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Netfirms Website Hosting Review (


netfirms-web-hosting-reviewFounded in 1998, NetFirms is a group of likeminded professionals who would like to see you bring your ideas to the World Wide Web. Passionate about helping you do it, NetFirms bring a multitude of professional grade features to anyone who would like to bring their ideas online. It doesn’t matter if you are a designer, an entrepreneur, developer, thinker or designer NetFirms has something to help out all and anyone of them. With state of the art reliable technology, simple and affordable solutions are brought to everyone. With a clientele that spans across the globe, NetFirms is still providing some of the best technology to its customers. Since starting up, NetFirms has grown into one of the largest solution providers around the world. That being said, more than 1.2 million websites are currently being powered by NetFirms. That is impressive and takes a lot of hard work to retain this many customers.



  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • At least 1 Free Domain
  • Drag & Drop Website Builder



  • Dedicated SSL Certificate
  • Unlimited MySQL5 Databases
  • Premium Customer Support




Unlike many of its competitors, NetFirms provides with annual billing process on all of its packages, and if you plan to go for a long time with them you’ll even get the discounted price. That being said they offer the Plus plan, the advantage plan and last but the best the business plan. All of these packages come with a preset for three different billing cycles i.e. 1 year, 2 years or 3 years. The Plus Plan starts at $3.49 per month for 3 year billing, $4.45 per month for 2 year billing and $4.95 per month for 1 year billing cycle. Now the Advantage plan costs you $7.99 per month for 3 year billing, $8.99 per month for 2 year billing, $9.99 per month for 1 year billing. Now the Business plan starts at $10.99 per month for 3 year billing, $12.99 for 2 year billing and $14.99 per month for 1 year billing cycle. Now the features are more or less the same in all the plans but their quantity is managed relative to the package.



This is a very complicated area. Many a people have claimed that they have faced a lot of issues with the hosting services. Some say that they have faced a lot of downtime and that they have faced their sites being hacked very often, but the number of people who haven’t faced any issue is greater. The downtime is really less compared to others. A guy claims to having been with them for more than 15 years and never experience an outage like that. While there might be some performance issues on the financial end. People say that they are usually charged before their due date and sometimes they are overcharged.




Unlike many others on our list, NetFirms support portal claims that they use Plesk, however many users have confirmed it that they provide their customers with the vDeck Control Panel. It is not as popular as the cPanel control panel but it is almost at par with it. Although no information is available for which version of vDeck is being used, we assume that it is the same as the latest vDeck available. vDeck is a very good alternative to cPanel as it allows easy management of the website from a web based interface. It allows users to manage their websites very easily. To operate it is not much of an issue, but if you have a non-technical background then you might face problems while using vDeck for the first time.



The Customer Support provided by NetFirms is really good. 24/7 support is available to all of its customers while the Business Plan subscribers also get premium support. With a team of highly specialized professionals, they customer support team of NetFirms aims to provide help in any problem that you might face. While some customers claim it to be the worst on the market, others say that they are refreshingly good. So you’ll have to decide for yourself.



With all of the plans provided by NetFirms, you get a thirty day money back guarantee. While they claim that the satisfaction of their customers is their top priority, they offer this guarantee to ensure that you don’t have to suffer at all. If you are not satisfied with the services provided by NetFirms you can cancel within the first 30 days of the order and get a full refund.



Even though they might be the ones providing the most features at a really reasonable price, NetFirms fails to deliver in some aspects. All in all it is a very good option, if you want simplified website hosting without much of the technical hassle hindering your development. 





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