Netfirms Hosting Reviews

Netfirms review

Netfirms Overview

Netfirms was initially started as free hosting provider in 1998 from Canada and quickly changed to offer cheap hosting. It's one of the major hosting providers with over one million websites hosted throughout the world. In 2011, the company got merged into endurance and it's platform was migrated to Vdeck for central management.

Are you trying to sign up Netfirms hosting but not sure how to go? Let's dig out more on this netfirms reviews article.

Netfirms Review – Hosting Plan

Netfirms offer 3 class web hosting plans – Advantage, Plus and Business plan. While there's big price range, there's no much difference on technical features such as number of hosted website and disk storage etc, the real difference is number of free domain name opportunities. While there's only one for free on Plus plan, 2 on advantage plan and 5 on business plan.

Except for the free domain difference, the three hosting plans have no real difference. So basically there's only a single hosting solution unless you really need more free domain names.

Netfirms Review – Hosting Features

Netfirms hosting features comes with following

  • Unlimited disk space & bandwidth
  • 1 Free domain name
  • Free website builder wizard
  • App Installer over lots of scripts
  • Host unlimited websites
  • $175 Online Advertising

netfirms hosting features

As we see, it's typical offer from other endurance sites, most features are offered unlimited. Although 4 years passed since from the business merging to EIG, the plan structures are still the same with no change.

Like every other EIG hosting brands, Netfirm is completely Vdeck based hosting where most services are offered unlimited and support various popular php scripts including wordpress, joomla, drupal etc. All new clients receive $100 Google Adwords credit, $50 Facebook Ads credit, $25 for Yahoo!/Bing advertising plus a free listing on Under endurance group technologies, you can also take advantages of their website builder and instant store builder for quick ecommerce website setup.

What would be the Netfirms Hosting Advantages?

Being the first ICANN accredited registrar to offer domain registrations via twitter. The company offers comprehensive features at an affordable price, supports over 1.2 million businesses and individuals in getting their websites online. Netfirms is committed to provide easy web hosting solutions for beginners along with advanced flexible features for professional webmasters.

Netfirms business growth history:

* Significant expansion and moves into its new data center and headquarters in Markham, north of Toronto.
* Launches 40,000 server capacity high density Tier 1 data center in June
* Launches One-click Apps which instantly install some of the most popular applications users ask for
* Becomes the first ICANN accredited registrar to register domain registrations via twitter. This means customers can register new domain names on any Twitter enabled mobile device. It's the quickest, easiest way to register domains on the go.

What would be the weakness of Netfirms hosting?

Currently, most netfirms review articles are outdated because they're posted before netfirms business migration. Their current services are mainly in offering web hosting service, domain registration & ready-to-go ecommerce solutions. Everything is simplified comparing to old service. But at the meanwhile, we see less and less updates from the service, just like everything stopped moving forward. I would be surprised if something kept no change for years. Especially for hosting service, if there's not any update even on home page design, I would imagine if the company is really operational.

Do we recommed netfirms hosting?

Personally, we haven't dealt with netfirms for hosting or domain. But if you're looking for cheap and reliable hosting solutions, there're more choices to go like WebhostingHub or even iPage who's pretty active. About netfirms service, personally we do not recommend since it's just one of EIG service while there're many good ones on their sister sites.

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About the Author
Kenny is owner of webhostpark and has been working in hosting industry since 2006. We provide unbiased hosting reviews and release the latest promo news. Follow me on Google plus

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