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An evaluation of HostingBox

We, at, have selected 'HostingBox' to be our present domain name and hosting vendor. Hence we anticipate that this succinct evaluation of 'HostingBox' is perhaps going to be quite helpful for other people from all around the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all around the Globe, because the mere fact is that 'HostingBox' presently provides domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter facility locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering approximately the whole Earth. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'HostingBox' in a few words:

Shared Hosting Plans

The initial detail we, at, have detected is the low-cost prices of the shared hosting accounts furnished by 'HostingBox'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web hosting packages furnished by 'HostingBox' are powered by a custom devised, futuristic cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by a different set of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting distributor in the World will have considerable complications with, since cPanel is a single server based hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on one single server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based website hosting suppliers are not able to include new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (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 page hosting packages, which are powered by a real cloud hosting solution. With a shared webspace hosting account, each customer pays solely for his/her package, thus retaining the web space hosting price very low (since numerous customers are hosted on one and the same web hosting server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud hosting solution, permits you to pay only for the resources that you really demand, precluding a scenario where you pay for a high-end web site hosting plan that you cannot really use, or for a tiny webspace hosting package that cannot accommodate your site. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny plan and upgrade as your site grows. Thus, you save money that you can invest in promoting the site while it is still new. Every web space hosting account offered by 'HostingBox' ships with an online site builder and more than 40 widely used script-driven software platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web page design solutions. 'HostingBox' delivers shared site hosting accounts in several different regions across the Globe. There is one server farm facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European data centers - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. That way, practically the entire Earth is covered to present you and your web site's visitors with a stable and fast site hosting solution at a preferred place. As a whole, the shared hosting solutions supplied 'HostingBox' are really well furnished and come at a very modest price (starting from $5.00 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To clients with little or no experience, a private virtual web hosting server may appear hard to administer. That's probably why 'HostingBox' also hosts semi-dedicated web servers in its principal American datacenter in Chicago. Administering these packages is similar to managing a conventional shared web hosting package through a hosting CP tool. They have all the specs of a shared web hosting account such as a free-of-cost site builder and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated server web hosting account is many times greater than that of a shared web site hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared web space hosting packages. When matched against a shared package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name quota is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated server hosting packages do not come with full server root access (we, at, count this as a little problem), but the benefit is that they are administered through the same web space hosting CP interface as the shared web hosting packages. This indicates that a familiar graphical user interface is offered to all clients who do not have enough self-condifence to administer a virtual server, yet demand more power and resources than a virtual server can supply them with. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the same powerful first-class web hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual server web hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), whereas the VPS web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'HostingBox' can be categorized as being very affordable (as far as price is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, large websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous online shops with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful web site hosting environment. It appears that the guys from 'HostingBox' have reached the same conclusion too. To satisfy its customers' expectations, 'HostingBox' delivers a selection of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That assessment rests on the hardware specs the hosting servers sport: many-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of data storage and Gigabit network cards will definitely guarantee the fast and steady work of any sort of website. In 'HostingBox's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from, believe that all dedicated server solutions delivered by 'HostingBox' are also suitable for starting a hosting reseller business as each and every hosting server arrives with free-of-charge invoice transaction software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers supplied by 'HostingBox' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a slight disadvantage, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $35.00 USD. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides a selection of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A selection of website hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the superb point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel will perhaps make the use of any FTP software useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'HostingBox' don't seem to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), starting from $40.00 for the Atom 2c plan.