Netfirms Coupon Codes May 2017:
Instructions: To reveal the promo code, click on the button below. A new window will take you to Netfirms’ website, and then you can enter the code when you reach the shopping cart. Simple as that! A lot of the Netfirms offer don’t actually require a coupon code, just click on the button and it will take you to a specialized offer page on the website where you will see the Hosting Plus plan available for a discounted price. Netfirms runs a green hosting initiative which you can read more about here.
Best Netfirms Coupon Codes Right Now:
Shared Web Hosting for $2.49/MonthACTIVATE OFFERACTIVATED
We tested this coupon code out this week to make sure it was working, and it was! Here’s proof.
20% Off Plus Hosting and 33% Off Business Web Hosting Plans:ACTIVATE OFFERActivated
Business Hosting for $4.45/month:ACTIVATE OFFERActivated
$9.95 Domain Name RegistrationACTIVATE OFFERActivated
Free Domain NameUse this coupon for a free domain name and hosting starting at as low as $2.95/month.
Netfirms’ Plus Plan for $4.95/MonthACTIVATE OFFERPLUS
Here’s an interesting bit of trivia: Netfirms started as an advertisement-supported free hosting site in 1998. That experiment only lasted a year, and Netfirms moved to become a paid hosting company in 1999. Since Netfirms began it has grown from a small company started by two York University students to one of the largest hosting companies in the United States. It currently hosts more than 1.2 million websites. The company prides itself on positive customer experience and helping individuals and businesses achieve their goals online.
Netfirms is primarily focused on hosting websites for small and medium sized businesses, but has lately expanded into the consumer market. It now offers personal website hosting for as little as $2.49/month (provided you use the promo code at the beginning of this post!). They also offer domain registration, e-commerce solutions, and email exchange servers.
Netfirms’ data-center is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Netfirm’s offices are headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
Netfirms User Reviews
Netfirms has been around for over 15 years, and it was initially a Canadian hosting company based in Ontario. When you read the user reviews, it seems that a lot of their customers were long term and very happy with the service, having hosted there for five years or quite often longer. However they were one of the over 60 smaller hosting companies acquired by the Endurance International Group a couple of years ago. Some users feel that since then their quality of hosting and support has declined, my personal feeling is that it would likely be comparable to all of the companies that EIG is running so moving to another budget host may not make a difference.
After reading through all of the reviews it seems that if you are looking to host a simple website then you will be just fine with Netfirms. Keep in mind that if you are running a website that uses a lot of bandwidth, will have high volumes of traffic, or has complicated needs in terms of script libraries or databases then most budget hosting will not be appropriate for you.
Netfirms Content Management Applications
Netfirms has their own proprietary website builder called Ready-to-go Websites that they promote quite heavily, according to their homepage you can use it to have a website online in minutes. It comes with several pre-designed website templates arranged according to category (Weddings, Blogs, Real Estate, Charity, Club, etc), and uses a drag and drop interface for website building. The pre-fab templates also come pre-populated with sample content. I haven’t had a chance to use it but apparently it is built on the WordPress engine and you can install any of the WordPress plugins. There is no fee for Netfirms users to use the Ready-to-Go Websites builder.
They do also mention that you can install WordPress 2.x on any of their hosting plans. I hope that they just haven’t updated the page and that is outdated information, as WordPress 4.0 just released and you should always use the latest version of open source software to make sure that you have the latest security patches.
More About Netfirms’ Green Hosting Initiatives:
Netfirms is one of the most eco-friendly web hosting companies around. According to their website, Netfirms takes numerous measures to minimize their impact on the environment. These green measures include:
- Offices and Datacenters are 100% wind-powered. – What Netfirms does is that they purchase as many Renewable Energy Credits as they consume. So while technically the servers themselves aren’t powered by wind, they do support renewable energy through these credits.
- Planting 800 Trees per year – This is connected to the energy credits, in that the credits they purchase go towards planting trees and taking cars off the road.
You can read more about their eco-friendly initiatives on their website.
Certify Your Website “Eco-Friendly” with a Badge:
Once you sign up with Netfirms you can add green badges and/or certificates to your website to showcase the fact that you are eco-friendly. Since our website isn’t currently hosted with Netfirms, we aren’t going to put one of them up (it would be disingenuous). But you can click here to view them on Netfirms’ website.
Around the Web:
Twitter – Follow Netfirms on Twitter to stay up to date on the latest promotions, as well as news if there are technical problems. They also post helpful tips on building/maintaining a small business website.
Facebook – not on Twitter? Follow Netfirms on Facebook instead. The content on the two social media platforms is largely identical.
Youtube – Netfirms’ official YouTube channel. There’s lots of useful video tutorials in case you aren’t sure how to use a particular feature.
Netfirms on Youtube:
Here’s a sample video from their YouTube channel: