go2distribution.com

operated by 'SoftNet Hosting'

A survey of SoftNet Hosting

We, at go2distribution.com, have selected 'SoftNet Hosting' to be our current domain and hosting distributor. Hence we believe that this short evaluation of 'SoftNet Hosting' is perchance going to be quite useful for other individuals from all over the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all over the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'SoftNet Hosting' currently provides domain and hosting services in multiple data center sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering nearly the entire planet. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'SoftNet Hosting' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Space Hosting Packages

The first detail we, at go2distribution.com, have detected is the cut-rate prices of the shared hosting packages furnished by 'SoftNet Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web site hosting packages offered by 'SoftNet Hosting' are driven by a custom devised, futuristic cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by an independent stack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting firm on the Globe will have big problems with, since cPanel is a single server based web space hosting environment (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, runs on a single web server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel webspace hosting vendors cannot include extra 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 the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web page hosting packages, which are powered by a real clustered webspace hosting platform. With a shared web site hosting package, each customer pays just for his/her account, thus preserving the web site hosting price very low (since plenty of clients use one and the same server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a clustered web space hosting system, allows you to pay just for the resources that you really demand, avoiding a situation where you pay for a powerful site hosting account that you cannot really utilize, or for a low-end web site hosting plan that cannot host your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to start with a tiny plan and upgrade as your web site grows. So, you spare capital that you can invest in advertising the site while it is still new. Each and every web hosting package delivered by 'SoftNet Hosting' ships with an online site building tool and more than forty popular script-driven software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for site design solutions. 'SoftNet Hosting' delivers shared site hosting packages in a number of different regions across the World. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; two European server farms - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. Hence, virtually the entire World is covered to supply you and your visitors with a stable and reliable site hosting service at a desired place. As a whole, the shared hosting solutions delivered 'SoftNet Hosting' are very well appointed and are available at a budget price (starting from $6.67 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little or no practice, a virtual private hosting server may seem problematic to administer. That's perhaps why 'SoftNet Hosting' also keeps semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main North American data center in Chicago. Handling these accounts is similar to administering a standard shared web page hosting account through a web site hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the specs of a shared website hosting account such as a fee-free website builder and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated web server plan is many times greater than that of a shared site hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is nearly 5 times as much as compared to the shared web site hosting packages. When matched against a shared site hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a rule too. The semi-dedicated web hosting packages do not offer full server root privileges (we, at go2distribution.com, regard this as a little minus), but the advantage is that they are administered via the very same hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared web space hosting accounts. This indicates that a known GUI is accessible by all clients who are not confident enough to handle a private virtual web hosting server, but at the same time require more power and resources than a VPS can furnish them with. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the resources of the very same powerful high-end hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual server hosting plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per server), whereas the VPS web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to 120 per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'SoftNet Hosting' can be classified as being very affordable (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Servers

In go2distribution.com's opinion, big web sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online stores with 1000s of customers request a much more powerful web site hosting solution. It appears that the blokes from 'SoftNet Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To meet its clients' requirements, 'SoftNet Hosting' delivers a bouquet of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That evaluation stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated hosting servers include: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of web space and Gigabit NICs will doubtlessly ensure the fast and stable performance of any type of site. According to 'SoftNet Hosting', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from go2distribution.com, think that all dedicated server configurations offered by 'SoftNet Hosting' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as each and every server provides free-of-cost invoice transaction software and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers furnished by 'SoftNet Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at go2distribution.com, consider this a slight problem, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $36.00 USD. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade includes various additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. An array of site hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are available with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (go2distribution.com's) prediction is that the outstanding point-and-click File Manager included in the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel will perhaps render the use of any File Transfer Protocol client futile. Our (go2distribution.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'SoftNet Hosting' don't seem to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from $80.00 for the Xeon E3 v3 package.