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An assessment of 2SmartHosts

We, at prolinewest.com, have chosen '2SmartHosts' to be our present domain name and web hosting distributor. This is why we expect that this brief review of '2SmartHosts' is perchance going to be very helpful for other people from all over the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all over the Globe, because the simple truth is that '2SmartHosts' presently distributes domain and hosting services in numerous data center facility locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, embracing nearly the entire planet. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from '2SmartHosts' in short:

Shared Hosting Packages

The initial detail we, at prolinewest.com, have discerned is the low-cost prices of the shared site hosting services delivered by '2SmartHosts'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the webspace hosting accounts delivered by '2SmartHosts' are powered by an in-house built, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web space hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by an autonomous stack of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting firm on the Earth will have great troubles with, because cPanel is a one single server based hosting environment (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being handled by one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel website hosting corporations are not able to include additional functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they must concoct their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web site hosting accounts, which are powered by an authentic clustered web site hosting platform. With a shared web hosting package, each client pays only for his/her plan, thus maintaining the site hosting price really low (because a lot of customers utilize one and the same hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud webspace hosting solution, allows you to pay solely for the resources that you indeed require, averting a situation where you pay for a high-end web page hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a basic hosting plan that cannot shelter your web site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two clicks grants you the flexibility to start with a small package and upgrade as your web page expands. Hence, you economize capital that you can invest in promoting the web page while it is still new. Each and every website hosting plan furnished by '2SmartHosts' comes with an online web site builder and more than forty widely used script software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for website design solutions. '2SmartHosts' supplies shared web hosting plans in a number of different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; two European data center facilities - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Hence, nearly the whole Globe is encompassed to provide you and your site's visitors with a steady and fast hosting solution at a nearby location. Altogether, the shared hosting packages supplied '2SmartHosts' are quite well stocked and are available at a very low price (starting from $5.60 for the Student package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no practice, a virtual web server may appear difficult to administer. That's perhaps why '2SmartHosts' also houses semi-dedicated servers in its main American datacenter facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is comparable to managing a normal shared hosting account through a web page hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared website hosting package such as a free-of-cost site builder and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated hosting server account is many times greater than that of a shared web page hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is about FIVE times as much as compared to the shared packages. When juxtaposed to a shared web hosting account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain quota is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated server packages do not include complete server root access (we, at prolinewest.com, think that this is a minor defect), but the good point is that they are administered through the very same website hosting CP user interface as the shared webspace hosting packages. This signifies that a known graphical user interface is accessible by all users who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a VPS web hosting server, but at the same time are in need of more power and resources than a VPS hosting server can offer. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the very same powerful ultramodern servers as the ones which host the VPS hosting server packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), while the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by '2SmartHosts' can be dubbed as being amazingly affordable (as far as price is concerned), starting from $60.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In prolinewest.com's opinion, large sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular online stores with thousands of customers require a much more powerful website hosting environment. It appears that the chaps from '2SmartHosts' have reached the same conclusion too. To answer its clients' expectations, '2SmartHosts' offers a bouquet of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That assessment rests on the hardware configurations the servers come with: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand GB of disk space and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly ensure the quick and stable work of any type of website. In '2SmartHosts's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from prolinewest.com, consider that all dedicated server packages supplied by '2SmartHosts' are also suitable for commencing a hosting reseller business as every server comes with free billing transaction software platform and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers offered by '2SmartHosts' are all unmanaged. We, at prolinewest.com, regard this as a slight defect, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides a handful of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of webspace hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (prolinewest.com's) prognosis is that the amazing drag and drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web space hosting CP will probably make the use of any FTP software futile. Our (prolinewest.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by '2SmartHosts' don't appear to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will no doubt make you smile), starting from $75.00 for the Atom 1 plan.