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An assessment of Hostomedia

We, at artisanatmarrakech.com, have picked 'Hostomedia' to be our current domain and hosting vendor. Therefore we consider that this short evaluation of 'Hostomedia' is probably going to be very useful for other individuals from all around the World in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all over the Globe, since the simple fact is that 'Hostomedia' currently offers domain and hosting services in multiple server farm sites: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing nearly the whole World. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Hostomedia' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Space Hosting Solutions

The first detail we, at artisanatmarrakech.com, have perceived is the budget prices of the shared website hosting solutions delivered by 'Hostomedia'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web hosting accounts provided by 'Hostomedia' are powered by a custom developed, leading edge cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like mail, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on an independent group of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Globe will have great problems with, since cPanel is a single server based website hosting environment (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel site hosting suppliers are unable to add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to concoct their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web space hosting plans, which are driven by a real clustered web page hosting solution. With a shared hosting package, each client pays only for his/her plan, thus retaining the web site hosting price very low (because numerous customers share the same hosting server). In short, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud site hosting solution, allows you to pay just for the resources that you indeed need, precluding a situation where you pay for a high-end web space hosting plan that you cannot truly utilize, or for a basic hosting account that cannot handle your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a tiny plan and upgrade as your web site expands. Hence, you save money that you can invest in publicizing the web page while it is still brand new. Each web space hosting package provided by 'Hostomedia' sports an online site building tool and over forty popular script software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web site design services. 'Hostomedia' offers shared web page hosting solutions in several different regions around the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; two European datacenter facilities - in the UK and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. Hence, almost the entire Earth is encompassed to provide you and your website's visitors with a stable and fast web hosting service at a nearby location. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions delivered 'Hostomedia' are really well appointed and are available at a very cheap price (starting from $2.75 for the Standard package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To customers with little to no experience, a VPS hosting server may seem tough to administer. That's perhaps why 'Hostomedia' also hosts semi-dedicated servers in its principal United States server farm facility in Chicago. Handling these accounts is similar to managing a normal shared site hosting package via a web page hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared hosting plan such as a free-of-cost website building tool and a web application installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated server web hosting account is many times bigger than that of a shared webspace hosting plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is almost FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web site hosting accounts. When compared with a shared site hosting plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD allowance is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated web server accounts do not offer root access (we, at artisanatmarrakech.com, consider this a slight negative point), but the plus is that they are administered via the very same web site hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web hosting plans. This suggests that a familiar graphical environment is available to all users who do not feel confident enough to administer a virtual server, but at the same time require more power and supplies than a VPS can give them. This is like that because the semi-dedicated web servers share the resources of the same powerful leading edge web servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS web hosting server plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical machine), while the virtual private web servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Hostomedia' can be categorized as being very affordable (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the CPU Luxe package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In artisanatmarrakech.com's opinion, big sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular online shops with thousands of clients need a much more powerful web space hosting platform. It appears that the blokes from 'Hostomedia' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its customers' demands, 'Hostomedia' delivers an array of dedicated web hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That assessment rests on the hardware configurations the web servers sport: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand GB of disk space and Gigabit network cards will definitely ensure the fast and stable performance of any kind of website. In 'Hostomedia's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring web sites. We, from artisanatmarrakech.com, deem that all dedicated server specs offered by 'Hostomedia' are also suitable for establishing a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server arrives with free invoicing transaction software and a free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers offered by 'Hostomedia' are all unmanaged. We, at artisanatmarrakech.com, count this as a small defect, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need support, the Managed Services upgrade provides a number of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A number of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (artisanatmarrakech.com's) prognosis is that the amazing drag-and-drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia CP will probably make the use of any FTP software futile. Our (artisanatmarrakech.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Hostomedia' don't seem to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia web space hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from $65.00 for the Atom 1 plan.