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Superb Internet introduces contract billing for customers on a monthly, 3 month, or 6 month billing cycle. Like many dedicated server companies out there, Superb Internet scales their pricing for servers so it is cheaper for us if we pay additional months up front. The maximum number of discounts is if we pay a full year up front since we receive free setup and up to 30% off the monthly rate for a dedicated server. Paying up front sounds like the fiscal thing to do; however, if you’re like me, paying a full year’s dedicated server hosting fees in advance puts a serious dent into my cash flow. Suffice to say, I’m not a fan up paying more than 3 months of hosting in advance. After all, wouldn’t it be better off to just buy a server at Fry’s and then shipping to a data center to collocate?
Having this contract billing is really nice because now I can receive the same discounts of paying for a full year in advance without having to actually pony up the cash to pay for it. The downside is that we are locked in for the 1 year to stick with Superb Internet. For better or worse, the only way I would agree to such a thing was if I was sure that the dedicated hosting company is solid and reliable, like Superb Internet. Superb Internet has been around for a long time and is financially stable. I know they are going to be around for a while and continue to give me great service. We all know that web hosting experiences is different for everyone and that YMMV, but you can’t go wrong going with Superb Hosting.
According to their order form, the one year contract billing is only available to USA and Canadian residents. As for the difference between one year term contract and one year billing, we have the option to choose either to receive maximum discounts on our dedicated server. Their billing team mentions that choosing the one year billing cycle (pre-pay a year in advance) may be a better option because it allows us to cancel any time and that any remaining months will be credited back the prorated amount. In contrast, if we select the one year term contract, we lose this flexibility of cancelling because we would be required to pay the remaining balance left on the contract.
Whew! Some many choices and all these options seem like information overload to me. In any case, I like that Superb Internet is giving us customers may options. This reminds me of a quote the knight in Indiana Jones Last Crusade said, “Choose Wisely!”