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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

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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.

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 VPS WHM 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?

    FastNext has hosting products that feature a Linux-based hosting platform. They also offer Windows to their customers on their dedicated offerings.

  • Will the price be higher when it is time to renew contracts?

    The company provides consistent pricing, but they also have pricing incentives for longer term subscriptions.

  • Does FastNext have dedicated servers and managed services?

    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.

  • Do their hosting plans come with a free domain?

    No. Their web hosting plans do not come with a free domain.

  • Do they provide domain registration?

    The most popular Top Level Domains are available for registration on their website.

  • Does FastNext have a money back guarantee?

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

  • Does FastNext have VPS options?

    There are three different Virtual Private Server options that offer 10 to 30GB of available system disk size.

  • Do they offer phone support?

    You will find friendly support through the number information as well as all the contact information you need for email support on their page.

  • What language is their customer support available in?

    On the phone and in email, their customer support is available in English.

  • Where is this company located?

    This company is based in the United States out of Clifton, New Jersey.

  • Where are their datacenters located?

    The company's data centers are based in the United States out of Clifton, New Jersey.

  • What Programming Languages do their services support?

    Customers can run a number of programming languages on their platforms. Since they offer both Linux and Windows platforms, those languages include PHP, Perl, Ruby on Rails, Ruby, ASP, and ASP.NET.

  • Do they offer reseller options?

    A reseller program which on the Linux side, comes with six flexible options that are broken up into two levels, Starter and Professional. Their Windows lineup features another six flexible plan options that are also broken up into Starter and Professional levels. Each reseller account comes with two web-based control interfaces. One is Web Host Manager (WHM) which allows resellers to easily create and manage their customer accounts, add/remove accounts on a server, park or redirect domains, control bandwidth, disk space, and more. cPanel Control Panel is the other element which as an end-user solution that gives those customers the control and configuration they seek. Their featured plan is the EasyStart plan, which provides a simple entry into the business.

  • Do they offer an affiliate program?

    The company has an affiliate program that pays the greater of 50% or $25.00, with return cookies that are set to sixty days in duration, 100% parasite free, with phone order tracking and payouts on sales that are as little as one month.

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

    Transferring to their services is mainly up to the user, as there are no concierge services available. The company does provide the assistance of guides and support if there are any significant problems.

  • Is Wordpress compatible with FastNext's plans?

    WordPress is highly supported and one of their most popular software installations with their environment.

  • Will they allow more than one domain per account?

    The company's shared hosting plans give customers a choice of one, twenty, or an unlimited amount of hosted domains under one account.

  • What sitebuilding software is offered?

    RVSiteBuilder is a piece of software you can use to quickly and easily build a site through a wizard and a WYSIWYG interface. It is provided with all of their shared web hosting accounts.

  • Are their hosting products secure?

    The company monitors their environment around the clock for security issues, although when prompted for specific security measures they have no public response. Their services are highly reviewed as favorable and security has never come up as a major deficiency in any of these reports.

  • Does FastNext support PrestaShop?

    All the basic system requirements for PrestaShop are implemented on their platform, and thus many clients install PrestaShop sites.

  • Do they support Joomla?

    Migrating and running Joomla on their plans are not a problem. You will find this is installed by many clients in their environment.

  • Is it easy to migrate WordPress installations to FastNext services?

    Unfortunately, they don't provide migration services, but migrating WordPress is easily done through FTP, MySQL and their control panel.

  • Are they suitable for an e-commerce website?

    Many e-Commerce sites utilize PrestaShop and they are well-supported in their environment while implementing many features like SSL, shopping carts and more.

  • Could I host an image-heavy site on their services?

    Image intensive sites are supported, as their services include packages that feature unlimited bandwidth and disk usage.

  • Do they support Magento? Will FastNext help with migration from my old hosting company?

    Magento is easily installed on the company's services. As far as migration goes, you have the liberty of using provided tools to perform moves of Magento sites and you will find support should you run into issues that are related to their tools.

  • What control panels do they offer?

    cPanel, Plesk and WHM are the control panels that come with a variety of accounts. It allows customers to have total control and configuration over their hosted environment.

  • What payment options does FastNext offer? Do they accept PayPal?

    The company only accepts credit cards powered by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal on their site.

  • Does FastNext offer an uptime-guarantee?

    Their services are backed by 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 accounts.

  • Are CDN services included?

    Content Delivery Networks (CDN)s are not included as one of the features on their hosting plans. If you have a need for services such as CDN, it is recommended to integrate through a third party provider.

  • Is there a minimum hosting contract or can I pay montly?

    Everything from monthly, yearly and multi-year contracts can be arranged, depending on the customer's needs.

  • Do they offer whois domain privacy at FastNext?

    WHOIS domain privacy services are not available.

  • How does their backup policy work?

    System backups are taken daily as well as weekly, but they advise all clients that if their data is critical, to back up their own data.

  • Which of the FastNext services would be suitable to host my five websites under one account?

    The company's 'Special' hosting plan will accommodate the needs of five sites easily well as it allows for up to twenty sites on one account.

  • How much storage space for email accounts is provided?

    A unlimited amount of email accounts can be used on their service platform, and the space is determined by the package that is ultimately selected.

  • Do they offer unlimited bandwidth and diskspace?

    No. The company offers plans that range from 7 GB to 25 GB in disk space with a 500 GB maximum traffic allowance.

  • Does FastNext offer any special discounts for students, non-profits or schools?

    No specialized offers are available for students, schools or non-profits.

  • Can I get Google Adwords credit with my signup?

    No, they do not package in any Google Adwords credits for their accounts.

  • I want to run a video streaming site, will they support that?

    FastNext advise that this kind of site should be run on dedicated servers or VPS services as video streaming is resource intensive.

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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