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A review of AfterHost

We, at africairish.com, have chosen 'AfterHost' to be our present domain and web hosting distributor. Therefore we imagine that this succinct assessment of 'AfterHost' is perhaps going to be very useful for other folks from all around the World who seek domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all around the World, since the mere fact is that 'AfterHost' presently delivers domain and hosting services in several datacenter sites: in North America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, embracing virtually the entire Earth. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'AfterHost' in short:

Shared Web Space Hosting Services

The initial detail we, at africairish.com, have seen is the modest prices of the shared web hosting plans delivered by 'AfterHost'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the site hosting plans furnished by 'AfterHost' are driven by an in-house devised, modern cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by an autonomous bunch of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting provider in the World will have considerable problems with, since cPanel is a one single server based site hosting environment (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by one single server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based site hosting vendors are unable to add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must make their own file platform), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared webspace hosting accounts, which are powered by a real clustered site hosting solution. With a shared web hosting account, each client pays just for his/her package, thus preserving the website hosting price amazingly low (because multiple clients share the same server). In short, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud web space hosting system, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you really require, refraining from a situation where you pay for a powerful web space hosting account that you cannot actually use, or for a basic web site hosting package that cannot host your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to start with a basic package and upgrade as your online presence expands. So, you economize funds that you can spend on promoting the web site while it is still novel. Every web space hosting plan supplied by 'AfterHost' includes an online web site building tool and more than 40 popular script platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web design solutions. 'AfterHost' distributes shared website hosting services in a number of different regions around the World. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; 2 European data centers - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. Hence, practically the whole Earth is encompassed to supply you and your website's visitors with a steady and dependable web space hosting service at a desired place. Altogether, the shared hosting plans delivered 'AfterHost' are quite well appointed and come at a very affordable price (beginning from $4.17 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To users with little to no experience, a Virtual Private Server may seem tough to administer. That's perhaps why 'AfterHost' also hosts semi-dedicated web servers in its principal US server farm in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to administering a normal shared web page hosting account through a website hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared web hosting account such as a free-of-cost site building tool and a web app installer, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated hosting account is many times greater than that of a shared package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared webspace hosting packages. When juxtaposed to a shared site hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name quota is a standard too. The semi-dedicated accounts do not come with root privileges (we, at africairish.com, think that this is a tiny disadvantage), but the good point is that they are administered through the very same webspace hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared site hosting packages. This hints that a known graphical interface is available to all clients who do not have enough confidence to manage a virtual web hosting server, yet are in need of more power and supplies than a VPS hosting server can supply them with. This is like that because the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the same powerful hyper-advanced servers as the ones which host the virtual private hosting server accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), whereas the virtual web servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to 120 per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'AfterHost' can be branded as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In africairish.com's opinion, enormous web pages such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web storefronts with thousands of clients require a much more powerful web page hosting platform. It appears that the folks from 'AfterHost' have come to the same conclusion too. To fulfil its clients' needs, 'AfterHost' delivers an assortment of dedicated hosting servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That evaluation rests on the hardware specifications the hosting servers boast: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand GB of data storage and Gigabit NICs will undoubtedly guarantee the quick and stable performance of any type of website. According to 'AfterHost', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from africairish.com, consider that all dedicated server accounts provided by 'AfterHost' are also appropriate for initiating a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web server offers free-of-cost billing software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers delivered by 'AfterHost' are all unmanaged. We, at africairish.com, deem this a small downside, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you require support, the Managed Services upgrade includes various additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. An assortment of site hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are available with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (africairish.com's) forecast is that the remarkable point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia Control Panel will perhaps make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software pointless. Our (africairish.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'AfterHost' don't seem to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), commencing from $40.00 for the Atom 2c package.