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An evaluation of Four-C Hosting

We, at kirkswoodworks.com, have chosen 'Four-C Hosting' to be our current domain name and web hosting supplier. This is why we imagine that this concise review of 'Four-C Hosting' is perhaps going to be very useful for other individuals from all over the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We state folks from all over the World, because the simple truth is that 'Four-C Hosting' presently supplies domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing virtually the entire Earth. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Four-C Hosting' in short:

Shared Web Space Hosting Packages

The first thing we, at kirkswoodworks.com, have seen is the budget prices of the shared website hosting services supplied by 'Four-C Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web space hosting accounts furnished by 'Four-C Hosting' are driven by a custom designed, cutting edge cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on an individual group of web servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting firm on the Earth will have enormous troubles with, since cPanel is a single server based hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web space hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by one single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based hosting distributors cannot add additional functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to make their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared hosting packages, which are powered by a real clustered website hosting platform. With a shared web page hosting account, each client pays just for his/her package, thus keeping the web site hosting price amazingly low (because plenty of users use the same server). In 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, precluding a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich website hosting account that you cannot truly utilize, or for a low-end web space hosting account that cannot handle your web page. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to start with a low-end package and upgrade as your web page expands. Hence, you save money that you can invest in promoting the web page while it is still new. Each website hosting plan offered by 'Four-C Hosting' arrives with an online web site building tool and more than 40 popular script platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for site design services. 'Four-C Hosting' delivers shared site hosting services in several different countries across the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; two European data center facilities - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. That way, almost the entire Earth is covered to present you and your site's visitors with a stable and dependable hosting solution at a desired location. All in all, the shared hosting accounts delivered 'Four-C Hosting' are very well stocked and come at a very affordable price (starting from $5.08 for the Bronze package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To customers with little to no experience, a private virtual server may appear problematic to handle. That's probably why 'Four-C Hosting' also hosts semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal American data center facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is comparable to handling a typical shared webspace hosting plan through a web page hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the specs of a shared account such as a free-of-charge web site building tool and a PHP script installer, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated server account is many times greater than that of a shared webspace hosting plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared web hosting accounts. When compared to a shared web page hosting account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a trend too. The semi-dedicated packages do not offer server root access (we, at kirkswoodworks.com, think of this as a slight weak point), but the benefit is that they are managed through the same web space hosting Control Panel interface as the shared hosting accounts. This signifies that a recognizable graphical user interface is available to all clients who do not feel confident enough to administer a VPS web server, but at the same time need more power and resources than a private virtual hosting server can deliver. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the reserves of the same powerful first-rate servers as the ones which host the Virtual Private Server web hosting accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), while the virtual private hosting servers can reach a much greater number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Four-C Hosting' can be defined as being very inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

In kirkswoodworks.com's opinion, enormous web pages such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous online shops with 1000s of clients request a much more powerful web site hosting solution. It seems that the folks from 'Four-C Hosting' have come to the same conclusion too. To answer its customers' requirements, 'Four-C Hosting' supplies an array of dedicated hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specs the dedicated web hosting servers come with: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand GB of web space and Gigabit network cards will definitely ensure the fast and stable performance of any type of website. According to 'Four-C Hosting', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from kirkswoodworks.com, deem that all dedicated server solutions delivered by 'Four-C Hosting' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as each web hosting server includes free-of-cost invoice transaction software platform and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers supplied by 'Four-C Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at kirkswoodworks.com, think of this as a small weakness, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you need assistance, the Managed Services upgrade includes an assortment of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of Control Panel (CP) tools are available with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (kirkswoodworks.com's) forecast is that the remarkable point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia Control Panel will probably make the use of any FTP software program futile. Our (kirkswoodworks.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Four-C Hosting' don't seem to be very low priced (still the Hepsia hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will definitely make you smile), commencing from $40.00 for the Atom 2c package.