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A survey of Hostomedia

We, at atlassianexpeditions.com, have chosen 'Hostomedia' to be our current domain and hosting provider. Therefore we believe that this concise assessment of 'Hostomedia' is maybe going to be quite helpful for other folks from all around the World who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the Globe, since the simple fact is that 'Hostomedia' presently delivers domain and hosting services in several datacenter locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing virtually the whole planet. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Hostomedia' in a few words:

Shared Website Hosting Plans

The first detail we, at atlassianexpeditions.com, have discerned is the affordable prices of the shared web site hosting plans offered by 'Hostomedia'. 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 web page hosting packages delivered by 'Hostomedia' are driven by a custom invented, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by an individual set of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting vendor on the Earth will have enormous problems with, because cPanel is a one single server based webspace hosting environment (each hosting service, such as email, databases, web hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, runs on one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web site hosting distributors cannot include additional functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to invent their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web site hosting accounts, which are driven by a genuine cloud web space hosting platform. With a shared web site hosting package, each client pays just for his/her plan, thus maintaining the web site hosting price really low (since plenty of clients are located on one and the same hosting server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a cloud web hosting platform, enables you to pay only for the reserves that you really need, refraining from a scenario where you pay for an advanced website hosting account that you cannot really use, or for a low-end web page hosting package that cannot host your website. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to start with a small plan and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. So, you economize cash that you can invest in advertising the website while it is still brand new. Every webspace hosting plan provided by 'Hostomedia' offers an online website building tool and more than forty widely used script-driven software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web design solutions. 'Hostomedia' supplies shared web page hosting accounts in several different countries across the World. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. In this way, nearly the entire World is covered to supply you and your web page's visitors with a steady and fast site hosting service at a convenient place. As a whole, the shared hosting plans furnished 'Hostomedia' are really well equipped and come at a good price (starting from $3.00 for the Standard plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To people with little or no practice, a VPS hosting server may seem hard to administer. That's perhaps why 'Hostomedia' also houses semi-dedicated servers in its principal US server farm in Chicago. Managing these packages is comparable to administering a normal shared web hosting package via a web hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web hosting account such as a free-of-cost website builder and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated server hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared webspace hosting package. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately FIVE times as much as compared with the shared webspace hosting packages. When compared with a shared hosting account, 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 standard too. The semi-dedicated server web hosting packages do not come with root-level access (we, at atlassianexpeditions.com, think that this is a small disadvantage), but the advantage is that they are administered via the same CP user interface as the shared web page hosting plans. This goes to say that a familiar graphical interface is available to all customers who do not have enough self-condifence to manage a virtual private web server, yet need more power and system resources than a private virtual web hosting server can provide them with. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful cutting edge web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the Virtual Private Server plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), whereas the VPS web servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Hostomedia' can be dubbed as being very inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the CPU Luxe plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In atlassianexpeditions.com's opinion, big sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous online stores with 1000s of customers demand a much more powerful web page hosting environment. It seems that the folks from 'Hostomedia' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To meet its users' needs, 'Hostomedia' provides an assortment of dedicated web hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specs the hosting servers have: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit network cards will beyond doubt guarantee the fast and steady performance of any kind of site. According to 'Hostomedia', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from atlassianexpeditions.com, deem that all dedicated server packages furnished by 'Hostomedia' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as every server includes free-of-cost billing software and a fee-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers furnished by 'Hostomedia' are all unmanaged. We, at atlassianexpeditions.com, consider this a minor disadvantage, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of aid, the Managed Services upgrade includes a bunch of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A number of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (atlassianexpeditions.com's) forecast is that the great point-and-click File Manager offered by the Hepsia web hosting CP will possibly make the utilization of any FTP software program useless. Our (atlassianexpeditions.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Hostomedia' don't appear to be very cheap (still the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $115.00 for the Xeon Scalable 6c package.