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An evaluation of HostingBox

We, at his-immo.at, have chosen 'HostingBox' to be our current domain and hosting provider. Therefore we presume that this concise assessment of 'HostingBox' is maybe going to be quite helpful for other folks from all around the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all over the Globe, since the mere fact is that 'HostingBox' currently delivers domain and hosting services in numerous server farm facility sites: in America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering virtually the whole Globe. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'HostingBox' in brief:

Shared Website Hosting Accounts

The initial detail we, at his-immo.at, have observed is the budget prices of the shared web hosting solutions provided by 'HostingBox'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web site hosting plans furnished by 'HostingBox' are powered by a custom designed, innovative cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on an individual bunch of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting provider in the World will have colossal predicaments with, because cPanel is a one-server based web space hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel hosting providers cannot add additional functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must create their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web site hosting plans, which are driven by a genuine cloud web space hosting system. With a shared web hosting package, each customer pays only for his/her account, thus maintaining the website hosting price really low (because many customers are located on the same web hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a clustered webspace hosting solution, allows you to pay just for the resources that you really need, avoiding a situation where you pay for a feature-rich hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a small web page hosting account that cannot host your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to kick off with a small plan and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. In this way, you save cash that you can expend on advertising the site while it is still new. Every webspace hosting package supplied by 'HostingBox' offers an online website building tool and over forty widely used script-driven software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for website design solutions. 'HostingBox' provides shared web hosting plans in a number of different geographical regions across the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, almost the entire Globe is covered to present you and your web page's visitors with a steady and reliable web page hosting service at a desired location. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions furnished 'HostingBox' are really well equipped and are available at a very good price (beginning from $5.00 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no practice, a virtual private web server may appear difficult to handle. That's probably why 'HostingBox' also stores semi-dedicated web servers in its main United States data center facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is comparable to managing a regular shared hosting account through a site hosting CP tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared web hosting account such as a free-of-cost site builder and a web application installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated web server account is many times greater than that of a shared website hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is about FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web hosting plans. When compared to a shared web site hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain allowance is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated hosting server accounts do not include complete server root access (we, at his-immo.at, deem this a small disadvantage), but the benefit is that they are administered through the very same site hosting CP user interface as the shared web page hosting plans. This hints that a recognizable graphical interface is available to all customers who are not self-confident enough to manage a VPS web hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and reserves than a private virtual hosting server can provide them with. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful high-class web servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS hosting plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), while the virtual web servers can reach a much greater number (80 to 120 per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'HostingBox' can be dubbed as being very inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Servers

In his-immo.at's opinion, huge web sites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular online stores with thousands of clients require a much more powerful hosting platform. It seems that the blokes from 'HostingBox' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To live up to its clients' anticipations, 'HostingBox' supplies an array of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That estimate stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated servers boast: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of web space and Gigabit network cards will definitely guarantee the fast and steady performance of any sort of web site. In 'HostingBox's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from his-immo.at, think that all dedicated server specs delivered by 'HostingBox' are also suitable for commencing a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web server arrives with free-of-charge invoice transaction software platform and a bonus domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers supplied by 'HostingBox' are all unmanaged. We, at his-immo.at, think of this as a minor minus, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $35.00 USD. So, if you need assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides various additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A bunch of webspace hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are available with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (his-immo.at's) forecast is that the great drag-and-drop File Manager included in the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel will probably render the utilization of any FTP software program pointless. Our (his-immo.at's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'HostingBox' don't seem to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia web space hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), starting from $65.00 for the Atom 1 plan.