A survey of HD Web Hosting

We, at, have chosen 'HD Web Hosting' to be our current domain name and web hosting supplier. Therefore we think that this concise evaluation of 'HD Web Hosting' is perhaps going to be very useful for other people from all over the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all around the World, since the simple truth is that 'HD Web Hosting' currently distributes domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter facility sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering almost the entire planet. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'HD Web Hosting' in a few words:

Shared Site Hosting Plans

The initial thing we, at, have spotted is the low-cost prices of the shared website hosting services offered by 'HD Web Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web site hosting plans offered by 'HD Web Hosting' are powered by an in-house devised, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web page hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by a separate stack of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting provider on the Earth will have immense difficulties with, because cPanel is a one-server based webspace hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by one single web server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web 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 develop their own file platform), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared hosting packages, which are powered by an actual clustered web site hosting system. With a shared webspace hosting account, each client pays only for his/her package, thus maintaining the site hosting price amazingly low (since numerous clients are located on one and the same hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered web site hosting system, allows you to pay only for the reserves that you indeed demand, evading a scenario where you pay for a powerful web page hosting plan that you cannot really utilize, or for a basic web space hosting package that cannot accommodate your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to begin with a tiny package and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. Thus, you spare capital that you can invest in publicizing the web page while it is still new. Every hosting package provided by 'HD Web Hosting' ships with an online site builder and more than 40 popular script platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'HD Web Hosting' provides shared web page hosting services in several different regions around the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. That way, nearly the whole Earth is encompassed to supply you and your website's visitors with a stable and dependable web site hosting solution at a desired place. As a whole, the shared hosting services furnished 'HD Web Hosting' are really well appointed and come at a budget price (starting from $5.00 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To people with little to no experience, a private virtual server may appear complicated to administer. That's perhaps why 'HD Web Hosting' also houses semi-dedicated servers in its main United States data center in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to administering a typical shared web space hosting account via a site hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the specs of a shared web site hosting account such as a free-of-charge site builder and a web application installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated web hosting plan is many times greater than that of a shared package. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared to the shared site hosting plans. When juxtaposed to a shared site hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD allowance is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated server hosting plans do not include server root access (we, at, regard this as a little minus), but the good point is that they are managed via the very same webspace hosting Control Panel interface as the shared hosting accounts. This implies that a recognizable graphical environment is offered to all clients who are not confident enough to administer a virtual web server, yet demand more power and system resources than a virtual web hosting server can furnish them with. This is like that because the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the very same powerful ultramodern web servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical machine), while the VPS web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'HD Web Hosting' can be classified as being amazingly cheap (as far as price is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Budget Semi Dedicated plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In's opinion, big web sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular web shops with 1000s of customers require a much more powerful site hosting solution. It seems that the fellows from 'HD Web Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To live up to its users' demands, 'HD Web Hosting' delivers a bouquet of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That estimate is based on the hardware configurations the web hosting servers arrive with: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of data storage and Gigabit network cards will beyond doubt ensure the fast and steady performance of any sort of site. In 'HD Web Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from, think that all dedicated server configurations delivered by 'HD Web Hosting' are also appropriate for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each and every hosting server ships with free-of-charge invoicing software platform and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers offered by 'HD Web Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, consider this a little defect, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you require support, the Managed Services upgrade provides several extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A selection of web page hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are available with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the remarkable point-and-click File Manager included in the Hepsia website hosting CP will possibly render the utilization of any FTP software useless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'HD Web Hosting' don't seem to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will no doubt make you smile), beginning from $80.00 for the Xeon E3 v5 plan.