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A review of Host My Sites

We, at walkaboutwellness.com.au, have selected 'Host My Sites' to be our current domain and hosting provider. This is why we anticipate that this succinct assessment of 'Host My Sites' is perchance going to be very useful for other folks from all over the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all around the World, since the mere truth is that 'Host My Sites' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in multiple data center facility locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering virtually the whole Globe. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Host My Sites' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Hosting Packages

The first thing we, at walkaboutwellness.com.au, have noted is the cut-rate prices of the shared webspace hosting plans offered by 'Host My Sites'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the webspace hosting plans delivered by 'Host My Sites' are powered by a custom devised, innovative cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, website hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by an independent host of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting distributor in the World will have colossal predicaments with, because cPanel is a single server based web site hosting platform (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web page hosting CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being run on one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based hosting suppliers are not able to include extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must construct their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared website hosting accounts, which are powered by an authentic clustered webspace hosting system. With a shared site hosting account, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus preserving the webspace hosting price amazingly low (because plenty of customers share one and the same web hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a clustered web space hosting solution, enables you to pay just for the resources that you indeed demand, precluding a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich hosting account that you cannot truly utilize, or for a low-end web site hosting account that cannot handle your site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to commence with a low-end package and upgrade as your online presence expands. In this way, you save cash that you can expend on promoting the site while it is still brand new. Each website hosting plan furnished by 'Host My Sites' comes with an online site builder and more than forty widely used script platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for site design services. 'Host My Sites' supplies shared web space hosting plans in a number of different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; 2 European server farms - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. Thus, nearly the whole World is encompassed to provide you and your web page's visitors with a stable and fast web hosting solution at a nearby location. Altogether, the shared hosting accounts provided 'Host My Sites' are very well equipped and come at a very affordable price (beginning from A$8.08 for the Business package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little to no practice, a VPS server may seem complicated to administer. That's perhaps why 'Host My Sites' also hosts semi-dedicated servers in its principal US data center in Chicago. Administering these plans is similar to administering a standard shared account via a webspace hosting CP tool. They have all the specs of a shared website hosting account such as a free-of-cost website building tool and a script installer, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated web server plan is many times greater than that of a shared web page hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be used is almost 5 times as much as compared with the shared website hosting plans. When matched against a shared site hosting package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a pattern as well. The semi-dedicated hosting server plans do not offer server root access (we, at walkaboutwellness.com.au, think that this is a slight weakness), but the plus is that they are administered through the very same web space hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web hosting packages. This indicates that a known graphical environment is accessible by all customers who do not have enough confidence to administer a Virtual Private Server, but at the same time demand more power and system resources than a virtual private web hosting server can supply them with. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the system resources of the very same powerful first-rate web servers as the ones which host the VPS web server hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical machine), while the virtual private web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Host My Sites' can be categorized as being quite inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from A$28.67 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

In walkaboutwellness.com.au's opinion, big sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous online shops with 1000s of customers call for a much more powerful web space hosting solution. It seems that the folks from 'Host My Sites' have come to the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its clients' needs, 'Host My Sites' offers a selection of dedicated servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specs the servers arrive with: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of web space and Gigabit NICs will doubtlessly guarantee the fast and stable work of any type of site. In 'Host My Sites's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from walkaboutwellness.com.au, deem that all dedicated server specs provided by 'Host My Sites' are also appropriate for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated hosting server includes free-of-charge invoice transaction software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated hosting servers supplied by 'Host My Sites' are all unmanaged. We, at walkaboutwellness.com.au, deem this a minor negative point, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee of A$50.69 AUD. So, if you need backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides a number of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. An array of site hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (walkaboutwellness.com.au's) forecast is that the outstanding drag and drop File Manager added in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel will probably make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software program futile. Our (walkaboutwellness.com.au's) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Host My Sites' don't appear to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will definitely make you smile), commencing from A$99.07 for the Atom 1 package.