Due to the immense premium it would cost to make a single payment to pay for a server indefinitely, we do not offer any sort of single payment / server-for-life option or free servers outside of our Partner Program. However, you can cancel your service at any time, choose a longer billing cycle if you don't like paying often, and we do have options available to lower costs.
Why can't you offer an indefinite payment option?
It's important to consider that we (easily) pay over $10,000 USD per month in infrastructure costs alone. Break that down to a single, 1GB server for, say, 5 years... You're looking at an upfront bill of $600. 10 years?... $1200. 20 years?... $2400.
You get the idea! You don't want to foot a whopping $600-2400+ bill, or at least I wouldn't want to. ;-)
How can I get a discount or a longer billing cycle?
Discounts / Promotional Codes
If you're worried about cost, we often run sales/promotions or have promo codes available. If you're unsure where to find a discount, feel free to reach out to our team!
Most of our codes apply to the first month of service, though we do have some that apply to each month of service. Let us know what you prefer!
Do you run a YouTube channel, blog, or stream often? Great! That's an opportunity for you to refer your fans/readers to CubedHost and earn some account credit for yourself through our Affiliate program. For each completed order made by someone you've referred, you'll earn 10% of their order's cost. We can even set up a custom affiliate link for you if you're interested.
We offer three billing cycles: Monthly, Quarterly, and Semi-annual
The Quarterly cycle means that you'll be invoiced every 3 months for service renewal and your renewal cost includes a discount of 5% automatically whereas the Semi-annual cycle means you'll be invoiced every 6 months and you'll get an included discount of 10%.
If you'd like to change your billing cycle at any time, just ask our team!
Automated Payments and Account Credit
Don't like having to deal with manual payments? No problem! We offer automated payments by default with credit/debit cards and we also offer PayPal subscriptions for your convenience. You can also choose to Add Funds to your account so you always have credit available to pay any open invoices on your account.
What if I can't afford a server or can't afford to keep paying for one every month?
We understand that not everyone has the means to have a server. That's why our COO invented InstantMC: https://imc.io
InstantMC allows anyone to create a free (Java Edition) server that lasts up to 24 hours. You can create a new server after the server expires each time just by clicking on the grass block.
If you do decide to purchase a server, we can transfer files over from an active InstantMC server and you're welcome to request cancellation of your CubedHost server at any time. You are under no obligation to continue service. So, that means that you can keep it for one week, one month, six months, however long you'd like. We hope you'll stay, but we understand if you can't!
You mentioned a Partner Program... What's that about?
If you are a content creator, you can potentially qualify for a partnership with CubedHost. You can find more information on our requirements and application process here.