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A survey of HostingBox

We, at later.plus, have chosen 'HostingBox' to be our current domain and hosting supplier. Therefore we consider that this succinct evaluation of 'HostingBox' is perhaps going to be quite useful for other individuals from all around the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all around the World, since the mere fact is that 'HostingBox' presently offers domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter facility locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing nearly the entire Globe. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'HostingBox' in brief:

Shared Web Space Hosting Packages

The initial detail we, at later.plus, have noticed is the affordable prices of the shared site hosting plans offered by 'HostingBox'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web site hosting plans supplied by 'HostingBox' are powered by an in-house designed, leading edge cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being served by a different set of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting provider on the Earth will have mammoth difficulties with, because cPanel is a single server based webspace hosting environment (each hosting service, like email, databases, site hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being tackled by one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web hosting firms cannot add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they must set up their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web hosting packages, which are powered by a genuine clustered site hosting solution. With a shared web page hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her package, thus retaining the web hosting price amazingly low (because a lot of users utilize one and the same hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a clustered website hosting solution, allows you to pay only for the reserves that you really demand, refraining from a scenario where you pay for an advanced website hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a basic web hosting plan that cannot accommodate your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to commence with a low-end package and upgrade as your online presence grows. So, you spare money that you can spend on promoting the web page while it is still new. Every hosting account supplied by 'HostingBox' arrives with an online site building tool and over 40 popular script-driven platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for site design solutions. 'HostingBox' furnishes shared website hosting solutions in a number of different regions around the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; 2 European server farms - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Thus, practically the whole World is encompassed to provide you and your website's visitors with a stable and fast web hosting service at a preferred location. On the whole, the shared hosting plans offered 'HostingBox' are really well stocked and come at a very modest price (starting from $5.25 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To customers with little to no experience, a virtual private web server may seem hard to administer. That's probably why 'HostingBox' also houses semi-dedicated web servers in its principal United States server farm facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is similar to managing a regular shared site hosting package via a hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the features of a shared web site hosting package such as a fee-free site building tool and a web app installer, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated server plan is many times bigger than that of a shared web page hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is almost FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web hosting plans. When compared with a shared website hosting plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain allowance is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated web server hosting packages do not offer full root-level access (we, at later.plus, think that this is a small disadvantage), but the benefit is that they are administered via the same hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared web hosting plans. This signifies that a recognizable graphical user interface is accessible by all users who do not feel self-confident enough to administer a private virtual hosting server, yet require more power and resources than a virtual web server can provide them with. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the same powerful avant-garde web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS web hosting server plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), whereas the virtual servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'HostingBox' can be branded as being amazingly cheap (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Servers

In later.plus's opinion, big web pages such as social networks, community and business portals or famous online shops with thousands of customers demand a much more powerful web space hosting platform. It appears that the guys from 'HostingBox' have drawn the same conclusion too. To meet its clients' expectations, 'HostingBox' provides a selection of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That estimate rests on the hardware specifications the dedicated servers ship with: many-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of web space and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly ensure the fast and stable work of any sort of website. In 'HostingBox's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring web sites. We, from later.plus, deem that all dedicated server configurations supplied by 'HostingBox' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated server offers free invoicing software platform and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated servers offered by 'HostingBox' are all unmanaged. We, at later.plus, regard this as a little weak point, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee of $35.00 USD. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade offers several supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. Several web page hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (later.plus's) prognosis is that the outstanding point-and-click File Manager offered by the Hepsia web site hosting CP will probably render the recourse to any FTP client useless. Our (later.plus's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'HostingBox' don't seem to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia web space hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will definitely make you smile), beginning from $40.00 for the Atom 2c plan.