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An evaluation of Hosterati

We, at indrod.com, have picked 'Hosterati' to be our current domain name and web hosting supplier. This is why we presume that this brief assessment of 'Hosterati' is perhaps going to be very useful for other folks from all over the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all around the World, because the mere fact is that 'Hosterati' presently delivers domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering approximately the whole Earth. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Hosterati' in a few words:

Shared Website Hosting Services

The initial detail we, at indrod.com, have seen is the reasonable prices of the shared website hosting services supplied by 'Hosterati'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web site hosting packages offered by 'Hosterati' are powered by an in-house devised, advanced cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like email, databases, web hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on an individual stack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Globe will have big complications with, because cPanel is a single server based web page hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, website hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, etc., runs on a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web site hosting corporations are unable to include additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to devise their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web site hosting plans, which are powered by a genuine clustered website hosting platform. With a shared web page hosting package, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus retaining the web hosting price really low (since a lot of clients are hosted on one and the same server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud webspace hosting solution, permits you to pay just for the resources that you indeed need, precluding a scenario where you pay for a high-end hosting plan that you cannot truly use, or for a small web page hosting account that cannot host your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to kick off with a basic plan and upgrade as your online presence expands. Thus, you economize cash that you can expend on publicizing the web site while it is still brand new. Each and every website hosting account furnished by 'Hosterati' contains an online website building tool and over 40 popular script-driven software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web site design services. 'Hosterati' provides shared webspace hosting accounts in a number of different countries across the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; 2 European data centers - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. That way, practically the entire planet is covered to present you and your website's visitors with a steady and reliable hosting solution at a nearby location. Altogether, the shared hosting plans offered 'Hosterati' are really well equipped and come at a very low price (beginning from $10.33 for the Developer package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To customers with little or no experience, a virtual private web hosting server may appear tough to administer. That's probably why 'Hosterati' also keeps semi-dedicated servers in its principal US server farm facility in Chicago. Managing these accounts is similar to administering a standard shared web space hosting package through a webspace hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the features of a shared web site hosting plan such as a free site builder and a web application installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web server plan is many times bigger than that of a shared webspace hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is almost FIVE times as much as compared with the shared hosting plans. When juxtaposed to a shared web site hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD allowance is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated web server hosting packages do not come with complete server root access (we, at indrod.com, think that this is a little weak point), but the benefit is that they are managed through the very same CP interface as the shared web site hosting plans. This suggests that a known graphical environment is available to all customers who are not confident enough to administer a virtual private hosting server, yet require more power and supplies than a virtual web server can bestow on them. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the system resources of the very same powerful first-class web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS web server hosting plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per server), while the virtual private hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Hosterati' can be dubbed as being quite affordable (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In indrod.com's opinion, large sites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular online shops with thousands of customers demand a much more powerful web hosting solution. It seems that the fellows from 'Hosterati' have drawn the same conclusion too. To meet its customers' requirements, 'Hosterati' delivers an assortment of dedicated web servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That estimation is based on the hardware specs the dedicated hosting servers are offering: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly ensure the fast and stable work of any type of website. In 'Hosterati's opinion, the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from indrod.com, think that all dedicated server packages supplied by 'Hosterati' are also suitable for commencing a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server arrives with free-of-charge invoicing transaction software and a free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated servers offered by 'Hosterati' are all unmanaged. We, at indrod.com, consider this a small weakness, which can be adjusted 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 number of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. An array of web hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (indrod.com's) prediction is that the amazing point and click File Manager offered by the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel will probably make the recourse to any FTP client useless. Our (indrod.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Hosterati' don't seem to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia CP and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), commencing from $75.00 for the Atom 2 package.