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An evaluation of CrownHost

We, at naijalovers.com, have selected 'CrownHost' to be our present domain and hosting distributor. This is why we expect that this concise evaluation of 'CrownHost' is perhaps going to be quite useful for other folks from all around the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all around the Globe, since the mere fact is that 'CrownHost' currently offers domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility locations: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing nearly the whole Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'CrownHost' in a nutshell:

Shared Site Hosting Plans

The initial detail we, at naijalovers.com, have discerned is the low prices of the shared web space hosting solutions provided by 'CrownHost'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the website hosting plans furnished by 'CrownHost' are powered by a custom invented, modern cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on a different bunch of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting firm on the Globe will have huge complications with, because cPanel is a one single server based web page hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, website hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web site hosting corporations are unable to include new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must invent their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared webspace hosting plans, which are driven by an authentic cloud webspace hosting system. With a shared plan, each customer pays solely for his/her package, thus preserving the price amazingly low (since multiple clients utilize the same web server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a clustered web site hosting system, allows you to pay solely for the resources that you indeed require, avoiding a scenario where you pay for an advanced web site hosting account that you cannot actually utilize, or for a tiny web hosting package that cannot shelter your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to kick off with a low-end plan and upgrade as your site expands. So, you economize money that you can expend on promoting the web site while it is still new. Every web site hosting package supplied by 'CrownHost' sports an online site builder and more than forty widely used script platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for website design solutions. 'CrownHost' furnishes shared web hosting services in several different countries across the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European server farms - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Thus, practically the entire planet is covered to supply you and your site's visitors with a stable and dependable hosting solution at a preferred place. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions delivered 'CrownHost' are quite well stocked and come at an affordable price (starting from €4.66 for the Economy plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To customers with little or no practice, a virtual web hosting server may seem difficult to administer. That's perhaps why 'CrownHost' also hosts semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main North American data center in Chicago. Administering these accounts is similar to handling a normal shared website hosting account through a web site hosting CP tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared site hosting package such as a free-of-cost web site building tool and a web application installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web server package is many times larger than that of a shared web space hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared web site hosting packages. When compared with a shared web hosting package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain quota is a pattern as well. The semi-dedicated accounts do not arrive with server root access (we, at naijalovers.com, deem this a small negative point), but the advantage is that they are managed via the same CP interface as the shared web hosting accounts. This suggests that a user-friendly graphical interface is accessible by all clients who are not confident enough to administer a virtual private web hosting server, but at the same time need more power and resources than a VPS can bestow on them. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful ultramodern web hosting servers as the ones which host the private virtual server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), while the VPSs can reach a much bigger number (80 to 120 per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'CrownHost' can be labeled as being very affordable (as far as price is concerned), commencing from €20.86 for the Mercury package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In naijalovers.com's opinion, big websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular web shops with 1000s of customers call for a much more powerful webspace hosting environment. It appears that the fellows from 'CrownHost' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To live up to its customers' demands, 'CrownHost' provides a number of dedicated servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specs the dedicated hosting servers are offering: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit network cards will beyond doubt ensure the quick and steady work of any kind of website. In 'CrownHost's opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from naijalovers.com, deem that all dedicated server solutions provided by 'CrownHost' are also suitable for starting a hosting reseller business as every dedicated server comes with free-of-cost invoicing transaction software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers supplied by 'CrownHost' are all unmanaged. We, at naijalovers.com, consider this a little drawback, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax of €32.59 EUR. So, if you are in need of help, the Managed Services upgrade provides several extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. Several webspace hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (naijalovers.com's) forecast is that the excellent drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web site hosting CP will perhaps make the recourse to any FTP client futile. Our (naijalovers.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'CrownHost' don't appear to be very cheap (still the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from €40.74 for the Atom 2c plan.