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An evaluation of Hostpanel

We, at sleepamigos.com, have chosen 'Hostpanel' to be our current domain name and web hosting distributor. Therefore we anticipate that this short assessment of 'Hostpanel' is perchance going to be very helpful for other folks from all over the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all over the World, since the mere fact is that 'Hostpanel' currently supplies domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter facility locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering nearly the entire Earth. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'Hostpanel' in a few words:

Shared Site Hosting Plans

The initial detail we, at sleepamigos.com, have spotted is the affordable prices of the shared web space hosting packages offered by 'Hostpanel'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web hosting packages supplied by 'Hostpanel' are driven by an in-house created, ultramodern cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like mail, databases, site hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by a different stack of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting provider on the Globe will have enormous problems with, since cPanel is a single server based web site hosting environment (each hosting service, like email, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on one single web server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web space hosting vendors are unable to add new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to set up their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared webspace hosting accounts, which are driven by a real clustered web site hosting platform. With a shared web hosting account, each customer pays only for his/her account, thus preserving the hosting price amazingly low (since numerous customers are located on the same web server). In a few words, a shared hosting package, which runs on a clustered hosting platform, allows you to pay just for the resources that you actually need, averting a situation where you pay for an advanced web page hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a basic webspace hosting plan that cannot accommodate your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to start with a tiny package and upgrade as your website grows. That way, you economize cash that you can invest in advertising the web page while it is still brand new. Each and every web hosting package furnished by 'Hostpanel' arrives with an online web site building tool and more than forty widely used script platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for site design services. 'Hostpanel' offers shared web space hosting plans in a number of different regions around the World. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; two European server farms - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. That way, nearly the entire Earth is covered to present you and your visitors with a steady and reliable hosting service at a preferred place. On the whole, the shared hosting solutions provided 'Hostpanel' are quite well equipped and come at an attractive price (beginning from €3.75 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a virtual server may seem tough to handle. That's perhaps why 'Hostpanel' also keeps semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal American server farm facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is similar to handling a standard shared site hosting plan through a web hosting CP interface. They have all the features of a shared plan such as a fee-free site builder and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated plan is many times bigger than that of a shared web space hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is nearly FIVE times as much as compared to the shared accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name quota is a standard too. The semi-dedicated web hosting server accounts do not include full server root privileges (we, at sleepamigos.com, regard this as a slight weakness), but the advantage is that they are managed through the very same web site hosting CP tool as the shared hosting plans. This suggests that a user-friendly graphical environment is available to all customers who are not confident enough to handle a virtual private hosting server, yet are in need of more power and system resources than a virtual hosting server can confer to them. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the same powerful top-class web hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual private web server plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical machine), whereas the virtual private web servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to 120 per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Hostpanel' can be labeled as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), starting from €19.23 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Servers

According to sleepamigos.com, big sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular online stores with thousands of customers need a much more powerful web hosting platform. It seems that the blokes from 'Hostpanel' have come to the same conclusion as well. To live up to its clients' expectations, 'Hostpanel' supplies a collection of dedicated hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That estimation stands on the hardware specs the web servers ship with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of web space and Gigabit network cards will definitely ensure the fast and stable work of any kind of site. According to 'Hostpanel', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from sleepamigos.com, deem that all dedicated server configurations supplied by 'Hostpanel' are also appropriate for commencing a hosting reseller business as each and every hosting server includes free-of-charge invoicing transaction software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers offered by 'Hostpanel' are all unmanaged. We, at sleepamigos.com, think that this is a tiny problem, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee which amounts to €34.14 EUR. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade provides an array of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A handful of webspace hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (sleepamigos.com's) prediction is that the magnificent point-and-click File Manager offered by the Hepsia webspace hosting CP will probably make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software program pointless. Our (sleepamigos.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Hostpanel' don't seem to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia website hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from €85.35 for the Xeon E3 v5 package.