WIN a Share Of $10K This #HostingMonth!

WIN a Share Of $10K This #HostingMonth!

Call us crazy, because we’re giving away $10,000 worth of WPMU DEV credit this April – ALL in the name of hosting.

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*#HostingMonth has now officially come to an end. Big congratulations to all our winners, we had a blast running this promotion. Be sure to still check out some of the amazing articles we published during the month below – featuring a ton of awesome new WPMU DEV hosting features that we know you’ll love!

“How To Reduce Your TTFB and Boost WordPress Page Speed”

“IPv4 vs IPv6: An Internet Protocol Story”

“Building in Peace: An Introduction To WordPress Local Development”

“Supercharge Your Site: How To Update Your PHP in WordPress”

“What is a WAF? – Website Application Security Explained… Plus, Try Out Our New WAF!”

“Shared, Dedicated, VPS, Cloud… Which Type of Web Hosting is Best?”

“Bulk Pricing Discounts For WPMU DEV Hosting Are Go!”

“What is SSH? The Magic Of Remote WordPress Access”

“Types Of Web Cache: WordPress Caching And Page Speed Demystified”

“DNS: We Got It And Now We’re Giving It To You!”

“You’ve Got Mail: WPMU DEV Hosting, now with Free Email!”

“Introducing Cloning – Create Complete Cloned WordPress Sites In Minutes”

Enjoy :)

That’s right, we’re officially labeling April #HostingMonth here at WPMU DEV, and to celebrate we’re giving away a cool $10K!

But before we get to that…

We know things REALLY suck big time in the world right now, but we decided the best thing we can do for our community and members, is to continue to do what we do best:

Drop some good ol’ WordPress knowledge, and introduce you to some kick-ass tools.

Hopefully putting a smile on a few faces while we do so. So we hope you embrace this promotion in the spirit it was originally intended, and let’s have a bit of fun!

It All Started Earlier This Year…

February 4th, at 3.41pm to be exact. It was at this time the blog team received an out of the blue message from CEO James on Slack.

In a nutshell, he wanted us to come up with a way to make the “techier” side of WordPress hosting more accessible to our audience, and the wider WP community.

The idea being to better educate people about the technical aspects of hosting – so they could take advantage of different hosting tools and the benefits they provide.

We also wanted a fun and light-hearted way to make more people aware of our new managed hosting service, which we released September last year.

And So #HostingMonth Was Born!

An entire month of hosting related articles published on the blog – as well as some fun competitions and giveaways on the side.

And well… since you’re reading this post I can officially confirm #HostingMonth has come to fruition!

Here’s How it’s Gonna Work…

As already mentioned, throughout the month we’ll be publishing a range of blog posts (3 per week) around the topic of hosting.

While all of this is happening, we’ll also be posting plenty of hosting related content on our social media channels – as well as running a few epic giveaways.

Speaking of those EPIC giveaways!

Here’s WHAT you could possibly win this #HostingMonth and HOW to get yourself in the draw:

3 Easy Ways To Win a Share Of $10K WPMU DEV Credit This Month

Dev Man is excited for #HostingMonth
Dev Man will be your host this #HostingMonth.

1.Subscribe To Our Blog (5 Chances To Win!)

EVERYONE who subscribes to our blog this month has a chance to win one of five prizes of $1,000 WPMU DEV credit.

You can subscribe by entering your email address (you’ll find a blog subscription form at the end of all our articles).

Already subscribed? Just enter your existing email. This will set off an alert (telling us you’re already subscribed) for our email tech wizards, who’ll then ensure you’re included in the draw.

*Five winners from the blog email list will be drawn at random on 04/30/20.

Winners will be notified via email, and if you’re already a member, someone from our sales team will add the $1,000 WPMU DEV credit straight to your account.

If you’re not currently a member… we’ll email you instructions on how to create a new WPMU DEV account, and start a free trial. Once you’re all set up, you’ll receive your credit.

2.Enter Our Weekly Instagram and Facebook Caption Contests (4 Chances To Win!)

Every week we’ll also be running a “caption contest” on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

The competition is as simple (and fun!) as it sounds… we post a selected picture… you give it a creative and/or hilarious caption.

We then pick our favorite at the end of the week, and if yours is the lucky choice, you walk home with an easy $1,000 credited to your WPMU DEV account.

We’ll be announcing a $1K winner every Friday (starting Friday the 10th) until the month comes to a close. Winners also expect a WPMU DEV team member to slide into your DM’s to ensure the $1,000 is credited to your account ASAP.

As mentioned, if you’re not yet a member we’ll guide you through the process.

*Note: Our giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Facebook or Instagram. 

3.Retweet Any #HostingMonth Post On Twitter (4 Chances To Win!)

Finally, if you follow us on Twitter over the course of the month, we’ll also be giving away four $250 WPMU DEV credit prizes.

Simply retweet any Twitter post of ours that contains the hashtag “#HostingMonth”. The more posts you retweet, the more chances you have… Simple as that!

As with our FB and Instagram giveaway, winners will be announced every Friday, and can expect a DM, and to receive their credit ASAP.

#HostingMonth Bonus: Unlock an Extended 3 Month Free Trial!

On top of our insane $10K giveaway and all the fun we’re having on social…

We’re also giving away 3 month FREE WPMU DEV trials (extended from 7 days) to all new members who sign on with us during Hosting Month.

That way, after diving into our fantastic posts on hosting this month, you can also give our managed hosting a 3 month test run – for free!

You can unlock this special offer by clicking a coupon link. Once you’ve done so, you’ll be taken to our membership sign up form (see below).

a preview image of how our discount coupon works

At the top of the form you’ll then see a message saying you’ve unlocked your 3 month free trial.

You’ll find coupon links in all of our #HostingMonth posts, so if you’re not quite ready to take the leap, you have a good month to think about it!

Unfortunately, this is only available to new members (gotta pay the bills somehow!) but if you are an existing member and refer just 3 people who eventually become members, you can get 3 months free yourself (12 months free for 10 referrals, or a lifetime for 25!)

Plus when recommending WPMU DEV you can use the 3 month free trial and this giveaway as bait!!! Mwahahahah.

By The Way, a WPMU DEV Membership Gives You So Much More Than Just Our Hosting…

Mindful Dev Man holds the hosting in his hand
The value you get with a WPMU DEV membership will have you floating on cloud 9.

You can also expect:

  • $30 bonus hosting credit per month for the LIFETIME of your membership (automatically gives you 3 bronze level sites for free!) Locked in forever, even when there’s a price increase or change of plan!!!
  • Instant access to our entire lineup of award winning premium WordPress plugins.
  • 24/7 dedicated, highly rated support from our superhero crew.
  • A free look at the brand new Hub 2.0 Beta (our WP site management tool).


Well, that’s about all the craziness we can fit into one campaign…

Let’s wrap this thing up with some questions y’all will probably have about this madness.

#HostingMonth Q&A

What Can $1K WPMU Dev Credit Actually Buy Me?

Many things my friend… here are a few examples:

  • Free membership months – For example, a WPMU DEV membership is currently $49 per month, so if you do the math, that $1K credit (plus the initial free 3 months) earns you a FREE membership for almost 2 years!
  • Hosting credit – With the $1K you could potentially host one gold level site ($50 per month, the second highest plan we offer) FREE for over a year and a half!
  • Your WPMU DEV credit can also go toward add-ons like extra CDN bandwidth and Snapshot (our backup plugin) storage.

What if I Despise Hosting? Should I Avoid The Blog This Month?

Probably a good idea…

No, but in all seriousness, we’ve been working hard on making these posts as entertaining and informative as possible.

And don’t worry, there will still be plenty of non-hosting content for you to enjoy throughout the month. :)

Any of the above not quite sticking? Hit us with any more questions or queries about #HostingMonth below!

Rick Crawshaw

Rick Crawshaw Rick Crawshaw is a writer at WPMU DEV. Before joining the company and learning the ins and outs of WordPress web development, he worked as a freelance copywriter and marketer. You might also recognize his punny style from our weekly WordPress newsletter The WhiP. Follow Rick on Twitter.