Navicosoft is fine, but fine is not good enough. While Navicosoft is a decent web host, you can get better quality hosting at a cheaper price with Hostinger, for example.
Based in Lahore (Pakistan), Navicosoft is an experienced provider of hosting services from simple shared hosting to huge cloud-based solutions. Since being founded in 2004, this company has offered managed hosting infrastructures, complex architectures, hacker-safe solutions, DevOps operations, and virus-free email services.
Navicosoft’s website is in English, but its client area supports twenty-five additional languages.
Features and Ease of Use
Navicosoft offers five Linux and four Windows shared hosting plans, plus ten reseller hosting plans, five VPS plans, three cloud hosting plans, and sixteen dedicated server plans. The Linux shared hosting plans provide you with:
- a free domain name (with annual and biennial billing)
- 4 GB to unlimited web space
- 80 GB to unlimited data transfer
- 10 to unlimited email addresses
- 3 to unlimited MySQL databases
- 512 MB to 1GB RAM
- 8 to 45 concurrent connections
Since building a website from scratch can be daunting if you don’t have design and development skills, Navicosoft provides the Weebly website builder that features a drag-and-drop interface.
Alternatively, if you’re interested in building a CMS-backed website or an e-commerce store, you could consider Navicosoft’s web design and development services. From digital marketing services to logo design and mobile app development, this company can provide you with everything you need for your online presence.
The more expert among you can take advantage of the application hosting services that support the Ruby on Rails, Node.js, PHP, and Python programming languages.
Daily automated CodeGuard backups help protect you against data loss, and SiteLock provides protection for your website and online reputation.
Performance improvements include the Cloudflare CDN (for improved page loading speeds and protection against some kinds of cyberattacks) and per-user process limits (between 20 and 50, to optimize performance). The 99.9% uptime guarantee is around the industry average.
The cloud, VPS, and dedicated server solutions use business-grade SSD storage for improved performance and reliability. While the cloud plans provide SSH access, the VPS and dedicated server solutions allow full root access for complete control of your hosting environment.
At the other end of the enterprise spectrum, the cheap student hosting plan lets students create and test their apps on a fast web hosting server.
Pricing and Support
Navicosoft’s shared hosting plans are competitively priced. You can pay for them in a range of currencies (Pakistani rupees, U.S. dollars, or Saudi riyals) via various methods (PayPal, cash, money orders, checks, credit/debit cards, Western Union, or bank transfer) on annual, biennial, or triennial billing cycles. New customers get a 30-day money-back guarantee on the managed shared hosting and reseller solutions, with a pro-rata refund for any unused time.
Navicosoft’s 24/7 customer support can be accessed via telephone, ticket, live chat, online form, and even fax. The live chat was unavailable when I wanted to try it, and my offline messages went unanswered. Fortunately, there is a fairly well-stocked knowledge base for self-support: