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A review of CrownHost

We, at talentesolutions.co.za, have picked 'CrownHost' to be our current domain name and hosting vendor. This is why we deem that this short assessment of 'CrownHost' is perhaps going to be very useful for other individuals from all around the World who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all around the World, because the mere truth is that 'CrownHost' currently provides domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility locations: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering practically the entire Globe. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'CrownHost' in short:

Shared Web Hosting Accounts

The initial thing we, at talentesolutions.co.za, have seen is the cut-rate prices of the shared web page hosting services furnished by 'CrownHost'. 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 website hosting packages supplied by 'CrownHost' are driven by an in-house developed, advanced cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like mail, databases, hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by an individual bunch of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting firm in the World will have colossal troubles with, because cPanel is a single server based web page hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, runs on a single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel website hosting vendors cannot add extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must design their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared site hosting plans, which are driven by an actual clustered webspace hosting solution. With a shared web space hosting plan, each client pays solely for his/her plan, thus maintaining the website hosting price very low (because a lot of customers are located on one and the same web hosting server). In short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a clustered website hosting system, enables you to pay just for the resources that you actually demand, averting a situation where you pay for a powerful web space hosting account that you cannot really utilize, or for a basic website hosting package that cannot accommodate your site. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a small plan and upgrade as your web presence grows. So, you save capital that you can expend on promoting the site while it is still new. Each and every web site hosting package offered by 'CrownHost' comes with an online site builder and more than forty widely used script software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'CrownHost' furnishes shared web site hosting accounts in a number of different countries around the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European datacenters - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Thus, practically the whole Earth is encompassed to supply you and your visitors with a steady and reliable web site hosting solution at a convenient location. On the whole, the shared hosting accounts supplied 'CrownHost' are quite well furnished and are available at a budget price (beginning from €4.66 for the Economy plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To clients with little or no practice, a private virtual web server may seem hard to handle. That's probably why 'CrownHost' also houses semi-dedicated web servers in its principal American datacenter facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is similar to managing a normal shared web page hosting plan through a Control Panel tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared site hosting package such as a free-of-cost web site building tool and a web application installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated web hosting server package is many times greater than that of a shared web space hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately FIVE times as much as compared with the shared plans. When juxtaposed to a shared web hosting account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is big: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated server web hosting accounts do not come with full root access (we, at talentesolutions.co.za, deem this a slight problem), but the plus is that they are managed via the same web site hosting Control Panel tool as the shared webspace hosting accounts. This indicates that a well-known graphical environment is offered to all clients who do not feel self-confident enough to administer a virtual web server, yet need more power and supplies than a virtual private hosting server can furnish them with. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the reserves of the same powerful ultramodern web servers as the ones which host the Virtual Private Server web hosting packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical machine), while the VPSs can reach a much bigger number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'CrownHost' can be categorized as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), starting from €20.86 for the Mercury plan.

Dedicated Servers

In talentesolutions.co.za's opinion, huge websites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular web shops with 1000s of customers call for a much more powerful website hosting environment. It seems that the chaps from 'CrownHost' have come to the same conclusion too. To answer its customers' requirements, 'CrownHost' provides an assortment of dedicated hosting servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That estimation stands on the hardware specs the web servers are offering: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand GB of web space and Gigabit NICs will doubtlessly ensure the quick and steady performance of any type of web site. In 'CrownHost's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from talentesolutions.co.za, think that all dedicated server configurations supplied by 'CrownHost' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as each server includes free billing transaction software platform and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers delivered by 'CrownHost' are all unmanaged. We, at talentesolutions.co.za, regard this as a small minus, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to €32.59 EUR. So, if you demand aid, the Managed Services upgrade offers several additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A number of web page hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are available with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (talentesolutions.co.za's) prediction is that the excellent point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia web site hosting CP will perhaps make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software program futile. Our (talentesolutions.co.za's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'CrownHost' don't seem to be very low priced (still the Hepsia website hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from €40.74 for the Atom 2c package.