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A review of Papa Hosting

We, at babuk.net, have chosen 'Papa Hosting' to be our current domain and web hosting provider. This is why we suppose that this short assessment of 'Papa Hosting' is maybe going to be quite useful for other folks from all over the World who need domain name and web hosting services. We say folks from all around the World, because the mere fact is that 'Papa Hosting' currently furnishes domain and hosting services in multiple server farm sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing approximately the entire Earth. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Papa Hosting' in short:

Shared Web Space Hosting Solutions

The first thing we, at babuk.net, have noted is the affordable prices of the shared web hosting services supplied by 'Papa 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 packages furnished by 'Papa Hosting' are powered by an in-house devised, modern cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on a separate stack of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting corporation in the World will have considerable problems with, because cPanel is a one-server based web site hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being handled by a single web server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web site hosting vendors are not able to include new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they must devise their own file platform), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared website hosting accounts, which are powered by a real clustered web page hosting platform. With a shared webspace hosting account, each client pays just for his/her account, thus preserving the web hosting price very low (since lots of clients use the same hosting server). In short, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a cloud web site hosting system, enables you to pay solely for the resources that you really require, escaping a situation where you pay for a powerful website hosting account that you cannot really use, or for a small hosting account that cannot accommodate your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a basic plan and upgrade as your website grows. Hence, you spare capital that you can invest in publicizing the web page while it is still brand new. Every webspace hosting package furnished by 'Papa Hosting' includes an online website building tool and more than 40 widely used script software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web site design solutions. 'Papa Hosting' provides shared webspace hosting plans in several different countries across the World. There is one server farm in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; two European data centers - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. Thus, practically the whole planet is covered to present you and your site's visitors with a stable and dependable web space hosting solution at a desired location. All in all, the shared hosting plans provided 'Papa Hosting' are very well appointed and are available at a very affordable price (beginning from $3.89 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little to no experience, a virtual server may seem complicated to manage. That's perhaps why 'Papa Hosting' also houses semi-dedicated servers in its principal North American data center in Chicago. Managing these plans is similar to administering a normal shared hosting plan through a site hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the specs of a shared web space hosting package such as a fee-free site builder and a PHP script installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web hosting account is many times larger than that of a shared website hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared web space hosting packages. When juxtaposed to a shared webspace hosting package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain quota is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated web server hosting packages do not offer complete server root access (we, at babuk.net, deem this a tiny defect), but the good point is that they are administered through the very same website hosting CP GUI as the shared web site hosting accounts. This suggests that a well-known graphical environment is accessible by all customers who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a VPS server, yet need more power and resources than a private virtual web hosting server can give them. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the very same powerful first-rate web hosting servers as the ones which host the private virtual server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), while the virtual private web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to 120 per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Papa Hosting' can be defined as being quite affordable (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to babuk.net, huge web sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online storefronts with 1000s of clients require a much more powerful webspace hosting platform. It seems that the chaps from 'Papa Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To answer its users' expectations, 'Papa Hosting' delivers a selection of dedicated servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That assessment stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated web servers sport: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt guarantee the fast and steady performance of any sort of website. According to 'Papa Hosting', the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from babuk.net, believe that all dedicated server configurations provided by 'Papa Hosting' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as every web hosting server offers free-of-cost invoicing transaction software platform and a fee-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers supplied by 'Papa Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at babuk.net, count this as a small minus, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you require support, the Managed Services upgrade offers a bouquet of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A number of web space hosting CP (CP) interfaces are available with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (babuk.net's) prediction is that the remarkable point-and-click File Manager available in the Hepsia CP will probably render the utilization of any FTP software futile. Our (babuk.net's) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Papa Hosting' don't appear 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), beginning from $65.00 for the Atom 1 package.