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Last reviewed Nov 20, 2014

Key features

  • PHP
  • Uptime Guarantee
  • MySQL
  • Perl
  • cPanel
  • Linux

User Reviews - Total: 4

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After several bad experiences with other budget hosting providers (who either had too many technical problems, or restricted services without notice, or suddenly closed shop altogether), I moved my three domains to a shared hosting account at Fastnext several years ago. There were only some minor technical glitches (my sites are light on resources and maintenance), which were solved pretty fast by the friendly team. A major hacker (SPAM sender) attack a few months ago was also taken care of within minutes of being detected. And when I sent US$30 as a thank you to the support crew, they were extremely happy - it seems this money goes a long way in Ukraine, where the technical team is located.
Altogether, I can wholly recommend Fastnext for anybody looking for a cheap but stable and supportive service!

 
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Very good! Used it before, it is so awesome! They offer cheap VPSs AND cheap web hosting! I really recommend this site!

 
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I am an amateur web developer and was attracted to fastnext because they are cheap. I have hosted several sites with them for more than 5 years. My sites are up *almost* all the time, and the server seems to be reasonably fast, although I think speed and uptime are probably the biggest downsides of their service.
What more than makes up for that is the incredibly fast and helpful customer service. I have broken the server several times with my incompetence, and more recently my site was hacked twice and the files wiped. Customer service agents (Daria and Oksana) responded to my emails within 15 minutes and helped me fix the site and restore everything on each occasion.
For the price, this is great value.

 
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I'm a web developer and designer. I have learned everything from experience. My teacher told that "learn from others experience", so I would like to share mine. You could learn from me :)

In 2005, I was searching a best hosting service which one can handle a high traffic website. At the same time, my economics didn't allow me to spend a huge amount for it. I was searching, reading reviews, monitoring uptimes, ... Actually, I was researching myself. At last I found this FastNext.com. Their hosting features particularly limited features (e.g: 3TB bandwidth, 300GB storage) all are impressed me. Because, I already known how a few services misuse the meaning of "unlimited". As Isaac Newton's saying, genius has limit. Yet I too hesitate about their support and service. Finally I signed up with a (inner) fear.

While sending payment, my bank faced problem, and the settlement delayed. But FastNext's billing department has really generous people. They started their hosting service on time. It was amazed me! Because, I'm in India, they are in UK!

And then, I could understand they are a great team. I had contacted the support team for a few problems like a CMS installation, apache configuration, backup. They helped me within a day!

Now 2011! I still stick with them. I have not had any problems in hosting service, speed, domain management, support, transfer, billing, software upgrade, ... all are going smooth! If we seek a minus point at them, it may be their homepage theme! IMHO, they should upgrade a web2.0 styled theme :)

I always recommend them for my friends and relatives. A really great hosting service at affordable price.

 
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FastNext is owned by Internet and Software Services Ltd., and is based on the island of Jersey, in the UK.

Company and Services

FastNext offers an array of hosting packages that are tailored to different users across the spectrum of web hosting requirements. There is basic shared hosting, VPS options for those who want to have more control and dedicated hosting for ultimate flexibility.

Disk space varies from 10GB to 25GB, depending on the package - all servers run Linux. Servers are RAID protected and you can choose between a Plesk or cPanel/WHM control panel and there is plenty of pre-installed software bundled in.

An extra feature that FastNext offers its customers is website design. There is a basic five-page design package and then extra pages can be added for an additional cost per page. The price includes two revisions and they don’t use templates so there should be a decent level of individuality to your site.

FastNext backs up data daily, with each server having at least 500GB of backup storage. There is also a weekly backup via a private network connection that doesn’t impinge on live customer traffic to websites. However, the company claims that this is more of a formality than a requirement as each shared hosting server has four hard drives and can survive two hard drive failures.

The stated aim of FastNext is to make web hosting as affordable as possible whilst achieving high levels of customer service. It has received a number of industry awards over the years for performance and service.

Server Location

The Fast Next data centre is in Clifton, New Jersey, which is situated about 14 miles from New York City.

Last updated: 2016-12-14

FastNext Hosting Plans

Hosting Plan Features Disk Space Bandwidth Price
Linux Shared Hosting Starter Plan PHP Shell Access PostgreSQL Dedicated IP CentOS Python 300GB 3TB $5.95/month
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Linux Shared Hosting Special Plan PHP Shell Access PostgreSQL Dedicated IP CentOS Python 400GB 4TB $7.95/month
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Linux Shared Hosting Unlimited Plan PHP Shell Access PostgreSQL Dedicated IP CentOS Python 500GB 5TB $11.95/month
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Shared Hosting Win-Starter Plan ASP ASP.NET PHP Windows 2003 Java MSSQL 300GB 3TB $5.95/month
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Shared Hosting Win-Special Plan ASP ASP.NET PHP Windows 2003 Java MSSQL 400GB 4TB $7.95/month
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Shared Hosting Win-Unlimited Plan ASP ASP.NET PHP Windows 2003 Java MSSQL 500GB 5TB $11.95/month
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Linux VPS Classic Plan PHP Red Hat Fedora Plesk WHM VPS 15GB 200GB $29.95/month
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Linux VPS Midi Plan PHP Red Hat Fedora Plesk VPS WHM 20GB 300GB $39.95/month
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Linux VPS Maxi Plan PHP Red Hat Fedora Plesk VPS WHM 30GB 500GB $54.95/month
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Linux VPS Mega Plan PHP Red Hat Fedora Plesk VPS WHM 40GB 600GB $84.95/month
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WinVPS Mini Plan Windows 2003 Plesk Windows Dedicated IP Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live 10GB 150GB $44.95/month
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WinVPS Midi Plan Windows 2003 Plesk Windows Dedicated IP Uptime Guarantee Unlimited Sites 15GB 300GB $54.95/month
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WinVPS Maxi Plan Windows 2003 Plesk Windows Dedicated IP Uptime Guarantee Unlimited Sites 20GB 400GB $65.95/month
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WinVPS Mega Plan Windows 2003 Plesk Windows Dedicated IP Uptime Guarantee Unlimited Sites 25GB 500GB $99.95/month
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Reseller Starter Stage LinStart-1 PHP Shell Access PostgreSQL WHM Dedicated IP CentOS 7GB 140GB $5.95/month
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Reseller Starter Stage LinStart-2 PHP Shell Access PostgreSQL WHM Dedicated IP CentOS 9GB 180GB $13.95/month
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Reseller Starter Stage EasyStart PHP Shell Access PostgreSQL WHM CentOS Python 2GB 20GB $3.95/month
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Reseller Professional Stage LinPro-1 PHP Shell Access PostgreSQL WHM Dedicated IP CentOS 15GB 300GB $25.95/month
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Reseller Professional Stage LinPro-2 PHP Shell Access PostgreSQL WHM Dedicated IP CentOS 20GB 400GB $40.95/month
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Reseller Professional Stage LinPro-3 PHP Shell Access PostgreSQL WHM Dedicated IP CentOS 25GB 500GB $50.95/month
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Reseller Starter Stage WinStart-1 ASP ASP.NET PHP Windows 2003 Java Windows 7GB 140GB $8.95/month
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Reseller Starter Stage WinStart-2 ASP ASP.NET PHP Windows 2003 Java Windows 9GB 180GB $16.95/month
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Reseller Starter Stage WinStart-3 ASP ASP.NET PHP Windows 2003 Java Windows 12GB 240GB $23.95/month
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Reseller Professional Stage WinPro-1 ASP ASP.NET PHP Windows 2003 Java MSSQL 15GB 300GB $28.95/month
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Reseller Professional Stage WinPro-2 ASP ASP.NET PHP Windows 2003 Java MSSQL 20GB 400GB $43.95/month
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Reseller Professional Stage WinPro-3 ASP ASP.NET PHP Windows 2003 Java MSSQL 25GB 500GB $53.95/month
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Clustered Shared Hosting PHP PostgreSQL Python cPanel Perl MySQL 30GB 600GB $7.95/month
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Clustered Reseller LinCluster-1 PHP PostgreSQL WHM Dedicated IP Python cPanel 20GB 400GB $18.95/month
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Clustered Reseller LinCluster-2 PHP PostgreSQL WHM Dedicated IP Python cPanel 40GB 800GB $37.12/month
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Clustered Reseller LinCluster-3 PHP PostgreSQL WHM Dedicated IP Python cPanel 60GB 1200GB $57.95/month
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Xgate Shared Hosting Economy Plan PHP Shell Access PostgreSQL CentOS Python Linux 7GB 500GB $7.50/month
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Xgate Shared Hosting Business Plan PHP Shell Access PostgreSQL CentOS Python Linux 25GB 1000GB $9.95/month
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Xgate Shared Hosting Professional Plan PHP Shell Access PostgreSQL CentOS Python Linux 100GB 1500GB $28.00/month
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Xgate VPS Hosting Red PHP Red Hat Fedora Shell Access VPS Dedicated IP 10GB 1TB $25.00/month
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Xgate VPS Hosting Black PHP Red Hat Fedora Shell Access Plesk VPS 15GB 1TB $40.00/month
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Xgate VPS Hosting White PHP Red Hat Fedora Shell Access Plesk VPS 20GB 2TB $80.00/month
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Frisky Fedora Ubuntu Debian VPS Dedicated IP CentOS 10GB 500GB $20.00/month
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Swift Fedora Ubuntu Debian VPS Dedicated IP CentOS 20GB 1000GB $30.00/month
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Nimble Fedora Ubuntu Debian VPS Dedicated IP CentOS 30GB 2000GB $40.00/month
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FastNext Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does FastNext offer Windows or Linux-based hosting services?

    They offer both Linux and Windows hosting.

  • Does FastNext have dedicated and managed services? What about VPS or reseller hosting?

    Three dedicated server options are available, with various operating systems and control panel options for customers to choose from. They do not have any managed services in their plans. They also offer VPS hosting plans and a three-tiered reseller hosting plan.

  • Do FastNext's hosting plans come with a free domain?

    Yes, a free domain is included as a bonus for their shared hosting plans. The domain is free for the first term only and renews at the regular price. They also provide independent domain registrations, however, they do not offer WHOIS privacy protection.

  • What type of support is available?

    They offer 24/7 phone and email support as well as Live Chat support. Customer support is available in English.

  • Where are their datacenters located?

    The company's data centers are based in the United States out of Clifton, New Jersey. Their headquarters are also located there.

  • What programming languages do they offer?

    They offer PHP, Perl, Ruby on Rails, Ruby, ASP, and ASP.NET depending on the hosting plan.

  • Can they help with transferring my website from my old hosting company?

    Yes, they will migrate your website at no additional cost.

  • Does FastNext offer any site builders?

    They offer RVSiteBuilder on all of their shared hosting plans. You can also use Softaculous to install many popular CMSs such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Magento.

  • Does FastNext support ecommerce websites?

    The company offers shopping carts, SSL, and one-click installations for many popular ecommerce applications such as Magento and OpenCart.

  • Can I host image galleries? What about video or audio streaming?

    Image intensive sites are supported as long as they don't become too big and resource intensive. Audio and video streaming websites are best suited for one of FastNext's dedicated or VPS plans.

  • What control panels do they offer?

    cPanel, MultiManager, and Plesk are available depending upon the plan.

  • What payment options does FastNext offer?

    The company accepts PayPal and 2Checkout payments. They offer monthly, yearly, and multi-year contracts.

  • Does FastNext have a money-back guarantee?

    The company features a 30-day money-back guarantee on their hosting products.

  • Does FastNext offer an uptime guarantee?

    Their services are backed by an uptime guarantee that allows for pro-rated service credits for any downtime.

  • Are there any special security features that come on their hosting plans?

    There are no additional security features available on their standard shared web hosting plans.

  • Is a CDN (Content Delivery Network) available?

    They include a premium CDN service on all of their shared hosting plans.

  • Will they backup my website for me?

    System backups are taken daily as well as weekly, but FastNext advises all clients that if their data is critical, they should personally back up their data. You can use the tools provided in cPanel to set your own automatic updates and specify a location where to download the files.

  • How much storage space for email accounts is provided?

    A unlimited number of email accounts can be used with their plans, and the space is determined by the package selected.

  • Does FastNext offer unlimited bandwidth and disk space?

    Their basic shared hosting plan offers generous, but set, limits. The two higher-tier shared hosting plans offer unlimited bandwidth and disk space along with the ability to host an unlimited number of websites on their top-tier plan.

  • Does FastNext offer an affiliate program?

    The company has an affiliate program that pays according to the hosting plan ordered through your affiliate link.

FastNext Features

All Features

  • Access Logs
  • Agora Cart
  • Apache
  • AWStats
  • b2evolution
  • Catch-all email
  • CGI Access
  • Crontabs
  • CubeCart
  • cURL
  • Custom Error Pages
  • Custom MX Records
  • Email Forwarding
  • Fantastico
  • File Manager
  • FrontPage Extensions
  • GD Support
  • Help Center Live
  • Hotlink Protection
  • ImageMagick
  • IMAP Support
  • Live Chat Support
  • Mod-rewrite
  • osCommerce
  • Password Protected Directories
  • Phone Support
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • phpMyAdmin
  • phpPgAdmin
  • POP3 Support
  • Raw Files
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Server Side Includes
  • Shared Hosting
  • Shared SSL
  • Shell Access
  • SMTP
  • Spam Filter
  • SpamAssassin
  • Streaming Audio/Video
  • Support Forum
  • Webalizer
  • Webmail
  • XML Parser
  • Zen Cart

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