Net-Trend Web Hosting
Net-Trend is a well established and reliable company; offering professional, reliable and affordable hosting solutions worldwide. Net-Trend first commenced its operations in early July 2002 and has garnered ample credibility and reliability in the industry as a leading web hosting provider which may be mainly attributed to their value added services and superior services at affordable pricing structures.
The company utilizes the most advanced and powerful server configurations thereby ensuring speedy serving of web pages sans the bothersome bottlenecks. Furthermore; their servers possess data redundancy with the RAID configuration and error correcting memory modules (Dual Xeon 2.4 GHz with HyperThreading; 1 GB ECC Registered RAM; RAID 1 configuration); which a majority of servers lack. The servers are monitored on a continuous basis of every at least every 5 minutes to ensure peak and consistent performance. In case of any kind of failure; a technician is put to task to resolve any kind of server glitches. The company’s data center comes equipped with power backups, climate control features as well as complete fire protection. Furthermore, in order to ensure line transmission redundancy and speed; the data is transferred over multiple redundant DS-3 lines.
The company prides itself in offering exceptional value for money by providing value added services such as unlimited databases at no additional cost; unlike most other hosting providers. These and various other value added tools and features are offered at no additional cost; and is available as an integral part of the plan packages.
Upon sign up customers would require to agree to the company’s terms and conditions in order to complete the registration process. Furthermore; all plans come with a free set up as well as a 30 day money back guarantee. All support requests are handled by trained staff and customers can expect a response within 24 hours. The main highlight of the service offered by Net-Trend is that each account is allowed to host up to 10 different domains; at no additional costs. Their hosting plans are divided into 3 plan levels; in order to facilitate and cater for diverse range of website and user requirements and budgets: The Lite Plan; The Deluxe Plan and The Premium Plan.
The first level plan is called the Lite plan and true to its name; it’s the basic level plan offered under the web hosting category. This plan is available at $5 per month. The disk space offered with this plan is 100MB and a data transfer of 3Gig. The essential features of the Lite plan include high speed servers, 99.5% uptime guarantee, cPanel access, cPanel flash demos, emergency off-server news portal, daily back ups and 24/7 access to helpdesk. Besides these; users also get SSH access, unlimited email accounts, unlimited FTP accounts, unlimited sub domains, unlimited MySQL databases, unlimited redirects, unlimited mail forwards and auto responders and unlimited mail filters. It is important to note that the user would require to open a help desk ticket in order to gain access via SSH. The Lite plan users also get an access to Secure POP3, secure IMAP, secure webmail, “catch-all” email address, SpamAssassin spam mail blocker, antivirus email scanner, boxtrapper, Neomail / Horde / Squirrelmail. Other vital features and tools also include latest PHP version, latest MySQL version, PHP EXIF support, GD 2.0 support, ImageMagick support, CGI/Perl support, FTP manager, File manager, Password directories, Private Cgi-Bin, web based stats, Awstats, raw access logs, shopping carts, SSI (server side includes), search enginesubmission, cron jobs, file editor, HTML WYSIWYG editor, image manager, Leech protect, custom error pages, Frontpage extensions, Backup manager, single click website backup, disk usage manager, hotlink protection, MIME types, Apache handlers, IP deny manager, Fantastico access and much more. All plans come equipped with the Fantastico software; which is a powerful and highly utilizable software which enables the installation of a myriad scripts with just a single click.
Fantastico; users can easily install the following:
B2, b2evolution, Nucleus, pMachine, WordPress, Drupal, Geeklog, Mambo open source, php-Nuke, PHPWCMS, phpWebSite, Post-Nuke, Siteframe, Xoops, Crafty Syntax Live Help, Help center live, osTicket, PHP support tickets, Support logic helpdesk, Support services manager, Invision Board, phpBB2, YaBBSE, CubeCart, Gallery, PHPlist, Advanced poll, phpESP, PHPSurveyor, PHProjekt, dorProject, PHPWiki, TikiWiki, Moodle, Noah’s classifieds, Open-Realty, phpAdsNew, PHPauction, phpCOIN, phpFormGenerator, phpLinks and WebCalendar.
The second level plan is the Deluxe plan which is priced at $10 per month. The disk space offered with this plan is 150MB and 8 Gig of data transfer. Besides the variation in disk space and data transfer; all other features and tools offered for the Deluxe plan are the same as the Lite Plan.
The third level and the most advanced level plan of the web hosting category is the Premium Plan; priced at $20 a month with 350MB of disk space and 18 Gig of data transfer. All the useful features and tools offered with the Lite plan and Deluxe plan are offered with the Premium lan as well.
Net-Trend also offers its reseller accounts to users and these reseller accounts are an ideal option for those looking out to start their web hosting business or if the user prefers to keep all his websites separate from each other. All reseller plans; come equipped with an end user control panel. Furthermore; resellers have the flexibility to adjust disk space and data transfer to suit each individual domain’s usage. There is no set up fee charged for any of the reseller plans and come with a 30 day money back guarantee. The reseller plans too are divided into three plan levels: Lite Reseller, Deluxe Reseller and Premium Reseller.
The Lite Reseller comes at $20 a month with 2GB of disk space and 20GB monthly data transfer. The cost for additional IP addresses comes to $2.20 per month. Essential features and tools included within this plan level are high speed servers, 99.5% uptime guarantee, cPanel / WHM access, cPanel flash demos, ability to host unlimited domains, 1 dedicated IP for accounts, personalized name servers, overselling is allowed, emergency off-server news portal, daily backups, 24/7 and access to help desk. The “unlimited” features and tools comprise of unlimited email accounts, FTP accounts, sub-domains, MySQL databases, redirects, mail forwarders, auto responders and mail filters. Other vital features also include secure POP3 access, secure IMAP access, secure webmail access, “Catch-all” email address, SpamAssassin spam mail blocker, antivirus email scanner, boxtrapper, Neomail / Horde / Squirrelmail. Besides these; users get access to latest PHP version, latest MySQL version, PHP EXIF support, GD 2.0 support, ImageMagick support, CGI / Perl support, FTP manager, File manager, Private cgi-bin, Password protect directories, Web based statistics, AwStats, Raw access logs, Shopping carts, Server side includes (SSI), Search engine submission, Cron jobs, File editor, HTML WYSIWYG editor, Image manager, Leech protect, Custom error pages, Frontpage extensions, Backup manager, One click site backup, Disk usage manager, Hotlink protection, MIME types, Apache handlers, IP deny manager, Fantastioco access and much more.
The second level reseller plan is the Deluxe reseller plan; which is available at $30 per month and comes with 3GB of disk space and 30GB of monthly data transfer. If the user prefers an additional 100MB of disk space; there is an additional charge of $5 per month. All other features and tools offered for the Deluxe plan are the same as the Lite Reseller plan.
The third and most advanced level reseller plan offered by Net-Trend is thePremium Reseller plan; priced at $40 per month. A disk space of 4Gb and monthly data transfer of 40GB is available with this reseller plan. For 1GB additional data transfer; the reseller would require to pay $1.20 per month. All other features and tools offered under this plan are the same as the Lite Reseller plan and the Deluxe Reseller plan.
The prime focus of Net-Trend is offer affordable and reliable services as well as quality support to their esteemed customers. For the company’s server news and stats; users may log on. For additional information and queries; their website features a comprehensive knowledge base and an account FAQ section. Alternatively; users may also access the help desk; which is available 24/7.