Network Solutions Web Hosting Review

Network Solutions Review

Network Solutions, a simple web hosting service, only has features three basic feature categories: hosting, uploading and coding. They do well in this area, but their feature set didn’t have much to offer in every other category. We thought they offered an excellent service. However, their small feature set and lack of unique features really hurt them in the rankings.

Network Solutions Hosting Package:

Network Solutions has done their best to simplify their complex hosting plans. Luckily, they decided to drop their prices while still adding more features to their offers. Their plans, nsHosting Shared Small, nsHosting Shared Large and nsHosting Shared Unlimited. The nsHosting Shared Unlimited plan offers some unlimited features, but it doesn’t have as many as you would think based on its name. This web hosting service offers about half as many features as their competitors for the same prices their competitors charge. We liked how they attached a large number to each feature they did have, giving their users ample room to expand; however, we would like to see them add more features to their plans to justify their prices.

Ease of Use:
We had difficulties using most of the features this web hosting service had to offer. Their excellent customer service representatives did everything they could to relieve our confusion, but in the end, they only made us more perplexed. Eventually, we figured out these troublesome features after getting around the expansive learning curve involved with each one of them.

Help & Support:
We had an enjoyable experience with this web hosting service’s customer service representatives. They answered our questions in a timely manner, resolved our issues appropriately and never made us feel rushed. They chatted with us while we waited for their applications to load, making the experience as a whole very entertaining.

Site Creation Tools:
Network Solutions does have an easy-to-use site builder included in all of their plans. This web hosting service also has a section of their site devoted to web design. Unfortunately, at $699 to $1,999, they don’t provide a web design service that people on a budget could afford. We don’t think they focus enough of their energy on helping their users design creative websites. On their features page, they don’t even highlight their site builder as one of their premier features. If you look close, you will find that they also have capabilities for implementing contact forms, polls, guest books and message boards.

Server Access:
Users can access high functioning FTP capabilities with any plan from Network Solutions. It's unclear if you have .htaccess or Anonymous FTP included.

Marketing Tools:
Network Solutions doesn't offer any marketing tools with their plans. Again, Network Solutions has a section of their website devoted to paid marketing services. These services don’t have price tags most web designers on a budget could afford. Other web hosting services at least throw in credits for Facebook Ads and Google AdWords when they don’t have anything else to offer.

Reporting and Statistics:
You can access your log files and analyze the data within them with AWStats.

Summary:
If Network Solutions found better ways to justify their astronomical prices, they would fall right in line with the most solid web hosting services. We could see them charging half as much per month for what they do offer. Network Solutions would suit the needs of someone with a gigantic budget, not those of us who have never used web hosting services before.

Network Solutions Specifications

Network Solutions Company Overview
As the Internet has evolved, it has leveled the playing field for small businesses. No matter their size, a small business can now use the Web to gain advantages that at one time only big business enjoyed – such as the ability to reach customers around the globe. The Internet has created a world of opportunities . . .
At Network Solutions®, we focus on helping small businesses start and market their businesses on the Web, enabling them to realize their dreams of self-reliance, entrepreneurship, creativity, and financial independence. We pioneered the service for creating and acquiring specific “web addresses” (known as domain name registration), and today offer a full range of Web-related services. In addition to domain name registration, we offer Web site design and hosting, e-commerce solutions, online security products, and search engine marketing and optimization.

Why Choose Us?

Drawing on our nearly 30 years of experience, we make it simple and affordable for our customers to build and manage an online presence. Customers around the world trust us to manage more than 7 million domains, over 1.5 million e-mailboxes, and more than 350,000 Web sites. Yet while we’re a technical services company, we specialize in supporting those who aren’t technically savvy. It’s one of the things we do best. In fact, for four consecutive years our Hazleton, PA, customer support center has been honored to be named a J.D. Power and Associates® Certified Call Center, providing “An Outstanding Customer Service Experience.” (For J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Certified Call Center ProgramSM information, visit jdpower.com.) When we make it easy for small business customers to get online – through our services and unparalleled support – then they have more time and energy to do what they do best.

We “Get” Small Business…

After all, we’ve been a small business. We’ve experienced all of the same types of unique challenges that small businesses face. We’ve asked the same types of questions; we’ve pondered the same complex struggles. So, even though we’ve grown a bit over the last few years, we understand the small business customer like few other companies can or do. And no other company offers the breadth of offerings in the domain registration, Web presence, and online marketing arena that we do; or the dedicated desire to care for, guide, and serve the small business customer at every stage of their growth and development.
Read Our Customer Testimonials
Everything we do is focused on our mantra:
Help Small Businesses Succeed Online
Ownership
Network Solutions is privately owned by General Atlantic a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. General Atlantic combines a collaborative global approach, sector-specific expertise, long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great management and build exceptional businesses worldwide.

Network Solutions Specifications

Network Solutions Company Overview
As the Internet has evolved, it has leveled the playing field for small businesses. No matter their size, a small business can now use the Web to gain advantages that at one time only big business enjoyed – such as the ability to reach customers around the globe. The Internet has created a world of opportunities . . .
At Network Solutions®, we focus on helping small businesses start and market their businesses on the Web, enabling them to realize their dreams of self-reliance, entrepreneurship, creativity, and financial independence. We pioneered the service for creating and acquiring specific “web addresses” (known as domain name registration), and today offer a full range of Web-related services. In addition to domain name registration, we offer Web site design and hosting, e-commerce solutions, online security products, and search engine marketing and optimization.

Why Choose Us?

Drawing on our nearly 30 years of experience, we make it simple and affordable for our customers to build and manage an online presence. Customers around the world trust us to manage more than 7 million domains, over 1.5 million e-mailboxes, and more than 350,000 Web sites. Yet while we’re a technical services company, we specialize in supporting those who aren’t technically savvy. It’s one of the things we do best. In fact, for four consecutive years our Hazleton, PA, customer support center has been honored to be named a J.D. Power and Associates® Certified Call Center, providing “An Outstanding Customer Service Experience.” (For J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Certified Call Center ProgramSM information, visit jdpower.com.) When we make it easy for small business customers to get online – through our services and unparalleled support – then they have more time and energy to do what they do best.

We “Get” Small Business…

After all, we’ve been a small business. We’ve experienced all of the same types of unique challenges that small businesses face. We’ve asked the same types of questions; we’ve pondered the same complex struggles. So, even though we’ve grown a bit over the last few years, we understand the small business customer like few other companies can or do. And no other company offers the breadth of offerings in the domain registration, Web presence, and online marketing arena that we do; or the dedicated desire to care for, guide, and serve the small business customer at every stage of their growth and development.
Read Our Customer Testimonials
Everything we do is focused on our mantra:
Help Small Businesses Succeed Online
Ownership
Network Solutions is privately owned by General Atlantic a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. General Atlantic combines a collaborative global approach, sector-specific expertise, long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great management and build exceptional businesses worldwide.

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