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An assessment of Smartway Hosting

We, at blackhillsdestinations.com, have chosen 'Smartway Hosting' to be our current domain and web hosting provider. Therefore we believe that this concise review of 'Smartway Hosting' is perhaps going to be quite helpful for other people from all around the World in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all around the World, since the mere fact is that 'Smartway Hosting' currently furnishes domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter facility sites: in America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering approximately the whole Globe. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Smartway Hosting' in brief:

Shared Web Site Hosting Services

The initial detail we, at blackhillsdestinations.com, have discerned is the low prices of the shared hosting solutions furnished by 'Smartway Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web page hosting plans provided by 'Smartway Hosting' are powered by an in-house devised, ultramodern cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by an individual set of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting distributor in the World will have great complications with, because cPanel is a single server based web site hosting environment (each web hosting service, like email, databases, hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being handled by one single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web site hosting companies are not able to include extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must concoct their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared hosting packages, which are powered by an authentic cloud hosting platform. With a shared web space hosting package, each client pays just for his/her account, thus keeping the web space hosting price amazingly low (since numerous users utilize one and the same hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered web page hosting system, enables you to pay just for the reserves that you indeed require, escaping a scenario where you pay for a high-end website hosting account that you cannot truly utilize, or for a small site hosting package that cannot host your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a low-end plan and upgrade as your site grows. Hence, you save funds that you can spend on advertising the website while it is still novel. Each web site hosting package delivered by 'Smartway Hosting' comprises an online web site building tool and over forty widely used script-driven software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web design services. 'Smartway Hosting' supplies shared webspace hosting packages in a number of different regions around the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; 2 European data centers - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Hence, almost the whole Globe is covered to provide you and your web site's visitors with a steady and fast webspace hosting solution at a nearby place. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions supplied 'Smartway Hosting' are quite well equipped and are available at a very good price (beginning from $3.50 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no practice, a virtual web hosting server may seem troublesome to handle. That's perhaps why 'Smartway Hosting' also houses semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal United States datacenter facility in Chicago. Managing these packages is comparable to handling a normal shared web hosting package through a hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the specs of a shared web space hosting plan such as a free-of-charge web site builder and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated server web hosting account is many times larger than that of a shared site hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is nearly FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web space hosting packages. When juxtaposed to a shared web site hosting plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a trend too. The semi-dedicated web server packages do not ship with complete root access (we, at blackhillsdestinations.com, think that this is a little weak point), but the advantage is that they are managed through the same web hosting CP tool as the shared web space hosting accounts. This implies that a user-friendly graphical user interface is offered to all users who do not have enough self-condifence to handle a VPS server, yet are in need of more power and supplies than a virtual server can confer to them. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the very same powerful first-class hosting servers as the ones which host the private virtual hosting server accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), while the private virtual web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to 120 per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Smartway Hosting' can be branded as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Manager plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to blackhillsdestinations.com, enormous web sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online shops with thousands of clients require a much more powerful hosting environment. It seems that the folks from 'Smartway Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To meet its users' demands, 'Smartway Hosting' supplies an assortment of dedicated hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That estimation stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated web servers ship with: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 GB of web space and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly ensure the quick and steady performance of any type of web site. According to 'Smartway Hosting', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from blackhillsdestinations.com, deem that all dedicated server configurations supplied by 'Smartway Hosting' are also appropriate for commencing a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated hosting server ships with free-of-cost invoicing software and a bonus domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers provided by 'Smartway Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at blackhillsdestinations.com, think of this as a small drawback, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides a few extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. Several web page hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (blackhillsdestinations.com's) forecast is that the impressive drag-and-drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia Control Panel will perhaps make the utilization of any FTP software futile. Our (blackhillsdestinations.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Smartway Hosting' don't appear to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia CP and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will no doubt make you smile), starting from $115.00 for the Xeon Scalable 6c plan.