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4.2
  • Features
    4.3
  • Ease of Use
    4.2
  • Support
    4.2
  • Pricing
    4.2
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
HostingNIC has provided a web hosting service in Chile since 1999, delivered from a start-of-the-art Tier 3 data center.

Overview

HostingNIC

HostingNIC is a small hosting company that simply isn’t a match for big brands like Hostinger. The bigger hosting companies simply offer a better price for similar configuration.

Chile-based HostingNIC has been designing and hosting websites and online stores since 2009. More recently, it started offering VPS and rental servers to individuals and firms that own portals or large websites. Some of its clients are in the education, retail, and health sectors.

Features and Ease of Use

HostNIC caters to the diverse needs of its customers: from the small brick-and-motor stores that want a basic website with a webmail capability to established firms with higher resource requirements in terms of disk space, databases, and mailbox allocation. Regardless of which plan you pick, you’ll still enjoy the same quality of service with (albeit low) 99% uptime.

Web administration is performed via the cPanel control panel, and you also get access to the following features:

  • Webmail
  • Antivirus protection
  • SSL support
  • CGI-BIN folder
  • Secure FTP access
  • Online directories
  • Email auto-replies
  • Antispam filter
  • AWStats statistics

When you have access to beginner-friendly web design tools like a drag-and-drop website builder, the idea of creating a custom website from scratch with HTML/CSS, PHP or Python looks less attractive. But for some of you, creating a custom website can’t be beaten, in which case you’ll benefit from HostingNIC’s extensive programming support for PHP and ASP apps, so you can build your dream website without using cookie-cutter templates.

HostingNIC’s VPS solutions are suitable for customers who want more resources than shared hosting offers but who don’t want to commit to a dedicated rental server. The Windows and Linux virtual servers with cPanel/WHM control panels and full root access provide guaranteed resources, so you don’t have to worry about rogue users eating into your RAM or bandwidth.

If your business does outgrow a VPS, the logical thing is to upgrade to a dedicated server. HostingNIC’s state-of-the-art dedicated servers with backup systems are housed in a Tier III data center in Santiago. You’ll get more storage space, optimal resources, and better security than with shared plans or a VPS.

Pricing and Support

You can choose between Personal Hosting Plans (e.g., for personal blogs) and Business Hosting Plans (for enterprise apps and e-stores). Pay via WebPay or Santander bank, then submit a notification of payment to get your domain activated. All hosting plans are billed annually.

HostingNIC’s Spanish-speaking 24/7 technical support staff stand ready to resolve your hosting issues. You can contact them by email, telephone (during working hours in weekdays), or live chat. For self-support, you can refer to HostingNIC’s FAQ page:

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4.2

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Bottom line on HostingNIC

HostingNIC boasts of 12+ years of web hosting and web development experience. It serves thousands of individuals and businesses from a world-class data center that’s staffed by a certified technical support crew.

HostingNIC might offer a good service at a reasonable price, but does it match up with the top web hosting companies? We find it hard to say “yes.”

Pros

  • Privately-owned hosting infrastructure
  • Configurable Linux/Windows VPS
  • Excellent network uptime
  • Easy-to-use cPanel control panel

Cons

  • Hosting packages are quite expensive
  • Website is only in Spanish
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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