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An evaluation of WardHost.com

We, at amep.com, have selected 'WardHost.com' to be our current domain name and hosting supplier. Hence we consider that this short evaluation of 'WardHost.com' is perhaps going to be quite useful for other people from all over the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all over the Globe, since the mere truth is that 'WardHost.com' currently distributes domain and hosting services in several data center locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, embracing virtually the entire World. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'WardHost.com' in a few words:

Shared Web Site Hosting Plans

The first detail we, at amep.com, have noticed is the budget prices of the shared hosting packages furnished by 'WardHost.com'. 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 website hosting accounts supplied by 'WardHost.com' are driven by a custom invented, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on an autonomous bunch of web servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation in the World will have great problems with, because cPanel is a single server based web hosting environment (each hosting service, like email, databases, webspace hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel website hosting distributors are unable to include additional functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to create their own file system), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web page hosting packages, which are driven by a real clustered web space hosting system. With a shared webspace hosting account, each client pays just for his/her package, thus keeping the web site hosting price very low (because numerous clients are hosted on the same web server). In a few words, a shared hosting account, which runs on a cloud hosting system, allows you to pay just for the resources that you really require, avoiding a scenario where you pay for a powerful web page hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a tiny web space hosting plan that cannot shelter your site. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to begin with a tiny plan and upgrade as your web site expands. That way, you spare funds that you can invest in promoting the website while it is still new. Each and every web hosting account delivered by 'WardHost.com' contains an online web site building tool and over 40 popular script-driven platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web site design services. 'WardHost.com' supplies shared hosting accounts in several different countries around the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. That way, practically the whole World is encompassed to present you and your web site's visitors with a stable and reliable web space hosting solution at a preferred location. Altogether, the shared hosting packages supplied 'WardHost.com' are really well furnished and come at an attractive price (starting from $4.95 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little or no experience, a virtual private web hosting server may appear problematic to manage. That's probably why 'WardHost.com' also stores semi-dedicated servers in its main American data center facility in Chicago. Administering these plans is comparable to administering a conventional shared web site hosting account via a web site hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared site hosting account such as a free website builder and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated server hosting account is many times greater than that of a shared web space hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is about FIVE times as much as compared with the shared website hosting packages. When matched against a shared web space hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a standard too. The semi-dedicated web server hosting packages do not offer full server root privileges (we, at amep.com, consider this a little defect), but the good point is that they are administered via the very same web space hosting Control Panel interface as the shared hosting packages. This goes to say that a familiar graphical environment is offered to all customers who do not have enough confidence to administer a virtual private hosting server, but at the same time are in need of more power and supplies than a VPS hosting server can furnish them with. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the very same powerful avant-garde web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS web hosting server plans, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), whereas the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'WardHost.com' can be classified as being amazingly affordable (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $25.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Servers

In amep.com's opinion, enormous web pages such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous online stores with thousands of customers demand a much more powerful site hosting platform. It appears that the chaps from 'WardHost.com' have drawn the same conclusion too. To live up to its clients' needs, 'WardHost.com' offers a number of dedicated hosting servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specifications the dedicated web hosting servers come with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 GB of web space and Gigabit NICs will definitely guarantee the quick and steady performance of any sort of site. In 'WardHost.com's opinion, the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from amep.com, consider that all dedicated server solutions offered by 'WardHost.com' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as each server offers free-of-cost invoice transaction software platform and a bonus domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers furnished by 'WardHost.com' are all unmanaged. We, at amep.com, think that this is a minor weakness, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax of $36.00 USD. So, if you require assistance, the Managed Services upgrade includes a few additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. An assortment of web hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are available with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (amep.com's) forecast is that the magnificent point and click File Manager included in the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel will probably render the utilization of any FTP client pointless. Our (amep.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'WardHost.com' don't appear to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will no doubt make you smile), beginning from $45.00 for the Atom 2c package.