Reviews and expert opinion Netmind

Ranked 3223rd from 3361 Web Hosting
4.0
Features
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Support
4.0
Pricing
4.0
Pricing
Server locations
Zurich
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
A Swiss website hosting provider that has been in operation since 2004, Netmind offers a simple set of shared hosting packages plus domain registration.

Overview

Netmind was founded in 2004 as a subsidiary of FirstMedia Schweiz, a graphic design and online media company. Their servers are housed in a Swiss data center, and their website is in German. 

 Netmind features

Features and Ease of Use

Netmind offers a simple selection of four shared hosting packages that include the following features as standard:

  • 99.5% network availability 
  • Automatic data backups 
  • Domain registration available at extra cost 
  • From five to fifteen websites, depending on the plan 
  • Uncapped “fair use” traffic 
  • From 5 GB to 20 GB server storage space 

Netmind uses solid-state disk drives for up to ten times faster disk read speeds than conventional disk drives. They support PHP versions 5.6 through 7.3 (which is a good as it gets) but they don’t seem to support advanced scripting languages such as Ruby, Perl or Javascript. Nor do they have beginner-friendly tools like a website builder or a one-click installer.

With this company, your servers will be located in Zurich, Switzerland, in a data center that uses 100% natural power, is burglar-proof and is equipped with emergency power / UPS. They advertise 99.5% uptime availability.

Netmind offers four shared hosting packages – Starter, Corporate, Premium Managed, and Managed WordPress – which include 5 GB, 10 GB, 20 GB, and 20 GB of storage space respectively. All plans come with unlimited traffic subject to the usual “fair use” caveats. What’s nice is that even the basic packages come with five websites allowed, whilst the highest priced package allows fifteen websites.   

Pricing and Support

Netmind’s prices are very expensive when compared to international competitors but are in line with local competitors, which may be no big surprise considering that Switzerland is simply an expensive country. Their contracts are available only on one-year terms, but they do offer a one-month free trial so that you have some time to assess their services. Domain names and SSL certificates both come with extra costs.

Professional support is provided via telephone, email, or an online contact form. Live chat is mentioned but appears to be absent. They do have a fairly comprehensive set of FAQs available, although at the time of reading this article there seemed to be a bug with opening some of the FAQ answers.

Bottom line on Netmind

Netmind offers a simple, sleek website which – to my mind – is a triumph of style over substance. Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised considering this company started life as a graphic design business. That said, their SSD storage servers in Switzerland could be quite attractive to Swiss and other European customers.  

Pros

  • Solid state disk storage 
  • Swiss-based servers 
  • 99.5% availability advertised 
  • PHP version 7.3 support 

Cons

  • Live chat unavailable currently 
  • Limited information on their website 
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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