skinflutes.com

operated by 'Hola Host'

An evaluation of Hola Host

We, at skinflutes.com, have chosen 'Hola Host' to be our current domain and web hosting provider. This is why we consider that this brief review of 'Hola Host' is perhaps going to be very useful for other individuals from all over the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all around the World, since the simple truth is that 'Hola Host' presently supplies domain and hosting services in several data center facility sites: in North America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing practically the entire World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Hola Host' in a few words:

Shared Site Hosting Packages

The first thing we, at skinflutes.com, have noted is the modest prices of the shared web site hosting solutions delivered by 'Hola Host'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web page hosting packages provided by 'Hola Host' are powered by an in-house devised, leading edge cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, runs on an individual bunch of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Earth will have huge complications with, because cPanel is a one single server based web hosting environment (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being dealt with by one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based web page hosting suppliers are unable to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to devise their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web page hosting accounts, which are powered by an actual cloud web space hosting system. With a shared website hosting plan, each client pays just for his/her plan, thus maintaining the price amazingly low (because multiple customers are hosted on the same web server). In a few words, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a cloud hosting solution, permits you to pay just for the reserves that you really need, escaping a situation where you pay for a powerful hosting package that you cannot actually use, or for a low-end webspace hosting plan that cannot accommodate your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a basic package and upgrade as your site expands. Hence, you spare capital that you can spend on advertising the site while it is still novel. Each website hosting package delivered by 'Hola Host' boasts an online site building tool and more than 40 popular script platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for site design solutions. 'Hola Host' offers shared web hosting accounts in several different regions across the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; two European server farms - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. In this way, approximately the entire Globe is covered to present you and your visitors with a stable and reliable web page hosting service at a convenient location. As a whole, the shared hosting accounts provided 'Hola Host' are quite well stocked and come at a very cheap price (beginning from $4.99 for the Starter package).

Dedicated Servers

In skinflutes.com's opinion, enormous web sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous online shops with thousands of clients need a much more powerful hosting solution. It appears that the guys from 'Hola Host' have drawn the same conclusion too. To live up to its clients' expectations, 'Hola Host' delivers a number of dedicated servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specifications the web hosting servers ship with: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit NICs will definitely ensure the fast and stable performance of any kind of site. In 'Hola Host's opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from skinflutes.com, believe that all dedicated server configurations supplied by 'Hola Host' are also appropriate for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as every hosting server ships with free-of-charge billing software platform and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated servers supplied by 'Hola Host' are all unmanaged. We, at skinflutes.com, consider this a small weak point, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need help, the Managed Services upgrade includes a bouquet of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A bouquet of website hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (skinflutes.com's) prediction is that the exceptional drag and drop File Manager included in the Hepsia site hosting CP will possibly render the use of any FTP software useless. Our (skinflutes.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Hola Host' don't appear to be very low priced (still the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will no doubt make you smile), commencing from $145.00 for the Xeon Scalable 8c package.