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A survey of Saint Hosting

We, at sports4schools.org, have selected 'Saint Hosting' to be our current domain name and web hosting vendor. This is why we suppose that this short evaluation of 'Saint Hosting' is perchance going to be quite helpful for other people from all over the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all over the Globe, since the mere truth is that 'Saint Hosting' presently delivers domain and hosting services in numerous server farm sites: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering almost the entire Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Saint Hosting' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Space Hosting Packages

The initial thing we, at sports4schools.org, have detected is the inexpensive prices of the shared web page hosting plans offered by 'Saint Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the webspace hosting packages provided by 'Saint Hosting' are driven by a custom built, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by a different set of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor in the World will have mammoth problems with, since cPanel is a single server based web page hosting platform (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, website hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by a single web server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web space hosting vendors cannot add additional functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to create their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared hosting plans, which are powered by an actual cloud hosting system. With a shared web page hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus retaining the site hosting price really low (because many customers use one and the same server). In a few words, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a clustered site hosting solution, permits you to pay only for the reserves that you actually demand, refraining from a situation where you pay for a high-end website hosting plan that you cannot really use, or for a tiny hosting account that cannot host your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a small plan and upgrade as your website expands. Thus, you save funds that you can spend on advertising the site while it is still new. Each and every hosting package provided by 'Saint Hosting' boasts an online site builder and more than 40 popular script-driven platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web design services. 'Saint Hosting' offers shared website hosting services in a number of different countries across the World. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. In this way, practically the whole Globe is encompassed to present you and your visitors with a steady and reliable web page hosting service at a desired location. All in all, the shared hosting plans offered 'Saint Hosting' are quite well appointed and come at an attractive price (beginning from £2.13 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To people with little or no practice, a VPS server may seem hard to administer. That's perhaps why 'Saint Hosting' also hosts semi-dedicated servers in its main US data center facility in Chicago. Handling these accounts is comparable to administering a standard shared hosting package via a webspace hosting CP user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web site hosting package such as a free-of-charge website builder and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated server web hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared web space hosting package. For example, the CPU power that can be used is nearly FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web site hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD quota is a principle too. The semi-dedicated hosting server plans do not offer server root access (we, at sports4schools.org, count this as a tiny drawback), but the advantage is that they are managed through the very same web site hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared site hosting plans. This signifies that a known graphical interface is available to all users who do not have enough confidence to manage a VPS web server, but at the same time demand more power and system resources than a virtual web hosting server can deliver. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the same powerful cutting edge web servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual web server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), whereas the private virtual servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Saint Hosting' can be branded as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), starting from £16.93 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

In sports4schools.org's opinion, large web pages such as social networks, community and business portals or famous online shops with 1000s of customers require a much more powerful web page hosting platform. It appears that the folks from 'Saint Hosting' have come to the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its customers' requirements, 'Saint Hosting' delivers a number of dedicated web hosting servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That estimation rests on the hardware specs the web hosting servers come with: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly ensure the quick and stable performance of any sort of web site. According to 'Saint Hosting', the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from sports4schools.org, deem that all dedicated server specifications furnished by 'Saint Hosting' are also suitable for initiating a hosting reseller business as each and every web server offers free billing transaction software platform and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers supplied by 'Saint Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at sports4schools.org, think of this as a slight weak point, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee which amounts to £25.58 GBP. So, if you need help, the Managed Services upgrade provides a bunch of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A bunch of hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (sports4schools.org's) forecast is that the remarkable point and click File Manager included in the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel will perhaps render the use of any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our (sports4schools.org's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Saint Hosting' don't appear to be very low priced (still the Hepsia web hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will definitely make you smile), commencing from £56.65 for the Atom 1 package.