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A review of Hosting for All

We, at echelonmail.com, have selected 'Hosting for All' to be our present domain and hosting supplier. Therefore we deem that this succinct assessment of 'Hosting for All' is maybe going to be quite helpful for other people from all around the World who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all over the World, since the mere fact is that 'Hosting for All' currently delivers domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing virtually the whole World. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Hosting for All' in brief:

Shared Website Hosting Accounts

The first thing we, at echelonmail.com, have seen is the inexpensive prices of the shared web hosting solutions furnished by 'Hosting for All'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web site hosting packages supplied by 'Hosting for All' are powered by a custom created, leading edge cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by an independent group of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Earth will have enormous difficulties with, because cPanel is a one single server based hosting environment (each hosting service, such as email, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web space hosting distributors cannot include extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they have to build their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web hosting packages, which are powered by a genuine clustered web space hosting platform. With a shared web site hosting package, each customer pays solely for his/her account, thus retaining the web space hosting price really low (since a lot of users are located on one and the same hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud web site hosting platform, enables you to pay just for the reserves that you actually require, escaping a situation where you pay for a powerful hosting package that you cannot really utilize, or for a basic website hosting account that cannot accommodate your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny plan and upgrade as your web site grows. In this way, you save cash that you can spend on advertising the website while it is still brand new. Every web page hosting package supplied by 'Hosting for All' boasts an online web site builder and over 40 widely used script-driven software platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for site design solutions. 'Hosting for All' supplies shared webspace hosting plans in several different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; two European data center facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. Thus, practically the whole Globe is encompassed to provide you and your web page's visitors with a stable and dependable hosting service at a nearby location. As a whole, the shared hosting solutions furnished 'Hosting for All' are very well equipped and come at a budget price (starting from $2.92 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To people with little or no practice, a virtual hosting server may appear troublesome to handle. That's perhaps why 'Hosting for All' also houses semi-dedicated web servers in its main US data center in Chicago. Managing these accounts is similar to handling a standard shared webspace hosting account through a Control Panel user interface. They have all the specs of a shared web space hosting plan such as a free-of-charge web site builder and a web application installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated plan is many times larger than that of a shared web space hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be used is almost FIVE times as much as compared with the shared site hosting plans. When juxtaposed to a shared webspace hosting plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain quota is a pattern as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting server plans do not arrive with root privileges (we, at echelonmail.com, count this as a slight disadvantage), but the plus is that they are managed through the same site hosting Control Panel GUI as the shared web page hosting packages. This implies that a known GUI is accessible by all customers who are not self-confident enough to manage a VPS, yet need more power and supplies than a Virtual Private Server can deliver. This is like that because the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the same powerful first-class servers as the ones which host the virtual private web server hosting accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), whereas the virtual private web servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Hosting for All' can be classified as being very inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $25.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Servers

In echelonmail.com's opinion, enormous web sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular online stores with thousands of clients request a much more powerful website hosting solution. It appears that the fellows from 'Hosting for All' have reached the same conclusion as well. To answer its clients' expectations, 'Hosting for All' offers an array of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That assessment rests on the hardware specifications the dedicated web servers include: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network interface cards will no doubt ensure the fast and steady performance of any kind of website. In 'Hosting for All's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from echelonmail.com, consider that all dedicated server solutions offered by 'Hosting for All' are also suitable for initiating a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web server arrives with free-of-charge billing software and a free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers furnished by 'Hosting for All' are all unmanaged. We, at echelonmail.com, consider this a tiny downside, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of $35.00 USD. So, if you demand aid, the Managed Services upgrade offers several supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A bouquet of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (echelonmail.com's) prognosis is that the amazing drag-and-drop File Manager added in the Hepsia web hosting CP will possibly render the utilization of any FTP client pointless. Our (echelonmail.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Hosting for All' don't appear to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia web space hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will no doubt make you smile), commencing from $95.00 for the Xeon E3 v5 package.