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An evaluation of CompuSurf

We, at portal.compusurf.es, have picked 'CompuSurf' to be our current domain and hosting distributor. Hence we consider that this brief evaluation of 'CompuSurf' is perhaps going to be very useful for other folks from all around the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'CompuSurf' currently distributes domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility locations: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing approximately the entire Earth. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'CompuSurf' in brief:

Shared Webspace Hosting Solutions

The initial thing we, at portal.compusurf.es, have noticed is the low prices of the shared hosting accounts offered by 'CompuSurf'. 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 site hosting accounts delivered by 'CompuSurf' are driven by a custom built, modern cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by a different host of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Earth will have great troubles with, since cPanel is a one single server based web space hosting environment (each web hosting service, like email, databases, site hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web hosting firms are not able to add new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to set up their own file system), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web space hosting packages, which are driven by an authentic clustered website hosting solution. With a shared website hosting package, each customer pays just for his/her plan, thus keeping the website hosting price really low (since numerous clients are hosted on the same hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered site hosting solution, enables you to pay just for the reserves that you really demand, escaping a situation where you pay for an advanced web hosting package that you cannot really use, or for a basic web space hosting account that cannot handle your web site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a basic plan and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. Hence, you save money that you can expend on promoting the web site while it is still brand new. Each web page hosting account delivered by 'CompuSurf' boasts an online website builder and more than forty popular script-driven software applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for site design solutions. 'CompuSurf' provides shared website hosting accounts in several different regions across the World. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. In this way, nearly the whole planet is encompassed to supply you and your site's visitors with a stable and dependable web space hosting solution at a nearby location. Altogether, the shared hosting packages offered 'CompuSurf' are quite well appointed and are available at an attractive price (beginning from €2.97 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a VPS hosting server may appear complicated to administer. That's perhaps why 'CompuSurf' also stores semi-dedicated web servers in its principal US data center facility in Chicago. Administering these plans is comparable to administering a regular shared site hosting package through a webspace hosting CP interface. They have all the specs of a shared webspace hosting plan such as a free-of-cost site builder and a script installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web hosting account is many times greater than that of a shared web site hosting plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared web site hosting packages. When juxtaposed to a shared web page hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is big: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name allowance is a norm too. The semi-dedicated server hosting accounts do not arrive with complete server root access (we, at portal.compusurf.es, regard this as a small downside), but the good point is that they are managed via the very same webspace hosting Control Panel GUI as the shared hosting packages. This goes to say that a recognizable graphical interface is accessible by all users who do not feel confident enough to manage a virtual web hosting server, yet need more power and system resources than a VPS web server can furnish them with. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful cutting edge servers as the ones which host the private virtual server hosting accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), whereas the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to 120 per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'CompuSurf' can be defined as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from €19.23 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In portal.compusurf.es's opinion, enormous web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous online shops with thousands of customers require a much more powerful web site hosting platform. It seems that the blokes from 'CompuSurf' have reached the same conclusion too. To meet its clients' demands, 'CompuSurf' delivers a number of dedicated web servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That assessment is based on the hardware specifications the dedicated hosting servers ship with: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of web space and Gigabit network interface cards will definitely ensure the quick and steady work of any kind of site. According to 'CompuSurf', the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from portal.compusurf.es, consider that all dedicated server packages provided by 'CompuSurf' are also appropriate for starting a hosting reseller business as each and every server arrives with free-of-cost invoicing software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers provided by 'CompuSurf' are all unmanaged. We, at portal.compusurf.es, consider this a minor weakness, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to €32.40 EUR. So, if you require assistance, the Managed Services upgrade offers an assortment of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of web hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (portal.compusurf.es's) prognosis is that the great drag-and-drop File Manager included in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel will probably render the utilization of any FTP software program pointless. Our (portal.compusurf.es's) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'CompuSurf' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), beginning from €118.81 for the Xeon Scalable 6c package.