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An assessment of

We, at, have chosen '' to be our current domain name and web hosting vendor. This is why we imagine that this short review of '' is probably going to be very helpful for other people from all around the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all around the Globe, since the simple truth is that '' currently offers domain and hosting services in numerous data center locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing nearly the whole Globe. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from '' in brief:

Shared Hosting Packages

The first detail we, at, have detected is the cheap prices of the shared web space hosting services furnished by ''. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the site hosting accounts delivered by '' are powered by an in-house devised, futuristic cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on an individual bunch of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting firm on the Globe will have huge difficulties with, since cPanel is a one single server based web site hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web page hosting distributors are unable to add new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to create their own file platform), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting packages, which are driven by a genuine cloud hosting platform. With a shared package, each customer pays solely for his/her account, thus maintaining the website hosting price really low (because plenty of users are hosted on one and the same web hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting package, which runs on a cloud web page hosting system, allows you to pay only for the reserves that you actually need, precluding a situation where you pay for a feature-rich web site hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a small web site hosting package that cannot handle your web site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to start with a tiny plan and upgrade as your web site expands. In this way, you economize funds that you can spend on publicizing the website while it is still new. Every web hosting account offered by '' boasts an online website builder and over 40 popular script platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web page design services. '' offers shared website hosting packages in a number of different regions around the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; two European data center facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. In this way, approximately the whole World is covered to present you and your website's visitors with a stable and dependable web page hosting service at a desired location. All in all, the shared hosting plans delivered '' are very well equipped and come at a very modest price (starting from $3.75 for the Basic plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no experience, a virtual private web server may seem troublesome to manage. That's perhaps why '' also offers semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main US server farm facility in Chicago. Administering these accounts is similar to administering a conventional shared webspace hosting account through a site hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the features of a shared webspace hosting package such as a free-of-cost site builder and a script installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated server plan is many times greater than that of a shared plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared with the shared web site hosting plans. When matched against a shared webspace hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting server accounts do not come with full root access (we, at, think that this is a little problem), but the advantage is that they are managed via the same Control Panel GUI as the shared website hosting plans. This signifies that a user-friendly graphical interface is available to all clients who are not self-confident enough to handle a private virtual server, but at the same time require more power and resources than a VPS server can confer to them. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the resources of the same powerful top-class web servers as the ones which accommodate the Virtual Private Server web hosting accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical machine), while the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by '' can be dubbed as being very cheap (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Semi Pro plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

In's opinion, large websites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular web stores with thousands of customers demand a much more powerful webspace hosting solution. It appears that the chaps from '' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its users' anticipations, '' supplies a collection of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That estimation is based on the hardware configurations the hosting servers have: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will no doubt ensure the quick and stable work of any type of website. According to '', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from, believe that all dedicated server solutions furnished by '' are also suitable for establishing a hosting reseller business as each server ships with free-of-cost billing software and a free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers supplied by '' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a little minus, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you need backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides several supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. Several web hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are available with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the magnificent point-and-click File Manager offered by the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel will possibly render the recourse to any FTP software program futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by '' don't appear to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), starting from $75.00 for the Atom 2 plan.