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A review of Quickhost

We, at backtosound.com, have picked 'Quickhost' to be our present domain name and web hosting vendor. Hence we deem that this brief evaluation of 'Quickhost' is perchance going to be quite helpful for other people from all over the World in search for domain name and web hosting services. We say folks from all around the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'Quickhost' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in numerous server farm facility sites: in North America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing practically the entire World. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Quickhost' in short:

Shared Website Hosting Packages

The initial detail we, at backtosound.com, have spotted is the cheap prices of the shared webspace hosting services delivered by 'Quickhost'. 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 website hosting accounts offered by 'Quickhost' are driven by a custom designed, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by an individual stack of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Globe will have colossal troubles with, since cPanel is a one single server based website hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based hosting companies cannot add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they have to concoct their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared webspace hosting accounts, which are driven by an actual cloud web site hosting platform. With a shared site hosting account, each customer pays solely for his/her account, thus maintaining the web hosting price really low (since lots of customers share the same server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a cloud web page hosting solution, allows you to pay just for the reserves that you actually require, avoiding a situation where you pay for a powerful webspace hosting plan that you cannot actually utilize, or for a low-end webspace hosting package that cannot shelter your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to kick off with a small plan and upgrade as your site expands. So, you economize capital that you can spend on publicizing the web page while it is still novel. Each site hosting account furnished by 'Quickhost' offers an online website building tool and over forty popular script software platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web page design solutions. 'Quickhost' supplies shared web space hosting packages in a number of different countries across the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; 2 European data centers - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. That way, virtually the entire Earth is encompassed to provide you and your web site's visitors with a stable and dependable hosting solution at a desired location. All in all, the shared hosting solutions furnished 'Quickhost' are quite well furnished and come at a good price (beginning from C$3.59 for the Basic plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To people with little to no experience, a VPS may seem troublesome to handle. That's probably why 'Quickhost' also keeps semi-dedicated servers in its principal North American server farm facility in Chicago. Administering these plans is similar to managing a regular shared web site hosting package via a web site hosting CP tool. They have all the specs of a shared web space hosting package such as a fee-free web site builder and a web application installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated web hosting server account is many times greater than that of a shared web page hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared site hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared web space hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain quota is a trend too. The semi-dedicated web server hosting packages do not include server root access (we, at backtosound.com, deem this a little negative point), but the good point is that they are managed through the very same webspace hosting Control Panel interface as the shared web site hosting packages. This implies that a familiar GUI is offered to all users who are not confident enough to handle a private virtual web server, yet are in need of more power and resources than a private virtual web hosting server can give them. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful ultramodern web servers as the ones which host the VPS hosting server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), whereas the virtual private web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to 120 per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Quickhost' can be branded as being very affordable (as far as price is concerned), commencing from C$27.92 for the Semi Base plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to backtosound.com, huge websites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular web storefronts with 1000s of clients request a much more powerful site hosting platform. It seems that the blokes from 'Quickhost' have come to the same conclusion too. To fulfil its customers' requirements, 'Quickhost' offers a collection of dedicated hosting servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That evaluation stands on the hardware configurations the servers boast: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will definitely guarantee the fast and stable performance of any sort of site. In 'Quickhost's opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring web sites. We, from backtosound.com, consider that all dedicated server accounts delivered by 'Quickhost' are also appropriate for initiating a hosting reseller business as each web hosting server comes with free-of-cost invoicing software platform and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated hosting servers delivered by 'Quickhost' are all unmanaged. We, at backtosound.com, consider this a slight inconvenience, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax which amounts to C$43.12 CAD. So, if you are in need of backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides an array of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of web page hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are available with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (backtosound.com's) forecast is that the magnificent drag-and-drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia hosting CP will possibly make the utilization of any FTP software program pointless. Our (backtosound.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Quickhost' don't appear to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will no doubt make you smile), beginning from C$107.80 for the Atom 2 plan.