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A survey of Plenty-Hosting

We, at deadfast.co.za, have picked 'Plenty-Hosting' to be our present domain and web hosting provider. Therefore we expect that this concise evaluation of 'Plenty-Hosting' is maybe going to be very helpful for other people from all over the Globe who seek domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all over the World, since the mere truth is that 'Plenty-Hosting' currently delivers domain and hosting services in several server farm sites: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing almost the whole Earth. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Plenty-Hosting' in a nutshell:

Shared Website Hosting Services

The initial thing we, at deadfast.co.za, have noted is the cheap prices of the shared hosting services supplied by 'Plenty-Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the hosting accounts furnished by 'Plenty-Hosting' are driven by a custom designed, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on an independent set of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Globe will have colossal troubles with, because cPanel is a one single server based web site hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by one single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based webspace hosting vendors are unable to include new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to make their own file system), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared hosting packages, which are powered by a real clustered web site hosting system. With a shared web hosting package, each customer pays just for his/her account, thus maintaining the web space hosting price amazingly low (since a lot of users are located on one and the same server). In a few words, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud web page hosting platform, allows you to pay just for the resources that you really need, refraining from a scenario where you pay for a high-end web space hosting package that you cannot really use, or for a tiny web space hosting plan that cannot shelter your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a tiny plan and upgrade as your site expands. In this way, you economize cash that you can spend on promoting the site while it is still novel. Every website hosting plan supplied by 'Plenty-Hosting' offers an online website building tool and over forty widely used script software platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web page design services. 'Plenty-Hosting' provides shared site hosting services in several different countries around the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Hence, practically the entire Earth is covered to present you and your web page's visitors with a stable and reliable web hosting solution at a preferred place. On the whole, the shared hosting services provided 'Plenty-Hosting' are quite well furnished and come at a good price (starting from $4.27 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To customers with little or no practice, a virtual web hosting server may appear problematic to administer. That's probably why 'Plenty-Hosting' also stores semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal American data center in Chicago. Handling these accounts is similar to managing a normal shared site hosting package via a web hosting CP user interface. They have all the specs of a shared website hosting account such as a free-of-charge web site building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated web server hosting account is many times larger than that of a shared plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is about FIVE times as much as compared to the shared packages. When compared with a shared site hosting plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name allowance is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated web server plans do not include root-level access (we, at deadfast.co.za, count this as a tiny negative point), but the benefit is that they are administered through the very same webspace hosting CP GUI as the shared packages. This means that a known graphical interface is accessible by all clients who do not feel confident enough to handle a virtual server, but at the same time demand more power and features than a private virtual server can supply them with. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the same powerful first-rate web hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual web server hosting packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), while the VPS hosting servers can reach a much greater number (80 to 120 per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Plenty-Hosting' can be branded as being quite affordable (as far as price is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to deadfast.co.za, large websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular online storefronts with thousands of customers call for a much more powerful website hosting platform. It appears that the guys from 'Plenty-Hosting' have reached the same conclusion too. To satisfy its users' needs, 'Plenty-Hosting' delivers an assortment of dedicated web servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That estimation rests on the hardware specs the web hosting servers arrive with: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of data storage and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly ensure the fast and stable work of any sort of site. In 'Plenty-Hosting's opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from deadfast.co.za, deem that all dedicated server configurations supplied by 'Plenty-Hosting' are also appropriate for commencing a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web server provides free-of-charge billing software and a charge-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers delivered by 'Plenty-Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at deadfast.co.za, think that this is a slight minus, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand backing, the Managed Services upgrade offers an assortment of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A bunch of Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (deadfast.co.za's) prediction is that the outstanding drag-and-drop File Manager added in the Hepsia site hosting CP will probably make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our (deadfast.co.za's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Plenty-Hosting' don't seem to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will definitely make you smile), starting from $115.00 for the Xeon 2 plan.