Were you on promotional pricing for the first year @ipats? Typically when there is promotional pricing text something like As low as $7.99/mo then $9.99/mo when you renew*
I don't think that increase is excessive but one thing I would suggest to anyone is that I find best pricing to invest in hosting packages for multimedia years. Perhaps a 24, 36 or 48 month plan would suit you better? Of course if you feel like you were charged in error or would like a more thorough explanation the Community can give you should contact billing support. I hope that helps?
...turns out that my two cents is worth less or more depending on the current exchange rate.
roy darling *my posts seem a lot shorter in my head