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A review of SecureShells

We, at mnx.me, have chosen 'SecureShells' to be our current domain and hosting vendor. Therefore we believe that this short review of 'SecureShells' is probably going to be very useful for other people from all over the World who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all over the World, since the mere fact is that 'SecureShells' presently distributes domain and hosting services in several server farm locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing nearly the whole World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'SecureShells' in a nutshell:

Shared Hosting Solutions

The initial detail we, at mnx.me, have perceived is the low prices of the shared hosting solutions supplied by 'SecureShells'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web site hosting accounts offered by 'SecureShells' are powered by a custom invented, leading edge cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web page hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by an independent bunch of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Earth will have huge complications with, because cPanel is a one single server based site hosting environment (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on one single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web space hosting corporations are unable to include new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to devise their own file platform), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web page hosting plans, which are powered by an authentic cloud web page hosting system. With a shared web page hosting package, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus maintaining the hosting price really low (since lots of users use one and the same web server). In short, a shared hosting package, which runs on a clustered web hosting system, permits you to pay only for the resources that you really demand, avoiding a situation where you pay for an advanced web site hosting plan that you cannot actually use, or for a basic site hosting package that cannot host your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to kick off with a low-end package and upgrade as your web page expands. In this way, you spare funds that you can expend on publicizing the website while it is still brand new. Every web hosting package supplied by 'SecureShells' offers an online site builder and over 40 widely used script software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web page design solutions. 'SecureShells' distributes shared website hosting packages in a number of different regions around the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European datacenter facilities - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. In this way, nearly the entire Globe is covered to present you and your site's visitors with a stable and reliable web hosting solution at a convenient place. As a whole, the shared hosting plans supplied 'SecureShells' are really well furnished and come at a good price (starting from $2.75 for the Economy package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no experience, a VPS may seem difficult to administer. That's probably why 'SecureShells' also offers semi-dedicated servers in its principal American data center facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is comparable to handling a normal shared web page hosting plan via a web page hosting CP interface. They have all the features of a shared account such as a free-of-charge web site building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated server web hosting plan is many times greater than that of a shared hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared with the shared accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared web space hosting account, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain quota is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated hosting server accounts do not ship with root-level access (we, at mnx.me, deem this a minor weak point), but the benefit is that they are administered through the very same web space hosting CP tool as the shared packages. This signifies that a known graphical environment is available to all users who do not have enough confidence to administer a Virtual Private Server, yet demand more power and system resources than a VPS can offer. This is like that because the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful hyper-advanced web hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual server hosting packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical machine), while the private virtual 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 provided by 'SecureShells' can be labeled as being quite affordable (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Mercury plan.

Dedicated Servers

According to mnx.me, big web sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous online storefronts with thousands of customers request a much more powerful site hosting solution. It appears that the blokes from 'SecureShells' have reached the same conclusion too. To live up to its clients' expectations, 'SecureShells' delivers an assortment of dedicated hosting servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That evaluation stands on the hardware configurations the web servers include: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit NICs will definitely ensure the fast and steady performance of any type of web site. In 'SecureShells's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from mnx.me, think that all dedicated server solutions furnished by 'SecureShells' are also appropriate for initiating a hosting reseller business as every hosting server provides free-of-cost invoicing transaction software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers supplied by 'SecureShells' are all unmanaged. We, at mnx.me, think of this as a little weak point, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need aid, the Managed Services upgrade provides several additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A number of hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (mnx.me's) forecast is that the outstanding point and click File Manager offered by the Hepsia CP will perhaps make the recourse to any FTP client futile. Our (mnx.me's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'SecureShells' don't seem to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), beginning from $65.00 for the Earth plan.