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An evaluation of Best Host Cities

We, at, have picked 'Best Host Cities' to be our present domain name and hosting vendor. This is why we imagine that this concise evaluation of 'Best Host Cities' is probably going to be quite useful for other people from all around the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all over the Globe, because the mere fact is that 'Best Host Cities' currently delivers domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering nearly the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Best Host Cities' in brief:

Shared Web Site Hosting Plans

The first detail we, at, have seen is the low-cost prices of the shared hosting packages delivered by 'Best Host Cities'. 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 plans furnished by 'Best Host Cities' are powered by an in-house built, ultramodern cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by an autonomous pack of web servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting provider on the Globe will have great difficulties with, since cPanel is a one-server based hosting environment (each hosting service, like email, databases, web page hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web space hosting distributors cannot include new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must concoct their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web space hosting plans, which are driven by an actual clustered site hosting platform. With a shared webspace hosting plan, each client pays just for his/her account, thus maintaining the site hosting price amazingly low (since numerous clients utilize the same server). In short, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud site hosting platform, allows you to pay only for the resources that you indeed demand, averting a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich web site hosting package that you cannot truly utilize, or for a tiny web hosting plan that cannot host your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a small package and upgrade as your online presence grows. In this way, you save funds that you can invest in publicizing the web page while it is still brand new. Each and every hosting package supplied by 'Best Host Cities' arrives with an online website builder and more than forty popular script platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for website design solutions. 'Best Host Cities' provides shared web site hosting packages in a number of different geographical regions around the World. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European data centers - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; 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 web site's visitors with a stable and reliable web site hosting solution at a convenient location. On the whole, the shared hosting services delivered 'Best Host Cities' are quite well equipped and are available at a very cheap price (beginning from C$4.82 for the BHPlan plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To customers with little or no practice, a virtual private web hosting server may appear problematic to manage. That's probably why 'Best Host Cities' also hosts semi-dedicated web servers in its main American data center in Chicago. Administering these accounts is comparable to administering a regular shared web page hosting account via a web site hosting CP interface. They have all the features of a shared web site hosting account such as a free-of-cost web site building tool and a script installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated package is many times larger than that of a shared plan. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is almost FIVE times as much as compared with the shared website hosting accounts. When compared to a shared plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name allowance is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated server web hosting plans do not ship with full server root privileges (we, at, think of this as a tiny minus), but the good point is that they are managed via the very same hosting Control Panel tool as the shared website hosting accounts. This means that a well-known graphical user interface is offered to all clients who are not self-confident enough to handle a private virtual server, but at the same time are in need of more power and reserves than a VPS server can confer to them. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful top-class web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual web server hosting plans, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), whereas the virtual private web servers can reach a much higher number (80 to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Best Host Cities' can be categorized as being very affordable (as far as price is concerned), beginning from C$27.92 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to, big web sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular web shops with thousands of customers request a much more powerful web page hosting platform. It seems that the blokes from 'Best Host Cities' have drawn the same conclusion too. To live up to its clients' requirements, 'Best Host Cities' delivers a collection of dedicated web hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That estimation is based on the hardware specifications the dedicated web hosting servers sport: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly guarantee the quick and stable performance of any kind of web site. In 'Best Host Cities's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server plans provided by 'Best Host Cities' are also appropriate for initiating a hosting reseller business as each web server provides free-of-cost billing software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers delivered by 'Best Host Cities' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a small weak point, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee which amounts to C$50.48 CAD. So, if you require support, the Managed Services upgrade includes a handful of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. An assortment of webspace hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the superb point-and-click File Manager offered by the Hepsia Control Panel will perhaps render the utilization of any FTP client futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Best Host Cities' don't appear to be very low priced (still the Hepsia web page hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will no doubt make you smile), commencing from C$126.20 for the Xeon E3 v5 package.