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An assessment of HD Web Hosting

We, at pg1.us, have picked 'HD Web Hosting' to be our current domain name and web hosting vendor. This is why we deem that this brief assessment of 'HD Web Hosting' is perhaps going to be quite helpful for other people from all over the Globe who need domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all over the Globe, since the mere truth is that 'HD Web Hosting' presently distributes domain and hosting services in multiple server farm facility locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering approximately the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'HD Web Hosting' in brief:

Shared Web Space Hosting Packages

The initial thing we, at pg1.us, have perceived is the modest prices of the shared site hosting services delivered by 'HD Web Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the webspace hosting plans offered by 'HD Web Hosting' are powered by an in-house designed, futuristic cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, runs on an individual host of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting company in the World will have great complications with, because cPanel is a one single server based webspace hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., runs on one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based web site hosting providers are not able to add new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must design their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared website hosting plans, which are driven by a real cloud site hosting solution. With a shared web site hosting account, each client pays only for his/her plan, thus keeping the hosting price very low (because many users are hosted on the same hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud web page hosting solution, allows you to pay solely for the reserves that you indeed demand, avoiding a situation where you pay for an advanced site hosting plan that you cannot truly utilize, or for a basic web page hosting account that cannot host your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a low-end plan and upgrade as your web page expands. That way, you spare money that you can invest in publicizing the web page while it is still new. Each and every site hosting package supplied by 'HD Web Hosting' comprises an online site building tool and more than forty widely used script software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web site design solutions. 'HD Web Hosting' provides shared web hosting services in a number of different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. That way, practically the entire planet is covered to provide you and your web site's visitors with a stable and reliable web site hosting solution at a preferred place. As a whole, the shared hosting solutions offered 'HD Web Hosting' are very well appointed and are available at a very cheap price (beginning from $5.00 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little or no practice, a private virtual server may appear troublesome to handle. That's perhaps why 'HD Web Hosting' also hosts semi-dedicated servers in its main United States server farm facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is similar to handling a normal shared site hosting package via a CP interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared website hosting package such as a free website builder and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated server web hosting package is many times greater than that of a shared web hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is about FIVE times as much as compared with the shared packages. When compared with a shared web page hosting plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a rule too. The semi-dedicated server web hosting accounts do not ship with root privileges (we, at pg1.us, consider this a slight drawback), but the plus is that they are managed via the very same web space hosting Control Panel GUI as the shared web page hosting packages. This means that a well-known graphical environment is accessible by all clients who do not feel confident enough to handle a virtual server, yet are in need of more power and system resources than a virtual hosting server can bestow on them. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the reserves of the very same powerful first-class web servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS web hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), whereas the VPS web hosting servers can reach a much greater number (80 to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'HD Web Hosting' can be branded as being amazingly cheap (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the Budget Semi Dedicated package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In pg1.us's opinion, large websites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous online storefronts with thousands of customers require a much more powerful hosting solution. It seems that the fellows from 'HD Web Hosting' have come to the same conclusion too. To live up to its customers' requirements, 'HD Web Hosting' provides an assortment of dedicated servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That evaluation rests on the hardware configurations the servers boast: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of web space and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly guarantee the quick and stable performance of any type of site. In 'HD Web Hosting's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from pg1.us, deem that all dedicated server specifications provided by 'HD Web Hosting' are also appropriate for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each web server provides free-of-charge invoicing transaction software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers offered by 'HD Web Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at pg1.us, regard this as a little disadvantage, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of aid, the Managed Services upgrade offers a handful of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A handful of hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (pg1.us's) forecast is that the magnificent drag and drop File Manager added in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel will probably render the use of any File Transfer Protocol software program futile. Our (pg1.us's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'HD Web Hosting' don't seem to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Atom 1 plan.