Reviews and expert opinion NetLaputa

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4.1
  • Features
    4.1
  • Ease of Use
    4.1
  • Support
    4.1
  • Pricing
    4.1
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
NetLaputa has been in the Japanese hosting market since 2005. They offer simple and affordable shared hosting services with a decent amount of features. Easy to navigate, their website has that "Oriental feel" and loads pretty fast.

Overview

Net Laputa is a small Japanese hosting company that offers shared hosting solutions, rental servers, SSL certificates, and a number of add-ons such as dedicated IP and storage space at reasonable prices. Their website is in Japanese and data center in Tokyo. 

Netlaputa

Features and Ease of Use

Netlaputa does a fantastic job of providing its customers with all the features and tools they need to manage their web space and resources. Some of them include: 

  • 99.98% uptime guarantee 
  • cPanel and Plesk  
  • SSD and HDD storage 
  • CGI, Perl, and PHP 
  • Domain registration
  • Add-on-domains and subdomains 
  • Unlimited email accounts 
  • FTP accounts 
  • SSH/.htaccess
  • Dedicated IP address 

Frankly, there’s nothing extraordinary about Net Laputa other than the fact they strive to deliver the best hosting services at the reasonable prices.  My only concern is they’ve put a cap on the number of databases, FTP accounts, and storage capacity. The only consolation is they allow customers to create an unlimited number of personalized email accounts. 

Every account comes with a free Let’s Encrypt SSL. Designed with the security and privacy needs of personal and organizational websites, this SSL seeks to promote greater adoption of HTTPS. Setup, updates, and support are free. You can deploy your SSL within minutes and manage it from your admin panel. 

The choice admin dashboard is a Japanese cPanel, a popular and user-friendly tool that lets you manage your web resources conveniently. So you have little to worry about as the learning curve is pretty smooth. You can create MYSQL, databases, email accounts, FTP account, run scripts, upload files, and carry out backups. Looking around, I discovered they use to offer Plesk for some reasoned discontinued it. 

Pricing and Support

Looking at their annual prices, they compare favorably with what other hosting providers offer. The first month of hosting is free.  Credit card, bank transfer, and direct debit all are all accepted methods of payment. If you’re not happy, you can cancel your plan but I am not sure whether you’ll get any refund. Overall, the pricing is good in light of the features that you’ll get. 

To apply for a hosting account, you have to write an email to their support team. I wish they had a direct order form like most hosting providers in the market.  You can make inquiries via their online contact form or call their telephone line from 10.00am-17.00p.m (GMT+9), Monday-Friday.

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Bottom line on NetLaputa

Though a predominantly Japanese hosting service, Net Laputa does a fantastic job of providing cheap but reliable packages to individuals and small businesses in the land of the rising sun. 

Pros

  • Low-cost shared hosting plans 
  • No set-up or hidden fees 
  • Decent amount of hosting features 
  • Friendly and helpful support team 

Cons

  • No mention of uptime
  • Support in Japanese only
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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