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An assessment of Smartway Hosting

We, at, have picked 'Smartway Hosting' to be our current domain and hosting supplier. Hence we anticipate that this succinct evaluation of 'Smartway Hosting' is perhaps going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all around the World who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all around the Globe, since the simple fact is that 'Smartway Hosting' presently provides domain and hosting services in several server farm facility sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing nearly the entire Earth. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Smartway Hosting' in brief:

Shared Website Hosting Plans

The first detail we, at, have detected is the cheap prices of the shared website hosting packages furnished by 'Smartway Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the site hosting plans supplied by 'Smartway Hosting' are driven by a custom created, ultramodern cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by an autonomous set of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting vendor on the Earth will have enormous complications with, since cPanel is a one single server based webspace hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web site hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, runs on a single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web site hosting firms are not able to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must construct their own file system), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared website hosting accounts, which are driven by a genuine clustered web page hosting platform. With a shared web space hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her account, thus maintaining the hosting price really low (since lots of customers share one and the same web server). In brief, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered web page hosting platform, enables you to pay just for the reserves that you indeed require, evading a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich web hosting plan that you cannot really use, or for a low-end web page hosting package that cannot accommodate your site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a low-end package and upgrade as your web page grows. Hence, you save capital that you can expend on publicizing the web site while it is still new. Every site hosting plan provided by 'Smartway Hosting' comprises an online site builder and more than forty popular script-driven platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web design solutions. 'Smartway Hosting' provides shared web hosting packages in a number of different countries across the World. There is one data center in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European server farms - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Thus, nearly the whole Globe is encompassed to provide you and your visitors with a steady and reliable site hosting service at a nearby place. All in all, the shared hosting packages furnished 'Smartway Hosting' are really well appointed and come at a budget price (starting from $3.25 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To users with little to no practice, a private virtual server may appear troublesome to handle. That's perhaps why 'Smartway Hosting' also hosts semi-dedicated servers in its principal North American data center facility in Chicago. Managing these accounts is comparable to administering a normal shared website hosting package via a website hosting CP GUI. They have all the features of a shared web space hosting plan such as a fee-free web site building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated server web hosting account is many times bigger than that of a shared site hosting package. For example, the CPU power that can be used is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared website hosting plans. When matched against a shared web space hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name quota is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated hosting packages do not include root-level access (we, at, think that this is a tiny disadvantage), but the plus is that they are administered through the same webspace hosting CP tool as the shared hosting packages. This indicates that a well-known graphical interface is offered to all clients who do not have enough confidence to handle a private virtual server, yet require more power and reserves than a VPS server can bestow on them. This is like that because the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the system resources of the very same powerful high-class web servers as the ones which host the virtual server web hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), while the VPS hosting servers can reach a much greater number (80 to 120 per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Smartway Hosting' can be labeled as being quite affordable (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Manager plan.

Dedicated Servers

In's opinion, huge web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular web shops with 1000s of customers demand a much more powerful web space hosting environment. It seems that the folks from 'Smartway Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion too. To fulfil its clients' needs, 'Smartway Hosting' delivers a bouquet of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That assessment stands on the hardware specs the dedicated hosting servers ship with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of web space and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly ensure the quick and steady performance of any kind of website. In 'Smartway Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server configurations furnished by 'Smartway Hosting' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server provides free-of-cost invoice transaction software platform and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers offered by 'Smartway Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a minor minus, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of help, the Managed Services upgrade provides several extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A number of web site hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the remarkable point-and-click File Manager available in the Hepsia web site hosting CP will possibly make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software useless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Smartway Hosting' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia web site hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $115.00 for the Xeon Scalable 6c package.