nxtHost is all for web hosting, software, domain registration, and website security. The company is located in Bucharest, Romania. Its servers are housed in data centers in Bucharest, Romania but it has network connections with the United States and Amsterdam. Its Website is in English and Romanian.
Features and Ease of Use
There are three WordPress plans that include an automatic WordPress installation at payment. Also, nxtHost offers three shared hosting plans that are suitable for moderate websites. Customers on the regular shared hosting plans get the following:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free SSL certificates
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Daily automatic backups
- Either five or unlimited websites per plan
- 10GB, 25GB, or 35GB SSD
If you have more than one website that you want to host, nxtHost will provide SSL certificates for all the websites regardless of the number. Another feature that the company doesn’t limit is email accounts. You can set up as many as you wish as long as you don’t exhaust your provided storage space.
The automatic backups are kept for 30 days in its system. You can restore a backup that was taken within the previous month. As usual with web hosts, it doesn’t assure you that the backups will happen or you’ll see the exact one you need. So, you should also take your own periodically. You could set cron jobs to help here.
nxtHost uses CloudLinux operating system. It separates hosting customers using a shared server into virtualized environments to limit excessive use of total server resources that can affect other users on the server. This also improves data security and stability.
Customers can program with PHP. It supports many versions of it and you can select the one you want for each website with the PHP selector in your cPanel. Unfortunately, there’s no one-click installer. It expects you to manually install any application that you need.
Pricing and Support
nxtHost’s web hosting plans start out low-cost but as you get to the Platinum plan, the price isn’t low-cost anymore. You’ll get lower prices for those exact features in some top web hosting companies. Prices are in Euros.
The subscription period starts for one month. If you’re willing to go for longer terms, you’ll get a discount including up to two and a half months off for a year. You can pay with PayPal, Visa Electron, MasterCard, and Maestro.
nxtHost doesn’t employ any trickery. The price you see on the features pages is the exact thing it charges for one month of hosting and renewal, and there are no hidden charges. Unfortunately, there’s no free trial and money-back guarantee. You might get a refund off your leftover months but that’s not guaranteed.
Customer support is available through ticket, phone, and live chat on Mondays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. GMT+2. nxtHost expects customers to install applications manually but doesn’t have a guide for this, any other tutorial, or a knowledge base section of any kind. It’s disappointing.
I had to contact support through live chat. I was able to discuss with an agent that guided me through connecting my domain to the server.