Need a Fido Referral Code? I’ll Send You One

FidoI made the switch to Fido last year when they had some rather tempting cell phone plans with unlimited Spotify streaming.

I left Rogers for them and I have to say I haven’t been disappointed. The cell phone service and customer support are exactly the same, since Rogers obviously owns Fido, but my cell phone bill is 30% lower. Can’t complain about that! 🙂

If any of you have been on the fence, consider that Fido also provides you a $25 credit bonus if you sign up due to word of mouth from a friend. But you need to provide a personally generated referral code while signing up.

So if you need me to send you a Fido referral code, shoot me a message with your full name (needed to create it) at and I’ll send you one!

Namecheap Dedicated Server Coupon for 25% Off

Namecheap is one of the best no-nonsense domain registarars on the internet but what most people don’t realize is that it also offers top-notch hosting.

Sure, there’s the shared hosting but if you’re looking for dedicated server, they do that too.

And right now, Namecheap is offering a dedicated server coupon for 25% off any order. Click through to order and enter the promo code SUNBR8K.

The servers start at $58.88 / month so that will bring your cost down to a wicked $44.16 for a Xeon E3-1220 v3 with 4 Cores running at 3.1 GHz with 8 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB HDD and 10 TB bandwidth.

But the promo code works with any dedicated server so go ahead and select the one you want.

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Reliable Web Hosting Options

With my experience in internet security and web services, I’m often asked for recommendations for reliable web hosting options.

The answer for this very much depends on the kind of website you’re running and the kind of web hosting you need.

Small website on a shared server or VPS

The number of options for shared hosting is just about endless and providers are a dime a dozen. But this is why you need to know which ones are truly reliable and trustworthy and not fly-by-night scam operations.

1. HostGator
HostGator is a terrific host I’ve used over the last many years. Their uptime is outstanding and 24/7 support is second to none. The do shared, cloud, VPS and also reseller hosting with a 99.9% uptime and 45-day money back guarantee. To make it even better, you can get an active HostGator coupon to get your entire first month for just 1 cent so you don’t have anything to lose.

2. DreamHost
I have been using DreamHost on and off for the better part of a decade. The three things I can tell you are very consistent about them is the uptime guarantee, reliability and the support. Along with a very efficient up-the-chain ticket system, there is also live chat support for quick questions or inevitable emergencies. But their best feature is their little known about refund policy that lets you use their service for 97 days and still get your full money back for any reason whatsoever.

3. Namecheap
Namecheap is the newest entrant in the field but man do they provide a great value. In fact, the their hosting starts at $10 for a full YEAR of service! That includes 20 GB of SSD disk space, unlimited bandwidth and hosting for up to 3 websites in your account. They have 100% uptime guarantee SLA with an extremely helpful staff.

You really can’t go wrong with any three of these. But what if your needs won’t fit into a shared hosting account? Let’s look at the second option.

Large website on a dedicated server

If you have a larger website that needs dedicated resources, I highly recommend a dedicated server. Actually, with the prices now, it doesn’t even have to be expensive. They’re really quite affordable now and the added benefit is that you control the entire box. You can typically find a dependable dedicated server at Dedicated CPU starting for under $50 all the way up to the high end servers. I have used them and can vouch for the uptime. I’ve now been with them for 6 months with not one instance of a network outage.

Namecheap also offers dedicated servers starting at $58.88 / month but we have a Namecheap dedicated server coupon for 25% off that will bring your cost down to a wicked $44.16 for a Xeon E3-1220 v3 with 4 Cores running at 3.1 GHz with 8 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB HDD and 10 TB bandwidth.

You can also see our DreamHost dedicated server review. Although, I should mention that I didn’t include it here because the price is slightly higher.

Swagbucks Sign Up Code for $5 Free

SwagbucksSwagbucks is one of those websites that doesnt just help you save money but earn points, called Swagbcks, that you can redeem towards gift cards like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart or even PayPal cash.

How do you earn Swagbucks?

It’s actually relatively simple. You can:

  • Watch videos ranging from entertainment, comedy to recipes or music videos.
  • Answer surveys picked for your profile. This in itself can earn you a gift card or two everyday.
  • Discover offers available from Swagbucks partners like Netflix or Audible. This could be signing up for a trial or simply providing your email for a newsletter.
  • Search the web. Yes, you can make it your default search engine so you earn points for doing something you do anyway.

What can you redeem for?

My most popular gift card redemption choice is Amazon but sometimes I splurge on the Starbucks. There’s a huge variety including bookstores, cinemas, clothing stores, hardware stores, grocery stores or even PayPal which is as good as cash since you can withdraw it to your bank account.

I’m interested, can I get a sign up code?

Absolutely. When signing up, enter steve2k in the box that asks for this identifier. Or you can click through below to have this automatically pre-entered for you.

For a limited time, you get 500 Swagbucks for signing up, which means you can redeem for a $5 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash almost instantly.

SwagbucksTo make the most out of Swagbucks, you can use it to search instead of Google, have the videos playing in the background while you work, and always do the daily tasks like the Daily Poll everyday, which earns you SBs for 1 click. If you’re looking for highest SBs, then typically doing the surveys aka under ‘Answer’is the best option.