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A survey of Universal Host

We, at, have selected 'Universal Host' to be our present domain name and hosting supplier. Hence we suppose that this short review of 'Universal Host' is perchance going to be quite helpful for other folks from all around the Globe who need domain name and web hosting services. We say folks from all around the Globe, because the mere truth is that 'Universal Host' presently offers domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering nearly the whole planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Universal Host' in brief:

Shared Web Site Hosting Packages

The first detail we, at, have perceived is the modest prices of the shared web page hosting solutions supplied by 'Universal Host'. 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 hosting packages delivered by 'Universal Host' are driven by a custom created, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like email, databases, website hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on a different stack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting company on the Globe will have huge problems with, because cPanel is a one-server based site hosting environment (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web hosting distributors are unable to add new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must devise their own file platform), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web space hosting packages, which are driven by an actual cloud website hosting platform. With a shared web hosting package, each client pays just for his/her package, thus retaining the price very low (since lots of users are hosted on the same hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting account, which runs on a clustered web hosting system, allows you to pay solely for the resources that you really require, averting a situation where you pay for a feature-rich webspace hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a tiny web hosting account that cannot shelter your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a basic package and upgrade as your site grows. In this way, you economize capital that you can invest in advertising the web site while it is still novel. Each site hosting account delivered by 'Universal Host' comprises an online website builder and over 40 popular script-driven software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web page design solutions. 'Universal Host' offers shared site hosting solutions in several different countries across the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. Thus, virtually the entire planet is covered to present you and your web site's visitors with a stable and reliable site hosting service at a preferred location. On the whole, the shared hosting packages offered 'Universal Host' are quite well equipped and are available at a very inexpensive price (starting from $3.25 for the Inicio plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To customers with little or no practice, a virtual private hosting server may seem tough to administer. That's probably why 'Universal Host' also stores semi-dedicated web servers in its main US datacenter in Chicago. Handling these packages is similar to handling a standard shared webspace hosting account via a webspace hosting CP GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared hosting plan such as a free web site building tool and a script installer, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated web server hosting account is many times greater than that of a shared web site hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is about FIVE times as much as compared to the shared site hosting plans. When matched against a shared web page hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name allowance is a pattern as well. The semi-dedicated hosting plans do not offer complete root access (we, at, consider this a small minus), but the plus is that they are managed via the same site hosting CP tool as the shared hosting packages. This hints that a familiar graphical environment is accessible by all users who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a VPS web server, but at the same time are in need of more power and resources than a private virtual hosting server can bestow on them. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the reserves of the same powerful avant-garde hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS hosting server packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), while the private virtual hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to 120 per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Universal Host' can be defined as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), starting from $30.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In's opinion, big websites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous online stores with thousands of customers request a much more powerful site hosting platform. It seems that the chaps from 'Universal Host' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its users' needs, 'Universal Host' offers a collection of dedicated web hosting servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That assessment stands on the hardware specs the servers boast: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit network cards will beyond doubt ensure the quick and stable performance of any sort of web site. In 'Universal Host's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server specifications furnished by 'Universal Host' are also suitable for launching a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web hosting server includes free billing software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers supplied by 'Universal Host' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a small drawback, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of support, the Managed Services upgrade offers an array of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bunch of hosting CP (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the amazing point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel will possibly render the utilization of any FTP software pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Universal Host' don't appear to be very low priced (still the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $75.00 for the Atom 1 plan.