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An assessment of Websites

We, at, have picked 'Websites' to be our current domain and hosting vendor. Therefore we consider that this succinct review of 'Websites' is probably going to be quite helpful for other folks from all over the World who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all around the Globe, because the mere truth is that 'Websites' currently offers domain and hosting services in several data center facility locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering nearly the entire Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'Websites' in short:

Shared Hosting Accounts

The first detail we, at, have observed is the budget prices of the shared site hosting plans offered by 'Websites'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the webspace hosting packages offered by 'Websites' are driven by an in-house built, futuristic cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by a different set of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting provider on the Globe will have mammoth difficulties with, since cPanel is a one-server based web site hosting environment (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by a single web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web space hosting corporations cannot include new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must construct their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared hosting accounts, which are driven by a genuine cloud web page hosting system. With a shared web space hosting account, each customer pays only for his/her account, thus preserving the web hosting price amazingly low (since multiple customers are located on the same server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a clustered hosting system, enables you to pay just for the resources that you actually demand, escaping a situation where you pay for a feature-rich website hosting account that you cannot really use, or for a tiny webspace hosting package that cannot shelter your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny package and upgrade as your website grows. Thus, you spare cash that you can expend on publicizing the web site while it is still novel. Every website hosting package furnished by 'Websites' comes with an online site builder and over 40 popular script-driven software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web page design services. 'Websites' furnishes shared web hosting services in a number of different regions across the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; two European data centers - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. That way, practically the entire World is encompassed to provide you and your visitors with a stable and fast web site hosting service at a preferred location. As a whole, the shared hosting accounts furnished 'Websites' are quite well stocked and come at a very reasonable price (beginning from €2.92 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To users with little or no experience, a private virtual hosting server may appear hard to manage. That's probably why 'Websites' also keeps semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal US datacenter facility in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to handling a regular shared site hosting package via a site hosting CP GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared hosting plan such as a free-of-cost website building tool and a PHP script installer, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated web server plan is many times greater than that of a shared webspace hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is almost FIVE times as much as compared to the shared plans. When contrasted with a shared account, the number 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 server web hosting packages do not arrive with root-level access (we, at, regard this as a tiny problem), but the advantage is that they are administered via the very same hosting CP user interface as the shared web hosting packages. This hints that a recognizable graphical interface is accessible by all customers who do not have enough confidence to administer a private virtual web hosting server, but at the same time require more power and reserves than a Virtual Private Server can confer to them. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful ultramodern servers as the ones which host the VPS server hosting packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), while the virtual web servers can reach a much higher number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Websites' can be labeled as being quite affordable (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from €19.23 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, large web pages such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online shops with 1000s of customers need a much more powerful web space hosting platform. It appears that the folks from 'Websites' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To live up to its clients' requirements, 'Websites' offers an assortment of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specifications the dedicated web hosting servers include: many-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network cards will beyond doubt ensure the fast and stable work of any kind of web site. In 'Websites's opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from, think that all dedicated server plans furnished by 'Websites' are also appropriate for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as every dedicated hosting server includes free-of-charge invoice transaction software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers offered by 'Websites' are all unmanaged. We, at, consider this a tiny weakness, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee of €31.82 EUR. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides a bunch of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. Several hosting CP (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the great point and click File Manager offered by the Hepsia web hosting CP will possibly render the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Websites' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), starting from €63.37 for the Atom 1 plan.