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An evaluation of Get a Dot Name

We, at designers421.net, have chosen 'Get a Dot Name' to be our current domain and web hosting provider. Therefore we suppose that this succinct review of 'Get a Dot Name' is maybe going to be very useful for other individuals from all around the World who seek domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the World, because the simple fact is that 'Get a Dot Name' presently supplies domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing virtually the whole Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'Get a Dot Name' in a nutshell:

Shared Webspace Hosting Services

The initial thing we, at designers421.net, have perceived is the budget prices of the shared hosting accounts furnished by 'Get a Dot Name'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web page hosting plans delivered by 'Get a Dot Name' are powered by a custom devised, avant-garde cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being dealt with by an independent set of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation in the World will have big predicaments with, because cPanel is a single server based webspace hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by one single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based hosting firms cannot add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to concoct their own file system), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared webspace hosting accounts, which are powered by an actual cloud site hosting platform. With a shared web hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her account, thus retaining the web space hosting price amazingly low (because a lot of clients are hosted on one and the same web hosting server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud site hosting solution, allows you to pay only for the reserves that you actually need, precluding a situation where you pay for a high-end web site hosting package that you cannot actually use, or for a tiny site hosting account that cannot handle your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a low-end package and upgrade as your web site grows. In this way, you spare cash that you can expend on advertising the web site while it is still novel. Each web page hosting package furnished by 'Get a Dot Name' includes an online web site building tool and more than 40 popular script software applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web site design solutions. 'Get a Dot Name' distributes shared web space hosting services in several different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one server farm facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; 2 European server farms - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. Hence, approximately the whole planet is encompassed to supply you and your site's visitors with a steady and reliable web space hosting service at a desired location. As a whole, the shared hosting packages furnished 'Get a Dot Name' are quite well equipped and are available at a very modest price (beginning from $6.00 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a VPS server may appear tough to manage. That's perhaps why 'Get a Dot Name' also offers semi-dedicated web servers in its main North American server farm facility in Chicago. Managing these accounts is comparable to handling a conventional shared webspace hosting plan through a web site hosting CP interface. They have all the features of a shared web space hosting plan such as a free-of-charge website building tool and a script installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated web server account is many times greater than that of a shared account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is about 5 times as much as compared to the shared accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared web site hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD allowance is a trend too. The semi-dedicated web server hosting plans do not come with full root-level access (we, at designers421.net, regard this as a small weakness), but the good point is that they are administered via the very same web site hosting CP GUI as the shared webspace hosting accounts. This suggests that a familiar graphical environment is available to all users who do not have enough self-condifence to administer a VPS web server, but at the same time are in need of more power and resources than a VPS 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 same powerful hyper-advanced servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual web server hosting packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), while the virtual web servers can reach a much greater number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Get a Dot Name' can be branded as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In designers421.net's opinion, large web pages such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous web storefronts with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful site hosting environment. It seems that the guys from 'Get a Dot Name' have reached the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its clients' needs, 'Get a Dot Name' supplies a selection of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specifications the servers ship with: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will no doubt guarantee the fast and steady work of any kind of website. In 'Get a Dot Name's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding sites. We, from designers421.net, think that all dedicated server accounts furnished by 'Get a Dot Name' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web hosting server provides free-of-charge invoicing transaction software and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers supplied by 'Get a Dot Name' are all unmanaged. We, at designers421.net, regard this as a little drawback, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand assistance, the Managed Services upgrade includes a bouquet of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. An assortment of webspace hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are available with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (designers421.net's) prediction is that the excellent point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia webspace hosting CP will perhaps render the use of any File Transfer Protocol software pointless. Our (designers421.net's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Get a Dot Name' don't seem to be very cheap (still the Hepsia web site hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), starting from $65.00 for the Atom 1 plan.