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Nexigen Digital has acquired Net Virtue

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As at 2nd August 2021, Nexigen Digital, the parent company of VentraIP and Synergy Wholesale, has acquired the customers and assets of Net Virtue.

Net Virtue clients will be transitioned to the VentraIP platform over the coming weeks.

It is good to see that Net Virtue customers will still be looked after by a local service provider.

For more details, see the Press Release on the Nexigen Digital website and the acquision FAQ page on the VentraIP website.

The Net Virtue plans have now been removed from this website.

VentraIP Retiring "Zuver" Budget Brand

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VentraIP announced today that they will retire their budget "Zuver Brand" and Zuver is no longer accepting any new business.

Existing customers can still log in to the regular hosting control panel in the meantime and they will apparently be able to lock in their current pricing for 12 months at some stage but after that it looks like they'll need to pay VentraIP prices.

The minimum Zuver plan was $40 / year although some clients are on legacy $36 / year plans. The minimum VentraIP cPanel hosting plan costs $60 / year at the moment which hopefully won't be too much of a stretch for Zuver clients.

UpTime Web Hosting

Assuming they don't immediately update their prices also, a possible Zuver alternative for some website owners might be https://uptimewebhosting.com.au who have been a reliable host for one of my clients for the last couple of years and their minimum cost plan is $36 / year. You can pay in advance to lock in this pricing for up to three years.

Let me know if you have any other recommendations for a Zuver alternative.

Thanks Zuver for the very affordable hosting you have provided over the years and I am sad to see you go!

VentraIP Acquires Netorigin

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VentraIP has acquired Netorigin.

Netorigin clients will be transitioned to one of the VentraIP brands and the Netorigin brand will be retired.

It is good to see that Netorigin customers will still be looked after by a local company but it is a little concerning that the pool of locally owned hosting companies seems to be shrinking.

You can find out more about the acquision on the VentraIP blog.

The Netorigin plans have now been removed from this website.

All New Zuver Web Hosting Plans with SSD and LiteSpeed Cache

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As at January 2019, Zuver have revamped their website with all new hosting plans which include SSD hard drives and LiteSpeed Cache.

You have a choice of Plesk WordPress Shared Web Hosting plans or cPanel Custom Shared Web Hosting plans.

The cPanel Custom Shared Web Hosting plans have a new interface where clients can select the specific Storage, CPU and Memory resources needed. There are also some preset options, "Tiny", "Growth" and "Domination" as suggested configurations.

Phone Support and Acronis Backup are unbundled with a separate cost.

Previously, the minimum cost for 12 months hosting was AU$36 / year. The minimum "Tiny" Plan with 1GB Storage, 100% CPU, 1GB Memory and AutoSSL now costs AU$40 / year.

Feedback on the new Zuver web hosting plans is quite favourable especially since SSL certificates are now being included with all web hosting plans.

With SSD hard drives and LiteSpeed Cache, the new plans are probably the best value web hosting plans in Australia.

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