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An assessment of HD Web Hosting

We, at pinks.us, have chosen 'HD Web Hosting' to be our present domain and web hosting distributor. Therefore we suppose that this concise evaluation of 'HD Web Hosting' is perchance going to be very helpful for other folks from all over the World in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all over the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'HD Web Hosting' currently provides domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility sites: in North America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering nearly the entire planet. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'HD Web Hosting' in short:

Shared Web Hosting Packages

The initial detail we, at pinks.us, have detected is the modest prices of the shared webspace hosting packages furnished by 'HD Web Hosting'. 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 plans furnished by 'HD Web Hosting' are powered by an in-house devised, modern cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, CP, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by a separate set of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting firm on the Globe will have big complications with, because cPanel is a one single server based web space hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, site hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by a single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web space hosting suppliers are not able to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must build their own file platform), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared site hosting accounts, which are driven by an actual clustered web space hosting platform. With a shared hosting plan, each client pays only for his/her plan, thus preserving the site hosting price amazingly low (since numerous clients share one and the same web hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered web space hosting system, allows you to pay solely for the reserves that you really need, evading a situation where you pay for a powerful web space hosting plan that you cannot really use, or for a basic site hosting plan that cannot host your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a small package and upgrade as your Internet presence expands. That way, you spare funds that you can invest in promoting the web site while it is still novel. Every site hosting account provided by 'HD Web Hosting' contains an online website builder and more than 40 widely used script-driven software platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for website design services. 'HD Web Hosting' offers shared site hosting packages in several different countries around the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. Thus, approximately the whole planet is covered to provide you and your web site's visitors with a stable and dependable web page hosting service at a nearby location. All in all, the shared hosting packages provided 'HD Web Hosting' are very well stocked and come at a cut-rate price (starting from $5.00 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To users with little or no practice, a VPS web server may appear complicated to handle. That's perhaps why 'HD Web Hosting' also keeps semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal North American datacenter in Chicago. Handling these accounts is similar to administering a conventional shared web space hosting package via a web site hosting CP user interface. They have all the specs of a shared web space hosting account such as a free website builder and a web application installer, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated web hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared web hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is approximately FIVE times as much as compared to the shared site hosting accounts. When compared with a shared web hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name quota is a standard too. The semi-dedicated web hosting accounts do not come with root privileges (we, at pinks.us, count this as a small problem), but the benefit is that they are managed through the very same webspace hosting CP user interface as the shared plans. This goes to say that a recognizable GUI is available to all customers who do not have enough confidence to manage a private virtual hosting server, but at the same time need more power and supplies than a virtual server can offer. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful first-class servers as the ones which host the virtual private hosting server accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), whereas the virtual hosting servers can reach a much greater number (80 to 120 per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'HD Web Hosting' can be branded as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Budget Semi Dedicated package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In pinks.us's opinion, enormous sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular online shops with 1000s of customers request a much more powerful site hosting platform. It appears that the chaps from 'HD Web Hosting' have come to the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its clients' anticipations, 'HD Web Hosting' supplies a bouquet of dedicated web hosting servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That estimation is based on the hardware specs the web servers boast: many-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand GB of storage space and Gigabit NICs will no doubt ensure the quick and stable work of any kind of website. In 'HD Web Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from pinks.us, believe that all dedicated server specifications offered by 'HD Web Hosting' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as every dedicated hosting server comes with free-of-charge invoice transaction software platform and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers offered by 'HD Web Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at pinks.us, regard this as a slight negative point, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you require help, the Managed Services upgrade provides an array of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A bouquet of web site hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (pinks.us's) forecast is that the remarkable point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia CP will perhaps make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software program pointless. Our (pinks.us's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'HD Web Hosting' don't seem to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia website hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will no doubt make you smile), beginning from $65.00 for the Atom 1 package.