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A survey of Castle Host

We, at aircastlemail.co.uk, have selected 'Castle Host' to be our present domain name and hosting vendor. Therefore we expect that this concise assessment of 'Castle Host' is maybe going to be quite useful for other people from all around the World in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all around the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'Castle Host' presently supplies domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter facility sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing nearly the whole World. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Castle Host' in short:

Shared Website Hosting Accounts

The first thing we, at aircastlemail.co.uk, have spotted is the reasonable prices of the shared webspace hosting accounts furnished by 'Castle Host'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the site hosting plans furnished by 'Castle Host' are driven by an in-house devised, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like mail, databases, web space hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by an autonomous group of web servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Globe will have big predicaments with, because cPanel is a one single server based web space hosting environment (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, etc., runs on one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel site hosting companies are not able to include additional functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they have to design their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web hosting packages, which are powered by a real clustered web site hosting solution. With a shared hosting plan, each customer pays just for his/her package, thus keeping the web hosting price very low (since a lot of clients are hosted on the same hosting server). In short, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a clustered site hosting system, enables you to pay just for the resources that you indeed need, refraining from a situation where you pay for an advanced web site hosting account that you cannot truly utilize, or for a tiny web space hosting account that cannot handle your web page. The ability 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 tiny plan and upgrade as your website expands. That way, you spare money that you can spend on promoting the web site while it is still new. Each and every web site hosting plan delivered by 'Castle Host' arrives with an online web site builder and more than 40 widely used script software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web site design services. 'Castle Host' furnishes shared webspace hosting solutions in a number of different countries across the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. That way, practically the entire World is encompassed to supply you and your site's visitors with a steady and fast web hosting solution at a convenient place. Altogether, the shared hosting plans provided 'Castle Host' are really well equipped and come at a very modest price (starting from $5.83 for the Bronze plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no experience, a virtual private hosting server may seem difficult to manage. That's perhaps why 'Castle Host' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal United States data center facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is similar to administering a typical shared webspace hosting plan via a web page hosting CP tool. They have all the specs of a shared site hosting account such as a free-of-cost website builder and a web application installer, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated hosting account is many times larger than that of a shared web page hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is nearly 5 times as much as compared to the shared web hosting plans. When matched against a shared web page hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD allowance is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated server hosting plans do not offer full server root privileges (we, at aircastlemail.co.uk, consider this a little inconvenience), but the benefit is that they are managed through the very same web hosting Control Panel GUI as the shared web site hosting accounts. This means that a user-friendly GUI is offered to all clients who do not have enough self-condifence to manage a virtual private hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and supplies than a VPS web server can supply them with. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the very same powerful top-class servers as the ones which host the virtual web hosting server packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), while the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Castle Host' can be labeled as being very cheap (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $35.00 for the Galaxy plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In aircastlemail.co.uk's opinion, huge sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous web stores with thousands of customers request a much more powerful web site hosting platform. It appears that the chaps from 'Castle Host' have reached the same conclusion too. To satisfy its clients' expectations, 'Castle Host' offers a collection of dedicated servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That estimation rests on the hardware configurations the servers are offering: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly ensure the quick and steady performance of any kind of website. In 'Castle Host's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from aircastlemail.co.uk, consider that all dedicated server plans furnished by 'Castle Host' are also appropriate for beginning a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web server offers free-of-charge billing software platform and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers offered by 'Castle Host' are all unmanaged. We, at aircastlemail.co.uk, consider this a tiny disadvantage, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of help, the Managed Services upgrade provides an array of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. Several webspace hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (aircastlemail.co.uk's) prognosis is that the impressive point and click File Manager offered by the Hepsia web space hosting CP will possibly render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software program pointless. Our (aircastlemail.co.uk's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Castle Host' don't appear to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $40.00 for the Montana package.