Although there is nothing revolutionary to expect from the range of resources from Netfirms, they cover the basics:
- Linked SSL certificates (upgraded to Business Plan Dedicated certificates)
- Control of emails
- Databases from MySQL
- Access to FTP
- Hosting multi-domains
Notice that it’s not free, you’ll have to pay an extra charge for it, though they provide domain registration services. From time to time, they have promotional coupons that encourage you to buy an annual shared hosting or VPS package for a free one-year domain registration, but the note of these deals is usually hidden all the way to the bottom of the page, so you may have to search for them.
Their best features are the tools that they provide to help you develop your website:
Shopsite: To build and operate their online store, e-commerce clients get to use the excellent Shopsite framework.
WordPress 1-Click Install: One-click downloads of a variety of apps, including WordPress , Joomla, Drupal, and phpBB, are available for web hosting plans.
Ready-to-go WebsitesTM: This tool provides their web hosting plans and helps you, if you don’t have time for another option, to select from a collection of models to use as your website.
It is clear that by offering the requisite construction software, Netfirms aims to make its hosting offerings as quick and convenient to use as possible. The speed and ease at which you can set up your website can be significantly enhanced by Shopsite, WordPress, Ready-to-go WebsitesTM, and the rest. The buying method is also very simple and quick.
Netfirms utilizes distributed hosting technologies to efficiently disperse resources to the applications of their clients, which ultimately ensures that your servers can get better performance , scalability, and stability. Remember, however, that they have no promise of uptime.
Pricing and Support
Netfirms focuses its business on providing individuals or small businesses with easy, shared hosting. They will refer you to their mate, SPRY, for VPS hosting. As well as a single e-commerce service, they have a few web hosting plans. Both goods come with a money back guarantee of 30 days, 24/7 assistance, and the option of monthly, biennial, or triennial billing. So, sadly, short-term billing doesn’t work. The plans are the following:
Web Hosting: Both plans provide unrestricted disk storage, scalable bandwidth, $100 Bing Ads, $100 credit for Google AdWords, unrestricted email addresses, and their WebsitesTM Ready-to-go tool.
Advantage: 5 MySQL clusters and 50 accounts with FTP.
Plus: 200 tables with MySQL and 100 accounts with FTP.
Business: FTP accounts and unrestricted MySQL databases.
E-commerce Hosting: This solution comes pre-installed with Shopsite as well as unlimited storage space, unlimited domain support, unlimited email addresses, and flexible data transfer.
Although their pricing is not tricky and it is inexpensive given the characteristics and services you get, given bandwidth, you should be mindful of their fair use policies as you would be asked to update or pay extra when you reach an acceptable allotment.
For all their clients, Netfirms’ 24/7 service is offered via fare, toll-free numbers, or live chat. You may enlist their consulting expertise in addition to their free technical assistance to assist with other facets of hosting the website, such as database creation, WordPress, website creation, or website maintenance. Their help is, in my view, not the quickest or the best, but still good. Their news releases and social accounts are not updated daily, however.