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VPS Hosting Review at Host1Plus

By on Mar 7, 2015 in Hosting |

Host1Plus is an international hosting company that was founded in 2008. It seems that they are quite experienced in the hosting industry. They provide a variety of hosting services: web, VPS, cloud, dedicated or reseller hosting. It’s important to note that they have a 24 / 7 customer support which is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish and Lithuanian languages. However, their VPS hosting service is the most popular and this time, so we will look at it in more detail. If you would decide to sign up with their VPS hosting, you will be able to choose from 5 different locations – USA (Los Angeles, Chicago), Brazil (Sao Paulo), Germany (Frankfurt) and South Africa (Johannesburg). Remember, that the closer the server location is to you, the faster the connection speed you will have. Host1Plus provides four VPS hosting plans – Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each of them can be customized during the checkout process, so you can add only those server resources which you require the most. For starters, let’s look at the Bronze plan. In US and Germany it costs $2.5 USD per month, in South Africa – $3/mo and in Brazil – $5/mo. The price seems to be really affordable and reasonable when most of the other companies usually require a sum of $10 or higher for their starter VPS hosting plans. With the Bronze plan you get 0.5 CPU core, 256 MB RAM, 20 GB disk space and 500 GB bandwidth. These resources will be enough for host a small website such as a blog, portfolio website. Silver plan is a more expensive option, but you will get more resources. In US and Germany it costs $5/mo, in South Africa – $6.50/mo and in Brazil – $8/mo. For this price, you get 1 CPU core, 768 MB RAM, 30 GB disk space and 1000 GB bandwidth. With these resources you can use the server for more a bit more resource intensive projects, or higher traffic websites. Their third Gold plan in US and Germany costs $15, in South Africa – $19 and in Brazil – $21 per month. It will supply you with 2 CPU cores, 2048 MB RAM, 40 GB disk space and 2000 GB bandwidth. This will cover the needs of a bigger website or a medium size online project. Also, you can sign up for a VPS that is suitable for power hungry projects or websites. Platinum plan is the most expensive but at the same time the most powerful VPS hosting plan that Host1Plus has to offer. It costs $40 in US and Germany, $45 in South Africa and $50 in Brazil per month. With this powerful server, you get 4 CPU cores, 4096 MB RAM, 70 GB disk space and 3000 GB bandwidth. At the end, what also matters is the general performance of the company. You can find the reviews about the company at the very end of their main page. People seem to be really satisfied with their price and performance which adds a higher level of...

The Most Common Mistakes When Selecting a Web Hosting Service

By on Apr 19, 2013 in Hosting |

There’s always an awful lot of excitement when you’re getting ready to launch a new website. You’ve got something to say or a product to announce, and the expectation that the world will embrace this news with open arms. You’re ready to share your knowledge, interact with millions of new friends or potential customers, and with the freedom of the internet you can do it all with only a tiny financial investment. But some websites die before they’re even properly launched, due to a couple of missteps. The web hosting service you choose to run your site is the most crucial technical consideration you’ll make. But if you aren’t a web design expert, you could be swayed into a poor choice. That could lead to lost traffic and the generation of more bad blood than positive sentiment. So do your best to avoid these most common mistakes when selecting a web hosting service. Probably the most common mistake made in this process is to choose a service simply because they offer the lowest price. This is a dangerous line of thinking to follow. When you do a quick web search for hosting services, you’ll see all sorts of low end prices and big promises. But the sites that promote their cheap service first and foremost may not offer all of the technical skill and structural integrity that’s even more important. In order to undercut their competition they must trim somewhere else. That means they don’t have as much support staff as they need, they’ve lowered their bandwith or are using a low end server. If you discover these issues later on down the line, when your site doesn’t work as it should, it’s already too late. You also don’t want to lock in a website hosting service before you’ve clearly defined the requirements of your site. Every site is different, and the technical needs of a full-bodied e-commerce portal are far different than a business blog filled with posts and images. In addition, you should have some idea of how much traffic you expect your site to draw, and what the long term vision is for the site. Some web hosts offer a level of security, which you’ll need if your site will handle credit card transactions. Others don’t need all of that, but certainly require the bandwith to handle major traffic. If you don’t understand your needs, you won’t be able to select the proper service. Some businesses will try to stretch their investment by launching multiple websites through the same web hosting account. This may sound like an easy way to increase your ROI, but it almost never works out that way. First of all, there isn’t a web host out there that won’t drop service from time to time. If you’ve chosen a low end provider, it may happen quite frequently. With all of your websites handled by the same account, that means every single one will go down at the same time. You’ll be better served spreading your sites out, to insure your entire online presence isn’t affected by such issues. Finally, don’t think that all of your data backup requirements are covered by your hosting service. The majority of quality companies offer backup technology, and will do their best to prevent data loss. But you’ll never be 100% protected. Your best bet is to avoid relying on them at all for this type of service. Make sure you back everything up on your end, from the thousands of emails you collect, to the entire history of your blog and even the template you bought on FireBubble.co.uk. That way you’ll never be in the terrible position of having to recreate years of work on the...

Tips To Choosing A Good Dedicated Host

By on Apr 23, 2012 in Hosting |

Whatever the motivation in choosing a dedicated server, it is clear that it is a sophisticated solution for a higher end function. While the technicalities may call for a dedicated solution, the bells and whistles that may accompany one package to the next sometimes can take on a life of its own. There are many server farms that offer various packages that choosing the best service among them can be daunting to muddle through. As a checklist, here are the key factors that should shine through all the hype. Operating Systems Depending on the objectives of the end configuration, the starting point is the operating system that is to tie all the server’s potential together. Two main platforms dominate this end of the servers. The first, and the one that is increasingly popular now, is the UNIX. The other is, Windows.  There are other variation of the software but they are just variations of UNIX. The choice between the two boils down to how familiar the webmaster is, UNIX requires a little more knowledge while Windows is a little more newbie-friendly, always a nice assistance. Power-wise the UNIX does pack quite a punch for those who know their way around a server. Monitoring Services This is a very important factor in choosing a dedicated host. Many dedicated hosts may sound inexpensive, but are missing the critical element of providing administrative support. This is not a scam, but an industry standard. One must specify that the choice is to have a service that is managed and that would then include a monitoring service to alert everyone if there is problem or crisis. Data Transfer, Bandwidth And Recovery One thing a dedicated servers must have is blistering speed and unmetered data transfer. These days its not impossible to find data transfer rates from dedicated servers in the 100MB range, but make the effort to note that this can be shared bandwidth or dedicated bandwidth If you anticipate heavy workloads and your location is at 100 MB, then do not accept the bottleneck. Make certain the bandwidth is not shared. Data transfer must be unmetered. This is not difficult to find. As for recovery, make sure there is constant back up to the data and that the back up is always online. For mission critical servers it is unacceptable to have any lapse in backup and recovery. Load Balancers For those who need the liquidity and performance of a dedicated server, it is crucial that load balancers be included into the package. Most good providers do provide this. Two robust load balancers are recommended depending on the needs and these are Zeus load balancers and Cisco load balancers. Good server farms will have one or the other, or both for you to chose from. Off the two Zeus is highly cost effective. These four items are the start to choosing a good hosting service. The other factors are easy to find and easy to compromise, but for the level of service that demands a dedicated server these four mission critical issues must be present in any choice of hosting. Posted by Johnathan Henery, a Net Tech and Writer for www.WhoIsHostingThis.com Be sure to check our reviews of Hosting companies like Bluehost. Thanks for your interest. This article was written by a guest author. Would you like to write for...

Five Things To Look For In A Web Hosting Service

By on Apr 6, 2012 in Hosting |

Off all the things that make up a good web hosting service the following top five factors should always be present and in good standing when make a choice to start a new service or migrate to. If you are migrating then you already have some war stories of your won with a hosting service that was not probably the best in the business. Otherwise, why migrate. Yes? Now then, on to the famous five factors to find in hosting service.   Ease of Migration The first thing to find out about a service and know that they are a good service is to understand they exit policy. If a hosting service has very convoluted exit policies where payments are held for  months and contracts are deemed violated well then don’t sign the electronic line. A top company will make departure easy if you need to go. They rather keep you by giving you good service than by keeping you, kicking and screaming.     Ease Of Scalability A site that offers upgrades or add-ons without a lot of fuss is generally a sign that means they have the ability to support your growth in perpetuity. If a service limits your growth at the crucial stage of your development then they are not the ones that will face the backlash, it is you. So when evaluating a hosting service, you must look at them as a partner who will propel your ascent not retard your abilities. And as such, that is how you judge them.     Ability To Blog For many companies that are only looking to have their websites hosted, they tend to not look at the possibility of integrating their sties with blogs. But that does not mean that the host they sign up should not have the ability to do it. If the host does not have the ability to blog, it is a complicated process to migrate to a service that does when the time comes. And judging from the current trend, every site seems to have a blog to supplement the site.     Backup For sites that are merely static sites that do not change very much too often, it might be fine to forego this need. However, for all others who keep active blogs and emails and sites that continually change and conduct e-commerce, timely backups a re not a nicety, it is a necessity. In fact, live back up is preferable to nightly backups in that case.     Uptime Guarantee It is a hard thing to prove but uptime guarantee is a thing that needs to be part of the deciding factor. A cursory spin around the web looking for forums and blogs that decry or praise a company will easily allow one to determine how accurate the claim for uptime really is. Make sure this is a strong number.   These five issues will point one in the right direction and that will lead to understanding the choice of hosts better. It is key to look at other factors as these five are not the only ones, but the important ones. Guest blogger Johnathan Henery thank you for reading this and hopes you found it informative. He is a researcher & a writer for Who Is Hosting This.com. If you want to see an example of our review here it is for you. This article was written by a guest author. Would you like to write for...

Categories Of Hosting Services

By on Mar 26, 2012 in Hosting |

When it comes to hosting a site, be it a simple blog, a multi-user blog, a website or even a wiki, a decision must be reached on the service that will host the site. The internet is comprised of many services, from ones that have dominated the server landscape to ones that have entered it in the hopes of making it big. There are also those who have no servers or experience but simple rebrand a reseller package then sell it as their own. The focus here is to delineate three categories of hosting services. The first, is the service where they own the servers, and the servers are on site with technicians and administration personnel all within the same physical space. Then there is the server farm where dedicated servers are rented out to highly knowledgable people who partition these expensive machines and sell them to end users and resellers. Then finally there are resellers, these are the people that rent the divided spaces and market them to the general public. Each has advantages and limitations. Server Farms There are few companies that have been in the business for more than just a few years. These companies have mapped the industry and are responsible for the advances made in the industry. Having a service with them is not necessarily cheap. However, the level of comfort one gets from knowing that these folks have been in the business and that they own their servers on-site gives great comfort. They have large clients and huge server farms that are constantly managed and optimized. Dedicated Servers Dedicated servers are one step closer to the common end user. It is most likely that the dedicated server manager, rents server time and space from the server farm. Sometimes not even in the same country. To make things even more efficient, the value added service of this manager is that he backs up data on two different servers located at different parts of the world.  This level of service is superior to one that just rents space directly form a server farm. Dedicated servers, especially in a cloud environment can host across geographical locations and no one is the wiser for it. Reseller Hosting Reseller Hosting a very good way to get up and started very quickly. It is usually run by a few people or a person who have access to either a server farm or dedicated services then purchase bulk storage. From here they partition the servers and install the necessary softwares. They use sophisticated software to control every aspect of the server that has been accorded to them by the server administrators such as cPanel and WHM. These allow resellers to package it under their own label and sell them at cheaper prices. These sources of servers descend in price with the first, server farms being the most expensive, but still cheaper than purchasing and setting up our own server. Guest blogger Johnathan Henery thanks you for reading this and hopes you found it informative. He is a researcher for Who Is Hosting This.com. If you want to see an example of our review here it is for you. This article was written by a guest author. Would you like to write for...

Choosing the Best Web Hosting

By on Feb 15, 2012 in Hosting |

No one can look into a crystal ball and tell you what the future holds. This simply is not the case. Why would you expect the same thing to be done when talking about your web hosting. This again is simply just not the case. You can take steps that will help to eliminate the risk that you take on with your web host, but you can only do this to a point. There is a lot of power that you can hold in regard to making the decision about which web hosting company will be the best fit for you and your web site. Looking at the following rules, you will be quick to see the advantages that come from a little research. The first area is to decide on a domestic versus an overseas provider, while many will say that this makes no difference, there are still those that will tell you that this has all the power to either make your web site, or to destroy it. There are many hosts that are overseas that can do a bang up job and give a person all of their needed results. You will just need to do a search of all of the potential hosts and find one that will be right for you and your particular needs. Money may make the world go round, but it also can have an impact on if your site gets the red carpet treatment or not. Having a free account, you can expect that there will be a number of things that will come up that will not be covered with a simple free account. You may want to take the extra money if it is there and use it to get a paid account to ensure that you are getting the best overall results for your efforts. Last thing that should be considered is that of the type of server that you want to be hosted on. A dedicated server is one of the more preferred options as this allows for a lot more freedom in worrying if your site will go dark or not. This also helps you in relation about the amount of space that you will have. If you have a large website, then the dedicated server will be your best option as you will be able to have an entire server for yourself. The added room will allow for a lot more stress to be taken off of your mind and allow you to be a lot more relaxed. About: Raja is a web hosting industry watcher and regularly writes on VPS Hosting Reviews and Reseller Hosting Reviews at WebHostingReview.info. This article was written by a guest author. Would you like to write for...