Diverse Internet Solutions Provider
Nordnet has been in business since 1995 providing a variety of different type of internet services. This includes web hosting, of course, as well as satellite internet services, SEO services, antivirus solutions, domain name registration and more. Looking through their site it does appear that web hosting is not their primary focus, which may be a concern for some people. The fact that they offer great internet service and antivirus, however, will indicate that they have the tools to provide excellent hosting too though it seems they don’t really use it effectively.
The company is part of the Orange Group, which provides them greater financial backing than most hosting companies achieve. Once again, however, this also means that the hosting service is just one small piece of one company that is part of a large group. Whether this is a problem or not will be left to the individual customer.
Uptime & Reliability
Hosting Appears Stable
There isn’t much information out there about this company, and I haven’t been able to find any details regarding how stable their hosting really is. From what I can find, however, it seems that they run their sites on a good quality shared hosting environment, which will keep things up and running all the time. There may be some issues with the loading speed, however, due to the setup of the shared hosting.
Hosting for their Web Design Service
When you start looking for their web hosting services you will find that they are actually just providing hosting for sites built with their website editing platform. They offer the option to create an attractive site and publish it all for free right on their servers. You never have to pay anything in order to get your site up and running. They do, however, run advertisements on your page to compensate them for the services. If you would like those advertisements removed, you have to pay them 2 Euro per month.
When looking at the level of features you get you won’t be surprised to find it is only shared hosting, and not top of the line at that. Their website provides very few details on the hosting they give you. There appears to be no limits on bandwidth or disk space, which is a great feature. Since they are giving these services for free (with advertising) they don’t seem to have a major focus on overall quality.
Effective Tech Support
The tech support teams with this company seem to be qualified to do their jobs and more than willing to help you with any issues you may be having. Of course, since they only really offer very simple hosting solutions it isn’t likely that you will run into any trouble that they can assist with. It would also be nice if they added in some self-help tools or documentation to get people up to speed with their hosting services.
Free – Remove Ads for a Price
The hosting with this company is completely free to use as long as you would like. You are asked to create your website using their systems, but they are actually quite easy to use and flexible so that won’t be a problem for most people. The price for their hosting is that you have to let them run ads on your site. Some people won’t mind this, but if you do want them removed you can have it done for 2 Euro a month.
Very Friendly Support Teams
The sales and support teams are quite friendly with this company. Their website, however, can be a little difficult to use. I had a hard time browsing around and finding the information I needed, so those who don’t have much experience with web hosting will almost certainly find it overwhelming. Their tools and services are easy to use and give even newer users the ability to create an attractive site without any trouble.
Not the Best Hosting Around
If you are just looking for hosting and nothing else, this really isn’t going to be the best hosting platform to consider. Of course, you can make your site for free so if price is the most important thing, this company can do a good job for you. For most people, however, it will be much better to just pay a small monthly price than to go with this hosting option.
- Option for Free Hosting
- Easy to Use Tools
- Lots of Extra service Options
- Issues with Slowness
- Confusing website
- No higher level hosting options