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An assessment of Hardball Hosting

We, at aarontoland.com, have picked 'Hardball Hosting' to be our current domain name and web hosting vendor. This is why we anticipate that this brief assessment of 'Hardball Hosting' is perchance going to be very useful for other folks from all over the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all over the Globe, because the mere fact is that 'Hardball Hosting' currently distributes domain and hosting services in several datacenter locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, embracing nearly the entire World. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Hardball Hosting' in brief:

Shared Web Page Hosting Plans

The first detail we, at aarontoland.com, have observed is the low-cost prices of the shared website hosting accounts furnished by 'Hardball Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web page hosting packages delivered by 'Hardball Hosting' are powered by an in-house built, leading edge cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web space hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, runs on a separate pack of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting company on the Earth will have great difficulties with, since cPanel is a one single server based web hosting platform (each hosting service, like mail, databases, CP, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by one and the same web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web site hosting firms cannot add additional functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must devise their own file system), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared webspace hosting packages, which are driven by a genuine clustered hosting solution. With a shared webspace hosting plan, each client pays only for his/her plan, thus retaining the web hosting price very low (because multiple users utilize the same web hosting server). In short, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a clustered web site hosting solution, allows you to pay only for the resources that you actually need, precluding a situation where you pay for an advanced web site hosting package that you cannot truly utilize, or for a small webspace hosting package that cannot handle your site. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a tiny package and upgrade as your web page grows. So, you save funds that you can spend on publicizing the web page while it is still new. Every web page hosting account provided by 'Hardball Hosting' includes an online website building tool and over forty popular script-driven software platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for website design solutions. 'Hardball Hosting' distributes shared hosting packages in several different geographical regions around the World. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European datacenters - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, virtually the whole Earth is encompassed to supply you and your site's visitors with a steady and reliable hosting service at a convenient place. As a whole, the shared hosting solutions furnished 'Hardball Hosting' are very well equipped and come at a very good price (beginning from $8.75 for the Business plan).

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to aarontoland.com, big sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous web shops with 1000s of clients request a much more powerful website hosting solution. It appears that the folks from 'Hardball Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To answer its users' expectations, 'Hardball Hosting' offers a number of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That evaluation rests on the hardware specifications the dedicated hosting servers come with: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of data storage and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly ensure the quick and steady performance of any kind of web site. In 'Hardball Hosting's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from aarontoland.com, consider that all dedicated server specs furnished by 'Hardball Hosting' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as every web hosting server offers free-of-cost invoicing software platform and a fee-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers furnished by 'Hardball Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at aarontoland.com, think of this as a tiny problem, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of help, the Managed Services upgrade provides a selection of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. Several web page hosting CP (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (aarontoland.com's) prognosis is that the magnificent point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel will probably render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software useless. Our (aarontoland.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Hardball Hosting' don't seem to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will no doubt make you smile), commencing from $145.00 for the Xeon Scalable 8c plan.