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An assessment of IT Home Systems

We, at asylumonline.net, have picked 'IT Home Systems' to be our present domain and hosting vendor. Hence we suppose that this short assessment of 'IT Home Systems' is probably going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all over the World in search for domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all around the World, because the mere fact is that 'IT Home Systems' currently furnishes domain and hosting services in multiple server farm sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering nearly the whole Globe. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'IT Home Systems' in a few words:

Shared Web Hosting Accounts

The first detail we, at asylumonline.net, have perceived is the modest prices of the shared webspace hosting plans furnished by 'IT Home Systems'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web hosting packages supplied by 'IT Home Systems' are powered by a custom created, cutting edge cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being handled by a different set of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting corporation in the World will have mammoth troubles with, because cPanel is a one-server based webspace hosting environment (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based web hosting corporations cannot add new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to develop their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web hosting accounts, which are driven by a real clustered web space hosting platform. With a shared web page hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her package, thus retaining the web hosting price amazingly low (because multiple customers use the same web server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud webspace hosting platform, permits you to pay just for the resources that you actually demand, evading a situation where you pay for a feature-rich web space hosting package that you cannot really use, or for a low-end website hosting package that cannot shelter your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a tiny package and upgrade as your web site expands. Thus, you spare money that you can invest in promoting the site while it is still novel. Every webspace hosting account provided by 'IT Home Systems' sports an online website building tool and over 40 popular script software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for site design services. 'IT Home Systems' provides shared web hosting services in several different regions around the World. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. That way, virtually the whole planet is encompassed to provide you and your visitors with a stable and dependable webspace hosting service at a desired place. As a whole, the shared hosting plans offered 'IT Home Systems' are quite well stocked and come at a low-cost price (starting from £2.99 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To customers with little or no practice, a VPS web hosting server may seem troublesome to administer. That's perhaps why 'IT Home Systems' also houses semi-dedicated web servers in its main American server farm in Chicago. Managing these accounts is similar to managing a standard shared website hosting plan via a web page hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared package such as a free-of-charge web site building tool and a PHP script installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated web server hosting account is many times bigger than that of a shared account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared web site hosting packages. When compared to a shared web hosting account, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain allowance is a rule too. The semi-dedicated server plans do not offer full server root privileges (we, at asylumonline.net, think that this is a slight downside), but the plus is that they are administered through the same CP interface as the shared web site hosting packages. This indicates that a well-known graphical interface is available to all users who are not self-confident enough to manage a VPS web hosting server, yet need more power and reserves than a VPS web server can supply them with. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the resources of the same powerful first-class web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS server web hosting packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), while the VPSs can reach a much higher number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'IT Home Systems' can be classified as being quite affordable (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from £16.93 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

In asylumonline.net's opinion, big web sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular web storefronts with 1000s of customers request a much more powerful web hosting environment. It appears that the fellows from 'IT Home Systems' have reached the same conclusion as well. To live up to its clients' anticipations, 'IT Home Systems' provides a selection of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That estimate is based on the hardware configurations the hosting servers boast: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of storage space and Gigabit network cards will no doubt guarantee the quick and stable performance of any type of website. According to 'IT Home Systems', the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from asylumonline.net, believe that all dedicated server packages offered by 'IT Home Systems' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as each dedicated server provides free-of-charge billing transaction software and a bonus domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated hosting servers delivered by 'IT Home Systems' are all unmanaged. We, at asylumonline.net, deem this a little drawback, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax of £25.72 GBP. So, if you demand backing, the Managed Services upgrade offers an array of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bunch of web page hosting CP (CP) interfaces are available with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (asylumonline.net's) prognosis is that the exceptional drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel will possibly make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software program useless. Our (asylumonline.net's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'IT Home Systems' don't appear to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia web site hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from £56.65 for the Atom 1 package.