Reviews and expert opinion IDFNV

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4.2
  • Features
    4.2
  • Ease of Use
    4.2
  • Support
    4.0
  • Pricing
    4.2
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Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
IDFNV is all about choice and cheapness. While I can't argue about the choice (of services and server locations), I don't think this host passes on all of its own cost savings to customers.

Overview

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Dutch website hosting provider IDFNV was founded in 1998. It provides a range of hosting services on servers located around the world, and its website is in English and Dutch. 

Features and Ease of Use

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IDFNV sells a range of hosting services, from shared hosting to streaming and dedicated servers. As standard, its hosting plans come with the following core features:

  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Backup options (available for purchase)
  • Domain registration
  • Up to unlimited add-on domains
  • Free SSL certificates
  • Unlimited traffic and up to 250 GB disk space

Hosting accounts are managed via the DirectAdmin control panel rather than the more popular cPanel, but it’s not a big deal since you can still do pretty much the same things.

Although IDFNV focuses on cheap hosting, it achieves this by cutting a few corners; for example, by using HDD storage rather than the far faster, more reliable (and more expensive) SSD storage.

You don’t get a choice of server locations with shared hosting, but you do get this choice with a dedicated server or VPS. The locations include (but are not limited to) the Netherlands, the United States, the United Kingdom, Poland, Russia, and Singapore. 

Pricing and Support

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IDFNV’s website describes it as a cheap web hosting provider. I’d say that its prices are in line with competitors. While you get a free SSL certificate with a higher-tier plan, you’ll have to pay extra for a domain name. The short two-hour money-back time (yes, really) won’t make you feel much better about having to sign up for a one- or two-year term.

24/7 support is available via various contact channels — telephone, ticket, email, Skype, or online form — but I struggled to make contact via Skype. There’s no publicly-available knowledge base, so self-support resources seem to be limited to a blog which hasn’t been updated since 2018.

Pricing

4.2

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Bottom line on IDFNV

In terms of choice (of service types and server locations), IDFNV has got you covered. My only concerns are that some of the cost savings enjoyed by the company — e.g., for HDD storage rather than SSD storage — are not passed on to customers.

Pros

  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • 24/7 customer service
  • A choice of several server locations
  • Other kinds of hosting, such as streaming

Cons

  • HDD rather than SSD storage
  • Few or no self-support resources

For a choice of services and server locations, see IDFNV.

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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