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An evaluation of HD Web Hosting

We, at w3n.us, have selected 'HD Web Hosting' to be our current domain and web hosting distributor. Hence we deem that this concise assessment of 'HD Web Hosting' is perhaps going to be quite helpful for other folks from all over the World who seek domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all around the Globe, because the mere fact is that 'HD Web Hosting' presently offers domain and hosting services in numerous data center facility sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing virtually the whole World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'HD Web Hosting' in a nutshell:

Shared Site Hosting Solutions

The first thing we, at w3n.us, have spotted is the cheap prices of the shared webspace hosting services supplied by 'HD Web Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the website hosting packages offered by 'HD Web Hosting' are driven by a custom built, leading edge cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like email, databases, web site hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by a different bunch of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting vendor on the Globe will have colossal complications with, since cPanel is a one-server based web space hosting environment (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web page hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web site hosting distributors are unable to add new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they must concoct their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting packages, which are driven by an actual cloud web hosting platform. With a shared hosting package, each customer pays just for his/her account, thus retaining the website hosting price amazingly low (because lots of users are located on one and the same server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud hosting system, enables you to pay just for the reserves that you really need, escaping a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich web page hosting account that you cannot really utilize, or for a basic webspace hosting account that cannot accommodate your website. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to start with a low-end plan and upgrade as your web presence expands. So, you save cash that you can spend on promoting the web site while it is still new. Every web site hosting plan offered by 'HD Web Hosting' comprises an online website builder and over 40 popular script software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'HD Web Hosting' delivers shared webspace hosting packages in a number of different regions across the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. That way, approximately the whole planet is covered to provide you and your website's visitors with a stable and reliable hosting service at a convenient place. On the whole, the shared hosting services supplied 'HD Web Hosting' are very well furnished and come at a budget price (starting from $5.00 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To users with little to no practice, a VPS web hosting server may appear complicated to handle. That's perhaps why 'HD Web Hosting' also houses semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main United States data center in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to handling a typical shared plan via a web page hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the specs of a shared plan such as a free-of-charge site building tool and a script installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated web hosting server account is many times bigger than that of a shared web page hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is nearly FIVE times as much as compared with the shared website hosting plans. When juxtaposed to a shared web space hosting plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD quota is a pattern as well. The semi-dedicated hosting server plans do not come with full server root access (we, at w3n.us, think that this is a minor drawback), but the good point is that they are managed through the same web page hosting CP GUI as the shared site hosting accounts. This suggests that a known GUI is accessible by all clients who do not have enough confidence to handle a virtual web hosting server, yet need more power and features than a virtual private web hosting server can offer. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the same powerful first-class servers as the ones which host the VPS server hosting packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical machine), whereas the private virtual hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to 120 per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'HD Web Hosting' can be classified as being quite inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $30.00 for the Budget Semi Dedicated plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

In w3n.us's opinion, enormous web pages such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular web storefronts with 1000s of clients request a much more powerful website hosting environment. It appears that the chaps from 'HD Web Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To live up to its users' expectations, 'HD Web Hosting' delivers a bouquet of dedicated hosting servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specifications the dedicated web hosting servers come with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit NICs will definitely guarantee the quick and steady performance of any kind of web site. In 'HD Web Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from w3n.us, believe that all dedicated server plans furnished by 'HD Web Hosting' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each web server provides free-of-charge invoicing software and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers provided by 'HD Web Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at w3n.us, think of this as a tiny weak point, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of backing, the Managed Services upgrade includes an assortment of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A number of website hosting CP (CP) interfaces are available with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (w3n.us's) prognosis is that the remarkable point and click File Manager included in the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel will perhaps make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software program useless. Our (w3n.us's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'HD Web Hosting' don't appear to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will definitely make you smile), commencing from $75.00 for the Atom 1 plan.