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A survey of Smartway Hosting

We, at, have chosen 'Smartway Hosting' to be our present domain name and hosting supplier. This is why we anticipate that this brief assessment of 'Smartway Hosting' is probably going to be very useful for other folks from all over the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all over the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'Smartway Hosting' presently delivers domain and hosting services in several data center locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing virtually the entire planet. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Smartway Hosting' in brief:

Shared Site Hosting Services

The initial thing we, at, have discerned is the budget prices of the shared web space hosting services supplied 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 webspace hosting plans delivered by 'Smartway Hosting' are powered by an in-house developed, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, website hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by an individual group of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting vendor on the Globe will have great complications with, since cPanel is a single server based web site hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel site hosting distributors are not able to include new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to design their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web hosting packages, which are powered by an authentic clustered web page hosting solution. With a shared hosting account, each client pays just for his/her package, thus retaining the webspace hosting price really low (since plenty of users are located on the same server). In brief, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered site hosting system, permits you to pay just for the reserves that you really need, averting a situation where you pay for a feature-rich webspace hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a basic site hosting account that cannot host your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a basic package and upgrade as your Internet presence expands. Hence, you spare capital that you can invest in advertising the site while it is still brand new. Each and every web space hosting plan provided by 'Smartway Hosting' arrives with an online website building tool and over forty popular script software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web site design services. 'Smartway Hosting' supplies shared hosting services in several different regions around the World. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Hence, virtually the entire Earth is covered to provide you and your website's visitors with a steady and fast web site hosting solution at a nearby place. As a whole, the shared hosting accounts furnished 'Smartway Hosting' are quite well equipped and are available at a very cheap price (starting from $3.50 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To users with little to no practice, a private virtual web server may seem complicated to manage. That's probably why 'Smartway Hosting' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal American datacenter in Chicago. Administering these packages is similar to handling a standard shared web page hosting package via a site hosting CP interface. They have all the specs of a shared account such as a fee-free website builder and a script installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated web hosting server account is many times larger than that of a shared web page hosting plan. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is almost 5 times as much as compared to the shared web site hosting plans. When matched against a shared web hosting package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name quota is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated server hosting accounts do not come with root access (we, at, consider this a little drawback), but the good point is that they are managed through the same web space hosting CP user interface as the shared web site hosting accounts. This implies that a well-known graphical user interface is available to all users who do not have enough self-condifence to handle a VPS server, but at the same time demand more power and resources than a VPS hosting server can confer to them. This is so because the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful first-rate web servers as the ones which host the virtual server hosting packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), whereas the private virtual web servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Smartway Hosting' can be defined as being very cheap (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Manager plan.

Dedicated Servers

In's opinion, big web pages such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous web stores with 1000s of clients request a much more powerful hosting platform. It seems that the guys from 'Smartway Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion too. To satisfy its users' requirements, 'Smartway Hosting' delivers a number of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specifications the dedicated web hosting servers include: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly ensure the quick and stable work of any kind of web site. In 'Smartway Hosting's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server specifications furnished by 'Smartway Hosting' are also appropriate for beginning a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web server provides free-of-cost billing software and a bonus domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers furnished by 'Smartway Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a minor weakness, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you require backing, the Managed Services upgrade includes a selection of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. An assortment of site hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the outstanding point-and-click File Manager offered by the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will possibly make the recourse to any FTP client pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Smartway Hosting' don't seem to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia site hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from $115.00 for the Xeon Scalable 6c plan.