Network Solutions Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 16 user reviews in 3 languages
2.6
POOR

Customer score for Network Solutions

  • Reliability
    2.9 / 10
  • Pricing
    2.6 / 10
  • User Friendly
    2.3 / 10
  • Support
    2.5 / 10
  • Features
    2.6 / 10

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Stephen Metcalfe
Stephen Metcalfe
France
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing2
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features2
2.0
NEW

I would rather have given a zero

Service used: Shared
I would rather have given a zero than a one. I have just tried to transfer a domain from networksolutions to another registrar. Because the domain hosted my primary email, I changed my email details to avoid problems with any tran...Read More
Arnold Bow
Arnold Bow
Australia
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing2
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features2
2.0
NEW

SCAM AND RIP OFF

Took money from account when service was not active. When asking why I was being falsely charged they avoided questions. In order to delete my account I had to call a number provided, this number directed me to a dentists office. ...Read More
Ray Carofano
Ray Carofano
United States
  • Reliability4
  • Pricing2
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features2
2.4

The Worst

Service used: SSL - Basic
NETWORK SOLUTIONS
This is one of those companies that gets the worst reviews and chargers the highest prices.
Their prices are over the top! For a 5 years domain name renewal they want $ 184.95.
GoDaddy and most, if not all oth...Read More
Leni Gray-wilson
Leni Gray-wilson
United States
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing2
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features2
2.0

Evil Host

They do everything they can to block your success. They tell you can hold a site with your original name but when you transport your new name, they say the domain cain't be changed after paying for the transfer. Then they take the...Read More
Jay Smith
Jay Smith
United States
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing4
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features2
2.4

Garbage company

Service used: VPS - VPS Essential Hosting
Avoid this company like the plague. I simply registered two domain names, without privacy protection which was fine. I then wanted to accomplish the simple task of changing the address on my WHOIS information as it was incorrect. ...Read More

Typical Network Solutions Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Shared Hosting $2.99 1 plans
VPS $40.00 - $80.00 2 plans
SSL $69.99 - $649.00 5 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from www.networksolutions.com

Network Solutions Expert Review 2020

Written by: Idan Cohen

Network Solutions Rating

  • Reliability
    7.7 / 10
  • Pricing
    2.9 / 10
  • User Friendly
    3.8 / 10
  • Support
    4 / 10
  • Features
    6 / 10
4.9
Rated by Idan Cohen
Expert

Overview

Network Solutions: Especially Good for WordPress Sites

In business since 1979, Network Solutions has been around for decades longer than anyone else on this list, and it has earned respect through longevity. The company started registering domains in 1993 and expanded into online services including hosting in 2005.

But even with all of that experience, the only type of user they really cater to phenomenally is a WordPress blogger, thanks to their package specifically for that use. They have other packages, but with a higher price point and no distinguishing traits aside from the WordPress package, they won’t be the first choice for a non-Wordpress user.

Still, you can try out Network Solutions, and if you’re not impressed, you can cancel within 30 days and get your money back.

Uptime & Reliability

Unix Server Guarantee, No Windows Guarantee

In a move that looks pretty shady to Windows users (also known as the majority of the amateur website-owning population) Network Solutions gives a 99.9% uptime guarantee for Unix servers, but doesn’t make that same promise of its Windows servers. However, testing of the site shows excellent, basically perfect reliability even on Windows servers, but it does strike some fear into your heart when you’re left out of a guarantee.

Features

Good Features for WordPress Users

Unless you’re a Wordpress user, nothing really stands out in terms of special features. You don’t get all of the unlimited basics you get with a lot of providers; instead, only bandwidth is unlimited. Aside from that, everything has caps with the basic package. They do throw in a free domain with purchase of a year of hosting, but that’s pretty standard these days.

There are, however, some cool opportunities for ready solutions for WordPress blogs.

Feature Description
Bandwidth All Network Solutions packages include unlimited bandwidth.t
Disk Space Packages have various amounts of disk space. The basic plan has 300 GB, but the higher tiered plan allows for unlimited disk space.
Website Builder Network Solutions has a proprietary website builder with some free templates and a limited number of pages. For a small fee, you can add on pages.
Email Accounts The basic package allows for 1,000 email addresses, and more are allowed for higher-priced tiers. For most users, 1,000 is most likely enough..
Shopping Carts None of Network Solutions’ packages include a shopping cart, but you can purchase an e-commerce account.
Stats Network Solutions includes AWStats in all packages to allow users to keep an eye on their site traffic.
MySQL databases All packages include MySQL databases, but only a small number are allowed on Windows servers.
FTP Account Network Solutions allows 25 FTP accounts for its basic package, and more for higher priced tiers.
Multiple Domains Each user is limited to 100 domains, and the basic package allows for 3 directories, and even the biggest plan, the Unlimited, only allows for 10 directories, meaning that there is a limit far lower than 100 for the number of different websites that can be created on a single hosting plan.

Support

No Chat, Limited Video Tutorials

We weren’t wowed by Network Solutions’ lack of live chat. If you’re happy to file a ticket or pick up the phone, this may not bother you. However, the video tutorial database is also pretty underwhelming, so if you like to dig around to teach yourself things, this isn’t the most amazing resource.

Pricing

High Pricing

Network Solutions, perhaps because of its name recognition from its long history in the space, charges high prices. Even when there are discounts, they only run for 3 months. Also, in an inconvenient twist for small businesses, they’ll need to set up a separate, fairly expensive e-commerce account to set up a cyber store.

However, for WordPress bloggers, Network Solutions has a streamlined WordPress Blog Hosting package for a decent price.

User Friendly

Customized User Experience

Registration is easy, and you can defer payment if you opt to create a free website account first, test it out, then upgrade and pay later. They don’t do that horrible, sneaky thing of automatically checking some add-ons in the hopes that you won’t notice and accidentally pay for them. As with most hosts, you pay quite a bit less if you agree to a longer contract.

Instead of cPanel, they use an Account Manager, which acts as a similar hub for all products and offerings. Because this is an unfamiliar tool, it can seem tricky and complicated to navigate.  However, like all new things, you will eventually get the hang of it.

Unlike some sites, Network Solutions will not overburden you with tons of promos.

Summary

Despite its pedigree in the space, Network Solutions isn’t really catering to anyone very well except WordPress bloggers. Small businesses will be frustrated by the e-commerce limitations, and even individual users will be disappointed by the limit on directories per account.

PROS

  • Name recognition/ company stability
  • Streamlined WordPress package at nice price
  • Good custom control panel

CONS    

  • e-commerce requires separate account
  • Expensive in comparison
  • No live chat
  • Complicated user interface
  • Hidden/discreet auto-renewal
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Network Solutions Prices, Plans & Features - 2020

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Price Score
Web Hosting (Bandwith unlimited) 300 GB Unlimited $2.99 2.6

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
VPS Essential Hosting 10 GB 512 MB $40.00 2.2
VPS Professional Hosting 50 GB 512 MB $80.00 2.6

SSL Plans

Plan Name Features Warranty Price Score
Xpress
Domain Validation
256-bit encryption
Issuance time - minutes
24/7 live support
$10,000.00 $69.99 2.6
Basic
Full Organization Validation
256-bit encryption
Site seal
Issuance time - 2-4 business days
24/7 live support
$50,000.00 $139.00 2.4
Advanced
Fast Organization Validation
256-bit encryption
Issuance time - 1 business day
Site seal
24/7 live support
$1,000,000.00 $225.00 2.6
Wildcard
Unlimited sub-domains
256-bit encryption
Issuance time - 1 business day
Site seal
24/7 live support
$1,000,000.00 $649.00 2.6
Extended
More signs of security
256-bit encryption
Issuance time - 4-5 business days
Site seal
Extended Validation (EV)
Green address browser bar
24/7 live support
$1,000,000.00 $549.00 2.6
A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from Network Solutions
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Server Locations

United States
Refund & Cancellation Policy

  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • Full refund if you're not 100% satisfied within the first 30 days of your purchase of any one monthly or annual package

    • No refund on any charges for additional services and a processing fee (if applicable)
    • The 30-day limited money back guarantee is limited to one purchase per customer and per account
    • Network Solutions charge a processing fee of $34.99 for any 1-year annual package, and $17.99 to $34.99 to multi-year packages.
    • Refunds are not applied to accounts that are past-due or for accounts that are cancelled before the conditions for payment of the Refund are met.
    • No Refund will be issued for accounts that are terminated by Network Solutions in accordance with the Network Solutions Service Agreement
    • Refunds are only valid on the following services: nsCommerceSpace™, nsWebsite™, WordPress® Blog Hosting, SharePoint® Hosting, Web Hosting, VPS Hosting and Mobile Website
    • Refunds do not apply to any set up fees or design services associated with the above products.
    • Other restrictions may apply

See the complete and updated policy by Network Solution: http://www.networksolutions.com/info/popup-30-day-guarantee.jsp

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