Founded back in 1994, NetHosting offers shared hosting (for Linux and Windows), cloud hosting, managed WordPress hosting, ShopSite hosting, dedicated servers, and domain registration. Its data center and business operations are located in Utah, U.S.A.
Even though the website is clean and easy to browse, it’s limited in information and only available in English. All prices are displayed in U.S. dollars.
Features and Ease of Use
NetHosting offers three Linux shared hosting plans – Royal, King, and Emperor. These plans vary mainly in storage as well as the number of hosted websites and email accounts, but they all share the following features:
- Installatron application installer
- 100% uptime guarantee
- CloudLinux OS
- 24/7 support
CloudLinux OS secures and isolates all hosted accounts sharing the same server, defending your site from external threats targeted at other accounts. NetHosting also ensures fair allocation of the server’s resources among all accounts.
With cPanel, you can easily manage your website without advanced technical skills, thanks to its user-friendly interface and plugins.
All shared hosting plans include the Installatron application installer to help you install popular CMS apps and scripts like WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla!. However, I would’ve loved to see a more up-to-date and resourceful app installer like Softaculous.
If you want high resource allocations, I recommend the Emperor plan since it comes with a range of unlimited features such as storage, email accounts, SSL certificates, domains, parked domains, subdomains, and supported applications via Installatron.
Pricing and Support
In comparison with other hosts in its tier, NetHosting’s prices are on the expensive side. Even though it displays all prices on a monthly basis, you can only choose annual, biennial, or triennial billing periods.
A 30-day money-back guarantee backs all plans, and you can pay via credit/debit card or PayPal.
Instead of a knowledgebase, NetHosting provides a blog and small FAQ section covering a few major support topics. Customer support, on the other hand, is available 24/7, and you can contact them through phone, email, and support ticket. There is a live chat option, but it doesn’t seem to be working.
When I used the support ticket option, I got an error message saying my question wasn’t sent. So I sent an email with a bunch of generic questions and haven’t heard back for over 24 hours.