Biz.nf seems to be just one of many, many hosting companies, you can find all over the Web.
In the difficult and competitive field, the site particularly prides itself on being ad-free, ecological, and on delivering a user-friendly package.
Is that true? And if so - is that enough to challenge the titans of the business? Let's go and find out.
First Glance - Biz.nf Packages
Right away, I wasn’t overly impressed with the website of Biz.nf.
The presentation of the site appears tacky and amateurish. And also, there was plenty of focus on the free web hosting package, which comes across and one of the main company's features.
There are also premium hosting, as well as domain hosting and registering services.
Biz.nf reviews are mostly positive
When it comes to lesser-known or free hosting providers, many of them are like this for a reason. Subpar performance, technical problems, and lackluster customer support are all fully expected.
Not for Biz.nf, though.
The people seem to be quite happy. Although, it's worth noting these talk about its free service.
But we are interested in the paid one as well - let's see what the premium plans are and what do they get you.
There are 3 plans available with Biz.nf, and pricing is fairly affordable for most users. Especially for the free plan.
The Personal plan is $4.95, while the Business plan is $6.95. These are competitive rates.
However, let's take a look at their plans in more detail to see if it's worth paying the extra bit of cash.
Plans in More Detail
The table below includes the three Biz.nf plans, all of which are focused on affordability.
|Disk Space Limit||1000 MB||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Bandwidth Limit||5 GB||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Money Back Guarantee||N/A||30-Day Period||30-Day Period|
|Customer Support||24/7 live chat||24/7 live chat||24/7 live chat|
You can’t really argue with the value for money offered by Biz.nf hosting. The premium packages are quite inexpensive
The fact you get 24/7 support and a website builder to choose from with the paid plans is great! Although the live chat is not always helpful, often just trying to make you send a query to the live chat instead.
During my Biz.nf review, I tested the site on BitCatcha. You can see the results below:
Although the site’s performance is below average overall, it should still work well for users in the Western world. Not such a good idea if you're concerned about Japanese visitors, though.
That being said, there was another thing that got my attention. It appears that Biz.nf can be a Liquid Web reseller!
This means that the company doesn't actually own its servers: it probably just bought an expensive plan for Liquid Web and now sell it to you, piece by piece.
In one way, that's pretty good - Liquid Web's servers are quite nice. In all the other ways - it's pretty bad, as you can't expect much help or technical expertise from the company which you buy the services from.
Final Thoughts from my Biz.nf Review
Biz.nf is a hosting solution that will be well within the budgets of most users. Which is pretty impressive - but there are some shortcomings, too.
My experience with the packages delivered by Biz.nf is actually quite positive. They're a good free hosting option, however the fact that it probably resells Liquid Web isn't a good sign for paid packages.
What's also noticeable is that Biz.nf seems to block innocuous web pages and words. The site owners claim that they have responded to this, but it still crops up in reviews.
Nonetheless, overall Biz.nf is an interesting option for free hosting - and for some, it could be a decent paid option, too. But before making a decision don't forget to check other free hosting providers.