My business partner and I are looking to purchase the Code Monster package as sold by Dreamhost. It meets all of our requirements (high bandwidth, high diskspace, allowed adult content, php 4 and 5, ect). But there is one problem. And that is the set-up fee.
I was discussing it with him. I explained to him that it applied with all packages unless we pre-paid for two years, which is not in our budget. And I also explained that even with the set-up fee, it was the most reasonably priced option at our disposal. Still, this wasn't satisfactory for him. He said that if it weren't waived, he wouldn't agree to buy hosting here. And since he's the controlling party so to speak, I'm unsure what to do.
So my question is this: How, without pre-paying for 2 years of hosting, can we get the set-up fee waived? Or could something more out of the box be done, such as adding $5 a month to the bill for 10 months if we agreed to a 1 year hosting contract?