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A survey of HD Web Hosting

We, at, have selected 'HD Web Hosting' to be our current domain and hosting supplier. This is why we expect that this brief review of 'HD Web Hosting' is probably going to be very helpful for other people from all over the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all around the World, since the simple truth is that 'HD Web Hosting' currently supplies domain and hosting services in multiple server farm facility sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering almost the whole Earth. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'HD Web Hosting' in short:

Shared Web Site Hosting Services

The first detail we, at, have seen is the affordable prices of the shared hosting services supplied by 'HD Web Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web hosting plans furnished by 'HD Web Hosting' are powered by a custom built, advanced cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, CP, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by an individual pack of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor in the World will have enormous predicaments with, since cPanel is a one single server based webspace hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web site hosting providers cannot add extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to create their own file system), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared hosting accounts, which are driven by a genuine cloud site hosting platform. With a shared web space hosting account, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus preserving the site hosting price amazingly low (since a lot of users are located on the same server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud web page hosting platform, allows you to pay solely for the resources that you indeed demand, evading a situation where you pay for a high-end web space hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a low-end web page hosting package that cannot accommodate your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to commence with a basic plan and upgrade as your site expands. That way, you spare funds that you can invest in publicizing the site while it is still new. Each web site hosting plan delivered by 'HD Web Hosting' comprises an online site builder and over forty widely used script-driven platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for website design solutions. 'HD Web Hosting' provides shared site hosting packages in several different geographical regions around the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. In this way, virtually the whole Globe is encompassed to supply you and your web page's visitors with a stable and reliable website hosting solution at a desired location. Altogether, the shared hosting packages supplied 'HD Web Hosting' are quite well stocked and come at a very attractive price (beginning from $5.00 for the Personal plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To people with little to no practice, a virtual private hosting server may seem problematic to manage. That's perhaps why 'HD Web Hosting' also keeps semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main American data center facility in Chicago. Managing these accounts is similar to handling a regular shared web site hosting plan via a web hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared hosting account such as a free-of-charge website building tool and a web app installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated server package is many times bigger than that of a shared web space hosting plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is about FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web page hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared site hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name allowance is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting plans do not come with complete server root access (we, at, regard this as a small inconvenience), but the advantage is that they are managed via the same web site hosting CP GUI as the shared web space hosting packages. This goes to say that a well-known graphical interface is accessible by all users who do not have enough self-condifence to manage a Virtual Private Server, but at the same time demand more power and supplies than a virtual server can supply them with. This is like that because the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the very same powerful first-rate hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual private web server hosting packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per server), while the virtual private web servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to 120 per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'HD Web Hosting' can be classified as being very cheap (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Budget Semi Dedicated plan.

Dedicated Servers

In's opinion, big web pages such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online storefronts with 1000s of clients request a much more powerful web space hosting environment. It seems that the chaps from 'HD Web Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion too. To answer its customers' demands, 'HD Web Hosting' delivers an assortment of dedicated hosting servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That estimation rests on the hardware specs the dedicated servers include: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt ensure the quick and steady work of any sort of site. In 'HD Web Hosting's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring web sites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server specifications offered by 'HD Web Hosting' are also suitable for commencing a hosting reseller business as every dedicated server ships with free-of-cost invoice transaction software and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers offered by 'HD Web Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a minor negative point, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need assistance, the Managed Services upgrade includes a number of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. An assortment of site hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the outstanding drag and drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web site hosting CP will perhaps make the use of any FTP software program pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'HD Web Hosting' don't seem to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), commencing from $80.00 for the Xeon E3 v5 package.