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A survey of AfterHost

We, at, have selected 'AfterHost' to be our current domain and web hosting provider. Therefore we anticipate that this concise review of 'AfterHost' is probably going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all around the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We say folks from all around the Globe, since the mere fact is that 'AfterHost' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in multiple server farm facility sites: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing almost the whole Earth. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'AfterHost' in brief:

Shared Webspace Hosting Solutions

The initial detail we, at, have seen is the low-cost prices of the shared web site hosting packages delivered by 'AfterHost'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web hosting plans supplied by 'AfterHost' are powered by an in-house developed, leading edge cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, runs on an individual stack of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Earth will have colossal predicaments with, since cPanel is a one-server based web site hosting environment (each hosting service, like email, databases, web page hosting CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by one and the same web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based hosting suppliers are not able to include extra functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they have to set up their own file platform), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web site hosting packages, which are powered by an authentic clustered site hosting platform. With a shared site hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus maintaining the web hosting price amazingly low (since multiple customers are located on one and the same hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a cloud web hosting solution, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you indeed need, avoiding a scenario where you pay for a powerful hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a tiny web space hosting package that cannot accommodate your site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to begin with a basic plan and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. That way, you spare cash that you can invest in publicizing the site while it is still novel. Each web page hosting package delivered by 'AfterHost' arrives with an online site builder and more than forty widely used script software platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'AfterHost' supplies shared web site hosting packages in a number of different countries around the World. There is one data center in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. In this way, practically the whole World is covered to supply you and your website's visitors with a stable and dependable webspace hosting service at a convenient location. As a whole, the shared hosting solutions delivered 'AfterHost' are quite well equipped and are available at an attractive price (beginning from $4.17 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To people with little or no practice, a virtual server may seem difficult to manage. That's perhaps why 'AfterHost' also keeps semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main North American server farm in Chicago. Administering these accounts is comparable to managing a normal shared website hosting package via a web site hosting CP GUI. They have all the specs of a shared website hosting plan such as a free web site building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web server hosting account is many times bigger than that of a shared webspace hosting plan. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is nearly FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web space hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared website hosting plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD allowance is a trend too. The semi-dedicated server packages do not offer root privileges (we, at, count this as a little defect), but the benefit is that they are managed via the very same web site hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web hosting accounts. This implies that a user-friendly GUI is offered to all clients who are not self-confident enough to manage a VPS server, yet are in need of more power and reserves than a Virtual Private Server can give them. This is like that because the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful hyper-advanced web servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual web server hosting plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical machine), whereas the VPS hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to 120 per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'AfterHost' can be labeled as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In's opinion, big web pages such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web shops with 1000s of customers need a much more powerful web space hosting environment. It appears that the folks from 'AfterHost' have reached the same conclusion as well. To live up to its users' expectations, 'AfterHost' provides a selection of dedicated hosting servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That estimate stands on the hardware specs the hosting servers come with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of web space and Gigabit NICs will undoubtedly guarantee the fast and steady work of any type of site. According to 'AfterHost', the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from, believe that all dedicated server packages provided by 'AfterHost' are also suitable for initiating a hosting reseller business as each and every hosting server ships with free-of-charge invoicing software platform and a fee-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers offered by 'AfterHost' are all unmanaged. We, at, consider this a little minus, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade offers an assortment of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. An assortment of web page hosting CP (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the excellent point-and-click File Manager available in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel will perhaps make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol client futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'AfterHost' don't appear to be very cheap (still the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from $65.00 for the Atom 1 package.