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Zlatan Aleksic
Zlatan Aleksic
Web Hosting Expert

PHPNET is a hosting company located in France that provides a wide array of attractively priced hosting solutions. The amount of resources, support service, and the hardware infrastructure available with PHPNET promises an uninterrupted online presence.

Overview

phpnet-minePHPNET is a French company that offers web hosting solutions for websites and internet applications to nearly 15,000 customers. Founded in 2002 by Thibaud GRANGIER, PHPNET first sat in Paris to deploy its data center in 2008, in Grenoble. The company has its own technical infrastructure and fully designs the tools that they offer. For 16 years, PHPNET has allowed more than 50,000 sites to be read online from their shared, dedicated, and virtual servers.

Features and Ease of Use

PHPNET offers various plans that come with shared hosting, VPS hosting, and Dedicated servers. In their shared hosting plans section, they list 5 basic plans: Mutu Start, Mutu Boost, Mutu Max, Premium First, and Premium Evo. With these plans you can get an unlimited number of sites, unlimited bandwidth, cPanel, and 100, 250, 500, 150, and 300GB of web space and much more.

With these resources, you could run more than one e-commerce website with no problem. The fact that you have a free cPanel at your disposal allows you to manage your websites even if you have no technical knowledge. With cPanel you have access to WordPress or PrestaShop CMSs which allow you to build your custom website using thousands of templates. PrestaShop is my favorite because it’s really e-commerce-focused.

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I also found that PHPNET provides an unlimited amount of OS reinstallation if you need it for any purpose. Their power and network infrastructure are completely redundant so the company provides a 99.99% uptime guarantee.

Because PHPNET decided to use SSD drives their clients are able to enjoy much faster page load times. This is important because it takes a fragment of a second for the visitor to lose interest and leave your page before it loads.

In shorter form, some of the most notable features would create a list that looks like this:

  • Unlimited traffic
  • 100Mbps Full Duplex Max Bandwidth
  • SSD Drives
  • Free one-click installation of third-party apps
  • 99.9% uptime guaranteed

Pricing and Support

I haven’t found any free plans but their first offer in any solution is basically free what means that for as low as few dollars you can obtain a complete operating solution with all that you need to start your online business. Compared to other EU hosting companies, PHPNET offers more resources for a lesser price. Plus, there’s a Student plan which is crafted to fit the budget and the needs of an average student with a dream of becoming a blogger or e-commerce entrepreneur. The company accepts all paying methods including PayPal, which is a nice perk for those that earn money online, and you can select a monthly or a 12-month billing cycle depending on how you feel more comfortable. An additional perk of this service is a free SSL installation which means you can run a secure e-commerce business.

Not many companies will provide such a good quality of service for a free 24/7 phone support. The waiting times are less than a minute, which could increase during peak periods. There’s also a 24/7 ticket service support with am excellent response rate, and you don’t get that feeling that you are chatting with a robot.

Pricing

4.3

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Lahlou
France
April 25, 2020
A FUIR AUSSI

A fuir aussi depuis le rachat de phpnet par le groupe Magic Online c'est une catastrophe je ne recommande pas cet hebergeur client 2012 je quitte Magic Online sans regret coupure des serveurs Ftp qui ne se connecte réponse du support basé en Tunisie à coté de la plaque 6 d'attente je migre mes sites chez un autre hebergeur Francais avec un support au top sur Clermont-Ferrand Ferrand (pour les clients phpnet). ADIEU

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Denys
France
April 21, 2020
A fuir

Cet hébergeur a était racheté en 2020 par un nouveau groupe qui emplois des techniciens incompétent qui apprennent leur métier sur le tas. Mon serveur rame et dispose de pleins de bug en raison de modification non souhaités par la nouvelle équipe en place. De plus le support technique est inexistant et quand on leur parle on à affaire à des humain-robots (en raison de la délocalisation du support hors de France). Hébergeur à fuir.

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ICS
France
February 12, 2020
A fuir absolument depuis le rachat par Magic

Je suis client phpnet depuis des années, professionnel (une centaine de site et domaines hébergés sur 3 serveurs).Phpnet a été vendu à Magic en 2019.Avant la vente, phpnet avait le meilleur backend utilisateur : bien conçu, rapide, efficace, intelligent, mieux que cPanel (qui est déjà pas mal). Maintenant, Magic a forcé tout le monde à migrer sous le panel Odin, qui est lent, mal fait, moche, et plein de bugs.D'un point de vue support, je n'avais jamais eu de problème du temps où le support était assuré à Grenoble, avec des informaticiens connaissant leur métier. Maintenant, le support est assuré au bout du monde, avec des réponses de bonne volonté, mais peu compétentes.Bref, je suis en train de changer d'hébergeur, ce qui prend un temps fou avec leur panel foireux, et à chaque fois je maudis Thibaud Grangier, le DG de phpnet, qui en choisissant Magic pour revendre sa boite, a purement et simplement trahi ses clients.

Bottom line on PHPnet

All in all, I found that services offered by PHPNET are reasonably pricing, and would highly recommend them if you are looking for a reliable provider for your online presence. Anything from registering your domain name to powerful dedicated server plans is their area of expertise.

Pros

  • Scalable solutions
  • Powerful Servers
  • Generous pricing
  • Good reputation

Cons

  • No free plans available
  • No knowledge base
Zlatan Aleksic
Zlatan Aleksic
Zlatan Aleksic is a freelance marketing content writer with years of experience in writing product and service promotions and reviews.

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