Webnet International Hosting Review

webnet international web hosting

Webnet International is one of the first web hosting companies to have begun operations in Uganda, something which makes it a pioneer and therefore a trusted brand in the industry, as the company has been around for more than a decade. WHOIS records retrieved from Uganda’s domain registry show that the company domain was registered in August 2006, a time when the internet penetration percentage in the country stood at just 1.7%, representing 500,000 internet users connected to the internet out of a total population of approximately 28 million people.

Products

Webnet International offers Linux shared and reseller web hosting plans in various packages and pricing. Shared packages are charged at an annual flat rate, while reseller web hosting packages are charged on either a monthly plan or annual plan, with possibilities for 3 month or 6 month plans.

Pricing of Hosting Products

Linux Reseller Plans

Starter Reseller $19.95 Medium Reseller $24.95 Enterprise Reseller $49.95
FEATURES
Monthly Traffic 500GB 700GB UNLIMITED
Disk Space 25 GB 55 GB 125 GB

*The dollar rate applies to the prevailing forex conditions in the market.

Linux Shared Hosting Plans

Student Hosting Plan

Disk Space 1200 MB
Bandwidth 50000 MB 200 Email Accounts 99.99% Uptime Guarantee
24/7 Support through out the year.

Hosting Price : UGX 78,000/= Per Year

Personal Hosting Plan

Disk Space 3,500 MB
Bandwidth 150,000 MB
1,000 Email Accounts
Free Web Builder
99.99% Uptime Guarantee
24/7 Support through out the year.

Hosting Price: UGX 144,000/=

Starter Hosting Plan

Disk Space 5000 MB,
Bandwidth 150000 MB, 500-Email Accounts & 99.99% Uptime Guarantee
24/7 Support through out the year.

Hosting Price: UGX 180,000/=

Express Hosting Plan

Disk Space 8,500 MB
Bandwidth 350,000 MB
2,000 Email Accounts
Free Site Studio Web Builder
99.99% Uptime Guarantee
24/7 Support through out the year.

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Hosting Price: UGX 300,000

Business Hosting Plan

Disk Space 20,000 MB
Bandwidth 500,000 MB
5,000 Email Accounts
Free Site Studio Web Builder
99.99% Uptime Guarantee
24/7 Support through out the year.

Hosting Price: UGX 600,000

Company Hosting Plan

Disk Space 80,000 MB
Bandwidth 750,000 MB
10,000 Email Accounts
Free Site Studio Web Builder
99.99% Uptime Guarantee
24/7 Support

Hosting Price: UGX 1,200,000

Organizational Hosting Plan

Disk Space 100,000MB
Bandwidth 1,000,000MB
10,000 Email Accounts
Free Web Builder
99.99% Uptime Guarantee
24/7 Support through out the year.
Free Easy Apps Software
Frontpage, Dreamweaver , Php, mysql databases, Audio, Perl, CGI scripts, Search Engine Submitter, Chat, Guest books, Website counters.

Hosting Price: UGX 1,800,000

Unlimited Hosting Plan

Disk Space-100,000MB
Bandwidth-1,000,000MB
10,000-Email Accounts
Free Web Builder
99.99% Uptime Guarantee
24/7 Support through out the year.
Free Easy Apps Software
Frontpage, Dreamweaver , Php, mysql databases, Audio, Perl, CGI scripts, Search Engine Submitter, Chat, Guest books, Website counters.

Hosting Price: UGX 2,400,000

Free Offers

Although they say that nothing in life is free, Webnet International actually does have a few products and services that it offers at no charge to qualifying customers. If, for instance, you transfer your website from another host to Webnet International, you may qualify for a free hosting package for a year. This free package’s features include disk storage space for 250 MB, 1GB Traffic, unlimited emails, databases, subdomains as well as support for a number of scripts. You can also take advantage of free website design with any hosting package. Just be sure to ask for references to such websites to see how well designed they are. For full information on the free website design offer from Webnet International refer to their website.

Money Back Guarantee

Webnet International claims this one’s pretty simple: if you are at all unsatisfied within your first 45 days as a customer, the company will refund will refund 100% of your money. No gimmicks. No hassles. Note: Please see the guarantees page of our website for detailed explanations and terms of this guarantee.

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Transparency

Webnet International has been around since forever. The company sends your hosting settings once you signup to the email of your choice. There are however two main things that are still lacking in as far as transparency is concerned. For instance, in spite of operating for well over a decade in the hosting industry, the company is yet to automate its billing process for the products it sells. The product information is displayed alright, what lacks is the  provision for customers to create and manage their own accounts. Secondly, the company sells domains, but is not certain if the domain management panel is given to the domain owner. An automated domain billing system, complete with a domain checker is also lacking. To this extent, experienced web developers who need full control over their domain and hosting management may find Webnet lacking on transparency, whereas a non technical person would not mind.

Server Uptime Guarantee

Webnet International guarantees that “our servers will be online!”. If you experience more than downtime than our guarantee allows–which almost never happens–we will happily give you a refund! Note: Please see the guarantees page of our website for detailed explanations and terms of this guarantee.

Ease of Use

Experienced webmasters who are new to this company might find that the back-end of their websites look familiar because with Webnet International, cPanel software is included with all hosting packages by default. Though all hosting providers offer a control panel that allows users to manage their site, this company uses the official cPanel interface that hosts around the world have used since 1997. To access the dashboard for your site, just head to the Webnet cPanel login and enter your account credentials.

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Excellent Support

Webnet International offers responsive customer support through live chat, email and phone. However the company still lacks the standard ticket based support system required of most web hosting companies.

Domain Registration and SSL Certificates

Domains
Webnet International stays charges $9.96 for top level domain name registrations such as .com .net .biz and .org extensions.  If you have your domain registered elsewhere or with another domain name extension they can still host your website by pointing your domain to their nameservers. As of August 2018, top level domains cost UGX 50,000 while the Country Level Domains (ending in.ug) are registered at UGX 180,000. All domain pricing is available on the domains page.

SSL Certificates

Want to make sure all your web transactions are secure with your website visitors? If so, you will be happy to learn that Webnet provides you with a sever-wide SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate. You can also host or buy your own dedicated SSL certificate to use too. If you do so, you will also need to add a dedicated IP to your account.