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An assessment of HD Web Hosting

We, at, have chosen 'HD Web Hosting' to be our present domain and web hosting provider. This is why we consider that this brief assessment of 'HD Web Hosting' is perchance going to be very helpful for other folks from all over the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all around the Globe, since the mere truth is that 'HD Web Hosting' presently distributes domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing approximately the whole Earth. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'HD Web Hosting' in brief:

Shared Web Hosting Accounts

The first thing we, at, have noted is the low prices of the shared web page hosting packages delivered by 'HD Web Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web hosting plans delivered by 'HD Web Hosting' are driven by a custom invented, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by a separate bunch of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Earth will have mammoth difficulties with, because cPanel is a one-server based web page hosting platform (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by one single server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web hosting distributors cannot include additional functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must construct their own file platform), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web hosting packages, which are powered by a real clustered web site hosting platform. With a shared hosting account, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus retaining the web space hosting price really low (because lots of users use the same web hosting server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a cloud website hosting platform, permits you to pay just for the resources that you really demand, precluding a scenario where you pay for a powerful website hosting plan that you cannot really use, or for a basic website hosting package that cannot shelter your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to begin with a small plan and upgrade as your web page expands. Thus, you economize funds that you can expend on advertising the web page while it is still new. Each website hosting package offered by 'HD Web Hosting' offers an online web site builder and over forty widely used script platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for website design solutions. 'HD Web Hosting' distributes shared hosting plans in several different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Hence, practically the entire Globe is covered to provide you and your web page's visitors with a stable and reliable webspace hosting solution at a desired location. On the whole, the shared hosting plans supplied 'HD Web Hosting' are quite well stocked and come at a budget price (starting from $5.00 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To customers with little or no practice, a virtual web server may appear difficult to manage. That's probably why 'HD Web Hosting' also houses semi-dedicated servers in its principal North American data center in Chicago. Administering these accounts is similar to handling a normal shared webspace hosting account through a site hosting CP interface. They have all the features of a shared website hosting package such as a free-of-cost website building tool and a web app installer, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated hosting server plan is many times bigger than that of a shared web page hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared site hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared site hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain quota is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated web server hosting accounts do not ship with complete server root access (we, at, consider this a minor drawback), but the good point is that they are administered through the same web space hosting Control Panel tool as the shared hosting accounts. This hints that a user-friendly graphical interface is available to all customers who do not have enough self-condifence to manage a virtual private web hosting server, but at the same time are in need of more power and system resources than a private virtual hosting server can provide them with. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the system resources of the very same powerful cutting edge servers as the ones which host the VPS server plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical machine), whereas the virtual private web hosting servers can reach a much greater number (80 to 120 per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'HD Web Hosting' can be categorized as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Budget Semi Dedicated plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In's opinion, enormous sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous online stores with thousands of customers need a much more powerful web space hosting platform. It appears that the folks from 'HD Web Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To meet its users' anticipations, 'HD Web Hosting' supplies a selection of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That estimate rests on the hardware specs the dedicated servers come with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of web space and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly ensure the quick and steady performance of any kind of website. In 'HD Web Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server plans furnished by 'HD Web Hosting' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated hosting server includes free-of-charge invoicing transaction software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers supplied by 'HD Web Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, count this as a little negative point, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you need aid, the Managed Services upgrade provides a bunch of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. Several site hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are available with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the remarkable point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel will probably render the utilization of any FTP software useless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'HD Web Hosting' don't appear to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $55.00 for the Atom 4c plan.