Professional Hosting is essential

High-speed NZ hosting offers superior results

Our website host servers are based in New Zealand and offer superior speeds and service than international shared options.

"Nearly half of web users expect a site to load in 2 seconds or less, and they tend to abandon a site that isn’t loaded within 3 seconds." - KISSMETRICS.COM

High speed New Zealand Hosting

What is hosting, and why do I need it?

Every website needs hosting. Hosting is the name given to the computer where your website exists. When one of your customers clicks on Google search results to view your website, your internet browser contacts your host requesting to see your website. Your host then sends the current page for your customer to view. When your customer clicks to view another page, the browser then again contacts your host to receive the next page ... and so on.

Managed website hosting

Just like domains, your hosting is rented annually. Every year your websites host will need to be renewed. This renewal process is managed by us as part of your Net Builders annual renewal, or where you chose to pay monthly.
Following are the differrent types of hosting we offer:

Entry Level

A low cost option for those entry level business with a website with few pages and little graphics.
$349 pa

Silver Hosting

Our standard host account used for most business websites. This is the account we normally start our customers on.
$490 pa

Gold Hosting

Hosting that allows for increased bandwidth for those larger websites with higher resources or customer visits.
$690 pa

Other hosting services

SSL Certificate

With the Silver and Gold Host accounts, you have the option to add a SSL certificate to ensure secure communication between customers and the website. This will also stop browsers from stating the website is unsecured.
$225 pa

Security System

The security system protects the website against many known ways of hacking the website. Vital to save large costs putting hacks right, and most importantly, saves your site from displaying unwanted content (often x-rated)
$100 pa (mandatory with all hosting)

netBuilders Hosting

All Net Builders hosting is provided within New Zealand and takes advantage of high speed SSD Ram, meaning much higher load speed and therefore happier customers and much better each engine results

Nothing kills a web sites appeal more than slow load times.

Search engines such as Google use website load times as a key factor in determining which websites have greater appeal than others. Naturally, faster websites provide greater appeal to customers and therefore higher search-engine results.

Net Builders host servers are fine-tuned and take advantage of high-speed equipment. Following is a case study that compares website load speeds on budget international hosts with our professional host servers.

... It is significant.

Hosting Case Study

Professional vs. budget website hosting

We get the odd customer mentioning that they could find hosting at lower prices, $100 per year, asking why we charge more. Our response is always that you get what you pay for and that we only place our customers' websites on host accounts that perform.

The issue was, we never had any figures to support our statements, so we decided to run our own tests to illustrate some differences. Following is a discussion of a case study that investigates the differences between our hosting and cheaper international hosting.

THE MEASURE :- Website load speed

To test the website load speed we selected Melbournes Pingdom web speed test service.

There is a delay between sending information back and forwards between New Zealand and Australia so using a test suite based in Australia would (when comparing) give an advantage to the Australian (International) based budget host provider, and a disadvantage to our New Zealand based servers.

International Low-Cost Hosting

To demonstrate our view that budget hosting was a false economy we decided to purchased a Crazy Domains web host account.

Crazy Domains was chosen because it is a well-known budget host provider and their servers were based in Australia.

Slow budget website hosting
Test results
international low-cost hosting

The test results show the website was well constructed and configured with a performance grade of 90, and a load time of 2.76 seconds, 57% faster than other websites tested on the test suite.

Not bad I guess, however it is common knowledge that websites must load in around 2 second, and if the load time is over 3 seconds then your potential customer will leave your website - not so good...

New Zealand Professional Hosting

We use our own host servers that are only stocked with Net Builders customers. The servers are not crammed packed with websites and all accounts are fully managed by Net Builders - meaning there are no rogue accounts causing issues.

Slow budget website hosting
Test results
Net Builders Hosting


We knew our host servers were fast however the results demonstrate a huge difference between our New Zealand based hosting and International budget hosting.

It must be remembered that our servers are based in New Zealand so have an intrinsic delay when measuring website load speeds from Australia. Where the measuring system was in New Zealand the results would be even greater.

The test website loads in 0.865 seconds using our NZ servers, compared to 2.76 seconds on International host server - almost 320% faster and more importantly, loading in well under the golden 2 seconds time frame.

91% faster than other websites tested on the test suite.

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