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A review of HD Web Hosting

We, at designdirt.com, have chosen 'HD Web Hosting' to be our present domain and web hosting supplier. Therefore we think that this brief review of 'HD Web Hosting' is probably going to be quite helpful for other people from all over the Globe who need domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the Globe, since the simple fact is that 'HD Web Hosting' presently delivers domain and hosting services in several datacenter locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing almost the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'HD Web Hosting' in short:

Shared Webspace Hosting Accounts

The initial detail we, at designdirt.com, have discerned is the budget prices of the shared webspace hosting accounts furnished by 'HD Web Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web page hosting plans delivered by 'HD Web Hosting' are powered by a custom devised, ultramodern cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by an independent bunch of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting corporation in the World will have colossal predicaments with, because cPanel is a one single server based website hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, site hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, runs on one single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web page hosting vendors are unable to include extra functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must devise their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared website hosting plans, which are powered by an authentic cloud web hosting platform. With a shared hosting package, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus preserving the webspace hosting price amazingly low (because numerous clients utilize the same server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a clustered web site hosting platform, allows you to pay just for the resources that you really need, escaping a scenario where you pay for a powerful web space hosting package that you cannot really use, or for a tiny web space hosting account that cannot shelter your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to kick off with a basic plan and upgrade as your website expands. In this way, you spare money that you can expend on promoting the web site while it is still novel. Every web site hosting plan supplied by 'HD Web Hosting' comes with an online web site building tool and more than forty widely used script software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web page design services. 'HD Web Hosting' delivers shared website hosting packages in several different regions around the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; 2 European data centers - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. That way, nearly the whole World is encompassed to present you and your site's visitors with a stable and dependable webspace hosting service at a preferred location. On the whole, the shared hosting solutions delivered 'HD Web Hosting' are quite well equipped and come at a very good price (beginning from $5.00 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little or no practice, a private virtual hosting server may seem tough to administer. That's perhaps why 'HD Web Hosting' also stores semi-dedicated servers in its main North American server farm facility in Chicago. Managing these packages is comparable to administering a normal shared account through a hosting CP tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared website hosting account such as a free-of-cost site builder and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated server hosting plan is many times larger than that of a shared website hosting plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is about FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web space hosting plans. When contrasted with a shared package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name quota is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated accounts do not offer complete server root access (we, at designdirt.com, consider this a minor downside), but the plus is that they are administered through the very same site hosting CP GUI as the shared web space hosting accounts. This means that a user-friendly GUI is available to all clients who do not have enough confidence to manage a virtual server, but at the same time demand more power and reserves than a VPS hosting server can offer. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful top-class web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual web server accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), while the Virtual Private Servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'HD Web Hosting' can be defined as being amazingly cheap (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the Budget Semi Dedicated package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to designdirt.com, large websites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous online shops with thousands of customers need a much more powerful site hosting platform. It seems that the blokes from 'HD Web Hosting' have reached the same conclusion too. To meet its users' expectations, 'HD Web Hosting' offers an array of dedicated servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That estimation rests on the hardware specifications the dedicated web hosting servers arrive with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will no doubt ensure the quick and stable work of any kind of website. In 'HD Web Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from designdirt.com, think that all dedicated server specifications supplied by 'HD Web Hosting' are also suitable for commencing a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web hosting server offers free-of-cost billing software and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers furnished by 'HD Web Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at designdirt.com, think of this as a slight weak point, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade provides various extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. Several site hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are offered with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (designdirt.com's) prediction is that the impressive point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia website hosting CP will probably make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol client pointless. Our (designdirt.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'HD Web Hosting' don't seem to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), beginning from $75.00 for the Atom 1 plan.