FastNext Web Hosting
FastNext Company is committed towards providing quality and professional web hosting solutions at highly affordable pricing structures with a fast and reliable network infrastructure. All their servers have been upgraded to AMD Opterons that use 64-bit Linux operating system in order to provide our customers with the fastest platforms available. All customer data is stored on the RAID-10 array that survives up to 2 HDDs failures without service interruption.
The company’s data center is located in Clifton, New Jersey and is equipped with high-end equipment; thereby making it possible for them to offer unmatched services and superior quality web hosting. The data center is under high security by both biometric and card key access. FastNext utilizes the 64-bit technology using AMD Dual Opteron servers 248 or 250 CPUs powered by 64 bit CentOS Enterprise Linux. The servers have at least 2GB RAM and multiple hard drives in RAID 10 configuration. Their servers run industry standard software. As well as run Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl etc.
While the company offers powerful and flexible VPS packages; their resellers hosting packages are equally profitable and their shared hosting package offers competitive pricing. The company also has to its credit various awards as one of the top ranking companies in the world.
FastNext offers shared web hosting packages for both Windows and Linux systems and all plans are designed to be multi-domain friendly.
Linux Shared Hosting Starter Plan: There are no set up charges for this plan and the plan is priced at $8.95 per month. Customers also have an option of choosing billing plans of 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 24 months, 36 months and 48 months for which the monthly prices have been fixed at $7.95, $6.95, $5.95, $4.95, $3.95 and $3.75 respectively. Also, there is a domain name fee of $9.95. Besides; the customers gets a 30 day money back guarantee, 99% uptime guarantee and a free account upgrade facility. Other essential features of the Starter plan include a storage space of 300GB, monthly bandwidth of 3TB, 100 mail accounts, 1 hosted domain, 10 add-on domains, an add-on dedicated IP, unlimited parked domains, unlimited sub-domains, unlimited MySQL databases, unlimited PostrgeSQL Databases (on request), unlimited additional FTP accounts and much more. Other tools comprise of Fantastico, cPanel control panel as well as 24/7 technical support and nightly backup.
Linux Shared Hosting Special Plan: This plan offers its users free set up and a free domain name. It comes at a monthly price of $11.95 per month. Users also have an option of selecting plan periods of 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 24 months, 36 months and 48 months; for the monthly rental is fixed at $9.95, $8.95, $7.95, $6.95, $5.95 and $4.95 respectively. Further more; the plan comes with a 30 money back guarantee, a 99% uptime guarantee and a free account upgrade facility. Other vital characteristics of the plan include 400 GB of disk space, 4TB of monthly bandwidth, unlimited email accounts, unlimited add-on domains as well as unlimited sub-domains, parked domains, MySQL databases, PostrgeSQL Databases (on request), additional FTP accounts and much more. The user is allowed up to 20 hosted domains, a free domain name and a dedicated IP add-on. The special plan user gets access to Fantastico, cPanel control panel, Multimanager, Nightly backups, 24/7 technical support and live chat support.
Linux Shared Hosting Unlimited Plan: The user gets a free domain name, 500GB of disk storage and 5TB of monthly bandwidth. Various unlimited tools and features are also offered including unlimited email accounts, hosted domains, add-on domains, parked domains, sub domains, MySQL databases, PostrgeSQL Databases (on Request) and additional FTP accounts. The user gets one dedicated IP the MultiManager, Fantastico, cPanel control panel, 24/7 technical support, nightly backups and live chat support. The plan comes at a monthly fee of $17.95 per month. For billing cycles of 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 24 months, 36 months and 48 months; the plan is priced at $15.95 per month, $13.95 per month, $11.95 per month, $9.95 per month, $7.95 per month and $6.95 per month respectively. The unlimited plan user gets a 30 day money back guarantee, 99% uptime guarantee and a free account upgrade.
Altogether; the Linux shared hosting are very powerful offering robust infrastructure and functional tools and applications. Here is a brief lowdown on the essential applications and features collectively offered by FastNext:
Ecommerce tools and features include Agora shopping cart, osCommerce, CubeCart, Zen Cart and Shared SSL. Users also get access to phpMyAdmin, phpPgAdmin, Webalizer, Awstats, Raw Access Logs, Raw Log Manager, unlimited email forwarders, unlimited email aliases, unlimited auto responders, catch all emails, webmail, email filter, spam assassin, ClamAV antivirus scanner, custom MX records, GnuPG PGP clone, SMTP server with authentication and POP3/IMAP. The more advanced options also include CGI-center, SSH (Jailed shell) on request, password protected directories, customizable error pages, Cron Job editor, support for .htaccess, index manager, MIME types editor, Apache handlers modifications, Hot Link protection and Leech protect option. Other features like CGI-BIN, Ruby-on-Rails, PHP 4 & 5 with Zend optimizer, Perl, Python, ImageMagick, GD library, cURL library, SSI, XML, Real audio/video and shckwave/Flash further enhance functionality of the websites. An array of website control options and features are offered by FastNext including cPanel, web based file manager, Frontpage Extension support, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX support, Webmail, phpMyAdmin, phpPgAdmin and b2evolution (blog engine). The hardware comes outfitted with features like CPU: AMD Dual Opteron 248-252, 2GB DDR ECC RAM, RAID+0 protection, Cent OS 4 enterprise Linux and 3.6 TB NAS backup storage.
Additional services are also offered by the company at a monthly or yearly price. These services include an account downgrade facility at $19.95 one time charge, domain registration at $9.95 per year, 1000MB additional storage at $3.95 per month, 1 GB additional traffic at $1.95 per month, unlimited add-domains at $3.95 per month, a dedicated IP at $2 per month and private DNS at $2 per month. The private SSL certificate is offered at $99.95 per year.
Windows Shared Hosting Win-Starter Plan: This plan offers a disk storage of 300GB and a monthly bandwidth allotment of 3TB. The user is allowed 1 hosted domain, 100 email accounts, add-on dedicated IP, unlimited domain aliases, unlimited sub domains, unlimited MySQL databases, unlimited MS access databases, 1 MS SQL Databases (10 MB size), unlimited FTP accounts and much more. Access to helm control panel, nightly back-ups and 24/7 technical support is offered. The plan comes with a free account upgrade and free set up service. For a monthly billing cycle; the plan is available for $8.95 per month and the domain name is priced at $9.95. For plan periods of 3, 6, 12, 24, 36 and 48 months; the monthly rental charged is $7.95, $6.95, $5.95, $4.95, $3.95 and $3.75 respectively. The user gets a 30 day money back guarantee, 99% uptime guarantee and price freeze guarantee.
Windows Shared Hosting Win-Special Plan: With this plan; the user is allowed a free domain name and up to 20 hosted domains. Disk storage of 400GB and monthly bandwidth of 4TB is offered. It also includes free account upgrades and free set up service. The monthly rental of this plan is $11.95 and for 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 24 months, 36 months and 48 months; the charges are fixed at $9.95, $8.95, $7.95, $6.95, $5.95 and $4.95 respectively. Various unlimited tools are offered with the win-special plan including unlimited email accounts, domain aliases, sub domains, MySQL databases, MS Access databases and additional FTP accounts. The user is also given 1 add-on dedicated IP and 1 MS SQL Databases (10 MB size). A 30 day money back guarantee, 99% uptime guarantee and price freeze guarantee is also offered under this plan.
Windows Shared Hosting Win-Unlimited Plan: This plan offers a free domain name, free set up and free account upgrades. Disk storage of 500 GB and a monthly bandwidth transfer of 5TB is also offered. The user is allowed up to 1 dedicated IP and 2 MS SQL Databases (10 MB size). Various unlimited tools are offered with the win-special plan including unlimited email accounts, domain aliases, sub domains, MySQL databases, MS Access databases and additional FTP accounts. The plan comes with a price tag of $17.95 per month for the monthly billing cycle. Users also have an option to choose plan periods of 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 24 months, 36 months and 48 months for which the monthly charges are fixed at $15.95, $13.95, $11.95, $9.95, $7.95 and $6.95 respectively. A 30 day money back guarantee, 99% uptime guarantee and price freeze guarantee is also offered with this plan.
In totality; the Windows shared hosting plans are all-inclusive and come equipped with powerful and robust features and infrastructure. Listed below is a brief overview of the essentials offered with these plans:
The email features included within the Windows shared hosting plans include SMTP server (with authentication), unlimited auto responders, unlimited aliases, unlimited forwarders, multi recipient addresses, webmail, catch-all email option, MX modification and POP3/IMAP. The more advanced tools include File manager, MS FrontPage support, FrontPage subwebs, Custom error pages, custom MIME types, web stats, phpMyAdmin, Full DNS zones editor and password protected directories. The multimedia enabled features comprise of Macromedia shockwave, macromedia flash, Real Audio, Real Video, Windows Media, VRML, Dreamweaver MX, MIME types and DHTML support. The ASP components comprise of browser capabilities and content linking, ASP content/ad rotators, ADOX catalog, ASP scripting tools, AspSmartUpload, aspSmartMail, Dundas upload, AspTear, Dimac W3 Jmail and Dundas mailer. Other development and programming tools constitute ASP, ASP.NET, MS ACCESS, MS SQL, MySQL, WAP/WML support, Preinstalled Perl modules, Java scripts, SSI, HTML/DHTML, XML, FastCGI, Java Scripts, VRML, PHP, CGI, Active Perl and CGI scripts. The servers and software features include Windows 2003 server, MySQL, Microsoft DNS server, mail enable enterprise, Microsoft FTP server, Microsoft scripting engine, Microsoft Mobile internet toolkit 1.0, Internet Information 6, Active server pages, Microsoft FrontPage Extensions, MS XML Parser, .NET framework 3.0/3.5, HELM control panel and PHP.
Additional services are also provided which are of course optional and depends upon specific user needs and offers more room for growth. While an account upgrade is offered free of cost; an account downgrade costs $19.95. The domain registration service costs $9.95 per year and a Private SSL Certificate costs $99.95 per year. For an additional storage of 1000MB; the user is required to pay $3.95 per month and 1 GB of additional traffic comes to $1.95 per month. A dedicated IP costs $2 per month and for a private DNS and 10MB of MS SQL database; the user needs to pay $2 per month and $10 per month respectively.
FastNext Reseller Plan:
FastNext offers the Linux Reseller plan and the Windows Reselling plan packages. All the reseller’s plans are offered under a private label; the servers retaining complete anonymity. FastNext offers high end professional services to its resellers and all private name servers: ns1.yournameserver.com & ns2.yournameserver.com are lent with a completely novel appearance and look of an independent web hosting company. Every reseller gets access to 2 web based control interfaces.
FastNext has recently introduced the EasyStart Reseller plan for people who wish to venture into web hosting business; but are somewhere unsure about how to go about it. This plan includes all the essential default features of a reseller account as well as access to the WHM control panel. All reseller plans are divided to two categories: The starter stage and the professional stage.
The starter stage comprises of 3 reseller web hosting plan packages: Lin Start 1, Lin Start 2 and Easy Start. The Lin-Start 1 plan offers a disk space of 7GB, a monthly data transfer of 140GB and up to 50 domains. The set up is free and the monthly tariff for this plan is priced at $8.95. Other features include overselling, unlimited parked or sub domains, double back up, fantastico, RVskin, RV site builder, unlimited FTP, mail accounts and MySQL databases. The add-ons include ClientExec billing system, WHMCS and private name servers. Other services include up to 1 dedicated IP, shared SSL, domain reseller account, live chat support and 24/7 tech support.
The Lin Start-2 plan category offers the reseller a disk space of 9GB and a monthly data transfer of 180GB. It allows up to 125 domains as well as all the other features and tools offered under the Lin Start 1 plan. This plan comes with a price tag of $16.95 per month.
The Easy start plan offers a disk space of 2GB and a monthly data transfer of 20 GB. Unlimited domains are allowed with this plan. This plan however does not include overselling as with other reseller plans.
Under the reseller professional plan category; the plans are divided into 3 categories: Lin Pro-1 Lin Pro-2 and Lin Pro-3.
The Lin Pro 1 plan offers a disk space of 15 GB and a monthly data transfer of 300 GB as well as unlimited domains. The reseller is allowed up to 2 dedicated IPs and is offered free client Exec billing system, WHMCS and the domain reseller account. The monthly rental for this plan is $28.95.
The Lin Pro 2 reseller account features a disk space of 20 GB and a monthly data transfer of 400 GB. This plan comes at a monthly rental of $43.95. All the other features and tools are similar to the Lin Pro -1 account.
The Lin Pro -3 account provides a disk space of 25 GB and a monthly data transfer of 500 GB. This plan comes with at a monthly rental of $53.95.
Described below is a brief overview of the features and services offered with the FastNext reseller accounts.
Unlimited email accounts, unlimited email forwarders, unlimited email aliases, unlimited autoresponders, catch all email, webmail, email filter, spam assassin, ClamAV antivirus scanner, custom MX records, GnuPG PGP clone and SMTP server with authentication. The advanced options include Fantastico, CGI-Center, SSH (Jailed Shell) on Request, Reverse DNS (on Request), Password Protected Directories, Customizable Error Pages, Cron Job Editor, Support for .htaccess, Full DNS Zone File Editor, MIME Types Editor, Apache Handlers Modification, Hot Link Protection, Leech Protect and Index manager.
The resellers are offered high end technological features including CGI-BIN, Ruby-on-Rails, PHP 4 & 5 w/Zend Optimizer, Perl (Free Installation on Request), Python, ImageMagick, GD Library, cURL Library, Server Side Includes (SSI), Frontpage Extensions, Real Audio/Video, Shockwave/Flash, Windows Media and XML. Various website control features are also included within the reseller plans as well as e comer tools such as osCommerce, CubeCart, Zen cart, Shared SSL and Agora shopping cart.
The hardware features comprise of CPU: AMD Dual Opteron 248-252, At Least 2 GB DDR ECC RAM, RAID1+0 Protection (4 HDD), CentOS 4 Enterprise Linux and 3.6TB NAS Backup Storage.