An assessment of GeeksCloud
We, at proviewgolf.com, have chosen 'GeeksCloud' to be our current domain and web hosting supplier. This is why we deem that this succinct evaluation of 'GeeksCloud' is perchance going to be quite useful for other people from all over the World who need domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the World, because the mere fact is that 'GeeksCloud' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in several datacenter locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering almost the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'GeeksCloud' in a nutshell:
Shared Hosting Services
The first detail we, at proviewgolf.com, have noted is the reasonable prices of the shared site hosting packages provided by 'GeeksCloud'. 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 hosting plans offered by 'GeeksCloud' are powered by a custom created, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by a different bunch of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting provider on the Earth will have mammoth complications with, because cPanel is a single server based web space hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being handled by a single web server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web site hosting providers are not able to include additional functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must devise their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared site hosting packages, which are driven by a real clustered web hosting system. With a shared hosting plan, each client pays solely for his/her package, thus maintaining the webspace hosting price very low (since many clients use the same server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud web hosting solution, permits you to pay just for the resources that you actually demand, avoiding a scenario where you pay for a powerful site hosting plan that you cannot actually use, or for a low-end web page hosting plan that cannot shelter your site. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to start with a tiny package and upgrade as your web page expands. In this way, you save funds that you can expend on advertising the web site while it is still novel. Every web page hosting package supplied by 'GeeksCloud' comes with an online website builder and over 40 popular script software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web site design solutions. 'GeeksCloud' provides shared web space hosting plans in a number of different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; 2 European server farms - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. That way, approximately the entire planet is encompassed to supply you and your web page's visitors with a steady and dependable website hosting solution at a convenient location. All in all, the shared hosting packages delivered 'GeeksCloud' are very well equipped and are available at a very reasonable price (beginning from $3.75 for the Starter plan).
To clients with little or no practice, a virtual server may seem troublesome to handle. That's perhaps why 'GeeksCloud' also keeps semi-dedicated servers in its principal United States server farm facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is comparable to managing a typical shared plan through a web hosting CP tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared web page hosting account such as a free website builder and a PHP script installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated package is many times greater than that of a shared web space hosting package. For example, the CPU power that can be used is approximately 5 times as much as compared with the shared site hosting packages. When compared to a shared web site hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated plans do not come with full server root access (we, at proviewgolf.com, count this as a little problem), but the advantage is that they are managed via the very same CP interface as the shared site hosting accounts. This signifies that a user-friendly graphical interface is available to all clients who do not feel confident enough to handle a private virtual web hosting server, but at the same time are in need of more power and reserves than a VPS web server can furnish them with. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the same powerful high-end hosting servers as the ones which host the Virtual Private Server web hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per server), whereas the Virtual Private Servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'GeeksCloud' can be defined as being very affordable (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $25.00 for the Galaxy package.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
In proviewgolf.com's opinion, large web pages such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous web stores with thousands of clients require a much more powerful website hosting platform. It seems that the folks from 'GeeksCloud' have reached the same conclusion too. To fulfil its users' needs, 'GeeksCloud' offers a bouquet of dedicated web servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That assessment rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated hosting servers boast: 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 quick and stable performance of any kind of web site. According to 'GeeksCloud', the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from proviewgolf.com, consider that all dedicated server specifications supplied by 'GeeksCloud' are also appropriate for initiating a hosting reseller business as each hosting server arrives with free-of-charge billing software and a fee-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers offered by 'GeeksCloud' are all unmanaged. We, at proviewgolf.com, consider this a small inconvenience, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of aid, the Managed Services upgrade offers several extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. Several web page hosting CP (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (proviewgolf.com's) prognosis is that the remarkable point-and-click File Manager available in the Hepsia Control Panel will possibly make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software program useless. Our (proviewgolf.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'GeeksCloud' don't seem to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), beginning from $40.00 for the Florida package.