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A survey of AfterHost

We, at codingtip.com, have picked 'AfterHost' to be our current domain name and hosting vendor. Hence we anticipate that this brief review of 'AfterHost' is probably going to be very helpful for other people from all over the World in need of domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all around the World, because the mere truth is that 'AfterHost' presently delivers domain and hosting services in several datacenter sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering practically the entire World. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'AfterHost' in short:

Shared Hosting Services

The initial thing we, at codingtip.com, have noticed is the inexpensive prices of the shared web hosting solutions furnished by 'AfterHost'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the site hosting accounts delivered by 'AfterHost' are powered by an in-house developed, leading edge cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by an independent set of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation in the World will have immense troubles with, since cPanel is a one-server based hosting environment (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, site hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based website hosting distributors are not able to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must invent their own file platform), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared webspace hosting plans, which are driven by an authentic cloud web site hosting system. With a shared hosting plan, each client pays just for his/her account, thus preserving the site hosting price very low (because many customers utilize the same hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a clustered web page hosting system, allows you to pay solely for the reserves that you actually need, averting a situation where you pay for a high-end webspace hosting plan that you cannot really utilize, or for a small web hosting package that cannot host your site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to begin with a tiny plan and upgrade as your web page grows. So, you spare money that you can expend on promoting the web site while it is still brand new. Each site hosting account delivered by 'AfterHost' offers an online website builder and over 40 popular script software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web page design services. 'AfterHost' delivers shared site hosting services in a number of different countries around the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European data center facilities - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. Hence, approximately the entire World is covered to present you and your site's visitors with a steady and fast webspace hosting solution at a preferred location. Altogether, the shared hosting packages provided 'AfterHost' are very well equipped and come at a good price (starting from $4.17 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little to no experience, a VPS may seem tough to administer. That's perhaps why 'AfterHost' also offers semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main US server farm facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is comparable to managing a normal shared plan through a Control Panel GUI. They have all the features of a shared web hosting account such as a free-of-cost web site building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated server hosting package is many times greater than that of a shared site hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared with the shared web page hosting plans. When compared to a shared webspace hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain quota is a standard too. The semi-dedicated server plans do not include root privileges (we, at codingtip.com, regard this as a small weakness), but the plus is that they are administered through the very same hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web hosting packages. This means that a recognizable graphical environment is offered to all customers who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a VPS, yet demand more power and system resources than a virtual private hosting server can give them. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful avant-garde servers as the ones which host the VPS web hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), while the private virtual web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'AfterHost' can be dubbed as being amazingly cheap (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to codingtip.com, huge web sites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular online shops with thousands of clients demand a much more powerful web space hosting platform. It appears that the chaps from 'AfterHost' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To answer its clients' demands, 'AfterHost' provides an array of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That estimate stands on the hardware specifications the web hosting servers boast: many-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly ensure the quick and steady work of any kind of site. According to 'AfterHost', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from codingtip.com, deem that all dedicated server configurations supplied by 'AfterHost' are also suitable for launching a hosting reseller business as every dedicated server comes with free-of-charge billing software and a free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers delivered by 'AfterHost' are all unmanaged. We, at codingtip.com, regard this as a slight disadvantage, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade offers a bouquet of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. Several site hosting CP (CP) interfaces are available with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (codingtip.com's) prediction is that the remarkable point-and-click File Manager offered by the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel will perhaps render the use of any File Transfer Protocol client pointless. Our (codingtip.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'AfterHost' don't appear to be very low priced (still the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will definitely make you smile), starting from $65.00 for the Atom 1 plan.