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An assessment of Hostomedia

We, at darkmstf.com, have picked 'Hostomedia' to be our present domain name and web hosting vendor. Therefore we believe that this short evaluation of 'Hostomedia' is probably going to be very helpful for other people from all over the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state folks from all over the World, because the mere truth is that 'Hostomedia' currently distributes domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter facility sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing almost the entire Globe. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Hostomedia' in brief:

Shared Web Page Hosting Plans

The first thing we, at darkmstf.com, have spotted is the low prices of the shared site hosting solutions offered by 'Hostomedia'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the website hosting plans supplied by 'Hostomedia' are powered by a custom devised, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by an autonomous host of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting company in the World will have mammoth predicaments with, since cPanel is a single server based hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, web page hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel webspace hosting distributors are unable to include additional functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must design their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web site hosting packages, which are driven by a genuine clustered web hosting system. With a shared site hosting package, each customer pays just for his/her account, thus retaining the web space hosting price really low (because many customers are located on one and the same hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a clustered website hosting solution, permits you to pay only for the reserves that you actually demand, evading a scenario where you pay for a high-end web space hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a tiny webspace hosting package that cannot host your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a basic plan and upgrade as your site expands. In this way, you spare capital that you can invest in advertising the web page while it is still new. Every web space hosting plan offered by 'Hostomedia' sports an online web site builder and over 40 widely used script-driven platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web page design solutions. 'Hostomedia' supplies shared webspace hosting plans in several different countries around the Globe. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; two European data center facilities - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. Thus, almost the entire planet is covered to present you and your web page's visitors with a stable and fast hosting solution at a convenient location. Altogether, the shared hosting plans supplied 'Hostomedia' are very well appointed and are available at a very cheap price (starting from $3.00 for the Standard package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To customers with little to no practice, a virtual web hosting server may seem problematic to administer. That's probably why 'Hostomedia' also keeps semi-dedicated web servers in its main US data center facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is similar to handling a normal shared web space hosting package through a web hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared website hosting account such as a free-of-charge website building tool and a script installer, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated hosting server plan is many times bigger than that of a shared web site hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is almost FIVE times as much as compared to the shared site hosting packages. When matched against a shared site hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD quota is a norm too. The semi-dedicated accounts do not include root privileges (we, at darkmstf.com, regard this as a slight problem), but the plus is that they are administered through the very same webspace hosting CP GUI as the shared site hosting packages. This implies that a known graphical interface is offered to all users who do not have enough confidence to manage a VPS hosting server, yet demand more power and reserves than a virtual web server can bestow on them. This is so because the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful high-end web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual hosting server packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), while the virtual hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to 120 per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Hostomedia' can be categorized as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the CPU Luxe package.

Dedicated Servers

In darkmstf.com's opinion, huge web sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous online stores with 1000s of customers call for a much more powerful website hosting solution. It appears that the fellows from 'Hostomedia' have reached the same conclusion too. To answer its users' expectations, 'Hostomedia' offers an array of dedicated web servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That assessment stands on the hardware specifications the web servers ship with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand GB of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will doubtlessly ensure the fast and stable work of any type of web site. In 'Hostomedia's opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from darkmstf.com, consider that all dedicated server accounts supplied by 'Hostomedia' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated server comes with free-of-charge invoice transaction software platform and a free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers provided by 'Hostomedia' are all unmanaged. We, at darkmstf.com, consider this a small defect, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand support, the Managed Services upgrade includes a bunch of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. Several webspace hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (darkmstf.com's) prognosis is that the excellent drag and drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel will probably make the use of any FTP client pointless. Our (darkmstf.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Hostomedia' don't appear to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will definitely make you smile), beginning from $115.00 for the Xeon Scalable 6c plan.