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An assessment of WLH Hosting

We, at planethair.net, have chosen 'WLH Hosting' to be our current domain name and web hosting distributor. This is why we consider that this brief evaluation of 'WLH Hosting' is perchance going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all over the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all over the World, since the mere truth is that 'WLH Hosting' presently delivers domain and hosting services in several server farm locations: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering approximately the entire planet. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'WLH Hosting' in brief:

Shared Web Site Hosting Packages

The initial thing we, at planethair.net, have noted is the modest prices of the shared webspace hosting services offered by 'WLH Hosting'. 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 website hosting accounts offered by 'WLH Hosting' are powered by an in-house built, avant-garde cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being served by a separate stack of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting vendor on the Earth will have big difficulties with, because cPanel is a single server based website hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based webspace hosting providers cannot include extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they must create their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web space hosting accounts, which are powered by an authentic cloud web space hosting platform. With a shared web space hosting plan, each client pays only for his/her account, thus retaining the web site hosting price very low (because numerous customers use the same server). In short, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a clustered hosting solution, permits you to pay only for the reserves that you actually need, refraining from a situation where you pay for a high-end webspace hosting plan that you cannot really use, or for a small hosting account that cannot accommodate your web site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a low-end package and upgrade as your site grows. Hence, you save cash that you can invest in advertising the web page while it is still brand new. Each and every web space hosting account provided by 'WLH Hosting' boasts an online site building tool and over 40 popular script-driven platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web design solutions. 'WLH Hosting' delivers shared site hosting plans in a number of different geographical regions across the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; two European data center facilities - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. In this way, approximately the entire planet is encompassed to supply you and your site's visitors with a stable and fast website hosting service at a preferred place. All in all, the shared hosting packages supplied 'WLH Hosting' are quite well furnished and are available at a very good price (beginning from £2.36 for the Startup plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little or no experience, a virtual web hosting server may appear difficult to manage. That's perhaps why 'WLH Hosting' also offers semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main United States server farm facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is comparable to administering a typical shared web hosting plan through a website hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the specs of a shared webspace hosting account such as a fee-free site building tool and a PHP script installer, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated package is many times greater than that of a shared website hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is almost 5 times as much as compared to the shared hosting plans. When juxtaposed to a shared hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a standard too. The semi-dedicated hosting server accounts do not offer full root-level access (we, at planethair.net, think of this as a slight defect), but the benefit is that they are managed through the same Control Panel user interface as the shared plans. This means that a familiar GUI is available to all customers who are not confident enough to handle a private virtual server, but at the same time need more power and features than a virtual private web hosting server can confer to them. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the resources of the same powerful ultramodern web servers as the ones which host the Virtual Private Server accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), whereas the VPSs can reach a much bigger number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'WLH Hosting' can be branded as being quite inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from £16.93 for the Mercury plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to planethair.net, enormous websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous online storefronts with thousands of clients demand a much more powerful web page hosting environment. It seems that the folks from 'WLH Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To live up to its customers' needs, 'WLH Hosting' offers an assortment of dedicated servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specifications the dedicated hosting servers ship with: many-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of disk space and Gigabit network cards will no doubt ensure the fast and steady performance of any kind of site. In 'WLH Hosting's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from planethair.net, think that all dedicated server packages provided by 'WLH Hosting' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web hosting server offers free-of-charge billing software and a bonus domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers offered by 'WLH Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at planethair.net, think that this is a slight downside, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax of £28.36 GBP. So, if you require aid, the Managed Services upgrade offers a handful of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. Several site hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are available with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (planethair.net's) prognosis is that the outstanding point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia Control Panel will probably make the use of any FTP software program useless. Our (planethair.net's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'WLH Hosting' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia website hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will no doubt make you smile), starting from £56.65 for the Prestige package.