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An evaluation of AmtecHost

We, at labarai.com, have picked 'AmtecHost' to be our current domain name and hosting vendor. Hence we think that this concise review of 'AmtecHost' is probably going to be very helpful for other individuals from all over the World who need domain name and web hosting services. We say individuals from all around the Globe, since the mere truth is that 'AmtecHost' currently supplies domain and hosting services in several server farm facility locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing nearly the entire Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'AmtecHost' in short:

Shared Hosting Plans

The initial detail we, at labarai.com, have observed is the cheap prices of the shared hosting services delivered by 'AmtecHost'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the site hosting plans provided by 'AmtecHost' are driven by an in-house designed, advanced cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, website hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by an independent set of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting company on the Globe will have mammoth problems with, since cPanel is a one-server based hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web hosting providers cannot add new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to create their own file platform), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared webspace hosting packages, which are powered by an actual clustered hosting system. With a shared website hosting package, each client pays solely for his/her package, thus maintaining the web hosting price really low (since numerous customers utilize the same web server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting package, which runs on a cloud website hosting platform, enables you to pay only for the reserves that you really require, averting a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich web page hosting plan that you cannot really use, or for a small website hosting package that cannot shelter your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to start with a basic plan and upgrade as your website expands. That way, you spare money that you can expend on advertising the web site while it is still novel. Each web space hosting package offered by 'AmtecHost' includes an online website building tool and more than 40 popular script-driven software platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for website design solutions. 'AmtecHost' provides shared website hosting accounts in several different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; two European data center facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. Hence, virtually the whole planet is encompassed to provide you and your website's visitors with a stable and fast site hosting service at a convenient place. As a whole, the shared hosting services supplied 'AmtecHost' are very well stocked and come at an excellent price (starting from $2.75 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a virtual private web server may appear troublesome to handle. That's perhaps why 'AmtecHost' also houses semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main US server farm in Chicago. Managing these plans is similar to handling a regular shared web space hosting plan through a web space hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the specs of a shared web site hosting plan such as a free-of-cost web site building tool and a script installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated web hosting server account is many times larger than that of a shared web site hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is nearly 5 times as much as compared to the shared site hosting plans. When contrasted with a shared web space hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name allowance is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated hosting server packages do not arrive with root privileges (we, at labarai.com, think of this as a slight weakness), but the good point is that they are managed through the same web site hosting CP interface as the shared web site hosting packages. This suggests that a user-friendly graphical interface is available to all customers who do not have enough confidence to administer a virtual private hosting server, but at the same time need more power and features than a virtual private web hosting server can supply them with. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful high-class servers as the ones which host the VPS web hosting packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), while the virtual web hosting servers 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 'AmtecHost' can be classified as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), starting from $40.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Servers

In labarai.com's opinion, large web pages such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular online shops with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful web site hosting environment. It seems that the fellows from 'AmtecHost' have drawn the same conclusion too. To satisfy its clients' demands, 'AmtecHost' delivers a bouquet of dedicated hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That evaluation rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated servers boast: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand GB of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will beyond doubt ensure the quick and stable work of any type of website. In 'AmtecHost's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring web sites. We, from labarai.com, think that all dedicated server specifications delivered by 'AmtecHost' are also suitable for initiating a hosting reseller business as every web server arrives with free-of-charge invoicing software and a free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated hosting servers provided by 'AmtecHost' are all unmanaged. We, at labarai.com, count this as a little defect, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $36.00 USD. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade includes a number of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A handful of hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are offered with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (labarai.com's) prognosis is that the remarkable point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel will probably make the use of any FTP software futile. Our (labarai.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'AmtecHost' don't appear to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia web space hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), beginning from $99.00 for the Atom 1 plan.