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A survey of artichosts

We, at, have picked 'artichosts' to be our present domain and web hosting vendor. Therefore we anticipate that this brief evaluation of 'artichosts' is perchance going to be quite useful for other folks from all over the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the World, since the mere fact is that 'artichosts' currently distributes domain and hosting services in several server farm facility sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing practically the entire planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'artichosts' in short:

Shared Web Site Hosting Accounts

The first detail we, at, have detected is the cheap prices of the shared site hosting services furnished by 'artichosts'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the webspace hosting accounts furnished by 'artichosts' are powered by a custom invented, futuristic cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on a separate set of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting company in the World will have huge complications with, since cPanel is a one-server based web hosting environment (each hosting service, such as email, databases, website hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being tackled by one and the same web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web hosting corporations are not able to include extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they have to set up their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web page hosting plans, which are driven by a real cloud hosting solution. With a shared web page hosting plan, each client pays just for his/her package, thus keeping the hosting price amazingly low (since a lot of users are hosted on the same web server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud web hosting solution, enables you to pay only for the reserves that you really require, escaping a scenario where you pay for a high-end web hosting package that you cannot actually utilize, or for a basic web hosting account that cannot handle your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to commence with a basic package and upgrade as your web presence grows. That way, you spare capital that you can expend on publicizing the site while it is still novel. Every site hosting package delivered by 'artichosts' ships with an online website builder and more than forty popular script software platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web site design solutions. 'artichosts' supplies shared web space hosting plans in several different regions across the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. That way, practically the entire World is encompassed to provide you and your web page's visitors with a steady and dependable web site hosting service at a nearby place. All in all, the shared hosting plans delivered 'artichosts' are very well equipped and are available at a low-cost price (beginning from $5.83 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To users with little or no experience, a virtual server may seem troublesome to administer. That's probably why 'artichosts' also hosts semi-dedicated web servers in its main North American data center in Chicago. Managing these packages is similar to managing a regular shared account via a CP GUI. They have all the features of a shared hosting plan such as a free site building tool and a PHP script installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web server account is many times greater than that of a shared web hosting plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared to the shared web site hosting packages. When juxtaposed to a shared hosting plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name quota is a norm too. The semi-dedicated web server hosting packages do not ship with full server root privileges (we, at, consider this a little weak point), but the advantage is that they are administered through the very same hosting CP user interface as the shared website hosting accounts. This goes to say that a well-known graphical environment is available to all clients who are not self-confident enough to administer a virtual private web hosting server, yet demand more power and resources than a Virtual Private Server can deliver. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful top-class hosting servers as the ones which host the private virtual server web hosting plans, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), whereas the virtual web servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'artichosts' can be branded as being amazingly affordable (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In's opinion, huge web pages such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular web storefronts with thousands of clients demand a much more powerful web page hosting environment. It seems that the folks from 'artichosts' have come to the same conclusion too. To fulfil its users' demands, 'artichosts' delivers a collection of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specifications the dedicated servers sport: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will definitely ensure the fast and steady performance of any sort of site. In 'artichosts's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding sites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server plans furnished by 'artichosts' are also suitable for beginning a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web hosting server offers free-of-charge invoice transaction software platform and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers delivered by 'artichosts' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a small defect, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you require support, the Managed Services upgrade provides a bunch of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A handful of site hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are available with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the superb point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia hosting CP will probably render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol client useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'artichosts' don't appear to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia web hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will no doubt make you smile), starting from $70.00 for the Atom 1 package.