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An evaluation of HD Web Hosting

We, at, have chosen 'HD Web Hosting' to be our present domain and web hosting supplier. Therefore we imagine that this succinct review of 'HD Web Hosting' is perchance going to be very helpful for other folks from all around the World who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We say individuals from all over the World, because the simple fact is that 'HD Web Hosting' currently supplies domain and hosting services in numerous server farm facility locations: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering almost the entire planet. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'HD Web Hosting' in a few words:

Shared Web Site Hosting Accounts

The initial thing we, at, have noted is the affordable prices of the shared site hosting services provided by 'HD Web Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web page hosting accounts delivered by 'HD Web Hosting' are driven by a custom built, cutting edge cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by an autonomous pack of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Globe will have mammoth problems with, because cPanel is a single server based hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web hosting vendors cannot include new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to set up their own file platform), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared hosting accounts, which are driven by an authentic cloud web site hosting platform. With a shared webspace hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her account, thus preserving the site hosting price very low (because many users share the same web server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting package, which runs on a cloud webspace hosting system, allows you to pay only for the resources that you actually require, refraining from a scenario where you pay for a powerful hosting package that you cannot really use, or for a small web space hosting plan that cannot host your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to start with a small package and upgrade as your web page grows. Thus, you save cash that you can expend on advertising the site while it is still new. Each hosting package provided by 'HD Web Hosting' ships with an online website building tool and more than 40 widely used script software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for site design solutions. 'HD Web Hosting' offers shared website hosting services in a number of different regions across the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; two European datacenters - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. In this way, approximately the whole Earth is covered to present you and your site's visitors with a steady and dependable web page hosting service at a nearby place. Altogether, the shared hosting accounts supplied 'HD Web Hosting' are very well furnished and come at an attractive price (starting from $5.00 for the Personal plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To people with little to no practice, a virtual hosting server may seem problematic to handle. That's perhaps why 'HD Web Hosting' also offers semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main United States server farm in Chicago. Administering these packages is comparable to managing a standard shared site hosting account through a web page hosting CP interface. They have all the features of a shared web site hosting package such as a free-of-cost web site building tool and a web app installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web hosting server account is many times greater than that of a shared webspace hosting package. For example, the CPU power that can be used is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared web space hosting plans. When compared with a shared web space hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is big: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD allowance is a norm too. The semi-dedicated plans do not come with full server root access (we, at, regard this as a tiny defect), but the plus is that they are administered via the very same web page hosting Control Panel interface as the shared hosting plans. This indicates that a well-known graphical environment is offered to all users who do not have enough self-condifence to administer a VPS web hosting server, but at the same time are in need of more power and supplies than a private virtual hosting server can provide them with. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful ultramodern hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual private web server hosting plans, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), whereas the private virtual hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to 120 per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'HD Web Hosting' can be branded as being quite affordable (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Budget Semi Dedicated package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, enormous web pages such as social networks, community and business portals or famous online storefronts with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful site hosting platform. It seems that the fellows from 'HD Web Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To meet its users' expectations, 'HD Web Hosting' offers an array of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That estimate is based on the hardware specifications the dedicated hosting servers sport: many-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand GB of storage space and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt guarantee the fast and stable performance of any sort of website. In 'HD Web Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server packages supplied by 'HD Web Hosting' are also appropriate for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each and every hosting server provides free-of-charge invoicing transaction software and a free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers delivered by 'HD Web Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, count this as a minor drawback, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of aid, the Managed Services upgrade includes several extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. Several web space hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are available with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the magnificent point-and-click File Manager available in the Hepsia web page hosting CP will possibly render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'HD Web Hosting' don't seem to be very cheap (still the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will definitely make you smile), starting from $65.00 for the Atom 1 plan.