Reviews and expert opinion FORNEX

Ranked 126th from 1972 Web Hosting
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Features
4.5
Pricing
4.5
Support
4.5
Server locations
Russia
Germany
Netherlands
Ukraine
Hendrik Human
Hendrik Human
Web Hosting Expert
Fornex provides a wide variety of configurations and pricing plans for dedicated servers, VPS, and shared web hosting products. Not only can you likely find a solution that perfectly suits your budget and resource requirements, but you can take advantage of geographically-diverse facilities for greater performance.

Overview

FORNEX

Fornex doesn’t provide too much information about themselves, but they are a European hosting company that has been around providing hosting and infrastructure related services since 1999. They are headquartered in Malaga, Spain and have facilities located all over Europe including Ukraine, Russia, the Netherlands, and Germany. They regularly update their services and website to keep the experience modern and enjoyable to use. They currently offer an extensive selection of dedicated server, VPS, and shared hosting products.

Features and Ease of Use

Fornex - features

Fornex caters to a wide range of customers with products suited for everything from individuals’ websites/blogs to small or large scale businesses:

  • 99.99% uptime guarantee for VPS
  • Web hosting and dedicated servers come with space for manual backups while you need to purchase pace with VPS plans
  • No add-on domains, although you can access this through cPanel
  • Unlimited traffic with all hosting products and plans
  • A solid variety of storage options with SATA, NVMe, and SSD storage options

Fornex provides a range of hosting types and services which include dedicated servers, VPS, shared web hosting, VPN solutions, and backup resources. Unfortunately, they don’t provide much info on their data centers, but through their solution specifications, we can see that they make use of fantastic hardware and software.

None highlight this better than their dedicated server offerings with Intel Xeon Silver and Gold processors, SATA, SSD, and NVMe hard drives, and a range of Windows or Linux software distributions and control panels. They also provide a global network peering infrastructure for geographically diverse DNS locations for VPS and dedicated servers. VPS servers are also backed with a 99.99% uptime guarantee, but this doesn’t extend to their other services. cPanel is the default control panel but you can purchase other licenses.

For web hosting, they provide the ability to toggle between PHP versions, Cron jobs, and a free website builder. The website builder isn’t the best but comes with a decent template library and is very beginner-friendly. Unfortunately, there aren’t any specific hosting solutions such as an e-commerce hosting plan.

RAID hardware controllers also ensure some redundancy for your storage and Arbor PeakFlow DDoS protection is provided. Businesses will like the fact that you can set up VLAN networks between data centers. You can enhance any of your hosting solutions with their VPN, backup, or AntiDDoS services and packages. They also offer server administration that’s either included for free with some VPS products or that you can add on for your dedicated server.

Pricing and Support

Overall, their shared web hosting and VPS SSD are incredibly affordable considering all the features and software you get for free and the fact that the shared web hosting is semi-dedicated. Although pricing for their dedicated servers starts much higher, it’s still fair considering what you get in terms of resources.

For all products, you can also purchase additional IPs and backup storage at fairly standard prices. Hosting prices also don’t cover a domain or SSL certificate. If you order the ISPManager console with your VPS hosting product, you’ll get basic administration services included for free. However, it’s slightly disappointing that you don’t get backup storage for free with a VPS plan.

There are 10 different dedicated server configurations. Unfortunately, they don’t provide custom configuration but the range of options does allow for some flexibility in pricing. Their administration services for dedicated servers come at a flat monthly fee which seems quite high, but is very reasonable for a whole month of services. You’ll also need to pay extra for a Windows license which is standard. One huge benefit is that they don’t charge setup fees.

Unfortunately, you also only get a 7-day trial period with shared hosting or VPS plans. However, you still have to make an upfront payment for VPS and will be refunded upon request. All of their hosting plans offer monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual billing with discounted rates for longer billing periods with a 15% discount for annual billing. They also accept a decent range of payment options that even include Bitcoin.

All of their products come with 24/7 support services. You can then purchase additional services through their administration packages for dedicated servers or VPS SSD plans. Through 24/7 live chat, their agents are always quick to respond and I have always managed to find an English speaking support agent as well. You can also reach them via email and phone where my experience has been similar, although emails naturally take slightly longer.

Pricing

4.5

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
1 GB
Unlimited
+
1
$1.14
10 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$3.41
20 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$5.69
30 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$9.11
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
1 GB
Unlimited
+
1
$1.14
10 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$3.41
20 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$5.69
30 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$9.11
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
10 GB SSD
Unlimited
1 CORE
1 GB
$5.69
20 GB SSD
Unlimited
1 CORE
2 GB
$11.38
30 GB SSD
Unlimited
2 CORES
4 GB
$22.77
50 GB SSD
Unlimited
2 CORES
8 GB
$45.53
80 GB SSD
Unlimited
4 CORES
16 GB
$91.06
120 GB SSD
Unlimited
6 CORES
32 GB
$182.13
240 GB SSD
Unlimited
8 CORES
64 GB
$364.23
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
10 GB SSD
Unlimited
1 CORE
1 GB
$5.69
20 GB SSD
Unlimited
1 CORE
2 GB
$11.38
30 GB SSD
Unlimited
2 CORES
4 GB
$22.77
50 GB SSD
Unlimited
2 CORES
8 GB
$45.53
80 GB SSD
Unlimited
4 CORES
16 GB
$91.06
120 GB SSD
Unlimited
6 CORES
32 GB
$182.13
240 GB SSD
Unlimited
8 CORES
64 GB
$364.23
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Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
2 x 240GB SSD
Unlimited
8 × 2.1 GHz
16 GB
$107.57
2 x 240 GB SSD
Unlimited
4 × 2.6 GHz
16 GB
$113.26
2 x 480 GB SSD
Unlimited
8 × 2.1 GHz
32 GB
$153.10
2 x 480 GB SSD
Unlimited
8 × 2.1 GHz
64 GB
$182.01
2 x 240 GB SSD
Unlimited
4 × 3.6 GHz
16 GB
$182.01
2 x 240 GB SSD
Unlimited
4 × 3.6 GHz
32 GB
$192.94
2 x 960 GB SSD
Unlimited
12 × 2.1 GHz
32 GB
$227.55
2 x 960 GB SSD
Unlimited
2 × 4 × 3.6 GHz
64 GB
$307.23
4 x 960 GB SSD
Unlimited
2 × 12 × 2.1 GHz
128 GB
$341.38
4 x 1.6TB NVMe
Unlimited
2 × 10 × 2.2 GHz
128 GB
$546.27
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
2 x 240GB SSD
Unlimited
8 × 2.1 GHz
16 GB
$107.57
2 x 240 GB SSD
Unlimited
4 × 2.6 GHz
16 GB
$113.26
2 x 480 GB SSD
Unlimited
8 × 2.1 GHz
32 GB
$153.10
2 x 480 GB SSD
Unlimited
8 × 2.1 GHz
64 GB
$182.01
2 x 240 GB SSD
Unlimited
4 × 3.6 GHz
16 GB
$182.01
2 x 240 GB SSD
Unlimited
4 × 3.6 GHz
32 GB
$192.94
2 x 960 GB SSD
Unlimited
12 × 2.1 GHz
32 GB
$227.55
2 x 960 GB SSD
Unlimited
2 × 4 × 3.6 GHz
64 GB
$307.23
4 x 960 GB SSD
Unlimited
2 × 12 × 2.1 GHz
128 GB
$341.38
4 x 1.6TB NVMe
Unlimited
2 × 10 × 2.2 GHz
128 GB
$546.27
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Bottom line on FORNEX

Whatever important services or features Fornex doesn’t seem to provide out-of-the-box, you can purchase as an added feature. Overall, they are an excellent provider of high-quality hosting products that are well-suited to the modern digital landscape.

Pros

  • 99.99% Uptime guarantee for VPS
  • A wide variety of pricing plans
  • Multiple data centers throughout Europe
  • Free or purchasable administration services

Cons

  • No uptime guarantee for dedicated servers or shared hosting
  • No refund for dedicated servers

Check out FORNEX’s web hosting options today!

Hendrik Human
Hendrik Human
Hi, I’m Hendrik, your web guru. The only two things you need to know about me are: I love making websites, and I love to write about how to do it. That’s why I’m here - to help make it fun and easy for you too.

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