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An assessment of Sonic Hosting

We, at kubesmediadesign.net, have chosen 'Sonic Hosting' to be our present domain name and hosting distributor. Therefore we anticipate that this brief review of 'Sonic Hosting' is probably going to be very useful for other people from all around the Globe who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all around the World, because the mere truth is that 'Sonic Hosting' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in several data center facility locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing virtually the entire Earth. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Sonic Hosting' in brief:

Shared Web Site Hosting Plans

The initial detail we, at kubesmediadesign.net, have spotted is the cheap prices of the shared webspace hosting services furnished by 'Sonic Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web page hosting plans provided by 'Sonic Hosting' are powered by a custom invented, cutting edge cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on an independent set of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting firm in the World will have considerable predicaments with, because cPanel is a single server based web site hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by a single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based webspace hosting companies are unable to add extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they have to concoct their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web hosting accounts, which are powered by an authentic clustered web hosting platform. With a shared web hosting plan, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus preserving the price very low (because a lot of clients are located on the same web server). In short, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a cloud webspace hosting platform, permits you to pay just for the reserves that you really need, precluding a situation where you pay for an advanced web site hosting account that you cannot really utilize, or for a small hosting account that cannot host your site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a basic plan and upgrade as your Internet presence expands. That way, you save funds that you can invest in promoting the site while it is still new. Each website hosting plan supplied by 'Sonic Hosting' comprises an online website building tool and over 40 widely used script platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'Sonic Hosting' provides shared webspace hosting accounts in several different regions around the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; 2 European datacenters - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. That way, nearly the whole Globe is covered to supply you and your visitors with a stable and fast web site hosting solution at a convenient location. Altogether, the shared hosting accounts provided 'Sonic Hosting' are very well appointed and come at a very good price (beginning from C$4.99 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To customers with little to no experience, a VPS may seem hard to handle. That's probably why 'Sonic Hosting' also stores semi-dedicated servers in its main United States datacenter in Chicago. Managing these accounts is similar to managing a standard shared site hosting plan via a site hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the features of a shared web hosting account such as a free website builder and a web app installer, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated server plan is many times greater than that of a shared webspace hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is approximately FIVE times as much as compared with the shared accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared web space hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name quota is a norm too. The semi-dedicated web server accounts do not ship with full root privileges (we, at kubesmediadesign.net, deem this a little defect), but the advantage is that they are administered through the very same web space hosting CP tool as the shared website hosting packages. This signifies that a familiar graphical user interface is available to all customers who do not feel self-confident enough to administer a virtual private hosting server, yet are in need of more power and resources than a Virtual Private Server can offer. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful avant-garde servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS web hosting server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), whereas the VPS web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Sonic Hosting' can be classified as being very inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), commencing from C$27.92 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In kubesmediadesign.net's opinion, big websites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular online shops with thousands of customers call for a much more powerful web hosting solution. It appears that the fellows from 'Sonic Hosting' have reached the same conclusion too. To live up to its clients' needs, 'Sonic Hosting' provides a bouquet of dedicated web hosting servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That estimate stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated hosting servers ship with: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit NICs will undoubtedly ensure the fast and steady work of any type of website. According to 'Sonic Hosting', the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from kubesmediadesign.net, believe that all dedicated server specifications furnished by 'Sonic Hosting' are also appropriate for beginning a hosting reseller business as every dedicated server arrives with free-of-cost invoicing software platform and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers supplied by 'Sonic Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at kubesmediadesign.net, regard this as a small negative point, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax which amounts to C$44.97 CAD. So, if you are in need of help, the Managed Services upgrade provides a selection of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of web hosting CP (CP) interfaces are available with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (kubesmediadesign.net's) prediction is that the superb drag and drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia website hosting CP will perhaps render the recourse to any FTP software futile. Our (kubesmediadesign.net's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Sonic Hosting' don't appear to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), starting from C$95.40 for the Atom 1 package.