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An evaluation of Hoststudio

We, at formulasa.co.za, have chosen 'Hoststudio' to be our current domain name and hosting vendor. Therefore we consider that this brief review of 'Hoststudio' is perchance going to be quite helpful for other folks from all around the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all around the World, because the simple truth is that 'Hoststudio' currently supplies domain and hosting services in numerous data center facility sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering almost the entire planet. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Hoststudio' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Hosting Plans

The first detail we, at formulasa.co.za, have spotted is the low prices of the shared web site hosting services furnished by 'Hoststudio'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the hosting plans offered by 'Hoststudio' are driven by an in-house built, ultramodern cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by a different pack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Earth will have colossal complications with, because cPanel is a one-server based webspace hosting environment (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web space hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, etc., is being served by one single web server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel hosting firms are not able to add new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to create their own file platform), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web space hosting accounts, which are powered by a real cloud web site hosting system. With a shared hosting account, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus retaining the website hosting price really low (because a lot of users share one and the same web server). In short, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered web hosting system, permits you to pay just for the resources that you really need, avoiding a situation where you pay for an advanced hosting package that you cannot really utilize, or for a low-end web site hosting package that cannot handle your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to start with a tiny package and upgrade as your online presence grows. Hence, you economize capital that you can spend on promoting the web site while it is still brand new. Each website hosting account offered by 'Hoststudio' sports an online website builder and over forty widely used script-driven software applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web design solutions. 'Hoststudio' distributes shared web page hosting solutions in several different geographical regions across the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. In this way, nearly the whole planet is covered to present you and your website's visitors with a stable and fast webspace hosting service at a nearby location. Altogether, the shared hosting plans supplied 'Hoststudio' are very well stocked and are available at a very attractive price (beginning from $5.63 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a virtual private web hosting server may appear hard to administer. That's perhaps why 'Hoststudio' also offers semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main North American server farm in Chicago. Administering these packages is comparable to administering a standard shared web space hosting plan through a Control Panel GUI. They have all the specs of a shared plan such as a fee-free website building tool and a PHP script installer, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated plan is many times bigger than that of a shared webspace hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is about FIVE times as much as compared with the shared hosting accounts. When compared with a shared plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name quota is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated web server hosting plans do not offer full root-level access (we, at formulasa.co.za, think that this is a little weakness), but the advantage is that they are managed via the very same Control Panel user interface as the shared plans. This goes to say that a user-friendly GUI is offered to all clients who do not feel self-confident enough to handle a virtual web server, yet require more power and supplies than a private virtual web server can provide them with. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful first-class web hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS server hosting packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), whereas the private virtual servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to 120 per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Hoststudio' can be classified as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to formulasa.co.za, huge websites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous web storefronts with 1000s of clients call for a much more powerful web page hosting environment. It appears that the guys from 'Hoststudio' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To meet its customers' anticipations, 'Hoststudio' offers an array of dedicated servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That estimation rests on the hardware specifications the hosting servers are offering: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit network interface cards will beyond doubt ensure the fast and steady work of any sort of site. In 'Hoststudio's opinion, the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from formulasa.co.za, consider that all dedicated server packages provided by 'Hoststudio' are also appropriate for beginning a hosting reseller business as each hosting server offers free invoicing software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers furnished by 'Hoststudio' are all unmanaged. We, at formulasa.co.za, deem this a little weakness, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need support, the Managed Services upgrade offers a bouquet of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. An array of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are available with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (formulasa.co.za's) prognosis is that the magnificent point-and-click File Manager offered by the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel will possibly make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol client pointless. Our (formulasa.co.za's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Hoststudio' don't appear to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia web site hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Atom 1 plan.