A survey of GreatHosts.biz
We, at mesbah.com, have selected 'GreatHosts.biz' to be our current domain name and hosting vendor. Therefore we expect that this brief review of 'GreatHosts.biz' is maybe going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all around the World who need domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all over the World, since the simple truth is that 'GreatHosts.biz' presently supplies domain and hosting services in numerous server farm sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing nearly the entire Earth. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'GreatHosts.biz' in short:
Shared Web Site Hosting Accounts
The first detail we, at mesbah.com, have noted is the modest prices of the shared web hosting services offered by 'GreatHosts.biz'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web hosting accounts offered by 'GreatHosts.biz' are driven by a custom invented, ultramodern cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on a different pack of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor in the World will have big complications with, because cPanel is a one-server based web space hosting environment (each hosting service, like email, databases, web space hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, etc., is being tackled by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based hosting distributors cannot include new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to build their own file platform), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web site hosting packages, which are powered by a real clustered hosting platform. With a shared web site hosting package, each client pays solely for his/her package, thus retaining the web space hosting price very low (because plenty of users share the same web server). In short, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a clustered web site hosting solution, enables you to pay just for the resources that you indeed require, escaping a scenario where you pay for a high-end web page hosting plan that you cannot truly utilize, or for a basic webspace hosting plan that cannot accommodate your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a low-end plan and upgrade as your Internet presence expands. Thus, you economize funds that you can spend on advertising the web page while it is still new. Every webspace hosting package provided by 'GreatHosts.biz' sports an online web site builder and more than forty widely used script platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'GreatHosts.biz' delivers shared web hosting services in a number of different countries across the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Thus, nearly the whole Globe is covered to provide you and your web page's visitors with a steady and fast website hosting solution at a preferred place. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions offered 'GreatHosts.biz' are really well furnished and come at a good price (starting from $3.75 for the Great Start plan).
Semi-dedicated Web Servers
To clients with little to no experience, a VPS web server may appear hard to manage. That's perhaps why 'GreatHosts.biz' also offers semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main North American data center facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is comparable to handling a standard shared site hosting plan via a web page hosting CP tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared hosting plan such as a free web site building tool and a PHP script installer, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated server account is many times greater than that of a shared website hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be used is about 5 times as much as compared to the shared packages. When contrasted with a shared account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain allowance is a trend too. The semi-dedicated hosting plans do not arrive with server root access (we, at mesbah.com, regard this as a slight defect), but the benefit is that they are managed through the very same CP user interface as the shared website hosting accounts. This signifies that a well-known graphical interface is offered to all users who do not have enough self-condifence to administer a virtual private web hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and supplies than a VPS web server can confer to them. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the same powerful high-end hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual hosting server accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), while the private virtual web hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'GreatHosts.biz' can be branded as being amazingly cheap (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $30.00 for the Quarter of Dedicated Server plan.
Dedicated Web Servers
According to mesbah.com, big websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous online storefronts with 1000s of clients need a much more powerful webspace hosting environment. It seems that the folks from 'GreatHosts.biz' have come to the same conclusion as well. To meet its users' anticipations, 'GreatHosts.biz' delivers an assortment of dedicated hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specifications the dedicated hosting servers sport: many-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of disk space and Gigabit NICs will definitely ensure the fast and steady work of any sort of web site. According to 'GreatHosts.biz', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from mesbah.com, believe that all dedicated server specifications delivered by 'GreatHosts.biz' are also suitable for starting a hosting reseller business as every web server offers free-of-charge invoicing software and a bonus domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers furnished by 'GreatHosts.biz' are all unmanaged. We, at mesbah.com, count this as a minor disadvantage, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of $35.00 USD. So, if you need support, the Managed Services upgrade includes a handful of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A number of web hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (mesbah.com's) prediction is that the outstanding point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel will possibly make the recourse to any FTP software program useless. Our (mesbah.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'GreatHosts.biz' don't seem to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), starting from $160.00 for the Xeon Scalable 8c package.