How the Concept Was Developed and How it Affects Us All Today

May 11th, 2013 § Comments Off on How the Concept Was Developed and How it Affects Us All Today § permalink

web-hostingMost things in life have a history. A place or point in time that their journey began. To understand the magic that this type of thing can be, one has to understand where it came from. The concept of a coupon first graced the world back in the late 1880s when it was first used to get people to partake of a little known product of the time called Coca Cola. Other companies like C.W. Post soon jumped on the bandwagon and the world of coupons was on its way.

“Couponing has become an art,” some people have said, and in a sense that can be perceived as true. There are millions of Americans who have turned to couponing as a way to save money on their food bill mainly, and in recent times on things like clothes, shoes, hair and makeup, and even on web hosting packages amazingly enough. In almost all cases, getting a hosting coupon code is like having an extra goodie in your party bag. In the world of web hosting, it has become the norm to offer extended and even specialized services in the form of coupons.

Most web hosting coupons, such as a Hostgator coupon, have a standard format that they come with. From the research that was done for this article, the most popular ‘goodie’ that these coupons offer today is a percentage off the sign up price for the service. It can be from anywhere around $10 to 10%. How much of a discount is given off this aspect of the service is based on the company in question. Each company may just give a different ‘value’ to the coupon. Another ‘extra’ that seems to have become the norm is increased bandwidth on your account/site. More bandwidth means that you can do more with the site and have content that is a bit more complicated.

Still another extra is more disk space on the system of the server. Whether or not your site is a big monstrosity with over 100 pages or it is a baby at 5 pages, you can always do with more disk space to store files, data for your site updates and even other information that relates to the running of your site. This one is a favorite of most customers because it simply allows them to do more.

Finally, customer service, this is a big issue for a lot of website owners who depend on their hosting service to deal with the technical challenges of their sites. To most, if not all of them, it is by far the most important aspect of the service. The ability of the hosting company to deal with any and all issues of their site is the reason why most potential clients choose certain hosting services. It is because of excellent customer service. Overall, couponing has affected us all in some form or fashion. Even in the world of web hosting firms, coupons have changed the way that we all build our sites and operate our businesses online.