Latvian company Hostnet, founded in 2006, started providing customers with individualized web hosting solutions. By continually improving its services and infrastructure, Hostnet has become a reliable and secure web host for some of Latvia’s biggest names. It houses its servers in secure facilities in Riga, Moscow, London, and Berlin, and its website is available in five languages.
Features and Ease of Use
The Hostnet website lists the following features alongside WordPress hosting, SSD hosting, and Cloud hosting plans:
- 99.99% uptime guarantee
- MySQL/PostgreSQL databases
- Unmetered monthly bandwidth
- FTP accounts
- Daily backups
- Cron jobs
- Virus protection
Hostnet gives you access to the powerful cPanel, which has a user-friendly interface for you to manage your websites without any technical background.
Hostnet’s eCommerce-ready plans (Business Hosting) 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 always better than a cure, so Hostnet’s servers are housed in a secure facility with 24/7 monitoring.
It provides SSL certificates if you want an extra layer of security for your sites and applications. I also encourage you to password-protect your directories and enable anti-spam protection on your emails.
Pricing and Support
Hostnet offers several hosting options with five billing cycles: one month, six months, and three annual subscriptions (annual, biennial, and triennial). Prices are not far off those of the key players in the hosting market, and you also get a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Scaling up is as easy as paying the difference between your previous plan and your new plan, and it’s all automated, so you won’t need to ask for assistance.
If you want help with anything, you can ask the technical support team, just like I did. I wanted to know if Hostnet could help me with a WordPress site migration, and one of the live chat operators told me they would be able to assist once I signed up for a service:
Before asking for help, you might like to refer to Hostnet’s FAQs.