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OVERALL RATING 3.0 / 5.0
★★★
Features 2.0 / 5.0
Ease of Use 1.0 / 5.0
Pricing 2.5 / 5.0
Reliability & Support 2.5 / 5.0
Website Building 2.0 / 5.0
Customer Reviews 1 reviews
PJ Fancher

PJ Fancher,

Hosting Expert:

"Network Solutions has good help and support options, package flexibility and good beginner tools. Their ease of use and offering of current features could be better. Not bad for the price but use caution."

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Best Overall Rating

3.0
★★★

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PJ Fancher

PJ Fancher (HostingAdvice.com):

“Network Solutions provides cheap dedicated WordPress hosting, which is a great way to get started with WordPress if you have no experience. On the other hand, their shared hosting, along with their other offers, leaves much to be wanted.

For new users looking to get their blog started, Network Solutions's WordPress-specific hosting includes a free domain name registration, email service, and a ton of storage. 1-click site setup is also a nice feature to get rolling quickly.

Network Solutions offers decent technical support, however it's only available through email or by phone. They do not include a chat feature, which can be a deal-breaker for some users.

If you are new to WordPress and don't want to deal with the hassle of setting up a site, then Network Solutions is a good service. The shared and VPS services are poor in comparison to the industry average and should be avoided if possible.”

Money Back Guarantee
30 days
Disk Space
300 GB - Unlimited
Domain Name
FREE (1 year)
Hosting Plans

Cheap Rating

3.0
★★★

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PJ Fancher

PJ Fancher (HostingAdvice.com):

“Network Solutions is a large, popular registrar with solid, if not exciting, hosting packages. Each of their inexpensive plans put limits on storage and email addresses; however, they are generally enough for the common user.

Network Solutions offers support for the most widely-adopted programming languages, including: PHP, ASP.net, JSP, Ruby on Rails, and many others. They also offer 1-click installation of popular open source-scripts, which is always nice.

With a 99.99% uptime and 24/7 phone or email support, their shared offerings are very reliable. Chat-based support is popular among the hosting crowd and is noticeably absent from Network Solutions.

All things considered, Network Solutions offers a decent hosting package; however, their feature list is pretty short compared to other hosts.”

  • 1-click WordPress installs
  • FREE domain from a popular registrar
  • 99.99% uptime
  • Huge open-source library and language support
  • 24/7 technical support
  • Get started on Network Solutions now.
Money Back Guarantee
30 days
Disk Space
300 GB
Domain Name
FREE (1 year)
Hosting Plans
PJ Fancher

PJ Fancher (HostingAdvice.com): This rating is not available yet. We haven't evaluated Network Solutions for the "Dedicated" option yet as they do not currently offer this type of hosting service. We're always working to keep our reviews up-to-date so check back later!

Does Network Solutions already offer the "Dedicated" option? Let us know.

VPS Rating

3.8
★★★★

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PJ Fancher

PJ Fancher (HostingAdvice.com):

“Aimed at tech-savvy users, Network Solutions offers reliable, yet minimal, semi-managed VPS services. While costing a little more for equivalent hardware on competing plans, each VPS plan is backed by the Network Solutions name, excellent support, and great uptime.

Each plan is built on a UNIX (Linux) operating system and includes state-of-the-art technology from Parallels, a leader in virtualization and automation software. Their VPS plans also feature a Parallels Plesk automation control panel for ease-of-use.

Network Solutions offers a free domain which is nice, especially if you already use them as a registrar.

Network Solutions VPS hosting is an upgrade from standard shared web hosting and allows you to install applications and gain direct root access to the underlying operating system. If you want all of the benefits of dedicated web hosting, without the associated hardware or maintenance costs, and require a veteran name in the industry, consider giving Network Solutions VPS a chance.”

Money Back Guarantee
N/A
Disk Space
10 GB - 50 GB
Domain Name
FREE (1 year)
Hosting Plans

WordPress Rating

3.8
★★★★

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PJ Fancher

PJ Fancher (HostingAdvice.com):

“Network Solutions has a good reputation and solid support, though their feature list is quite short and outdated. Their pricing is on the low side in the shared hosting space, which is good; however, their WordPress-specific hosting package is a bit pricey.

Offering 50 gigabytes of disk space and 500 gigabytes of data transfer, they should satisfy most entry-level bloggers' needs; however, in a sea of hosts with "unlimited" offerings, Network Solutions seems to be lacking. A free domain from one of the most prevalent registrars is included in NetSol's service offerings, which is especially nice if you already use them for your domain purchases.

Network Solutions boasts 99.99% uptime reliability, however, nothing else about this host screams WordPress-specific. Installation, themes, and plugins are all up to you. We love to see hardware, infrastructure, and included software be more WordPress-centric in our web hosts.

In a nut shell, Network Solutions has solid support options and decent beginner tools. Their ease of use could certainly be improved, perhaps with the addition of more current features, in order to help offset the higher-end cost.”

  • Simple no-frills hosting
  • FREE domain from one of the most reputable registrars
  • 24/7 live support
  • Ad credits and a Constant Contact FREE trial included
  • Price deductions for longer contact terms
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Money Back Guarantee
30 days
Disk Space
50 GB
Domain Name
FREE (1 year)
Hosting Plans

Website Builder Rating

3.8
★★★★

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PJ Fancher

PJ Fancher (HostingAdvice.com):

“Aimed at individuals or small businesses new to the web, Network Solutions has a website builder and hosting package that should get you online reasonably quickly and have you looking professional in no time.

Similar to other web builders, there isn’t too much originality to Network Solutions offerings. They do focus on creating a professional site, so if that suits your needs, they can get you started for very little cash.

Network Solutions is a big name in the domain registrar business, and as such, they include a 1-year domain registration with signup. That’s convenient for those who already have a domain or email from them.

For those in need of a nice, professional site who want to get online quickly, Network Solutions should have what you need.”

  • Simple, wizard-driven site builder
  • Templates tailored for personal use or small businesses
  • Customize with your own logos and colors
  • FREE domain and email from a popular registrar
  • Large stock image library
  • Get started on Network Solutions now.
Money Back Guarantee
30 days
Disk Space
100 GB
Domain Name
FREE (1 year)
Hosting Plans

Features

(2.0 / 5.0)

Easy To Get Started

  • 300GB to Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Data Transfer
  • Powerful Website Builder
  • Free Custom Domain
  • AWStats Website Statistics
  • 25 to Unlimited FTP Accounts

nsMail™

  • 1GB Email Storage
  • 1000 to Unlimted Email Boxes
  • Virus Checking
  • WebMail (Checking Your Mail Online)
  • Email Forwarding
  • Autoresponders
  • IMAP Support

Website Development Features

  • Ruby on Rails
  • PHP 5
  • Zend Libraries
  • Python
  • Java Servlets, JSP
  • ASP, ASP.NET

Application & Database Features

  • Cold Fusion 10.0
  • MySQL® Database
  • MS Access
  • MS SQL® Database
  • phpMyAdmin
  • Cron Jobs

Ease of Use

(1.0 / 5.0)
Tools to Build & Design Your Site
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Network Solutions offers many useful tools to get a novice up and running. From Website designer tools, Online file storage, email management and easy install web applications.

Pricing

(2.5 / 5.0)

"Essential" Plan

"Professional" Plan

"Premium" Plan

All plans include fully customizable templates, an easy drag-and-drop editor tool, a high-quality, free image gallery, website add-ons (e.g., maps, calendars, etc.), and a free custom domain.

Reliability & Support

(2.5 / 5.0)

Network Solutions offers the support you need when you need it at no extra cost from their live support team — available 24/7 via phone or email. There are also online user guides and tutorials to help you find the answers you need. They also provide a risk-free, 30-day, limited money-back guarantee.

Network Solutions Includes

Live Support Team Available 24/7 via Phone and Email

Does Not Include

Chat Support, Twitter Support

Website Building

(2.0 / 5.0)
Select Your Design
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Customize Your Design
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Choose Your Pages
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Network Solutions allows you to create your personal or business website in a snap with their easy-to-use Website Builder & Marketing Tool. A simple setup wizard will walk you through the creation process step-by-step. Choose from over 100 professionally designed templates specifically tailored for personal or small business websites. Their templates provide the ultimate flexibility to add your own logo, colors, or images or photos.

Customer Reviews (1)

★★★★

Review by TopTen Reviews from TopTenReviews.com

Network Solutions is clearly not without a few drawbacks; its premium package isn’t really unlimited when it comes to domains. That being said, the web hosting provider helps compensate for its deficiencies with impressive help and support options, unparalleled package flexibility and intuitive ease of use. Additionally, Network Solutions offers one of the largest collections of services of any web hosting provider we came across. Having such a wide breadth of services is advantageous, but utilizing some of them is likely to come at a price.

The Rundown

PJ Fancher

PJ Fancher

Hosting Expert:

To recap, here's a rundown of what Network Solutions has to offer

Network Solutions, affectionately known as NetSol, offers their hosting customers a free, custom domain name, unlimited data transfer allowances, and 24/7 support via email and phone. You gain access to modern technology and tools for web development, apps, and databases, plus nsMail™ for email. Overall, they're a fine option for a first-time host.

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Overall Rating

3.0 / 5.0
★★★