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An evaluation of Apple Hosting

We, at, have picked 'Apple Hosting' to be our present domain name and web hosting provider. This is why we suppose that this succinct assessment of 'Apple Hosting' is probably going to be very helpful for other folks from all over the World who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state folks from all around the Globe, because the mere fact is that 'Apple Hosting' currently distributes domain and hosting services in multiple server farm sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering approximately the whole Globe. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Apple Hosting' in a few words:

Shared Web Hosting Packages

The initial detail we, at, have spotted is the low prices of the shared web site hosting services offered by 'Apple Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the website hosting plans supplied by 'Apple Hosting' are driven by an in-house devised, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web page hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by a separate set of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting firm in the World will have huge complications with, because cPanel is a single server based website hosting environment (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, etc., runs on one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel website hosting companies cannot add new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to create their own file system), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web space hosting plans, which are driven by an authentic cloud web page hosting solution. With a shared plan, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus retaining the web hosting price really low (since plenty of users are hosted on one and the same hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud web site hosting solution, allows you to pay solely for the reserves that you indeed demand, avoiding a scenario where you pay for a powerful web hosting plan that you cannot actually use, or for a tiny web hosting account that cannot shelter your web page. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a basic package and upgrade as your website expands. Hence, you save funds that you can spend on advertising the web page while it is still novel. Each web hosting package delivered by 'Apple Hosting' ships with an online site building tool and more than forty widely used script-driven software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for site design solutions. 'Apple Hosting' supplies shared web hosting packages in several different geographical regions around the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; 2 European server farms - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. In this way, approximately the whole planet is covered to present you and your visitors with a stable and fast webspace hosting service at a desired location. All in all, the shared hosting solutions provided 'Apple Hosting' are really well equipped and are available at an affordable price (beginning from $3.00 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To users with little to no practice, a private virtual web server may appear problematic to handle. That's probably why 'Apple Hosting' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main North American data center in Chicago. Handling these accounts is comparable to handling a typical shared web page hosting plan through a web hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the features of a shared web space hosting plan such as a free web site builder and a web application installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated server hosting package is many times larger than that of a shared webspace hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is nearly 5 times as much as compared to the shared hosting plans. When juxtaposed to a shared webspace hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated web server packages do not arrive with root-level access (we, at, think that this is a tiny disadvantage), but the benefit is that they are managed via the very same site hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared site hosting plans. This signifies that a recognizable graphical environment is offered to all clients who do not feel self-confident enough to handle a VPS server, but at the same time need more power and supplies than a VPS web hosting server can deliver. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the system resources of the very same powerful cutting edge web hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS web hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), whereas the VPS servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Apple Hosting' can be dubbed as being quite affordable (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, large web pages such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular online stores with thousands of customers demand a much more powerful web site hosting solution. It appears that the guys from 'Apple Hosting' have come to the same conclusion as well. To answer its clients' expectations, 'Apple Hosting' delivers a bouquet of dedicated web servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That assessment rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated hosting servers ship with: many-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit network cards will beyond doubt ensure the fast and steady performance of any type of website. According to 'Apple Hosting', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server configurations furnished by 'Apple Hosting' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server comes with free billing transaction software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers furnished by 'Apple Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a little weak point, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides a selection of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A handful of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are offered with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the impressive drag-and-drop File Manager added in the Hepsia website hosting CP will probably make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Apple Hosting' don't appear to be very low priced (still the Hepsia website hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), commencing from $115.00 for the Xeon Scalable 6c plan.