I'd say a non-net-firm won't be able to host.
are they any good?
are they any good?
The Original poster is probably talking about netfirms.com. I have seen their ads, but not much else. My suggestion is to just search the Web for reviews.
With any host, it usually depends on your needs. If you can post more of what you are looking for from a host, maybe you will get more of a response.
I had netfirms for two years. They are very good for most needs but they can be somewhat inflexible when it comes to tech support. I like to install lots of open source software and test out new applications on my account but they didn't provide great service whenever I had a problem.If your looking for a standard site and like the programs that they support like wordpress then they are a great option. If you have advanced needs then I would go for another host.
I personally have used NetFirms in the past, but do not now. Mostly because it did not satisfy the needs I required. The File Manager with Netfirms was one of the reasons I liked using them before, but they seemed to struggle with my Joomla implementations. This is a database heavy CMS so if your looking at doing something like that netfirms may not be the best. For a basic web site with just HTML, netfirms did the job well for me. I have since moved over to Domains at Retail (http://www.domainsatretail.com/webhosting.html) for my web hosting needs. I host almost 10 sites from my deluxe hosting plan. For just under $10 all my sites are hosting and run well.
If you still considering netfirms, might want to take a look here, as they have a few reviews:
Good luck and if you have any specific questions about netfirms, let me know and I will try and answer them.
I've used Netfirms for hosting my websites for 3+ years. Like some of the previous posters mentioned, Netfirms is fine if you have a basic webpage. But once you start getting into applications and their plug-ins, forget about it. My Wordpress sites are as slow as molasses, it's embarrassing.
Why I'm still with them? I honestly can't say. But I'm definitely in the market for a new host. That's how I ended up here. I figured I might as well share my experience.
They finally caught up with the times and recently launched their new Control Panel. They sent out an email today (10/16) promoting this new Control Panel which caused their site to go extra especially slow.
Other than their hosting being super slow, everything else is decent.
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