Reviews and expert opinion GoodNet

Ranked 847th from 3627 Web Hosting
4.3
  • Features
    4.3
  • Ease of Use
    4.2
  • Support
    4.3
  • Pricing
    4.4
Jabran Kundi
Jabran Kundi
Web Hosting Expert
Ukrainian hosting company GoodNet gives you a good choice of control panels with your hosting. You’re also assured superior 24/7 support.

Overview

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Ukrainian company GoodNet offers a range of hosting services including shared and reseller hosting, VPS, and dedicated servers. It is headquartered in Kharkiv, where it is known for its high-quality, affordable offerings, and its website can be switched between the Ukrainian, Russian, and English languages.

Features and Ease of Use

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GoodNet’s good value hosting comes with:

  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Automated daily backups at a remote storage center
  • Domain registration service
  • Unlimited addon domains
  • Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates
  • Limited storage, but unlimited traffic
  • PHP 5.2 – 7.2
  • Unlimited FTP users
  • Cron jobs
  • Unlimited mailboxes with Webmail

While most hosting providers offer only the standard cPanel control panel to their users, GoodNet lets you choose between cPanel, ISPmanager, and DirectAdmin. That said, the popular cPanel might be the best choice for beginners (despite costing more) because of the sheer amount of information online to help you out. I should also say that the ISPmanager control panel doesn’t support the Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates or the Softaculous installer that cPanel does.

While the aforementioned one-click installer is available, there is no website builder, so you’ll need to look somewhere else for website-building assistance. At the other end of the expertise spectrum, developers of big projects might be interested in the ability to create unlimited FTP accounts, which will allow individual team members to upload files without having to ask for permission.

Pricing and Support

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For each of the three control panels – cPanel, ISPmanager, and DirectAdmin – GoodNet offers four hosting packages: Mini, Start, Average, and Expert. The cPanel plans are more expensive than the counterpart plans for the other control panels, but they are still priced below the industry average.

You can save about 25% by opting for annual billing, but there is no money-back guarantee that might make you feel better about making this commitment. However, there is a 3-day test service that gives you a very short time to decide if this might be the host for you.

You can contact GoodNet by telephone, ticket, email, live chat, and Skype. I received a same-day email reply, and subsequently, I received immediate assistance via live chat.

It was slightly disconcerting that my live chat ended immediately after my first question was answered, but I put this down to a technical glitch. In any case, I was able to obtain additional information from the FAQ (knowledge base) and documentation pages.

Pricing

4.4
A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from GoodNet

Bottom line on GoodNet

With its choice of control panels, GoodNet gives you a range of options to choose from, all backed by outstanding 24/7 support. I’d feel a bit better about signing up for a yearly stretch if there was a money-back guarantee, but at least the three-day free trial gives you a little time to try before you buy.

Pros

  • Multiple control panels to choose from
  • 3-day trial account
  • Softaculous installer
  • Unlimited domains

Cons

  • No Windows shared hosting
  • No money-back guarantee

Get a good choice of hosting control panels at GoodNet.

Jabran Kundi
Jabran Kundi
Jabran Kundi is a blogger, a web developer, and a passionate writer. He loves to talk about the web.

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