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 serves a wide range of customers, from small brick-and-mortar stores in need of a basic website and webmail, to established firms with greater resource demands for disk space, databases, and mailboxes. No matter which plan you choose, you can expect the same level of service, although the uptime is relatively low at 99%.
Web administration is performed via the cPanel control panel, and you also get access to the following features:
- 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: