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A review of Hosterati

We, at mercaddo.com, have chosen 'Hosterati' to be our current domain and web hosting vendor. Therefore we think that this brief evaluation of 'Hosterati' is maybe going to be very useful for other individuals from all over the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all over the Globe, because the mere truth is that 'Hosterati' currently offers domain and hosting services in multiple server farm locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing virtually the entire Globe. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Hosterati' in a few words:

Shared Hosting Plans

The initial thing we, at mercaddo.com, have noted is the budget prices of the shared web page hosting accounts provided by 'Hosterati'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the hosting plans furnished by 'Hosterati' are powered by an in-house devised, ultramodern cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being served by an individual group of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation in the World will have enormous problems with, because cPanel is a one-server based webspace hosting environment (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web space hosting vendors are unable to add new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must develop their own file platform), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared webspace hosting packages, which are powered by a genuine clustered webspace hosting platform. With a shared web hosting plan, each customer pays just for his/her plan, thus retaining the web hosting price very low (because multiple customers are located on the same hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a clustered web hosting platform, allows you to pay just for the reserves that you indeed need, refraining from a scenario where you pay for an advanced web space hosting package that you cannot actually use, or for a low-end hosting plan that cannot host your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to commence with a basic package and upgrade as your online presence grows. Thus, you spare money that you can expend on promoting the web page while it is still brand new. Each site hosting package delivered by 'Hosterati' boasts an online site builder and over 40 popular script software platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for site design services. 'Hosterati' delivers shared web hosting accounts in several different regions across the World. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; 2 European data centers - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Hence, almost the entire planet is covered to provide you and your website's visitors with a stable and fast web page hosting solution at a desired location. As a whole, the shared hosting packages offered 'Hosterati' are really well equipped and come at an excellent price (beginning from $12.00 for the Corporate package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no practice, a private virtual server may appear hard to handle. That's perhaps why 'Hosterati' also keeps semi-dedicated web servers in its main American server farm in Chicago. Handling these accounts is comparable to handling a regular shared site hosting package via a web hosting CP user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web hosting account such as a fee-free site building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated hosting account is many times larger than that of a shared webspace hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is about FIVE times as much as compared with the shared webspace hosting plans. When juxtaposed to a shared web site hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name allowance is a principle too. The semi-dedicated web hosting server packages do not include complete root access (we, at mercaddo.com, regard this as a slight disadvantage), but the advantage is that they are administered through the same web site hosting CP GUI as the shared website hosting accounts. This signifies that a known GUI is accessible by all users who are not confident enough to administer a virtual private web hosting server, but at the same time require more power and resources than a Virtual Private Server can confer to them. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful first-class web hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual private web server hosting plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), whereas the private virtual servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Hosterati' can be dubbed as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In mercaddo.com's opinion, enormous sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous online storefronts with thousands of customers request a much more powerful hosting platform. It seems that the folks from 'Hosterati' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To live up to its customers' expectations, 'Hosterati' offers a number of dedicated servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That estimation rests on the hardware configurations the servers ship with: many-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of web space and Gigabit network cards will definitely ensure the fast and steady work of any type of web site. According to 'Hosterati', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from mercaddo.com, consider that all dedicated server plans furnished by 'Hosterati' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web hosting server ships with free billing software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers offered by 'Hosterati' are all unmanaged. We, at mercaddo.com, deem this a tiny problem, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of aid, the Managed Services upgrade provides various additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A selection of web site hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (mercaddo.com's) prediction is that the outstanding drag and drop File Manager added in the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will possibly make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software program pointless. Our (mercaddo.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Hosterati' don't seem to be very cheap (still the Hepsia web space hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), beginning from $75.00 for the Atom 2 package.