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An evaluation of Duty Free Hosting

We, at southportcarcentre.com.au, have picked 'Duty Free Hosting' to be our present domain and hosting vendor. Therefore we consider that this succinct assessment of 'Duty Free Hosting' is perchance going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all over the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the Globe, since the mere fact is that 'Duty Free Hosting' currently distributes domain and hosting services in multiple server farm locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing approximately the whole World. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Duty Free Hosting' in a nutshell:

Shared Webspace Hosting Services

The first thing we, at southportcarcentre.com.au, have perceived is the modest prices of the shared website hosting packages provided by 'Duty Free Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web space hosting packages provided by 'Duty Free Hosting' are driven by a custom invented, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by a different host of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Earth will have colossal complications with, since cPanel is a one single server based webspace hosting environment (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web page hosting suppliers are unable to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they have to set up their own file platform), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared website hosting plans, which are driven by an actual clustered webspace hosting platform. With a shared site hosting package, each client pays solely for his/her plan, thus maintaining the hosting price very low (since many customers utilize the same server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a clustered site hosting platform, permits you to pay only for the resources that you actually require, evading a situation where you pay for a high-end hosting plan that you cannot really use, or for a basic web page hosting account that cannot accommodate your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a tiny package and upgrade as your web site expands. Thus, you spare money that you can expend on publicizing the web site while it is still brand new. Each hosting package provided by 'Duty Free Hosting' contains an online web site builder and over forty popular script-driven software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web site design services. 'Duty Free Hosting' provides shared webspace hosting services in several different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, nearly the whole Globe is encompassed to provide you and your web page's visitors with a stable and dependable hosting solution at a convenient place. On the whole, the shared hosting accounts furnished 'Duty Free Hosting' are quite well appointed and are available at a low-cost price (beginning from $4.00 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To customers with little or no practice, a virtual web hosting server may seem tough to manage. That's perhaps why 'Duty Free Hosting' also stores semi-dedicated servers in its main American server farm in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to handling a regular shared webspace hosting account through a hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared web space hosting account such as a fee-free web site building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated plan is many times greater than that of a shared web site hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is about 5 times as much as compared to the shared website hosting accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared web space hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name quota is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated web server packages do not offer complete root access (we, at southportcarcentre.com.au, count this as a small downside), but the advantage is that they are administered through the very same web page hosting CP tool as the shared website hosting packages. This goes to say that a recognizable graphical environment is accessible by all customers who do not have enough self-condifence to handle a private virtual server, but at the same time are in need of more power and resources than a virtual private hosting server can furnish them with. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the very same powerful ultramodern web hosting servers as the ones which host the private virtual web server hosting packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), while the private virtual hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Duty Free Hosting' can be categorized as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In southportcarcentre.com.au's opinion, large websites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous online stores with 1000s of customers require a much more powerful web space hosting environment. It appears that the fellows from 'Duty Free Hosting' have reached the same conclusion as well. To live up to its users' demands, 'Duty Free Hosting' supplies a collection of dedicated hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That assessment stands on the hardware specifications the web servers ship with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit network interface cards will beyond doubt guarantee the fast and stable performance of any kind of site. According to 'Duty Free Hosting', the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from southportcarcentre.com.au, consider that all dedicated server configurations provided by 'Duty Free Hosting' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as every hosting server includes free billing software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers furnished by 'Duty Free Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at southportcarcentre.com.au, deem this a small disadvantage, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $34.99 USD. So, if you are in need of help, the Managed Services upgrade provides various additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A number of webspace hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (southportcarcentre.com.au's) forecast is that the splendid drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel will possibly make the use of any FTP software program pointless. Our (southportcarcentre.com.au's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Duty Free Hosting' don't seem to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia webspace hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will no doubt make you smile), starting from $188.74 for the Xeon 3 package.