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An assessment of Smartway Hosting

We, at, have picked 'Smartway Hosting' to be our current domain and hosting distributor. This is why we believe that this succinct evaluation of 'Smartway Hosting' is probably going to be very useful for other folks from all around the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all around the World, since the mere truth is that 'Smartway Hosting' presently provides domain and hosting services in numerous data center facility sites: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering approximately the whole World. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Smartway Hosting' in brief:

Shared Web Site Hosting Packages

The first detail we, at, have noticed is the low-cost prices of the shared webspace hosting plans 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 hosting plans offered by 'Smartway Hosting' are powered by a custom devised, modern cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being served by an individual set of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting company on the Earth will have immense troubles with, because cPanel is a one-server based hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, website hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by a single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel website hosting firms are unable to include new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to devise their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web site hosting packages, which are powered by a real clustered web site hosting solution. With a shared site hosting account, each client pays just for his/her account, thus keeping the price amazingly low (since multiple clients use the same hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered web site hosting platform, allows you to pay solely for the reserves that you actually need, precluding a situation where you pay for an advanced webspace hosting package that you cannot actually use, or for a low-end web space hosting account that cannot accommodate your web site. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to commence with a tiny plan and upgrade as your online presence grows. That way, you economize capital that you can invest in promoting the site while it is still new. Each web site hosting account supplied by 'Smartway Hosting' sports an online web site builder and more than 40 widely used script platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web site design services. 'Smartway Hosting' furnishes shared web page hosting accounts in several different regions across the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; two European datacenters - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Thus, practically the entire planet is covered to present you and your web page's visitors with a steady and reliable website hosting service at a preferred place. As a whole, the shared hosting services supplied 'Smartway Hosting' are really well furnished and come at a very affordable price (beginning from $3.25 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To customers with little or no experience, a virtual private web server may appear complicated to handle. That's probably why 'Smartway Hosting' also houses semi-dedicated web servers in its main US data center in Chicago. Managing these plans is comparable to administering a regular shared account through a Control Panel interface. They have all the features of a shared web page hosting package such as a free-of-charge site builder and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated hosting server package is many times greater than that of a shared web page hosting package. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is almost FIVE times as much as compared with the shared website hosting accounts. When compared to a shared account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated web server packages do not offer full root-level access (we, at, count this as a minor drawback), but the advantage is that they are administered through the very same web page hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared web page hosting accounts. This means that a known graphical user interface is accessible by all clients who do not feel confident enough to handle a VPS hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and resources than a private virtual hosting server can offer. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful ultramodern web servers as the ones which host the Virtual Private Server hosting plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), while the private virtual web servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Smartway Hosting' can be dubbed as being very inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the Manager plan.

Dedicated Servers

In's opinion, huge web pages such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular web stores with 1000s of clients need a much more powerful hosting environment. It appears that the guys from 'Smartway Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its users' requirements, 'Smartway Hosting' delivers a collection of dedicated web servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specifications the dedicated web servers ship with: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of data storage and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt guarantee the fast and steady work of any type of site. In 'Smartway Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server plans provided by 'Smartway Hosting' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web hosting server includes free billing software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers delivered by 'Smartway Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a minor drawback, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of help, the Managed Services upgrade provides a bunch of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. Several web page hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are offered with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the superb drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia hosting CP will perhaps render the utilization of any FTP software program useless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Smartway Hosting' don't appear to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia web page hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will definitely make you smile), commencing from $115.00 for the Xeon Scalable 6c package.