Reviews and expert opinion oriented.net
oriented.net is a web hosting company based in Switzerland. It was founded in 2002 when two smaller companies, Pentragon.Net, and Net Oriented merged. As a result of this merger, the new company became a hosting company with a global reach. This vendor offers dedicated servers, VPS hosting, and server housing solutions to businesses in Switzerland and beyond.
With a Swiss hosting market share of 0.06%, this vendor makes it to the list of the top web hosting companies in Switzerland. The oriented.net website is available in both German and English.
Features and Ease of Use
oriented.net hosting solutions come with the following standard features:
- Public IP address
- SSH root access
- Nightly snapshot backup
- CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu
- Swiss quality
- Rapidity and flexibility
oriented.net has two data centers in Switzerland from which it powers its global hosting network. The vendor has the capacity to house small blogs as well as big websites from big corporations.
From shared web hosting to CMS hosting, and web application hosting, the Swiss hosting provider has invested time and resources to deliver excellent solutions to its growing clientele. All its hosting solutions are based on the UNIX/Linux platforms.
This hosting firm leverages its Swiss roots to make a case for its web hosting solutions. Owned by two Swiss citizens, the hosting company argues that it has the Swiss Quality label, a well-known, and internationally recognized and appreciated label.
In addition to using renewable energy sources to power its hosting solutions, oriented.net uses equipment with low electricity consumption without degrading an otherwise reliable hosting infrastructure. The infrastructure is sourced from some of the world-leading hardware manufacturers like IBM, HP, and Oracle.
Though oriented.net has been in the hosting business for over 15 years, the vendor continues to shy away from becoming a mass web hosting provider. Unlike most of its competitors, this vendor keeps a small but stable list of customers. The vendor says that it does this so that it can continue providing personalized support to its customers.
Pricing and Support
oriented.net hosting services are quite expensive even when you factor in the fact that it offers a relatively long list of features, a good number of them with no apparent restrictions. The prices are listed in Swiss francs. The vendor’s billing cycles are quite flexible. They include monthly and annual subscription plans. oriented.net has not included an ordering system on its website. To buy any of its plans, users have to contact its sales department.
Oriented.net does not offer a money-back guarantee but does provide a 99.999% network uptime guarantee.
To contact this vendor, you can either call them, send a fax, or email them. Their email support includes its ticketing system. The vendor does not offer live chat support and its website has no knowledge base. I sent them an email query and got a response in just over 10 hours.