Reviews and expert opinion Forthnet

Ranked 2943rd from 3173 Web Hosting
4.0
Features
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Support
3.8
Pricing
4.0
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
Forthnet is a communications company that offers a single feature-packed hosting plan to customers in Greece.

Overview

Forthnet

Founded back in 1994, Forthnet is a Greek telecommunications company, internet service provider, and web hosting company. It offers its telecommunications and internet services under the Nova brand, while its business hosting services fall under Forthnet.

Forthnet’s website is available in both Greek and English, but you get a lot less information with the English version that excludes web hosting details.

Features and Ease of Use

Forthnet provides a wide range of hosting products, including shared hosting, cloud hosting, VPS hosting, reseller hosting, dedicated servers, and domain registration. The comprehensive single web hosting plan comes with the following features:

  • Windows or Linux
  • Unlimited websites
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Plesk control panel
  • Sitebuilder
  • Webalizer and AWStats
  • 99.999% uptime guarantee

Even though the shared hosting service doesn’t come with an app installer, the Plesk control panel includes a one-click CMS app installer that you can use to install WordPress, PrestaShop, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, and more.

The drag-and-drop Sitebuilder that comes as standard with web hosting has more than 500 ready-made templates. You can, therefore, design your website yourself without having to hire a professional web designer.

Pricing and Support

As already alluded, there is only one fixed-price shared hosting plan. I don’t like the limited 1 GB disk storage, but you can add more storage space at extra cost.

You have to commit for at least a year, at a price that is relatively affordable for the European market, but there is no money-back guarantee (as far as I can see) to make you feel better about making the commitment. Pay by bank transfer or by visiting one of Forthnet’s many stores in Greece.

Considering the size of the company, I expected more self-support resources from Forthnet. There is an FAQ page, a few tutorials, and not much else.

On the other hand, the customer support team is reliable.

Although there is no live chat, there is a 24/7 support hotline, and you should get reasonably rapid responses via the email support channel. I received a detailed reply the following day when I sought support via email. TeamViewer is also available for remote support.

 

Forthnet

Pricing

4.0

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
1 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$131.73/yr
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
1 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$131.73/yr
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Cloud Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
40 GB NL SAS HDD
1 TB
1 Core
1 GB
$33.35
80 GB NL SAS HDD
1 TB
1 Core
2 GB
$48.64
80 GB NL SAS HDD
1 TB
2 Cores
2 GB
$66.71
120 GB NL SAS HDD
1 TB
2 Cores
4 GB
$91.71
120 GB NL SAS HDD
1 TB
4 Cores
4 GB
$127.84
200 GB NL SAS HDD
1 TB
4 Cores
8 GB
$177.87
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
40 GB NL SAS HDD
1 TB
1 Core
1 GB
$33.35
80 GB NL SAS HDD
1 TB
1 Core
2 GB
$48.64
80 GB NL SAS HDD
1 TB
2 Cores
2 GB
$66.71
120 GB NL SAS HDD
1 TB
2 Cores
4 GB
$91.71
120 GB NL SAS HDD
1 TB
4 Cores
4 GB
$127.84
200 GB NL SAS HDD
1 TB
4 Cores
8 GB
$177.87
More Details

Reseller Plan

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Number of Sites
Price
10 GB
Unlimited
10
$784.45/yr
30 GB
Unlimited
30
$2017/17
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Number of Sites
Price
10 GB
Unlimited
10
$784.45/yr
30 GB
Unlimited
30
$2017/17
More Details

Bottom line on Forthnet

Forthnet has a lot to offer, but its hosting services are only available to customers within Greece. It would become even more attractive to Greek customers if it offered higher storage and introduced live chat support. 

Pros

  • Plesk control panel
  • Sitebuilder
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Windows and Linux hosting

Cons

  • Limited storage space
  • No money-back guarantee

Get good Greek hosting from Forthnet.

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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