For more than a decade, NetRegis has provided hosting and website development to its customers in Thailand and Japan. It offers web hosting, reseller hosting, domain registration, and website development. The company’s website is available in Thai and Japanese versions. Although there’s a link to an English version, it never seems to work. Its servers are housed in Thailand.
Features and Ease of Use
NetRegis offers eight Linux and Windows shared hosting plans with resources for small to medium-sized websites. Customers on them get the following:
- Free domain on some plans
- Anywhere from one to 20 hosted websites per plan
- Up to 30GB SSD
- Anywhere from 10GB to 500GB data transfer
NetRegis offers some marketing features that you might not find with any other web hosting company. One of them is free SEO for one year. It will promote your website based on one search phrase to rank high on search engine results pages. SEO takes about 4-6 months to kick in great results so one whole year is a fantastic one. You are entitled to this from the third (Standard plan). The company will also allow you to advertise on Savepay.net auction website for free for ten days.
I see the potential for a great time due to its server technology. It uses SSDs on RAID 5. The read performance is very fast on this RAID although write speed is a bit slower. You still get your precious data even if one drive fails. However, that’s only if it’s a hardware issue as RAID hardly protects against software problems. You still get excellent security with decent performance.
For hosting management, you either use Plesk or DirectAdmin. Plesk is great for beginners. It’s simple and intuitive. DirectAdmin works better for those who know what they are doing around control panels but it’s still less overwhelming for new users than cPanel is at first glance.
Pricing and Support
NetRegis offers one student plan with Linux and Windows variation. This plan allows students to host simple websites like a personal blog for a low cost price. Students are required to fax or email their student IDs for verification before they can take the plan.
For the eight other shared hosting plans, the prices are way up in the ceiling. I kept checking again to be sure that they were actually monthly prices. The beginner plan isn’t expensive unlike the rest but still, for the features that NetRegis provides, it should be cheaper plus you get charged a set-up fee on it only.
On a good note, you get a free domain on the top two plans and discounted domain registration prices on the other plans. Subscription periods start from 3 months. It also allows six months and one-year pre-payment.
The company has a support center with tutorials for managing different hosting features through the control panels.
It’s great but if you aren’t DIY inclined, then you should discuss with a person. Its support agents are available through email, phone, and fax. From 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday to Fridays, except on public holidays. I sent an email but didn’t get a reply.