NetBeat is a German web hosting provider that offers the same set of shared hosting packages under its own name and also under the Antagus brand name. To confuse things a little further, this provider has been in business as Vautron Rechenzentrum AG since 1996.
Whichever of the three brands you visit, you will find a website in German.
Features and Ease of Use
In addition to the simple Redirect plan (for domain forwarding), there are three shared hosting plans: Level One, Level Two, and Level Three.
The Level One plan provides 5 MB web space, unlimited traffic, and one email mailbox. The Level Three plan provides up to 1000 MB web space, free SSL certificates, 200 email mailboxes, PHP and Perl support, and MySQL databases. It should be immediately apparent that the web space is limited, which could be problematic if you’re anticipating high growth.
With all hosting plans apart from Level One, you get a website builder that comes with thousands of free photos and more than 500 templates and motifs to help you create a beautiful web presence.
For higher performance than the shared hosting plans, you can choose one of the server products instead, which guarantee 99.8% availability and run on performance-optimized hardware including Intel processors and RAID-1 SSD storage. Other features include the Froxlor, LiveConfig, and Plesk server management panels.
Pricing and Support
NetBeat offers some of the least expensive VAT-inclusive hosting plans you will find. But this doesn’t necessarily mean they will provide you with good value, due mainly to the limited disk space. It is also important to note that there is no support for multiple domains, and on all but the highest plan you have to pay extra for an SSL certificate.
You can pay for plans on yearly billing cycles by bank transfer or direct debit, but there is no money-back guarantee and no free trial as far as I can see.
You can summon 24/7 support from NetBeat via telephone (at standard German calling rates) or email (the provider’s preferred channel). The Antagus sister site also allows you to obtain domain or server support via an online ticket system. Unfortunately, I received no response when I tested the Antagus ticket support.
For self-support, the NetBeat website provides a limited FAQ page plus “step by step” instructions: