Russian hosting provider NetBreeze has been in business since 2007. Its Russian language website boasts that “During this time we have established ourselves as a reliable partner for individuals and companies of any level.”
Features and Ease of Use
While NetBreeze’s VPS and dedicated server offerings are easy to find via tabs on its website, it’s shared hosting plans (and free hosting offer) are slightly hidden away. But I found them, and I can tell you that the shared hosting plans come with the following features as standard:
- From 1000 MB to 10,000 MB disk space and unlimited traffic
- From 64 MB to 512 MB RAM
- From 2 to unlimited sites
- From 10 to unlimited mailboxes
- PHP, CGI, SSH, and SSL (depending on the plan)
- phpMyAdmin, Perl and Python (depending on the plan)
- Daily backups
- Domain registration available as an optional extra
- SSL certificates available for purchase
This vendor’s dedicated servers (8 GB to 32 GB RAM and unlimited 100 Mbps traffic) and virtual private servers (256 MB to 8192 MB memory and 10 GB to 70 GB SAS SSD disk space) are managed using the ISPmanager control panel.
You can choose to have your VPS hosted in one of many international locations, which is nice, but your server will always be co-located because NetBreeze does not own its own data centers. You can choose from Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS or Fedora as your Linux flavor, but there are no Windows options. On top of the operating system, you can install any software you want, and you get root access.
Pricing and Support
The lowest level shared hosting plan is very affordable, but to benefit from Perl, Python, and SSH access, you’ll need to pick one of the pricier plans. The VPS plans are also very affordable, in some cases the same price you would pay for shared hosting but with the VPS benefits.
Plans can be purchased on one, three, six, and twelve-month terms, but there is no discount for a longer-term commitment. You also need to consider the added costs of domain registration, SSL certificates, and software licenses. Hidden away on this company’s confusing website is an offer of three months free virtual hosting if you agree to certain conditions such as naming NetBreeze as your host and linking to its website.
For such an enterprise-level host, it’s surprisingly easy to get signed up 100% online, and you can be set up in as little as 10 – 15 minutes (or 6 – 12 hours in extreme cases).
Sales support can be obtained by telephone or email, and 24/7/365 technical support is available by submitting tickets via the control panel. You can also research your own solutions via the control panel documentation and the extensive FAQ section on the NetBreeze website.
Although I tried to contact this company for additional information by email, I received no response within two business days.