Reviews and expert opinion VNET

Ranked 617th from 3234 Web Hosting
4.3
Features
4.3
Ease of Use
4.3
Support
4.3
Pricing
4.3
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
The 15 years of hosting experience, 6,000+ happy customers, and a network that covers 90% of Slovakia paints the perfect picture of VNET. It offers web hosting plus virtual and dedicated servers.

Overview

VNET

VNET is fine, but fine is not good enough. While VNET is a decent web host, you can get better quality hosting at a cheaper price with Hostinger, for example.

Bratislava-based VNET provides telecommunications and internet services plus web hosting, VPS, and dedicated servers. Its main website can be switched between the Slovak and English languages, but its web hosting subsite seems to be stuck in Slovak.

The website looks good and loads fast. Hosting plans are easy to compare, and there is plenty of information to help you make a solid decision. Although you can order a hosting package online, the order buttons don’t work for dedicated and virtual servers.

Features and Ease of Use

VNET

VNET’s Admin Zone self-service portal (effectively its control panel) lets you administer your web hosting features, including:

  • Domains and subdomains
  • Email accounts, aliases, and redirects
  • FTP accounts
  • MySQL databases
  • Domain name servers
  • AWStats site statistics
  • Cron jobs

Your hosting account supports unlimited data transfer (so you can move files without restrictions) and offers a 99% uptime guarantee (which is quite a bit lower than the industry average). VNET will transfer your website, databases, and emails for free.

Backup hardware and technical support are guaranteed for the duration of your contract. 100 GB to 200 GB backup storage is an optional extra (but a trial is free), and you can also pay extra for L1 to L3 support.

All plans include a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate that will secure your site and help improve your search engine standing. Multi-plan customers also enjoy DDoS protection.

To administer your resources remotely, you can download the remote manager app that works with Windows, Linux, and Android.

Stepping up from shared hosting takes you first to a VPS with unlimited traffic. The virtual servers are scalable and cheaper than dedicated servers. Your VPS can be set up within nine minutes of placing an order. Scaling up further takes you to cost-effective dedicated servers that can handle huge workloads. Dedicated servers are installed and configured by in-house specialists at Bratislava’s SHC III data center.

As an alternative to shared hosting, VPS or a dedicated server, the cloud solution is designed for business owners who want a flexible and dynamic IT infrastructure. The cloud environment, which is built on OpenStack and powered by high-performance HP servers, allows you to develop and test enterprise web applications. Cloud services are deployed through KVM hypervisor, which is fully-managed via the OpenStack platform.

Pricing and Support

When it comes to picking a package, I wouldn’t recommend the basic START package since it comes with only 5 MB storage space, which is insufficient for almost any website. However, scaling up allows you to unlock more storage and get unlimited MySQL databases, daily backups, and additional addon domains. You’ll also enjoy DDoS protection.

You can pay for your package using PayPal, CardPay, or TatraPay, on four billing cycles from monthly to annual. It looks like you can only get a refund if VNET fails to provide the hosting service for a specified period of time.

VNET provides 24/7 technical support at three levels. At any given time, there are six certified support technicians ready to answer your questions or resolve your hosting issues. You can reach out to them by calling the local or international telephone support lines (during working hours on weekdays) or by sending an email.

Since I found some of the order links to be broken (for a VPS), I asked for advice via the email channel:

VNET

 

Pricing

4.3

Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
1 x 2.5 "SATA 1TB
2 x Intel Xeon 6Core X5670 2.93GHz
4GB DDR3
$186.56
2 x 2.5 "SSD 240GB
2x Intel Xeon 8core E5-2667v2 3.30GHz
8 GB DDR3
$223.65
2 x 2.5 "SSD 480 GB
2 x Intel Xeon 10core E5-2670v2 2.50GHz
16 GB DDR3
$238.26
Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
1 x 2.5 "SATA 1TB
2 x Intel Xeon 6Core X5670 2.93GHz
4GB DDR3
$186.56
2 x 2.5 "SSD 240GB
2x Intel Xeon 8core E5-2667v2 3.30GHz
8 GB DDR3
$223.65
2 x 2.5 "SSD 480 GB
2 x Intel Xeon 10core E5-2670v2 2.50GHz
16 GB DDR3
$238.26
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Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
5 MB
+
1
$0.67
500 MB
+
$2.02
1000 MB
+
10
$6.74
5000 MB
+
$20.23
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
5 MB
+
1
$0.67
500 MB
+
$2.02
1000 MB
+
10
$6.74
5000 MB
+
$20.23
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Cloud Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
20 GB
vCPU 1
0.5 GB
$11.24
40 GB
vCPU 2
1 GB
$17.98
40 GB
vCPU 2
2 GB
$31.47
160 GB
vCPU 2
2 GB
$44.95
Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
20 GB
vCPU 1
0.5 GB
$11.24
40 GB
vCPU 2
1 GB
$17.98
40 GB
vCPU 2
2 GB
$31.47
160 GB
vCPU 2
2 GB
$44.95
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
RAM
Price
10GB
512 MB
$11.24
25GB
1024 MB
$16.86
50GB
1536 MB
$33.72
100GB
2048 MB
$67.43
150GB
4096 MB
$101.15
Plan Name
Storage
RAM
Price
10GB
512 MB
$11.24
25GB
1024 MB
$16.86
50GB
1536 MB
$33.72
100GB
2048 MB
$67.43
150GB
4096 MB
$101.15
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Bottom line on VNET

VNET offers many useful hosting features, good customer service, and an informative website. The only downside is that the introductory package doesn’t do much for me, and it won’t do much for your website.

Still not sure if this is the right web host for you? Check out our top recommended web hosts to learn more.

Pros

  • Lots of nice features
  • 24/7 technical support
  • Fast and hassle-free migration
  • Uptime SLA

Cons

  • The basic plan is pointless
  • VPS order buttons don’t work
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.
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