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FastNext Features

  • PHP
  • Uptime Guarantee
  • MySQL
  • Perl
  • cPanel
  • Linux
FastNext logo fastnext.com
Location:Singapore
Founded:2006

FastNext Introduction

FastNext was founded in 2006 on the island of Jersey, about halfway between the UK and France. In spite of this somewhat remote location, they're a truly global company. Their datacenter is in New Jersey, just outside of NYC, and since May 2016 they've been incorporated in Singapore.

Products and services

FastNext offers an array of hosting packages that are tailored to different users across the spectrum of web hosting requirements. Their shared hosting plans for both Linux and Windows run on a tiered pricing structure, with disk space, bandwidth, and the number of domains available increasing as you go up the tiers. Customers can choose to use cPanel or Plesk to manage their servers, and some higher tiers include FastNext's proprietary server software MultiManager.

All Linux shared plans support Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP, MySQL, and phpMyAdmin. Windows shared hosting also offers .NET 4 and ASP.NET 4 support.

FastNext's reseller hosting is much the same offer, with plans fit for anywhere from 10 to 100 clients. They also include WHM access.

Likewise, FastNext's Linux and Windows VPS hosting offers similar access and services — again available in tiered pricing with more money getting you more RAM, storage, cores, and bandwidth. They also include daily backups in their VPS hosting plans.

Customers have the option of a dedicated Linux or Windows server with anywhere from 4 to 20 cores available, with set-up, installation, and basic technical support all included.

Finally, FastNext offers cloud solutions priced per hour.

Additional Products and Services

Like many hosting companies, FastNext offers several add-ons: a range of SSL certificates; a cloud based CDN with 47 servers all over the world; one click install with Softaculous; regular backups; and domain registration.

Hardware

FastNext offers best-in-class SSD drives for all its hosting customers as well as RAID-10 arrays for safety. Their datacenters are made up of Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 processorsand Samsung EVO 840-series SSD drives.

Support and Guarantees

All of their plans come with 24/7 support, delivered with live chat, phone support, and a ticketing system and knowledgebase. As for additional support and guarantees, they do offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. They also offer unlimited disk space and domains on many of their plans, but state in their terms of service that they decide what reasonable use is, and if you're exceeding that you may be cut off.

Summary

If you're building a new site or are moving hosts because you've outgrown your current provider, FastNext is a great option. They have lots of up-to-date technology and hardware that means you'll get a quality service from them for a long time. And with plans fit for a tiny blog all the way up to a fully dedicated server in their datacenter and infinitely scalable cloud solutions, the sky's the limit with FastNext.

Last updated: 2018-01-18

4 Reviews of FastNext By Our Users

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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.

 

Most Popular FastNext Hosting Plans

Linux Shared Hosting Starter Plan Linux Shared Hosting Special Plan Linux Shared Hosting Unlimited Plan
Disk Space 300GB 400GB 500GB
Bandwidth 3TB 4TB 5TB
Price $5.95/mo $7.95/mo $11.95/mo
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All FastNext Hosting Plans

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

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.

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