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A review of Linux Hosts Ltd.

We, at generationafrica.co.uk, have selected 'Linux Hosts Ltd.' to be our present domain name and hosting distributor. Hence we anticipate that this succinct evaluation of 'Linux Hosts Ltd.' is probably going to be very helpful for other folks from all around the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We say folks from all around the Globe, because the mere fact is that 'Linux Hosts Ltd.' currently delivers domain and hosting services in several datacenter locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing practically the entire planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Linux Hosts Ltd.' in short:

Shared Site Hosting Services

The first thing we, at generationafrica.co.uk, have noticed is the reasonable prices of the shared site hosting accounts supplied by 'Linux Hosts Ltd.'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the site hosting accounts furnished by 'Linux Hosts Ltd.' are powered by an in-house created, avant-garde cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being handled by an independent pack of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting vendor in the World will have immense predicaments with, since cPanel is a one-server based website hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based hosting vendors are not able to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they must set up their own file system), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web hosting plans, which are driven by a real clustered webspace hosting platform. With a shared website hosting package, each client pays just for his/her account, thus preserving the web site hosting price very low (since lots of clients share the same web hosting server). In short, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a clustered web space hosting solution, enables you to pay only for the resources that you indeed demand, refraining from a situation where you pay for a powerful hosting plan that you cannot really use, or for a low-end web page hosting account that cannot shelter your website. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a low-end plan and upgrade as your web site expands. In this way, you economize capital that you can invest in publicizing the web page while it is still novel. Every web site hosting package delivered by 'Linux Hosts Ltd.' comprises an online website builder and over forty widely used script-driven software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web page design services. 'Linux Hosts Ltd.' distributes shared site hosting accounts in several different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; two European server farms - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. Hence, nearly the whole planet is covered to present you and your web site's visitors with a stable and fast web site hosting service at a convenient location. As a whole, the shared hosting accounts furnished 'Linux Hosts Ltd.' are very well appointed and come at a very reasonable price (beginning from $5.83 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To people with little to no experience, a virtual private hosting server may appear difficult to administer. That's perhaps why 'Linux Hosts Ltd.' also houses semi-dedicated web servers in its principal United States datacenter facility in Chicago. Administering these accounts is comparable to administering a conventional shared web site hosting account through a webspace hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared webspace hosting plan such as a fee-free site builder and a PHP script installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated web server hosting package is many times greater than that of a shared package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is about FIVE times as much as compared to the shared plans. When juxtaposed to a shared web page hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD quota is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated server hosting packages do not offer complete root access (we, at generationafrica.co.uk, deem this a slight weakness), but the good point is that they are administered via the very same web page hosting CP GUI as the shared web hosting packages. This means that a known graphical user interface is available to all customers who do not have enough self-condifence to manage a VPS web hosting server, yet require more power and features than a virtual web server can confer to them. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the very same powerful avant-garde servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), whereas the Virtual Private Servers can reach a much greater number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Linux Hosts Ltd.' can be labeled as being very cheap (as far as price is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to generationafrica.co.uk, enormous websites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular online shops with 1000s of customers call for a much more powerful webspace hosting environment. It seems that the chaps from 'Linux Hosts Ltd.' have reached the same conclusion too. To satisfy its customers' demands, 'Linux Hosts Ltd.' provides a number of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That assessment rests on the hardware configurations the servers boast: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of web space and Gigabit NICs will definitely ensure the fast and steady work of any type of website. In 'Linux Hosts Ltd.'s opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from generationafrica.co.uk, think that all dedicated server configurations delivered by 'Linux Hosts Ltd.' are also appropriate for beginning a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated server arrives with free-of-cost billing software and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers delivered by 'Linux Hosts Ltd.' are all unmanaged. We, at generationafrica.co.uk, think of this as a minor problem, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of $36.00 USD. So, if you need aid, the Managed Services upgrade includes a bunch of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A number of web page hosting CP (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (generationafrica.co.uk's) forecast is that the excellent drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel will perhaps render the utilization of any FTP client pointless. Our (generationafrica.co.uk's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Linux Hosts Ltd.' don't seem to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia web hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Atom 1 package.