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An assessment of SMARTHOSTING

We, at caltextirau.co.nz, have chosen 'SMARTHOSTING' to be our current domain name and hosting vendor. Hence we suppose that this brief evaluation of 'SMARTHOSTING' is perhaps going to be quite useful for other folks from all around the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We say individuals from all over the World, since the simple truth is that 'SMARTHOSTING' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter facility sites: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering virtually the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'SMARTHOSTING' in brief:

Shared Webspace Hosting Packages

The initial detail we, at caltextirau.co.nz, have perceived is the modest prices of the shared hosting packages furnished by 'SMARTHOSTING'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the webspace hosting packages delivered by 'SMARTHOSTING' are driven by an in-house created, leading edge cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web page hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, runs on an individual bunch of servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting company on the Earth will have great complications with, since cPanel is a single server based web page hosting environment (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web site hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by one single web server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel hosting firms cannot include additional functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to invent their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared website hosting plans, which are powered by an authentic clustered website hosting platform. With a shared site hosting plan, each customer pays just for his/her plan, thus keeping the hosting price amazingly low (since multiple users use the same hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a clustered web hosting platform, allows you to pay only for the resources that you really require, evading a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich web hosting package that you cannot truly utilize, or for a low-end website hosting plan that cannot handle your site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to start with a low-end package and upgrade as your website expands. So, you save cash that you can expend on publicizing the web site while it is still brand new. Each and every web page hosting package delivered by 'SMARTHOSTING' contains an online web site building tool and more than forty popular script-driven software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web page design solutions. 'SMARTHOSTING' distributes shared web space hosting services in a number of different regions around the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. In this way, approximately the whole planet is covered to supply you and your web page's visitors with a stable and fast hosting service at a preferred place. On the whole, the shared hosting packages delivered 'SMARTHOSTING' are quite well appointed and are available at a good price (beginning from $3.00 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To customers with little to no experience, a Virtual Private Server may seem difficult to manage. That's probably why 'SMARTHOSTING' also stores semi-dedicated servers in its principal United States server farm in Chicago. Administering these accounts is comparable to handling a typical shared web page hosting account through a website hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the specs of a shared webspace hosting plan such as a fee-free website building tool and a web application installer, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated hosting package is many times larger than that of a shared web space hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is approximately FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web hosting accounts. When compared with a shared web hosting account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain allowance is a pattern as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting server packages do not include full server root privileges (we, at caltextirau.co.nz, think of this as a small drawback), but the good point is that they are administered through the same web hosting Control Panel GUI as the shared web space hosting accounts. This suggests that a user-friendly GUI is offered to all users who are not self-confident enough to manage a virtual private web hosting server, but at the same time require more power and supplies than a virtual web hosting server can furnish them with. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful first-class web hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual web hosting server accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per server), while the virtual private web servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'SMARTHOSTING' can be branded as being amazingly cheap (as far as price is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the CPU Luxe plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In caltextirau.co.nz's opinion, big websites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular web storefronts with 1000s of clients demand a much more powerful webspace hosting platform. It appears that the blokes from 'SMARTHOSTING' have reached the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its users' anticipations, 'SMARTHOSTING' provides a number of dedicated web hosting servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That assessment rests on the hardware specs the dedicated web hosting servers include: many-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will beyond doubt ensure the fast and stable work of any kind of website. In 'SMARTHOSTING's opinion, the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from caltextirau.co.nz, consider that all dedicated server plans supplied by 'SMARTHOSTING' are also appropriate for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each server ships with free-of-charge invoice transaction software platform and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers provided by 'SMARTHOSTING' are all unmanaged. We, at caltextirau.co.nz, think that this is a tiny minus, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand support, the Managed Services upgrade includes a bunch of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A bunch of Control Panel (CP) GUIs are available with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (caltextirau.co.nz's) prognosis is that the excellent point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will perhaps render the recourse to any FTP client useless. Our (caltextirau.co.nz's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'SMARTHOSTING' don't appear to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will no doubt make you smile), beginning from $115.00 for the Xeon Scalable 6c package.