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An assessment of 123HOST

We, at, have picked '123HOST' to be our present domain name and hosting supplier. Therefore we presume that this concise assessment of '123HOST' is probably going to be quite useful for other people from all around the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all over the World, since the simple fact is that '123HOST' currently furnishes domain and hosting services in several data center facility sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing nearly the entire Earth. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from '123HOST' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Page Hosting Accounts

The initial thing we, at, have noted is the budget prices of the shared site hosting services provided by '123HOST'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web page hosting accounts provided by '123HOST' are driven by a custom invented, modern cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by a separate stack of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Globe will have considerable troubles with, since cPanel is a single server based webspace hosting environment (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, website hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web page hosting corporations are not able to add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to build their own file platform), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared site hosting packages, which are driven by an actual clustered web hosting solution. With a shared web page hosting account, each customer pays just for his/her plan, thus retaining the price very low (since plenty of customers utilize one and the same web server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud website hosting system, permits you to pay solely for the reserves that you really need, refraining from a scenario where you pay for an advanced webspace hosting account that you cannot actually utilize, or for a small webspace hosting package that cannot host your web site. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a tiny package and upgrade as your website expands. So, you save funds that you can spend on advertising the website while it is still new. Each and every web site hosting account provided by '123HOST' contains an online web site building tool and more than forty widely used script-driven software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for website design services. '123HOST' supplies shared web space hosting packages in a number of different regions across the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European server farms - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. In this way, approximately the entire World is encompassed to supply you and your web site's visitors with a stable and reliable web page hosting solution at a nearby location. All in all, the shared hosting packages delivered '123HOST' are very well stocked and come at an excellent price (beginning from C$7.00 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a private virtual server may appear complicated to administer. That's probably why '123HOST' also stores semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main North American datacenter facility in Chicago. Managing these accounts is similar to handling a normal shared site hosting account through a web space hosting CP tool. They have all the specs of a shared plan such as a free site builder and a web application installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated web server hosting account is many times larger than that of a shared web space hosting package. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared website hosting packages. When juxtaposed to a shared website hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a pattern as well. The semi-dedicated hosting server packages do not include full root-level access (we, at, consider this a slight drawback), but the plus is that they are managed through the same Control Panel interface as the shared webspace hosting plans. This means that a familiar graphical user interface is available to all clients who do not have enough confidence to handle a private virtual web hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and features than a VPS hosting server can furnish them with. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the same powerful hyper-advanced web servers as the ones which host the VPS web server hosting packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), while the virtual hosting servers can reach a much greater number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by '123HOST' can be categorized as being amazingly affordable (as far as price is concerned), starting from C$27.92 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Servers

According to, big web pages such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous online storefronts with thousands of customers call for a much more powerful website hosting solution. It appears that the fellows from '123HOST' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To meet its users' needs, '123HOST' offers an assortment of dedicated hosting servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That assessment rests on the hardware specs the dedicated web hosting servers include: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of web space and Gigabit NICs will no doubt guarantee the fast and stable work of any sort of web site. According to '123HOST', the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server packages delivered by '123HOST' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server comes with free-of-cost billing transaction software platform and a charge-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers supplied by '123HOST' are all unmanaged. We, at, count this as a small inconvenience, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee of C$51.36 CAD. So, if you need help, the Managed Services upgrade provides a number of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of webspace hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the great point-and-click File Manager included in the Hepsia site hosting CP will possibly render the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by '123HOST' don't appear to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), beginning from C$115.62 for the Xeon E3 v5 package.