Network Solutions is a company owned and operated by the hosting company Web.com. They offer a large number of services that are designed to meet the web hosting and design needs of customers who are building a website.
- Domain registration services
- Create your own website
- Various web hosting solution
- Personalized email services
- Packages for ecommerce websites
- SSL certificates
- Online marketing tools and services
- Web design and social marketing options
Network solutions pricing strategy varies depending on what you want. They offer three packages for Do it Yourself website design. For $2.95 per month, you will receive the web builder, a free domain name and professional design layouts to choose from. Increase that price to $3.95 monthly and include your business profile in search engines such as Yahoo, Google and Bing and receive SEO consultation with the Network Solutions team.
Want to build a legitimate online commerce store? For $4.95 per month you get everything listed, plus the ability to sell up to 500 products and accept credit cards, selling via a secure shopping cart directly from your website. If you would rather have a dedicated ecommerce website, the options start at $9.95 monthly. Network Solutions also offers the ability to build a mobile website quickly and easily, for as little as $5.99 per month. Uniquely, the mobile option comes with a 1 month free trial.
In my opinion, Network Solutions seems to offer many of the features that organizations need to solidly host their websites.
The instant set-up tools are key for users who want to have a hosting account immediately without needing to wait for verifications, validations, and other pre-set-up requirements. I like the easy scalability from basic hosting to advanced or VPS hosting within the same provider.
However, Network Solutions is hardly a budget hosting provider – that low introductory cost per month for the basic hosting is only for the first month – after that, the annual rate starts at $119.50 ($9.95 per month).
While Network Solutions may not be the best hosting solution, you may still check it out as it is a one stop solution for all your website setup needs.