NodeWing is a U.S.-based budget hosting company that’s a relatively fresh entrant in the market. The main website is in English, but the support pages can be translated to around 30 languages with the help of a Google translate plugin.
Features and Ease of Use
NodeWing sells domain registration, SSD VPS, and shared hosting plans. These shared hosting plans come with the following core features:
- 99% uptime guarantee
- Automatic daily backups
- Domain registration available
- Up to 15 domains supported
- Free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate
- From 5 GB to unlimited SSD disk space
- Unlimited data transfer
Although this is a budget brand, the resource quotas are still high. All plans come with unlimited data transfer, unlimited FTP accounts, and unlimited databases, as well as between 5 GB and unlimited SSD storage.
The plans run on a Linux operating system with cPanel as your main administrative interface. The uptime guarantee is in line with the industry standard at 99.9%. Beginners will be glad to know that there’s a one-click installer, although it’s not clear how many programs are included.
While it’s not explicitly mentioned, the plans do support PHP, MySQL databases, and CGI. If you need SSH access, you’ll need to upgrade to the VPS plans, and if you want support for JSP or ASP, you won’t find it at NodeWing.
I contacted support to ask about a website building tool and remote SQL connections, as neither are advertised on the website. However, I did not get confirmation either way.
Pricing and Support
The plans are inexpensively-priced. If you only need one domain and 5 GB of disk space is enough for your website, you’ll benefit from a cheap monthly rate.
All plans come with a free SSL certificate and there appears to be free domain registration included, albeit for a select number of extensions that unfortunately does not include .com. You may also purchase a PositiveSSL certificate or a dedicated IP address when checking out.
Plans can be purchased in one, two, or three-year terms, with no discount for purchasing a longer length upfront. If you’re going for the highest-tier Enterprise plan, you’ll have the additional option of a six-month billing cycle. There’s also a 30-day money back guarantee on all shared hosting plans.
Considering this is a budget brand, there are a good range of support options including FAQs, a knowledge base, and a client area that requires existing customers to login. If you prefer to speak directly with someone, there’s customer service via live chat, support tickets, and an online contact form. According to forum reviews, the average response time is approximately 45 minutes.
Frankly, I’m not sure if the available live chat is real. I visited the website at various times in the day and the live chat was always offline. I also sent a message via the offline chat window and did not hear back, despite waiting several days for a response.