Net4 claims to be India’s largest web hosting service provider. The company has worked with over 100,000 websites and delivers a wide range of different features.
But can over 100,000 websites be wrong? Is Net4 really a good website hosting option?
A Soothing First Look
When you first log on to Net4, the front end of the site is actually quite pleasing. The features included with the site are easy to find and use. Everything is very clear, and hey, you even get a soothing picture of nature right there on the top!
Overall, things look alright. Aside from web hosting, the website also offers a wide variety of other services. There are domain and email products on offer, with some simple menus on the landing page revealing everything that Net4 delivers.
And all of this simplicity and a wide variety of products seems to have attracted quite a few big names, including the World Health Organization, NDTV, and much more,
Overall, Net4 generally struck me as a more than decent provider as I analyzed its website.
Purchasing services through the site is pretty straightforward, too. And in addition to that, there's one thing about buying Net4 hosting, that impressed me probably the most.
Ranging from $0.75/month to $2.08/month, Net4 pricing is quite simply, very cheap.
But that doesn't necessarily mean its good value. To find out whether it is, I'll take a closer look at the features on offer.
Plans in More Detail
The table below includes the three basic of the Net4 plans available, with an affordable, mid-range and enterprise option featured.
|Starter Hosting||Advanced Hosting||Business Hosting|
|Disk Space Limit||250MB||500MB||750MB|
|SSD or HDD Servers||HDD||HDD||HDD|
|SSL||Starting from $2.50 per month||Starting from $2.50 per month||Starting from $2.50 per month|
|Money Back Guarantee||30-day||30-day||30-day|
|Customer Support||24/7 Email & Phone||24/7 Email & Phone||24/7 Email & Phone|
What I can say is that all of these packages are extremely affordable. However, I don't recommend them to anyone running a content-heavy website, as you only get up to 5GB disk space with the most expensive package, and much less in the others.
If you wish to go bigger with Net4, however, there are some bigger, more advanced shared hosting packages, which may cost up to 10 or 15 dollars a month.
And if you wish to really go big, you can actually build your very own hosting package: but that's going to be very, very expensive, compared to most of the competition.
On another (negative) note, I originally wanted to share more details on the difference in plans, and so I tried to contact Net4, but I'm yet to get a response. It has been 3 days at the time of writing.
So instead of waiting, I decided to go on and check the performance.
During this part of the review, I tested the site hosted on Net4 server on Bitcatcha.
As presumed given Net4's servers being in India, the response times in Asia were better than elsewhere. If your audience is solely in Asia, you're in luck with Net4. For Europe and South America, it's a whole different story.
Final Thoughts from My Net4 Review
Overall, I'm just way too thrown from Net4 by the unresponsiveness of its support team.
Based on my experience, I can recommend Net4 to those who want to experiement with a cheap web hosting provider. However, I definitely do not advise any beginners or newbies to web hosting to try Net4. My reasons for this come down to the unresponsive customer support.
If you have any Net4 reviews of your own, feel free to leave them below.
- Outstanding pricing
- Many packages to choose from
- Weak American and European performance
- Higher-tier plans prices inadequately