Network Solutions is a web hosting provider that has thought of ways to give you the best possible package. This means only services you need and know how to use, as opposed to packages that include services you do not need and do not know how to use. Or at least this is what they say about it themselves. A quick look into the issue shows affordable and fair prices and some pretty advanced features experienced people will appreciate. But let’s see what this really means.
Network Solutions offers shared hosting and VPS (Virtual Private Server) solutions. There is no dedicated server option, yet the VPS offer is pretty good and you can get that for the price of VPS.
The shared hosting plan contains three packages:
Essential Plan – perfect for a small business
Professional Plan – recommended for a larger online operation
Premium Plan – specially created for businesses and administrators who wish to manage several sites at a time
The Virtual Private System (VPS) offers three packages:
VPS Essential – starts at $40 per month
VPS Professional – starts at $ 80 per month
Network Solutions offers an easy to use website builder with over 200 customizable templates to choose from. nsWebsite TM comes with a drag and drop editor, and it lets you add forums, blogs and maps. However, some people who are a bit less tech savvy complained about having difficulties in coping with the system. They claim that it took some time getting used to it. Even so, once they got used to the procedure, things became easier to understand.
In reality, experienced users will be more appreciative of some of the features. One of them is the basic HTML animation. This feature is included in the Network Solutions packages, but it must be paid extra with other providers.
If you are a fan of cPanel, then rest assured! Network Solutions has it. So you can enjoy the possibility to create the website you and your business needs.
To this we add the reliability of the system and the efforts made to provide a secure online environment for your business to grow. This means good Uptime, within the 99.99% parameters. Also, state of the art equipment that protects your data, spread across the world in different centers. Therefore, all efforts have been made for you to feel like your business is safe.
Tech support is nice and handy. Moreover, once you sign up, an agent is assigned to you in particular. However, this service is paid extra. If you wish to stick to the regular offer, know that you can contact an agent via phone (there are dedicated phone numbers for various concerns, so you can always talk to a well-informed agent) or e-mail, and that you can find all the useful information in forums, instructional videos, tutorials and in the FAQ section on their site. You can reach them on Facebook and Twitter. Also, their ticket system is very efficient and you will enjoy working with it. There is no live chat, though.
The hosting service claims to offer:
The hosting service claims to offer:
Some have said that with the add-ons that bring the real value of the service, Network Solutions may be on the pricy side. Let’s see what this means. We’ll start by mentioning the 30-days money back guarantee, which is standard and needed to be said only to get it out of the way.
Apart from offering their clearly defined packages, Network Solutions offers the possibility to opt for WordPress hosting packages for $ 9.85 per month. This is just in case all you need is a WordPress blog. It has the same offer for SharePoint, at $ 7.74 per month.
There is a web hosting and marketing package that costs $ 3.99 per month and that makes your website locally visible on all major search engines. For $4.99 per month, you can get the package that gives you the ability to sell and promote products on your site, as well as accept card payments. There is also the $ 8.99 per month eCommerce add-on. This one gives you control of your products, clients and orders, and lets you create a merchant account.
The more you want security features, the more complex they become and the more you have to pay for them. Take SSL for example, at a starting price of $ 69.99 per year.
Network Solutions is a feature packed option. And we say feature packed literally, in the sense that people only discovering the numerous possibilities of website hosting will feel overwhelmed. Other than that, experienced users will enjoy some of the features other providers tax extra for.