- author: Eric Renfro
Currently a Web.com company since its acquisition in 2011, Network Solutions was established in 1979. Back then it was dealing in the DNS registry business, but gradually expanded its portfolio of services into other areas, nowadays offering also web hosting and website building solutions.
Plans & Pricing
Network Solutions offers the following 2 packages:
Small: This package is best suited for people looking to design basic websites. It costs $6.95 per month and comes with a free custom domain, 10 email boxes and 5 GB storage space.
Large: This package has been designed to meet the needs of more robust websites. It costs $9.95 per month and comes with a free domain, over 50 email boxes and up to 300 GB of storage space.
Features & Functionality
Promoting your eCommerce website built with Network Solutions website builder is very easy since you have everything set in place for you: social sharing buttons, search engine optimized website code, and XML sitemaps, not to mention being eligible for MonsterMarketplace submission.
Intuitive website builder
The design tool with which you can build a website is really easy to use. It lacks some of the features that are present in modern website building tools but it can still get the job done.
Huge stock image library
Network Solutions maintains a stock image library that contains a large number of stock images that can be used for website customization.
When you buy a subscription, you also get a personalized email address that matches your registered domain and gives your brand a more professional look.
Design & Templates
With a good number of professional layouts and customizable website templates available, Network Solutions’ site builder is a great choice for all those who want to have nice looking product pages with minimal investment. However, if you want to fully customize your online store’s design, Network Solutions has three one-time-fee packages available.
Network Solutions website builder offers its subscribers a comprehensive FAQs section, where you can find helpful articles, tutorials and training videos on how to get started with their website building tools and services. There is also an online community forum, where you can chat with other webmasters and exchange ideas or find help. Their customer support agents are available by phone 24/7.
Pros & Cons
- DIY and we do it for you solutions available
- Free domain name
- A very powerful, futuristic website builder
- A huge collection of royalty free images
- Personalized email address
- Complex interface
- Below-par customer service
Ease of Use
Network Solutions is not that easy to use at first but once you get the hang of it, it’s well worth it. Especially if you haven’t used a website builder before, you will face a steep learning curve.
24/7 Help & Support24/7 customer support via chat/phone.
Phone SupportAll customers have access to free customer support and can call their specialists any time
Live Online Chat24/7 customer support via chat
Community ForumIn order to post a topic to the forum or reply to a thread, you must first register for the forum through the Account Manager.
The Network Solutions name may not have the same sonority as other site building tools available on the market, but their professional services are worth testing out if you’re looking for an easy-to-use platform that will allow you to build visually appealing pages and sell your products online.