Reviews and expert opinion XYnet

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4.0
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
XYnet offers a range of website hosting plans including shared hosting and dedicated server rental. They are located in South Korea and have been serving customers since 1999.

Overview

South Korean website hosting company XYnet, which is a subsidiary or sub-brand of Softcan Inc., has been serving customers since 1999. Their website and support are available only in Korean, which is indicative of an exclusively Korean customer base.

 

XYnet features

Features and Ease of Use

XYnet offers personal website hosting, corporate website hosting, co-purchase hosting, and even image-only hosting, plus domain registration and email hosting services. Here are some of the standard features included in their shared hosting plans:

  • Between 300 MB and 20 GB web capacity 
  • Unlimited MySQL database capacity 
  • From 1.2 GB to 20 GB traffic capacity  
  • From one to thirty add-on domains 
  • Domain registration available at additional cost

For a native English speaker, the company’s Korean-language website is a little difficult to decipher, even with assistance from Google Translate, but I’ll tell you what I have been able to deduce.

If you’re looking for beginner-friendly features such as a website builder and a one-click installer, you could be left disappointed, but there is mention of WordPress being installable.

If you’re looking for software development features, you could be slightly disappointed. While they do support the now-out-of-favor Flash, plus CGI, JavaScript, Perl, and PHP (up to version 5), there appears to be no support for additional advanced coding languages such as Python and Ruby on Rails. None of the Microsoft technologies such as ASP and JSP are supported by their Linux hosting packages.

Resource allocations depend on the type of hosting – Personal, Enterprise, or Co-purchased – and on the particular level within each type. The Personal hosting lets you choose from five levels, Teen Discount up to Gold, with between 300 MD and 1.5 GB of web data and between 1.2 GB and 3.6 GB of traffic. The Enterprise hosting lets you choose between Corporate Standard (2 GB web data, 4 GB traffic, 5 domains) and Corporate Premium (4 GB web data, 4 GB traffic, 10 domains). The Co-purchased hosting offers three levels, with web data of between 5 GB and 20 GB, with traffic between 6 GB and 20 GB,  and with 10 to 30 domains.

This hosting provider also supports MySQL plus FTP and SSH access.

Unfortunately, I can’t say so much about their underlying infrastructure or give concrete details about their data center(s), but I have seen statistics suggesting that at 0.6 sec loading time their site speed is faster than 93% of other sites. Which says something about their hosting.

Pricing and Support

XYnet’s prices range from extremely cheap to very expensive:

  • The affordable base packages come with quite limited resource quotas such as 300 MB disk space and 1.2 GB bandwidth, which is much less than even small WordPress installations require. 
  • The highest price packages are very expensive but they don’t come with many extra features; merely higher resource quotas.

You have to pay extra for domain registrationsetup, and SSL certificates.

Technical support can be obtained by telephone or ticket, but I can’t say for sure if this is 24/7. They also have an online support center for existing customers, but you have to be logged in to access it.

XYnet’s hosting packages description pages do provide some useful support information, mainly in the form of lots of things you’re not allowed to upload, host, or exceed without running the risk of having your services suspended. But to be fair, they do offer to text you when you reach 90% of your daily transmission limitSome of their FAQ pages (e.g. for email hosting) cannot be translated into English by the Chrome browser at all, which of course will be no limitation at all if you speak Korean.

Pricing

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Price
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Price
300MB
1.2 GB
$0.36
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Bottom line on XYnet

XYnet is a very Korea-oriented website hosting provider. If you’re based in South Korea, and you speak Korean, it could be the one for you. English-speaking website owners in other parts of the world could need to consider other hosts instead.

Pros:

  • Affordable personal hosting plans  
  • Ticket support available on the website 
  • South Korean focus 

Cons:

  • Complex Korean-language website 
  • Unclear information about servers or data center 
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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