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An evaluation of AfterHost

We, at ywto.org, have picked 'AfterHost' to be our present domain and hosting distributor. Hence we presume that this succinct evaluation of 'AfterHost' is perhaps going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all over the World in need of domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all over the Globe, because the mere fact is that 'AfterHost' presently provides domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering approximately the entire Earth. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'AfterHost' in short:

Shared Webspace Hosting Solutions

The initial thing we, at ywto.org, have perceived is the cut-rate prices of the shared hosting plans offered by 'AfterHost'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the hosting plans furnished by 'AfterHost' are driven by an in-house developed, cutting edge cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, website hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by an individual stack of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting vendor on the Globe will have mammoth troubles with, because cPanel is a one-server based web site hosting environment (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based web site hosting providers are not able to add new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to set up their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared webspace hosting packages, which are powered by a real cloud web hosting solution. With a shared hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her package, thus maintaining the web space hosting price really low (since a lot of users use the same hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting account, which runs on a clustered web space hosting system, permits you to pay just for the reserves that you really demand, escaping a scenario where you pay for a powerful website hosting plan that you cannot actually use, or for a tiny webspace hosting plan that cannot accommodate your website. The ability 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 basic package and upgrade as your web site grows. So, you save money that you can spend on promoting the web page while it is still novel. Each and every web hosting plan offered by 'AfterHost' ships with an online web site building tool and more than forty widely used script-driven software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web site design solutions. 'AfterHost' provides shared site hosting packages in a number of different countries around the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; 2 European server farms - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Hence, approximately the whole planet is encompassed to supply you and your web site's visitors with a steady and reliable website hosting solution at a preferred place. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions supplied 'AfterHost' are really well stocked and are available at a very modest price (beginning from $4.17 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To customers with little to no experience, a VPS server may seem complicated to administer. That's perhaps why 'AfterHost' also hosts semi-dedicated web servers in its main US datacenter in Chicago. Administering these plans is comparable to managing a regular shared site hosting package through a website hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web hosting package such as a free web site building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web hosting server account is many times larger than that of a shared site hosting plan. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is nearly FIVE times as much as compared to the shared webspace hosting packages. When compared to a shared web hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name allowance is a trend too. The semi-dedicated server accounts do not arrive with root access (we, at ywto.org, deem this a minor weak point), but the good point is that they are administered via the same web hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared hosting packages. This goes to say that a familiar graphical environment is accessible by all customers who do not feel confident enough to administer a virtual web server, but at the same time require more power and resources than a VPS web hosting server can offer. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the reserves of the very same powerful avant-garde hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the Virtual Private Server web hosting packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), while the Virtual Private 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 furnished by 'AfterHost' can be classified as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Servers

According to ywto.org, enormous web pages such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular online storefronts with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful web page hosting solution. It appears that the blokes from 'AfterHost' have reached the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its customers' demands, 'AfterHost' provides an array of dedicated web hosting servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That assessment stands on the hardware specs the dedicated web servers include: many-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit network interface cards will no doubt ensure the quick and steady work of any sort of web site. In 'AfterHost's opinion, the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from ywto.org, believe that all dedicated server accounts provided by 'AfterHost' are also appropriate for initiating a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web hosting server provides free invoicing software and a free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers furnished by 'AfterHost' are all unmanaged. We, at ywto.org, count this as a little defect, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you require help, the Managed Services upgrade includes a bunch of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. An array of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (ywto.org's) prediction is that the excellent point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia web space hosting CP will possibly render the recourse to any FTP client pointless. Our (ywto.org's) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'AfterHost' don't appear to be very low priced (still the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $175.00 for the Xeon 3 plan.