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An evaluation of Apple Hosting

We, at films.cafe, have picked 'Apple Hosting' to be our current domain and web hosting vendor. This is why we expect that this succinct assessment of 'Apple Hosting' is probably going to be quite helpful for other people from all over the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all over the World, since the simple truth is that 'Apple Hosting' presently supplies domain and hosting services in multiple data center sites: in North America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering practically the whole Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Apple Hosting' in short:

Shared Web Site Hosting Services

The first thing we, at films.cafe, have seen is the affordable prices of the shared website hosting plans supplied by 'Apple Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the website hosting packages furnished by 'Apple Hosting' are driven by an in-house developed, modern cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being dealt with by a different group of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting provider on the Globe will have mammoth predicaments with, because cPanel is a one-server based hosting environment (each hosting service, like email, databases, site hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web site hosting firms are not able to add extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to invent their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting accounts, which are driven by an actual clustered web site hosting solution. With a shared plan, each client pays only for his/her package, thus maintaining the web site hosting price amazingly low (because multiple clients utilize the same server). In short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a clustered web site hosting platform, permits you to pay just for the reserves that you really demand, refraining from a situation where you pay for a high-end web hosting package that you cannot actually utilize, or for a small web hosting plan that cannot accommodate your web page. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to start with a low-end plan and upgrade as your online presence grows. Thus, you economize money that you can spend on publicizing the site while it is still new. Each web site hosting account offered by 'Apple Hosting' boasts an online site builder and over 40 widely used script software platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web design solutions. 'Apple Hosting' supplies shared web site hosting packages in a number of different countries across the World. There is one server farm facility in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Hence, practically the entire Earth is encompassed to present you and your visitors with a steady and dependable web site hosting solution at a convenient place. On the whole, the shared hosting accounts provided 'Apple Hosting' are quite well furnished and are available at a very cheap price (beginning from $3.00 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To people with little to no practice, a VPS server may appear tough to administer. That's perhaps why 'Apple Hosting' also keeps semi-dedicated web servers in its principal United States server farm facility in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to managing a typical shared webspace hosting package via a web hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the specs of a shared web site hosting package such as a free-of-charge website builder and a script installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated web hosting server package is many times bigger than that of a shared plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is about FIVE times as much as compared to the shared website hosting accounts. When matched against a shared web hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain allowance is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting server accounts do not arrive with complete server root access (we, at films.cafe, deem this a tiny problem), but the advantage is that they are managed through the same site hosting Control Panel interface as the shared web page hosting plans. This indicates that a recognizable graphical user interface is accessible by all customers who do not feel self-confident enough to handle a virtual private web server, but at the same time demand more power and system resources than a virtual private web hosting server can bestow on them. This is like that because the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the very same powerful first-class servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual web server plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), whereas the VPS web servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to 120 per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Apple Hosting' can be branded as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

In films.cafe's opinion, huge web pages such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous online shops with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful hosting platform. It appears that the chaps from 'Apple Hosting' have come to the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its users' needs, 'Apple Hosting' supplies a selection of dedicated web servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That evaluation stands on the hardware configurations the servers ship with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of disk storage and Gigabit network cards will beyond doubt guarantee the fast and steady performance of any sort of site. In 'Apple Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from films.cafe, believe that all dedicated server specifications supplied by 'Apple Hosting' are also appropriate for establishing a hosting reseller business as every web hosting server arrives with free-of-charge invoicing software and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers provided by 'Apple Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at films.cafe, regard this as a minor weak point, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand aid, the Managed Services upgrade provides a bouquet of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A bunch of webspace hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (films.cafe's) forecast is that the magnificent drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel will perhaps render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol client futile. Our (films.cafe's) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Apple Hosting' don't appear to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), starting from $115.00 for the Xeon Scalable 6c plan.