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Newshosting is a name that many people know in the Usenet service industry. Newshosting has been around for quite some time and has consistently offered premium usenet service for affordable prices. Newshosting has also recently teamed up with the folks over at Easynews, which not only increases the features they are able to offer their customers, but it also indicates their solid reputation among the top tier providers.

Plans from Newshosting are very competitive when compared to other top tier providers. The pricing for their unlimited plans is on par with most of the major competitors. It isn’t the least expensive, but nor is it the most expensive. This means Newshosting is right in that sweet spot of service providers. Since Newshosting also offers the same industry standard features you have come to expect from the big boys, they really aren’t lacking in the feature department. This includes free 256bit SSL encryption on all accounts, uncensored newsgroups, and high speed access. Newshosting is also one of select providers that offer free trials, which is great for those who want to try the service before they buy.

Newshosting server systems are located in the US and Europe, which means that North American and European customers should both receive a high speed connection. Combined with the 60 simultaneous connections, you shouldn’t have a problem getting maximum download speeds from their service. Their number of simultaneous connections allowed is actually one of the highest in the industry. That’s no small feat when you consider the other big players at the top of the usenet service market.

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One thing to note about the top tier plan from Newshosting is that it is now linked with Easynews. This is significant because it means that customers who subscribe to the Newshosting top tier plan will be able to login to Easynews and download using the simple web interface. This means you are essentially getting a free newreader and a free usenet search engine – all rolled into one nice neat package. During signup customers that select the top tier plan are given both Newshosting AND Easynews user/password information. Be careful though, the Easynews account comes with a 10GB limit per month. However, when you consider that you still have unlimited downloading with Newshosting, the 10GB limit isn’t a big deal. Plus it makes for a quick usenet download while on the road, or using a shared computer. All you have to do is login to the Easynews website, search, and start the download! This is a great benefit for those customers who want regular “NNTP” access for their newsreader software, but also enjoy the ease of downloading using a website.

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April 2011 Update: Newshosting has increased their retention to 910+ days!  The Newshosting site is now displaying 978 days retention for all 3 of their plans, with no cost increase!  Seems like all the major players are boosting their retention lately!

May 2011 Update: We have News and Deals available on Newshosting! We are proud to announce a special deal for our visitors on Newshosting unlimited plans. Unlimited monthly plans are discounted to $9.99/mo and unlimited yearly plans are discounted to $99/yr! Please visit our Newshosting Deal page to learn more about these special discounted deals and to take advantage of the new low prices!

August 2011 Update: Newshosting has just announced a beta release of a homegrown Newsreader client!  The Newshosting Newsreader is now available to all new customers for FREE!  Check out our news bulletin for the complete details.

January 2012 Update: The Usenet Browser software from Newshosting has been officially launched!  The software is out of beta and available immediately via the Newshosting control panel.  The news bulletin has all the info.

February 2012 Update: We have completed an In Depth Review and Full Speed Test with the Newshosting Newsreader software!  Check out our complete review of the new software with over 25 screenshots!

March 2014 Update:  Massive retention improvements continue at Newshosting with over 2048 days now available.  The free newsreader from Newshosting has also received some major improvements this month.  Faster par2 processing and the latest unrar are just a few of the big updates that really move the Newsreader forward for users.  Amazingly, Newshosting has managed to keep prices extremely low the entire time.  Our readers can still get Unlimited usenet with 256bit encryption for only $9.99/month!  No long term subscriptions required.  That’s $5 off per month for an excellent unlimited usenet service with a super easy to use and FREE newsreader.

January 2015:  Newshosting has been making great strides and now bundles Newshosting VPN service with all of their Usenet plans.  The XL Powerpack plan includes FREE Newhosting VPN, while the other plans offer the addition at $4.99/month.  So that’s Unlimited Usenet and Unlimited VPN, all for one low price.  We called it awhile back that Usenet providers would continue to bundle other services like VPN.  The improvements at Newshosting also include the ever growing retention, now at 2337+ days!

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13 Responses to “Newshosting”

  1. Carl says:
    June 13th, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Been with newshosting for almost 3 years. The easynews web interface portal was a great add on. You can use that for your search, then generate nzbs to drop into your newsreader client.

  2. Rick says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    I have been using newshosting for a couple years now and have been buying the 12 month plans to save money. Newhosting and UseNetServer basically give the best deals for yearly plans anywhere. I haven’t had any problems with their server or the speeds. I wouldn’t have any problem recommending them, but unless you get the 12 month plan you are probably paying too much per month.

  3. J.J. says:
    August 26th, 2011 at 6:18 am

    hands down the best price. if you haven’t tried their new Usenet browser you should. clean interface and fast.

  4. Ty says:
    October 2nd, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Price – Newshosting does awesome on their long term plans. Yes, you can get slightly cheaper on a per month basis, but you’re talking like a dollar cheaper. See below for why this isn’t worth it

    Speed – Always fast. Maxes my connection everytime I get on. Zero complaints. 30mbps all day everyday.

    Protection – 256bit SSL. Need I say more?

    Retention – Industry leading. Over 1000 days. Completion is great as well.

    Reliability – It’s always on. Haven’t ever had a problem

    Support – 5 of 5 stars. Only time I’ve ever had to email was when I was messing up! LOL!

    Haven’t tried their newsreader yet though, I use SABNzbd. But I hear good things anyway.

    Can’t go wrong with Newshosting.

  5. kevin w says:
    October 4th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Newshosting is by far the best Usenet provider I’ve used in four years. Have never had any problems connecting, getting posts, or good speeds. I think newshosting is probably the fastest download my computer gets! The team stuff with easynews is awesome too. Have used it a little when on others computer. They always get jealous at the Usenet access lol!

  6. GeorgeB says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    big fan of newshosting ever since they upgraded their service last year or two ago. they used to be a mediocre service but are now basically at the top tier with giganews. newshosting is way cheaper though and still gives you a free newsreader and even access to easynews if you select it. i don’t know why people pay such high prices per month for usenet when you can get it from newhosting for $10. great retention, always max speeds for my connection, no completeness issues. all around a great provider.

  7. KB says:
    November 5th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Newhosting all the way. Like the other posters said, I’ve never had an issue with Newshosting. Maybe people did years ago, I don’t know. NEwshosting has always been good to me with high speeds and retention. And SSL, of course. I don’t use their newsreader either but it looks decent. Good enough if you don’t already have one anyway. Best part about Newshosting is the $10/mo, unlimited, and high speeds.

  8. Lauri says:
    February 4th, 2012 at 12:43 am

    I got recommended to use Newhosting by some friends and ended up finding this when looking to renew. Not sure I’ll buy the long term plan, but I was pretty happy with the last few months. I don’t use their software but setup was easy for me. Just purchased and got the username and password. Put that into a free program and it worked just fine. Always gives fast downloads. Way faster than regular web!

  9. Len says:
    February 12th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I switched to Newshosting from Giganews about 6 months ago and I think it was a good decision. Newshosting is WAYY cheaper, and still has a good free newsreader client. You can save a lot of money too if you buy their long term plan. By my calculations, you could buy 2 years subscription to Newhosting for what it costs at Giganews! I think you guys need to rate this one higher…hope this site isn’t a sham.

    editors note: we aren’t a sham, but thanks for checking! with more positive reviews like yours, newshosting may wind up being ranked higher than giganews!

  10. Anonymous says:
    March 23rd, 2012 at 8:37 am

    I’m going to have to agree with Len, here. Newshosting is 1/3 price of Giganews and has a much better and faster interface.

  11. Demie says:
    April 22nd, 2012 at 9:55 am

    As of last month, this service (or maybe their upstream provider) has started banning UFC posts. You just can’t download them anymore. I will assume that they’re also banning some other things that I haven’t tried downloading yet.

    editors note: we assume you’re meaning a particular group is inaccessible – can’t post, can’t download. we’ll check with newshosting and see what we can find. thanks for the tip!

  12. Pace says:
    April 27th, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Used 4 different providers over the past 4 years. I have found newshosting to be the best package so far. 10 bucks month unlimited + easy peasy newsreader.

  13. imsaac says:
    May 21st, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    gave them a try on the trial and ended up staying. can’t beat the price for monthly unlimited and you can get easynews.

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