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An evaluation of Plenty-Hosting

We, at feelpampered.co.za, have chosen 'Plenty-Hosting' to be our current domain name and web hosting supplier. Hence we consider that this succinct assessment of 'Plenty-Hosting' is probably going to be quite useful for other folks from all over the World in search for domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all over the World, since the mere fact is that 'Plenty-Hosting' currently offers domain and hosting services in several data center facility sites: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing almost the entire Globe. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Plenty-Hosting' in a few words:

Shared Web Space Hosting Services

The initial detail we, at feelpampered.co.za, have detected is the budget prices of the shared website hosting packages offered by 'Plenty-Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web page hosting accounts delivered by 'Plenty-Hosting' are powered by an in-house designed, futuristic cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by an individual host of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting distributor in the World will have immense difficulties with, since cPanel is a one-server based webspace hosting environment (each hosting service, like email, databases, web hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being run on a single server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web site hosting corporations are unable to include new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must construct their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared website hosting accounts, which are powered by a genuine cloud site hosting system. With a shared site hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus maintaining the hosting price really low (because multiple customers are located on the same hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a clustered site hosting solution, permits you to pay only for the resources that you really demand, evading a scenario where you pay for a high-end webspace hosting plan that you cannot truly utilize, or for a basic web space hosting account that cannot shelter your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to start with a basic plan and upgrade as your website grows. Hence, you economize funds that you can invest in promoting the site while it is still novel. Each web space hosting package furnished by 'Plenty-Hosting' contains an online website building tool and more than forty popular script-driven software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web page design services. 'Plenty-Hosting' supplies shared website hosting plans in several different geographical regions around the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; 2 European server farms - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. In this way, practically the entire Globe is encompassed to present you and your visitors with a stable and reliable webspace hosting service at a preferred place. Altogether, the shared hosting accounts provided 'Plenty-Hosting' are very well appointed and are available at an excellent price (beginning from $4.27 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To people with little or no practice, a VPS web hosting server may seem hard to administer. That's perhaps why 'Plenty-Hosting' also houses semi-dedicated web servers in its principal US data center in Chicago. Administering these accounts is comparable to handling a normal shared web page hosting package through a web space hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the features of a shared webspace hosting plan such as a fee-free website builder and a web application installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated web hosting server account is many times larger than that of a shared web page hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is approximately 5 times as much as compared with the shared site hosting accounts. When contrasted with a shared web page hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name quota is a principle too. The semi-dedicated web hosting server packages do not arrive with root-level access (we, at feelpampered.co.za, deem this a minor problem), but the plus is that they are managed through the same web page hosting Control Panel tool as the shared webspace hosting plans. This implies that a known GUI is available to all customers who do not have enough self-condifence to administer a Virtual Private Server, yet need more power and system resources than a VPS server can bestow on them. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the very same powerful ultramodern web hosting servers as the ones which host the private virtual server hosting packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), whereas the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to 120 per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Plenty-Hosting' can be branded as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Servers

In feelpampered.co.za's opinion, big websites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous online shops with 1000s of clients need a much more powerful web space hosting platform. It appears that the fellows from 'Plenty-Hosting' have come to the same conclusion too. To fulfil its clients' demands, 'Plenty-Hosting' offers a bouquet of dedicated hosting servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That estimation rests on the hardware specs the dedicated hosting servers come with: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand GB of data storage and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly ensure the quick and steady performance of any type of web site. According to 'Plenty-Hosting', the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from feelpampered.co.za, believe that all dedicated server plans furnished by 'Plenty-Hosting' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as every hosting server ships with free-of-cost invoicing software and a bonus domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers supplied by 'Plenty-Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at feelpampered.co.za, deem this a small disadvantage, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of help, the Managed Services upgrade includes several supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, web server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A bouquet of site hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are available with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (feelpampered.co.za's) prognosis is that the amazing drag-and-drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia web hosting CP will possibly render the recourse to any FTP client futile. Our (feelpampered.co.za's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Plenty-Hosting' don't seem to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will definitely make you smile), starting from $115.00 for the Xeon 2 plan.