HostBlizzard wants to recognize the valued effort by accredited IT professionals and system administrators across all industries. You’re the one who helps keep critical infrastructure operational, even sometimes on your weekends and vacations whenever disaster calls.
The goal of the HostBlizzard VIP Program is to connect and establish a mutually beneficial relationship with individuals that offer a significant contribution to the IT community. A contribution made through actively sharing knowledge and expertise through blogs, forums, presentations on events and daily jobs.
We understand that operating a blog/website can take up a lot of time and money. We’re offering to help relieve some of that stress.
Who is Eligible?
- VMware vExperts
- VMware Certified Professionals (VCPs)
- VMware Certified Advanced Professionals (VCAPs)
- VMware Certified Instructors (VCIs)
- VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDXs)
- Local VMware User Group (VMUG) Leaders
- Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs)
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Experts (MCSEs)
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Associates (MCSAs)
- Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs)
- Cisco Champions
- PernixPro Members
- and more!
1 year free of hosting for your website/blog on our ECO shared hosting plan
30% lifetime discount after the one year**
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the limitations and terms of the sponsorship?
There’s no hidden catch. However for complete transparency we will state the following: The service provided by the sponsorship is to be used for personal use only. You must abide by all TOS and AUP policies. This sponsorship can be terminated at the sole discretion of either party, at any time, for any reason.
Am I required to have a link back?
Nope, we do not require a link-back but we do appreciate the extra support. You can see our “hosted by” and ad banners here if you wish to add them to your website at your discretion.
My website isn't suitable for the lowest-tier plan, what now?
We’re happy to accommodate custom requests on hosting and servers. Please contact us.
I already have hosting, will you migrate my website?
Yes! If you already have a website and hosting with another provider we are happy to have our hosting professionals migrate your website free of charge. Or, if you’d rather migrate your website on your own then have at er’.
My certification/award is not listed. Am I still eligible?
If you’re not on the list above and are interested in the VIP program, simply contact us and we’ll try to assist. We must be able to verify your accreditation status.
Can I upgrade or downgrade my plan?
Yes. As standard with all of our hosting plans you may upgrade or downgrade at any time. Upgrades during the free year will void the remainder of the free year and begin the VIP discounted rate at the time of the upgrade. Again, you must contact us to have this discount applied.
Is a TLD domain name included?
No. A domain name is not included, but you may optionally purchase a domain name from HostBlizzard if you don’t already have one. Note that a TLD domain name is required to use our service.
Do I need to have an existing website?
No. You are not required to have an existing website. We’re offering the VIP program to both new and existing website owners. However, we do require that you have your own domain name. You can purchase domain names directly from HostBlizzard or using your preferred ICANN accredited domain registrar.
I’m Interested, What Next?
Be prepared to provide verifiable information about your award/certificate. We must be able to verify your credentials publicly such as MVP, CTP and vExpert directories on the respective websites, announcements, or any other formal lists.
Review our website and information about us. Are we the right fit for you and your website?
Select the ECO hosting plan on our Shared Web Hosting page. Add to cart and configure.
Follow the signup process. You must enter valid information including a payment method. Use coupon code “VIP-PROGRAM” (without quotations).
Account setup will be instant however we will contact you to verify your credentials. If we cannot verify your information the account may be terminated without warning.
Enjoy your new service!