Cheap hosting with Apollo (or not)?

From the recent press released I learned that Apollo hosting is lowering their hosting price in conjunction of bad economic time. The special discount, according to the press, is designed to make it easier for the 2.6 million Americans who lost their jobs to budget cuts in 2008 make a fresh start online.

Without any detail readings, I went straight to Apollo Hosting website. I was hoping to see the hosting company reducing their price or upgrading their hosting capacity but was disappointed to realized that they did nothing more than just cutting down the setup fees. The basic hosting features, remain more or less the same with the old packages.

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Quoting exactly from the press, here’s the article I read.

Austin, Texas – February 16, 2009 – Web hosting company, Apollo Hosting, in respose to the market demand to cut costs in the economic market, is offering an opportunity for entrepreneurs to take advantage of its Small Business Stimulus Package.

With more consumers turning to the web for savings than ever before in an attempt to cut costs, the economic market is ripe with opportunity for small businesses to reach out onto the web.

Tamara Field, Owner of Apollo Hosting remarked, ”I keep hoping to hear some good news, but it keeps getting worse. The unemployment rate is up, companies are struggling to survive, people are losing their homes, and many are looking for new answers to their money dilemmas.”

Ms. Field added, ”I know (it) sounds crazy, (but) right now is an excellent time to start a new venture online.”

With more consumers turning to the web for savings than ever before in an attempt to cut costs the economic market is ripe with opportunity for entrepreneurs to step out onto the web. Apollo Hosting is helping these companies get their start with the release of their Apollo Hosting Small Business Stimulus Package.

During the month of February, Apollo Hosting will waive set-up fees on all new hosting accounts, including VPS and dedicated hosting. These savings, which can total up to $100 dollars per account, are designed to make it easier for the 2.6 million Americans who lost their jobs to budget cuts in 2008 make a fresh start online.

Ms. Field concluced, ”Whether they are starting a nail salon, website design company, car detailing service, lawn mowing service, accounting service, dog grooming service, or anything in between, having a website marketing their service is very important. The tools to easily setup a website are all there. Hopefully without any upfront costs, an individual who might not have been able to get started with their own website, now can.”

Owners of Apollo Hosting, Martin and Tamara Field, have played an active role in encouraging Americans to step up in the face of the rapidly spreading economic recession.

As I don’t see any much improvement from their previous hosting offers, I’m keeping my rating for Apollo Hosting as it was 6 months ago. In brief, there are better hosting services (which is cheaper and better than Apollo) around and they are not recommended by me.