VBHOSTNET, short for ViewBound Hosting Network, is a privately-owned company by Viewbound Systems Technology. The company is located in Nigeria and was founded in 2010. The company offers affordable web hosting services for customers located in Africa and Nigeria. Services and support are available primarily in English.
Features and Ease of Use
VBHOSTNET offers shared, reseller, VPS, and dedicated server hosting that can accommodate businesses of all sizes in Nigeria and Africa. The features included in its shared hosting packages include:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free SSL certificate for enhanced online and offline security
- Free .com.ng or .org.ng domain
- Cloudflare and CloudLinux OS
- Attracta SEO tools
- Unlimited MySQL databases in all shared hosting packages
Beginners will be happy to know that VBHOSTNET also offers the RVsitebuilder, enabling you to get a website up quickly with zero coding knowledge. You can access this easily via your control panel.
You also get free daily backups included in your shared hosting packages, which is an important feature if you’re planning on installing WordPress. VBHOSTNET also offers a free WordPress setup service, although sadly there’s no one-click app installer available.
Once you’re ready to upgrade, VBHOSTNET gives you a choice between a Linux-based or Windows-based VPS with plans that contain anywhere between 1 GB to 4 GB RAM. There are also dedicated server packages available with up to 800GB SATA storage, 16GB DDR3 RAM, and full root access.
Pricing and Support
Even though the company is looking into introducing more flexible billing terms for its customers, the current plans are quite affordable. For now, you can get a half-yearly, annual, or two-year plan that will be worth every single coin.
Payment options include bank payments for both local and international clients as well as PayPal.
In case you’ve paid for a package and are unsatisfied with the services, you can also take advantage of a 14-day money back guarantee.
VBHOSTNET prides itself on its 24/7 customer support. The current support channels include:
- Live chat
I had the pleasure of interacting with their live chat agents and I have to admit that I was impressed. Most important was the human factor through the personally-crafted answers plus the knowledge of their agents on the web hosting issues I raised was sharp. I didn’t have to spend a long time waiting for a response; it took them less than five seconds to get back to me.