clearleaf.co.za

managed by 'Universal-Hosting'

A survey of Universal-Hosting

We, at clearleaf.co.za, have picked 'Universal-Hosting' to be our current domain and web hosting distributor. Therefore we think that this brief assessment of 'Universal-Hosting' is maybe going to be very useful for other folks from all over the World who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all around the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'Universal-Hosting' currently delivers domain and hosting services in numerous data center sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering nearly the whole Earth. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Universal-Hosting' in brief:

Shared Site Hosting Packages

The initial thing we, at clearleaf.co.za, have detected is the affordable prices of the shared webspace hosting packages furnished by 'Universal-Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web space hosting packages provided by 'Universal-Hosting' are driven by a custom devised, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, CP, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by an independent set of web servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Globe will have considerable problems with, since cPanel is a one-server based web space hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by one single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based webspace hosting providers are not able to include new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to develop their own file platform), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web site hosting packages, which are powered by an actual clustered web site hosting platform. With a shared web hosting account, each client pays solely for his/her plan, thus preserving the hosting price amazingly low (since plenty of users utilize one and the same web server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud web page hosting system, permits you to pay solely for the resources that you actually require, avoiding a situation where you pay for a high-end webspace hosting package that you cannot actually utilize, or for a small hosting plan that cannot host your web site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a low-end plan and upgrade as your website expands. So, you save cash that you can spend on publicizing the web site while it is still novel. Every web site hosting plan furnished by 'Universal-Hosting' boasts an online website building tool and more than 40 widely used script-driven software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for site design solutions. 'Universal-Hosting' distributes shared website hosting solutions in a number of different countries around the Globe. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. That way, approximately the whole Earth is covered to present you and your site's visitors with a steady and dependable web space hosting solution at a nearby place. Altogether, the shared hosting packages provided 'Universal-Hosting' are very well furnished and are available at a low-cost price (starting from $2.75 for the Entry package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To people with little to no practice, a VPS may seem complicated to handle. That's perhaps why 'Universal-Hosting' also stores semi-dedicated servers in its main US data center facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is similar to handling a normal shared web page hosting account through a web hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared hosting account such as a free-of-cost web site builder and a web application installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web server account is many times bigger than that of a shared web site hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is approximately FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web site hosting plans. When compared with a shared web space hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name allowance is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated web server hosting packages do not offer root access (we, at clearleaf.co.za, regard this as a small defect), but the good point is that they are administered through the very same website hosting Control Panel interface as the shared web hosting packages. This hints that a recognizable graphical user interface is offered to all users who do not feel confident enough to handle a VPS server, yet require more power and reserves than a VPS hosting server can confer to them. This is like that because the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the same powerful leading edge web servers as the ones which host the private virtual server accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), while the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Universal-Hosting' can be labeled as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $18.00 for the Mercury package.

Dedicated Servers

According to clearleaf.co.za, big sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular web shops with 1000s of customers demand a much more powerful web site hosting solution. It seems that the chaps from 'Universal-Hosting' have come to the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its users' needs, 'Universal-Hosting' supplies a selection of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specifications the web hosting servers come with: many-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly ensure the fast and steady performance of any sort of website. In 'Universal-Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from clearleaf.co.za, think that all dedicated server specifications provided by 'Universal-Hosting' are also appropriate for beginning a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web server ships with free-of-cost billing software platform and a cost-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers furnished by 'Universal-Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at clearleaf.co.za, deem this a little negative point, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax of $33.00 USD. So, if you require help, the Managed Services upgrade offers various supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A handful of web hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (clearleaf.co.za's) forecast is that the great drag and drop File Manager added in the Hepsia hosting CP will probably make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software program pointless. Our (clearleaf.co.za's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Universal-Hosting' don't appear to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), starting from $65.00 for the Atom 1 plan.