Biz.nf Review, Rating & Secret Unveiled 2016

Biz.nf
our editors
7 votes 1.00 of 5
Not Recommended
Biz.nf, a green web hosting provider founded in 2008, provides a range of web hosting services including free web hosting and low-cost advanced web hosting solutions. The company claims that the services are eco-friendly and reliable. Besides, it also packs its services with advanced scripting languages, databases and software to enables clients to build a website easily.

Biz.nf offers three hosting plans – Free, Personal and Business. Free web hosting plan, just as the name says, is totally free. The other two unlimited hosting plans – Personal plan and Business plan, regularly start from $6.95/mo and $10.95/mo separately. However, with a promo price, the buyers can get them at $4.95/mo and $6.95/mo separately on condition that the services are paid annually. In this aspect, it seems Biz.nf has done a good job.

Rather, the result from our latest investigation shows that the services it offers are not as good as it describes. Therefore, we will talk about other vital web hosting factors in sequence, including feature, speed, reliability and support.
Editorial Review

Biz.nf Speed Review 1.00 of 5

As it’s not so easy to find a hosting service that is both free and efficient, webmasters cannot expect too much on the speed of Biz.nf hosting service. It’s a common thing that sometimes the speed is relatively slow even for the most excellent hosting services. But it’s not an excuse for the bad service of the Free plan.

According to the responses from many users, the page loading speed is rather slow. Moreover, sometimes when they start loading pages, some of their pages come up Error 403.

Biz.nf Reliability Review 1.50 of 5

Though some specific facilities used to power the three plans are listed on the website, such as enterprise servers, firewall protection as well as 24/7 server monitoring, it’s hard to find evidence to prove the reliability of the information. The company claims to offer 99.9% uptime guarantee to the unlimited plans and 99.9% or less uptime guarantee to Free plan.

However, it seems not to be like that. Based on the complaints from its clients, Biz.nf does not keep its promise successfully. For example, it claims to offer 99.9% uptime to unlimited plans, but according to the investigation, the uptime it offers is just around 98% let alone the uptime of the free hosting plan.

Biz.nf Feature Review 1.00 of 5

All of the three plans support Easy Control Panel, PHP 5, MySQL 5, CGI/Perl, WordPress, Joomla and instant activation. Free hosting plan includes 250MB disk space, 5GB monthly data transfer, 3 free domains at co.nf. The unlimited hosting plans provide unlimited disk space, data transfer, and 1 free domain. The only difference between 2 unlimited plans is that Personal plan only supports to host 2 domains while the other one allows hosting unlimited websites.

As an old saying goes, there is no lunch for free. Biz.nf is actually not as good as it supposed to be. So are the hosting services. The free and paid clients are held by different servers. Therefore, there are many restrictions and limitations in Free plan such as SMTP support limitation with which the clients cannot send over 30 emails per month from their websites. Also, under a maximum file size limit of 2 MB, uploading larger files to websites is impossible.

Similarly, customers cannot reach many resources through Free plan. For instance, E-commerce tools like shopping cart, client management, Shared SSL servers and Password protected areas are excluded in Free plan. Some other serious limitations are as listed below.
  • No site builders, 1-click installer, data backup, SSH, SSI or custom Error 404 page.
  • 1 website allowed, 3 sub-domains, 1 email account, 1 email filter, and 1 FTP account.
  • 1 MySQL database and 10MB database storage.
  • No cronjobs, PHP.ini support, password protection or website statistics.
  • For content management system, only Joomla and WordPress are allowed.

As a result, if the clients want to do business on their websites, they have no choice, but to upgrade to Personal plan or Business plan. Note that even the Personal plan is not recommended for businesses because it only includes 5 sub-domains, 7 MySQL databases (with 10 MB storage), and 7 PostgreSQL databases.

Biz.nf Technical Support Review 0.50 of 5

Biz.nf claims to offer 24/7 customer support to all clients and customers can request assistance in Integrated Context Help or by communicating with their staffs via Trouble Tickets System. Also, if the clients have any problem concerning pre-sales, billing and ordering matters, they can consult the staffs via Live Sales Chat.

However, there is no phone number or email address of Biz.nf, let alone efficient and quality customer support. What’s worse, when the clients contact the staffs via the ticket system in order to figure out some issues, it usually takes a few days to receive a reply.