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An evaluation of MarbleHost.com

We, at letsconnect.net.au, have picked 'MarbleHost.com' to be our current domain name and web hosting provider. Therefore we imagine that this brief assessment of 'MarbleHost.com' is probably going to be very helpful for other folks from all around the Globe who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all over the Globe, because the simple truth is that 'MarbleHost.com' currently offers domain and hosting services in several datacenter locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing virtually the whole World. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'MarbleHost.com' in a few words:

Shared Web Hosting Plans

The initial thing we, at letsconnect.net.au, have spotted is the reasonable prices of the shared webspace hosting services supplied by 'MarbleHost.com'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web page hosting packages supplied by 'MarbleHost.com' are powered by a custom devised, futuristic cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like mail, databases, site hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by a separate host of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting corporation in the World will have immense difficulties with, since cPanel is a one single server based hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, webspace hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web page hosting suppliers are unable to add new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to develop their own file system), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web hosting accounts, which are driven by a real cloud web space hosting platform. With a shared web space hosting package, each client pays solely for his/her plan, thus preserving the webspace hosting price amazingly low (because many users utilize the same web hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a clustered website hosting system, allows you to pay just for the reserves that you really demand, avoiding a scenario where you pay for a high-end web page hosting account that you cannot really use, or for a low-end site hosting package that cannot host your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to start with a low-end plan and upgrade as your site expands. Thus, you economize funds that you can invest in advertising the web site while it is still new. Every website hosting account furnished by 'MarbleHost.com' arrives with an online web site builder and over forty popular script software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web site design solutions. 'MarbleHost.com' provides shared webspace hosting plans in a number of different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; 2 European data centers - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. Hence, almost the entire World is covered to supply you and your site's visitors with a stable and reliable web space hosting service at a desired location. As a whole, the shared hosting solutions furnished 'MarbleHost.com' are really well furnished and come at a very modest price (starting from $4.99 for the Basic package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little to no experience, a VPS web hosting server may appear troublesome to handle. That's probably why 'MarbleHost.com' also offers semi-dedicated servers in its principal US data center in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to administering a regular shared website hosting package via a web page hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared site hosting account such as a free-of-cost site building tool and a script installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated web hosting package is many times bigger than that of a shared web page hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared web page hosting packages. When compared with a shared plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD allowance is a principle too. The semi-dedicated hosting plans do not include full root access (we, at letsconnect.net.au, deem this a little drawback), but the good point is that they are administered through the same CP GUI as the shared web site hosting packages. This implies that a well-known graphical interface is accessible by all users who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a virtual private web hosting server, yet require more power and reserves than a VPS hosting server can bestow on them. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the reserves of the same powerful high-end servers as the ones which host the VPS packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), while the private virtual servers can reach a much higher number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'MarbleHost.com' can be branded as being amazingly affordable (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $29.99 for the Semi-dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to letsconnect.net.au, enormous web sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular web stores with 1000s of customers require a much more powerful web space hosting platform. It seems that the blokes from 'MarbleHost.com' have come to the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its clients' expectations, 'MarbleHost.com' delivers a selection of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That estimate is based on the hardware configurations the servers arrive with: many-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly ensure the quick and stable performance of any kind of web site. In 'MarbleHost.com's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from letsconnect.net.au, consider that all dedicated server specs provided by 'MarbleHost.com' are also appropriate for establishing a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web hosting server offers free invoicing software and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers offered by 'MarbleHost.com' are all unmanaged. We, at letsconnect.net.au, deem this a small minus, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $35.00 USD. So, if you need support, the Managed Services upgrade offers various extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. An assortment of site hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are available with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (letsconnect.net.au's) prognosis is that the remarkable drag and drop File Manager included in the Hepsia web site hosting CP will possibly make the use of any FTP software program pointless. Our (letsconnect.net.au's) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'MarbleHost.com' don't appear to be very low priced (still the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will no doubt make you smile), beginning from $99.99 for the Atom 2 plan.