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Altopia Review

Highlights of Altopia:

  • 13 to 92 days of binaries
  • 315 days text retention
  • 122,000 newsgroups
  • Up to 20 connections
  • Free SSL encryption
  • Test account available

Altopia Review

Web site:

  • http://www.altopia.com

Servers:

  • news.altopia.com

Plan types:

  • unlimited Usenet

Service details:

  • Binary retention: 13 to 92 days
  • Text retention: 315 days
  • Completion rate: unknown
  • Number of Newsgroups: 122,000+
  • Simultaneous Connections: 2-20
  • Server Farms: US
  • Ports: 119 non-secure, 563 SSL
  • SSL Encryption: SSL included

Support:

  • email support: support@altopia.com

Pricing plans:

  • unlimited SSL, 20 connections – $18.00/mo.
  • unlimited SSL, 15 connections – $15.00/mo.
  • unlimited SSL, 10 connections – $12.00/mo.
  • unlimited SSL, 5 connections – $9.00/mo.
  • unlimited SSL, 2 connections – $6.00/mo.

Altopia offers a free account for testing their servers. It offers read access to ‘news.’ and local ‘altnet.’ groups to test performance.

Test account information:

  • server: news.altopia.com
  • username: testnntp
  • password: altnet1

Payment options:

  • Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover

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