Verio’s Unix 4000 plan promises to provide businesses who need a more comprehensive hosting solution with functionality, power and overall usefulness. This is a solid plan that provides a great amount of extras. While the price is a little high for the amount of space, transfer and email accounts offered, the included features and capability of their servers offsets this cost to some degree.

New customers have a choice between a $100 credit with either GoogleAdWords or Yahoo! Sponsored Search when they sign up for this hosting plan. Most hosting companies that are catering to businesses only offer a $25 to $50 credit, so this offer puts Verio at the head of the pack. A free set-up is also currently being offered, but it is a good idea to check to see if this deal is still currently being offered. A 30 day risk free trial is also offered, giving you a chance to see if Verio is right for your site.

Verio does offer advanced email handling features that you won’t find with many hosts. You’ll get 200 configurable email accounts with this package that include spam filtering capabilities, virus protection, white listing and black listing, as well as mail forwarding and autoresponders.

An Easy Site builder is also available if you need assistance in designing your site. You can take their Easy Site tool for a test drive before you purchase your plan, which will help you decide if it is something that will work for your needs. 200 professional site templates are included with this account to make the creation of your site much easier. For sites that require photo galleries or a community atmosphere, guestbooks, voting tools and photo galleries are included with this account.

Urchin is provided free of charge with this account, and you’ll be able to manage your site from an online control panel. SSL is supported, but not offered with this package, so if you do need a secure ordering area you will need to purchase your own certificate with another company. This is one area where Verio slips slightly, since many hosts offer at least a free shared SSL certificate. Since these certificates can be expensive, you can expect to add at least another $100 to your overall costs. This point, coupled with Verio’s current price brought down their overall value ranking.

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