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A review of Quickhost

We, at, have selected 'Quickhost' to be our current domain and web hosting provider. Hence we think that this concise assessment of 'Quickhost' is probably going to be very useful for other individuals from all around the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all around the World, because the simple fact is that 'Quickhost' currently offers domain and hosting services in several server farm sites: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing nearly the entire Earth. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Quickhost' in a few words:

Shared Web Space Hosting Plans

The first detail we, at, have detected is the budget prices of the shared web hosting accounts furnished by 'Quickhost'. 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 web space hosting accounts provided by 'Quickhost' are driven by a custom developed, avant-garde cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by a different pack of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting firm on the Globe will have considerable problems with, since cPanel is a single server based webspace hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being run on one and the same web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel hosting vendors are unable to include new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must create their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared website hosting accounts, which are powered by a genuine clustered webspace hosting platform. With a shared plan, each customer pays just for his/her plan, thus retaining the web hosting price amazingly low (because numerous users use one and the same web server). In short, a shared hosting package, which runs on a cloud web page hosting system, enables you to pay solely for the resources that you really demand, averting a situation where you pay for a powerful website hosting plan that you cannot truly utilize, or for a tiny webspace hosting plan that cannot shelter your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a low-end plan and upgrade as your online presence grows. That way, you spare cash that you can invest in publicizing the web page while it is still brand new. Each and every web space hosting plan delivered by 'Quickhost' comprises an online web site builder and more than 40 widely used script-driven platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web design solutions. 'Quickhost' distributes shared hosting plans in several different countries across the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; two European data center facilities - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. In this way, practically the whole planet is covered to present you and your visitors with a stable and fast website hosting service at a nearby place. All in all, the shared hosting plans supplied 'Quickhost' are quite well appointed and are available at a low-cost price (beginning from C$4.51 for the Basic package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To people with little or no practice, a virtual private hosting server may seem complicated to administer. That's perhaps why 'Quickhost' also stores semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal United States data center in Chicago. Administering these packages is comparable to administering a typical shared website hosting package via a webspace hosting CP interface. They have all the features of a shared web hosting plan such as a free-of-charge site builder and a web application installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated server plan is many times bigger than that of a shared web space hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared with the shared hosting plans. When compared with a shared web space hosting package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD quota is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated hosting server accounts do not include full root-level access (we, at, deem this a tiny negative point), but the benefit is that they are managed via the very same web site hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared website hosting accounts. This signifies that a user-friendly graphical interface is available to all clients who do not have enough self-condifence to administer a private virtual hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and system resources than a Virtual Private Server can offer. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the very same powerful top-class servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual hosting server accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), whereas the virtual hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Quickhost' can be defined as being very affordable (as far as price is concerned), starting from C$27.92 for the Semi Base package.

Dedicated Servers

In's opinion, large websites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular online shops with 1000s of customers demand a much more powerful web page hosting solution. It appears that the guys from 'Quickhost' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To answer its customers' anticipations, 'Quickhost' offers a number of dedicated hosting servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That evaluation is based on the hardware configurations the dedicated servers ship with: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will doubtlessly guarantee the quick and stable performance of any sort of site. In 'Quickhost's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server configurations delivered by 'Quickhost' are also appropriate for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web server offers free-of-charge billing transaction software and a bonus domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers delivered by 'Quickhost' are all unmanaged. We, at, count this as a slight disadvantage, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee which amounts to C$49.16 CAD. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade includes a number of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. An assortment of site hosting CP (CP) tools are available with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the superb drag and drop File Manager added in the Hepsia web hosting CP will possibly make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software program futile. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Quickhost' don't seem to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), commencing from C$95.40 for the Power package.