New Zealand Web Hosting Services specializes in shared hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, and domain registration. It isn’t clear when the company was founded, but I can tell you that it has offices in the U.S.A. and the U.K., and data centers in the U.S.A., the U.K., Finland, Bulgaria, and Australia.
By modern standards, this host’s website is not the most attractive I’ve seen, but it can be switched between four different languages: English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Prices are displayed in U.S. dollars.
Features and Ease of Use
The four shared hosting plans are Starter, Business, Corporate, and Enterprise. All these plans provide unlimited storage and unlimited monthly bandwidth, but they vary in terms of the number of email accounts and MySQL databases. You can expect to benefit from these features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Regular backups
- Hepsia control panel
- Free domain
- Free website builder
- One-click application installer
- Antivirus protection
- SSD storage
Although New Zealand Web Hosting Services doesn’t provide the popular cPanel control panel, it does provide the even more user-friendly Hespia control panel for complete control of your web hosting. Use it to manage your website files, domains, email accounts, FTP accounts, backup intervals, and much more.
The control panel also includes a one-click application installer that helps you install a plethora of popular apps, including (but not limited to) WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, phpBB, Geeklog, OpenCart, PrestaShop, Magento, and Zen Cart.
As an alternative to creating a CMS-backed website, you could use the free website builder that comes with several ready-made layout templates that you can customize via a drag-and-drop interface. It means you don’t need to hire a professional web designer.
Pricing and Support
This provider’s prices are average but are not the cheapest for the features and resources provided. You can choose to be billed either monthly or annually, and you can pay using PayPal or your credit/debit card. The 30-day money-back guarantee gives you a month to get out if you change your mind.
Although this host advertises 24/7 support, this evidently doesn’t extend to pre-sales support, because my test support ticket didn’t receive a reply. Other support resources include video classes and an F.A.Q. section: