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An evaluation of Waffihosting

We, at playaville.co.uk, have chosen 'Waffihosting' to be our present domain and hosting supplier. This is why we deem that this short assessment of 'Waffihosting' is perhaps going to be quite helpful for other people from all around the Globe who seek domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all around the Globe, because the mere truth is that 'Waffihosting' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in multiple data center facility sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing virtually the whole World. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Waffihosting' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Site Hosting Packages

The first detail we, at playaville.co.uk, have seen is the low prices of the shared web space hosting packages delivered by 'Waffihosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the website hosting accounts delivered by 'Waffihosting' are powered by an in-house invented, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by a different host of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting company on the Earth will have considerable difficulties with, since cPanel is a one-server based site hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by one and the same web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based site hosting companies cannot include new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must devise their own file platform), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared hosting packages, which are driven by a real clustered webspace hosting platform. With a shared web site hosting plan, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus preserving the web hosting price really low (since many customers are located on one and the same server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a clustered web hosting solution, allows you to pay just for the reserves that you really demand, evading a scenario where you pay for a high-end web page hosting package that you cannot really use, or for a tiny web site hosting package that cannot shelter your site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a tiny package and upgrade as your website grows. Hence, you save cash that you can spend on publicizing the web page while it is still new. Every web hosting plan offered by 'Waffihosting' ships with an online web site builder and more than forty widely used script-driven platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web page design solutions. 'Waffihosting' distributes shared webspace hosting plans in a number of different countries around the World. There is one data center in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; two European data center facilities - in the UK and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. That way, practically the whole World is covered to provide you and your web page's visitors with a stable and fast web hosting service at a convenient place. All in all, the shared hosting solutions offered 'Waffihosting' are really well furnished and come at a very inexpensive price (beginning from £3.38 for the Startup plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To customers with little to no practice, a VPS web server may seem complicated to handle. That's probably why 'Waffihosting' also keeps semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal US server farm facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is similar to managing a standard shared website hosting plan through a web hosting CP user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web page hosting account such as a free-of-cost site building tool and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated hosting server package is many times larger than that of a shared hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is almost 5 times as much as compared to the shared web hosting plans. When matched against a shared package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD allowance is a principle too. The semi-dedicated web server hosting plans do not include full root access (we, at playaville.co.uk, regard this as a small negative point), but the plus is that they are managed through the same site hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared web site hosting packages. This means that a known GUI is available to all customers who do not have enough confidence to manage a private virtual web hosting server, but at the same time require more power and supplies than a VPS web hosting server can bestow on them. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful high-class hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual server hosting plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), while the virtual hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to 120 per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Waffihosting' can be classified as being amazingly affordable (as far as price is concerned), beginning from £16.68 for the Fast package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In playaville.co.uk's opinion, enormous web pages such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular web storefronts with thousands of customers demand a much more powerful web site hosting environment. It seems that the blokes from 'Waffihosting' have reached the same conclusion too. To satisfy its customers' anticipations, 'Waffihosting' provides a number of dedicated hosting servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specifications the web hosting servers include: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network cards will definitely ensure the fast and stable performance of any kind of web site. In 'Waffihosting's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding sites. We, from playaville.co.uk, believe that all dedicated server specs supplied by 'Waffihosting' are also suitable for starting a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web hosting server offers free-of-charge billing transaction software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers provided by 'Waffihosting' are all unmanaged. We, at playaville.co.uk, think that this is a small minus, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee of £27.67 GBP. So, if you need help, the Managed Services upgrade includes a handful of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of Control Panel (CP) interfaces are available with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (playaville.co.uk's) forecast is that the exceptional point-and-click File Manager offered by the Hepsia hosting CP will probably make the recourse to any FTP software program futile. Our (playaville.co.uk's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Waffihosting' don't seem to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia webspace hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), starting from £101.44 for the Xeon Scalable 6c plan.