Hostnet 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.
Latvian company Hostnet was founded in 2006 with the aim of providing customers with individualized web hosting solutions. Through years of continually improving its services and infrastructure, Hostnet has become a reliable and secure web host for some of the biggest names in Latvia. Its servers are housed in secure facilities in Riga, Moscow, London, and Berlin, and its website is available in six languages.
Features and Ease of Use
The Hostnet website lists the following features alongside its WordPress hosting, SSD hosting, and Cloud hosting plans:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free site builder
- MySQL/PostgreSQL databases
- Unmetered monthly bandwidth
- FTP accounts
- Daily backups
- Cron jobs
- Virus protection
Hostnet gives users access to the powerful and user-friendly cPanel and Plesk control panels. Using the free site builder, it should only take a day or two for a rookie webmaster to create a website complemented by databases and personalized emails. Hostnet’s e-commerce-ready plans make it equally easy to set up an e-store with a product inventory, shopping cart, and secure payment gateway.
Everyone dreads data loss, as I know only too well, so it’s nice to see Hostnet’s continuous data backup and fast recovery options. But prevention is better than cure, so Hostnet’s servers are housed in a secure facility with 24/7 monitoring. SSL certificates are provided for customers who want an extra layer of security for their websites and web applications, and I also encourage you to password-protect your directories and enable anti-spam protection on your webmails.
Pricing and Support
Hostnet offers its customers a number of hosting options with four billing cycles: one month, six months, and annual subscriptions. Prices are not far off those of the key players in the hosting market, and you also get a 30-day money-back guarantee that can get you out quick if it all goes wrong.
Scaling up is as easy as paying the difference between your previous plan and your new plan, and it’s all automated, so you probably won’t need to ask for assistance.
If you do want assistance with anything, you can ask the technical support team, just like I did. I wanted to know if they could help me with a WordPress site migration, and one of their live chat operators told me they would be able to assist me once I signed up for service:
Before asking for help, you might first refer to Hostnet’s FAQs.