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A survey of Hostmite

We, at pcacrew.com, have picked 'Hostmite' to be our present domain name and web hosting distributor. Hence we anticipate that this succinct assessment of 'Hostmite' is probably going to be very useful for other folks from all over the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all around the World, since the simple truth is that 'Hostmite' presently provides domain and hosting services in multiple data center locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing practically the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Hostmite' in a few words:

Shared Web Site Hosting Solutions

The initial thing we, at pcacrew.com, have observed is the low-cost prices of the shared web hosting services supplied by 'Hostmite'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web site hosting accounts supplied by 'Hostmite' are driven by an in-house developed, modern cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by a separate group of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Earth will have mammoth problems with, since cPanel is a one single server based site hosting environment (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, website hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web site hosting providers are not able to add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must create their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting packages, which are driven by an actual clustered web hosting solution. With a shared web site hosting plan, each client pays only for his/her account, thus retaining the website hosting price really low (because lots of clients are located on the same hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered web hosting system, permits you to pay solely for the reserves that you actually need, precluding a situation where you pay for a feature-rich web space hosting account that you cannot actually use, or for a basic web site hosting plan that cannot shelter your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to kick off with a small plan and upgrade as your web site grows. So, you spare money that you can invest in promoting the site while it is still novel. Each web space hosting account furnished by 'Hostmite' contains an online website builder and over 40 widely used script software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web design solutions. 'Hostmite' furnishes shared web site hosting services in several different regions around the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. In this way, approximately the entire Earth is covered to provide you and your visitors with a steady and reliable web page hosting service at a desired location. As a whole, the shared hosting services furnished 'Hostmite' are really well stocked and come at a very good price (starting from $3.83 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To users with little or no practice, a virtual web server may appear troublesome to manage. That's probably why 'Hostmite' also hosts semi-dedicated servers in its principal North American server farm facility in Chicago. Administering these accounts is comparable to handling a conventional shared web space hosting package through a CP user interface. They have all the features of a shared website hosting plan such as a fee-free web site builder and a web application installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated hosting package is many times larger than that of a shared web page hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately FIVE times as much as compared with the shared webspace hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared site hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD quota is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated hosting accounts do not ship with complete root access (we, at pcacrew.com, think of this as a slight defect), but the benefit is that they are managed via the same site hosting CP tool as the shared website hosting packages. This goes to say that a user-friendly graphical environment is accessible by all clients who do not feel confident enough to administer a VPS web hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and system resources than a virtual private hosting server can provide them with. This is so because the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful cutting edge servers as the ones which host the virtual private web hosting server packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), whereas the virtual private web hosting servers can reach a much greater number (80 to 120 per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Hostmite' can be categorized as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), starting from $16.00 for the CPU Luxe package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to pcacrew.com, large websites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous online stores with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful site hosting environment. It appears that the chaps from 'Hostmite' have drawn the same conclusion too. To fulfil its customers' needs, 'Hostmite' delivers a number of dedicated hosting servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specs the hosting servers ship with: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of disk space and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly ensure the quick and steady work of any type of site. In 'Hostmite's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding sites. We, from pcacrew.com, believe that all dedicated server accounts furnished by 'Hostmite' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated server ships with free-of-cost billing software and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers offered by 'Hostmite' are all unmanaged. We, at pcacrew.com, consider this a minor weakness, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $31.00 USD. So, if you demand support, the Managed Services upgrade offers an array of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. Several hosting CP (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (pcacrew.com's) prognosis is that the splendid drag-and-drop File Manager included in the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel will perhaps make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our (pcacrew.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Hostmite' don't seem to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia website hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will definitely make you smile), starting from $115.00 for the Xeon Scalable 6c package.