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An evaluation of GeeksCloud

We, at gripcaddie.eu, have selected 'GeeksCloud' to be our present domain name and hosting distributor. Therefore we deem that this concise assessment of 'GeeksCloud' is probably going to be very useful for other people from all over the World in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all around the World, since the mere fact is that 'GeeksCloud' presently supplies domain and hosting services in several server farm locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing nearly the entire Globe. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'GeeksCloud' in a nutshell:

Shared Site Hosting Services

The first detail we, at gripcaddie.eu, have observed is the low-cost prices of the shared website hosting services delivered by 'GeeksCloud'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the hosting accounts delivered by 'GeeksCloud' are powered by an in-house built, leading edge cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, web space hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by a separate set of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting provider in the World will have great problems with, because cPanel is a single server based web space hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel site hosting distributors are not able to include extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to invent their own file platform), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared website hosting accounts, which are driven by a genuine cloud web space hosting solution. With a shared web space hosting account, each client pays only for his/her account, thus retaining the price amazingly low (since lots of clients utilize one and the same server). In short, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud web hosting solution, allows you to pay only for the reserves that you indeed demand, evading a situation where you pay for a feature-rich web hosting account that you cannot actually utilize, or for a low-end hosting package that cannot handle your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a small plan and upgrade as your web page expands. That way, you spare cash that you can spend on advertising the website while it is still brand new. Every website hosting package provided by 'GeeksCloud' boasts an online website builder and over 40 popular script-driven software platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for website design solutions. 'GeeksCloud' delivers shared web site hosting packages in a number of different countries across the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European server farms - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. In this way, almost the entire Globe is covered to present you and your website's visitors with a stable and fast web space hosting solution at a preferred location. Altogether, the shared hosting packages supplied 'GeeksCloud' are really well equipped and come at a very good price (beginning from $4.00 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little to no practice, a private virtual server may appear complicated to manage. That's perhaps why 'GeeksCloud' also hosts semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal North American server farm facility in Chicago. Managing these accounts is similar to managing a conventional shared webspace hosting package through a web space hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web page hosting plan such as a fee-free web site building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated web hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared webspace hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared with the shared webspace hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared site hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain quota is a trend too. The semi-dedicated web hosting accounts do not include complete root access (we, at gripcaddie.eu, deem this a minor drawback), but the plus is that they are administered through the same hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared hosting plans. This suggests that a user-friendly graphical interface is available to all users who do not feel confident enough to manage a VPS server, but at the same time are in need of more power and supplies than a VPS hosting server can confer to them. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the very same powerful leading edge web servers as the ones which host the VPS web hosting server packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), while the virtual private web servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'GeeksCloud' can be classified as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $25.00 for the Galaxy package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In gripcaddie.eu's opinion, large websites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous web stores with 1000s of customers demand a much more powerful hosting platform. It seems that the fellows from 'GeeksCloud' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To meet its customers' demands, 'GeeksCloud' offers a bouquet of dedicated hosting servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That estimate rests on the hardware specifications the dedicated web hosting servers have: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly guarantee the fast and steady performance of any kind of web site. In 'GeeksCloud's opinion, the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from gripcaddie.eu, consider that all dedicated server specs furnished by 'GeeksCloud' are also suitable for starting a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web hosting server offers free billing software platform and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers provided by 'GeeksCloud' are all unmanaged. We, at gripcaddie.eu, consider this a slight inconvenience, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of support, the Managed Services upgrade provides a few supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A selection of website hosting CP (CP) tools are available with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (gripcaddie.eu's) prediction is that the outstanding drag and drop File Manager added in the Hepsia webspace hosting CP will probably make the utilization of any FTP software program pointless. Our (gripcaddie.eu's) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'GeeksCloud' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $40.00 for the Florida package.