Features and Ease of Use
Nettihotelli.fi’s hosting solutions are limited to shared hosting, so right away you know that this web host is mainly for smaller websites. That said, you do have all the basics with this company: it provides domain registration services, SSL certificates, and several add-ons. Its shared hosting packages also come with several handy features you can take advantage of, such as:
- 99% uptime guarantee
- Plesk control panel
- SSL support (though certificates must be purchased separately)
- SSH access
- Remote MySQL connections
- Cron jobs
- PHP 5.5 – 7.2
- SSD storage
Nettihotelli.fi offers six shared hosting packages for Windows and Linux, with SSD storage between 300 MB to 10 GB and monthly traffic between 5 GB to 100 GB. Even though you don’t get a ton of storage here, it’s sufficient for personal websites and small businesses.
There’s one huge caveat with the plans, however. The two lowest-tier plans don’t include any MySQL databases, which means if you want to install a CMS like WordPress, you won’t be able to unless you go for a higher-tier package. You’ll be able to put up a static website, but that’s it. At least you’ll still have access to the 150+ applications its auto-installer supports, however.
Support for Webmail, POP3, IMAP, and SMTP is also available. You can also get SSL certificates, DNS management, SCP and SSH access upon request.
I was also told by one of the company’s support agents that Nettihotelli.fi offers VPS hosting services through its sister company Super Cloud, also owned by Euronic Oy.
Pricing and Support
All six web hosting packages are very similar. They mainly differ in storage capacity, add-ons, and few other features such as MySQL databases and PostgreSQL 9.1. The price range is quite affordable in comparison to other hosting providers in the market. Nettihotelli.fi also provides a risk-free 14-day money-back guarantee and throws in a free .info domain with any of its web hosting packages.
Nettihotelli.fi gets high marks for customer support, despite not providing live chat. From personal experience, they provide very responsive email support during business hours. You can also contact them by phone or via a support ticket. Moreover, the website is filled with information about the services provided: there are tutorials and instructions for different configurations, along with a decent FAQ section. Nettihotelli.fi also provides remote assistance via Teamviewer.