qualified to have an VIP coupon to spread out for 10% off any hosting package purchased with it. It’s one of the best managed VPS hosts around if you search for their reviews on WHT. I’d highly recommend the VS-2 package that is their most cost-effective plan.

KnownHost.com – 75% Off First Month + 10% Off Lifetime

Anyway, if you do make up your mind to sign up with them, go ahead and use this coupon code to claim the 75% off first month and then 10% off lifetime discount:

KnownHost: 75% Off First Month + 10% Off Lifetime
KHBESTUPTIME
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Other than this

I just moved to my new office with a bigger, compound space on 2 floors. Pictured here is the first floor which will serve as a salon for people who are interested in Internet marketing and online businesses. We will talk here about trends and potential opportunities and collaborate on some of them. The second floor will be the actual place where my employees work which is still being decorated and for now is only equipped with a 4-men working unit with 4 DELL Vostro All-in-One computers.

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Eiffel Eames style plastic armchairs, you can find similar items on Amazon at here and here as well. I love green and black, with a modern tone.

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Quite spacious, until a 3.9m sofa I ordered comes in. I’m planning to get a bigger library unit than the bookshelf to accommodate more books from Amazon.

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How does the curtain go with the room theme?

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Some books I bought on Amazon.

Here are 2 updated pictures of the office after the sofa has shipped in.

Photos taken by the built-in camera of Nokia E71. Not bad for a grandpa phone, eh..

In case you would travel to Xi’an, China, drop me a comment or message and I’ll be very glad to be your host! Winking smile

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Avalanche Coupon Code (Magento Theme)

Avalanche Magento themeJake (fastdivision.com) was kind enough to offer me a coupon code so that my readers can enjoy the Avalanche Magento theme at 15% discount. In case you haven’t read my review of the Avalanche theme, it is the current sensation going on in the Magento-sphere. In the shortest words, I think it’s the best Magento theme because of 3 reasons:

  1. It is built by someone who’s insanely good at the website stuff (HTML, CSS, PHP, design, user experience, etc.). and who pursues perfection.
  2. It has unparalleled support – read my review and you will know. Better yet, join the club to experience yourself!
  3. The theme is very very good (best is a pretty strong word and I’ll leave it to you) in all aspects I can think of AND it’s being pushed to be better every day. Read Jake’s blog. He’s just finished working on and released a mobile version of Avalanche.

Coupon Code for Avalanche

OK here’s the coupon part. If you have made up your mind to purchase Avalanche, use this coupon code when checking out:

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Just enter it in the “Enter coupon code” text box at the end of the checkout page:

Avalanche coupon code for 15% off

And you will have the 15% discount off the normal pricing of $199 and $399 which would then be $169.15 and $339.15 respectively. Always nice to save a few bucks.

Enjoy!

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Cheapest GoDaddy Promo Code – $0.99 / Year .COM

Just found out some dirt cheap GoDaddy coupon code for new .com registrations:

INDY500 - $0.99 for 1st year
FLOWERS - $1.49 for 1st year
leap149 - $1.49 for 1st year

Which enables you to get any new .com name for just $0.99 – $1.49 for the first year. Not sure if you can claim it more than once per account but I believe one can’t. I used it to quick register one .com domain and never tried it a second time.

This is probably the cheapest GoDaddy coupon code ever for new domain registrations.

$2.95 / year .COM from GoDaddy

Another tip for getting cheap .com names from GoDaddy is this one:

http://www.godaddy.com/domains/search-danica.aspx?isc=goft006ec

It gives you the opportunity to register any new .com names for as many years as you want at just $2.95 per year (plus ICANN fee). That’s right, for just $15, you could have a .com name for 5 years. At normal pricing, $15 would only get you one or two years.

I found out this one by discovering one of the GoDaddy AdWords ads. They give amazing offers to traffic from AdWords campaigns.

In my opinion, though $1.49 may seem a lot cheaper than $2.95, I’d still opt to go with the $2.95 / year route because I can register multiple years. $1.49 would just get you locked in and then pay normal next year and so on. GoDaddy doesn’t release many renewal coupon codes as it does new registration codes.

$7.49 / year .COM renewal code

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This code gives you $7.49 / year renewal price for .com names at GoDaddy. It’s said to have been working for at least the last 2 years so hopefully it would go on working.

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Webmium Review – WYSIWYG Website Builder

Webmium 40% Discount Promo Code: KAVOIRWebmium may not have much to look at on their website – for which they better hurry up and get a better design – it’s actually very very easy and intuitive to use.  With adequate features, abundant site templates to choose from, and hundreds of online marketing guides, it’s the combo solution for people who want to get their business website up in less than 10 minutes, without having to spend an arm and a leg to tackle the challenges of web design, web development, web hosting, and web marketing. Webmium has it all.

Unbelievably Easy and Intuitive

After a few minutes of clicking and typing, my first site on Webmium was up and running – Xi’an Jobs. I didn’t have to think once to get my job done. Everything seemed to be right there when I needed it. I felt like a breeze being pushed by the wind, naturally and comfortably and never did I have to sweat any effort to accomplish the whole website which is decent enough for most undertakings. Your site is well modularized so that you can freely switch between themes / layout and move around objects without jeopardizing anything. Your content is never hard coded.

A WYSIWYG Website Editor Better than Desktop Programs

Everyone can learn and start doing it in a minute. In fact, it’s so intuitive and easy that everything including editing text, uploading image, adding contact form and creating another page is accomplished within one editor page. Check out the editor screenshot:

webmium website editor

You don’t get any more WYSIWYG than this. Lots of desktop website creator programs such as Adobe Dreamweaver and Microsoft Expression Web available on the market who claim to be WYSIWYG don’t come up close. You have to view the produced web page in a browser to see the final results. But with Webmium, it’s all in there, 100% WYSIWYG and never again do you have to scratch your head and ask why the hell does it look so different in the browser from that in the editor.

Free Entry Plan – Very Good for SEO

Best of all it’s free and they’ve got tons of FREE templates to choose from. You should get one up on Webmium right now. Sign up with them. It’s definitely worth the time to have an external page of content up for the sake of SEO. Be sure to create useful, original and rich content or Google won’t buy it just because it’s on a distant IP. Webmium has an auto-submission feature that after you have published your site it will automatically submit the site to search engines like Google.

My tiny site about Xi’an Jobs ( http://xian.webmium.com/ ) was indexed by Google 8 hours after being published at Webmium. Definitely looks promising from the perspective of SEO.

Quick Built-in Guides to Kick Start Your Online Marketing

For small business owners who don’t know how to have their own website online, Webmium is the no-brainer choice. It has got hundreds of articles and guides in the Marketing Academy on how to do it and what the best practices are, about not only the technical aspects but also the marketing part. It’s a perfect companion for starter small businesses owners who want to have their website up today, in the minimum effort and cost possible. And you are well guided along the way with built-in tips while you are building your online presence.

What can be improved about Webmium?

It’s a greatly simple and useful solution for starter business owners but there are definitely ways that Webmium can be improved. I’ll just lay out a few of the problems I met when playing with it:

  1. Currently there’s no way I can add text beside the logo. It’s either a logo or a text but you can’t combine.
  2. I don’t seem to be able to align social buttons such as facebook like buttons and tweet buttons together. Weird.
  3. Unable to modify footer attribution to add copyright notice, etc. I guess it’s because I’m on the free plan. You would probably be able to do that after upgrading to the PRO plan.
  4. For now, each account is limited to one website / domain. I think they can definitely offer the ability to create and manage multiple websites under one account in the PRO plan.

Other than these, Webmium is looking a prosperous future if they keep shaping it better.

Upgrading to PRO? Use a Promo Code!

Webmium was kind enough to offer an exclusive promo code to the readers of Kavoir.com. If you want to take advantage of the PRO plan that offers all the easiness to build a small business website as well as unlimited storage and bandwidth, use promo code:

KAVOIR
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Like this:

Webmium Promo Code

When you are upgrading but before making payment. It would give you a nice 40% discount off the listed price.

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DreamHost Promo Invitations – $100 Off!

DreamHost just gave me 5 promo invitations that could be used for new accounts only. Whoever uses one of the invitation codes to sign up with them would get $100 off for a two-year plan.

Just use one of the 12-digit invitation code in the “Promo Code” field when signing up at DreamHost:

  • 737871080684
  • 599411300419
  • 843524772888
  • 995826163955
  • 163012137693

Each code can only be claimed ONCE and after it is claimed it’s gone forever. Here are some more promo codes for DreamHost:

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Godaddy $7.69 .org domain registration coupon promo code

Update: Here’s the latest coupon code of Godaddy – $1.49 / year .com

God knows why they have raised the .org registration fee to $14.99. I don’t know if it’s temporary or just the way it will be for a long time to come but it’s outrageous. Fortunately I have found this .org domain registration coupon that got me the domain for just $7.69.

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Almost 50% off. Not bad, so thought should share with you guys. Please comment if you have a better .org promo code for registering .org names at Godaddy. For web hosting, we recommend WiredTree. Use these WiredTree coupons to get extra or discounted packages.

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My WiredTree Review and Some Discount Coupon Codes

Update: Here’s my most recent review of WiredTree.

I had an enjoyable experience with WiredTree (Some Coupons) half a year back when I was starting a joint venture with one of my friends and needed managed VPS hosting. Joe Doss was very helpful in answering my concerns and questions before sign-up. After testing out their demo download and ensured of a good data center and smooth Internet connections, I decided to go with them.

I went with the $99 managed hybrid plan. I was then pretty new to VPS hosting / dedicated hosting where you are in control of much more stuff than when you are with shared hosting. Though they are all very well managed at WiredTree (click to activate coupon), it’s still a bit overwhelming with all the options and different control panel sections. I asked questions. A lot of them. And they responded to my support tickets within 15 minutes EVERY time, no matter when you submit them. I dealt with not just one of their support staff but quite a few of them and they are all quick, polite and to the point. When I search through my Gmail inbox, there are a total of 60 conversations (hundreds of messages back and forth) I had with them in a short matter of less than one month. They were professional and kind in every message they addressed to me.

The hosting part of my joint venture was absolutely awesome. If it weren’t the decision to abort the project with my friend, I’d trust the most important of my sites to WiredTree. So when I told them that I had to close the contract and leave them after just one month, I was kind of upset for them because they have been so nice to me. They replied to my request to close my hosting account with complete understanding and even offered me refund for the remaining days of the month (it wasn’t a full month, just 20 days or so), I asked them to keep it.

As for uptime and server performance, I didn’t set up any 3rd party monitoring or pinging service but as I was working furiously on the project in the 20 days, accessing my websites at WiredTree thousands of times and hundreds of hours, I have not seen the slightest of indications of slowness or down time.

4.8 / 5 from me.

WiredTree Coupons

You can get very nice discounts by using one of these coupons of WiredTree when you host with them, such as extra 50% RAM, extra 50% bandwidth or lifetime 20% off. Just enter the code in the Coupon Code text box and hit Update Total button on the order page. All coupon codes listed there are confirmed to be working as of today, except V768-333333 that may be unreliable.

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$7.49 GoDaddy .com renewal coupon code

Update: Here’s the latest coupon code of Godaddy – $1.49 / year .com

A quick deal for my readers. Found this coupon code of GoDaddy that enables you to renew .com domains at just $7.49:

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Just used it to renew tens of my .com names at $7.49 (plus ICANN fee $0.18) each. If you ever tried to look for one, you’d know it’s not easy to get a $7.49 .com renewal at GoDaddy now. Previously, the best code for .com renewal is this one for $7.39 each.

Otherwise, you can always find one or two working coupons of GoDaddy with which you can register new .com at $6.99.