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An evaluation of Host Mates

We, at, have chosen 'Host Mates' to be our current domain and web hosting vendor. Hence we presume that this succinct assessment of 'Host Mates' is perhaps going to be very helpful for other folks from all around the World who need domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all around the Globe, because the mere fact is that 'Host Mates' currently furnishes domain and hosting services in numerous data center locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering nearly the entire planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Host Mates' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Site Hosting Plans

The initial thing we, at, have noted is the reasonable prices of the shared web site hosting packages supplied by 'Host Mates'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web hosting accounts furnished by 'Host Mates' are driven by a custom devised, cutting edge cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web page hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by a different bunch of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Globe will have huge troubles with, because cPanel is a single server based website hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being dealt with by one single server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel site hosting distributors are unable to add extra 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 the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web page hosting packages, which are driven by an actual clustered web site hosting system. With a shared site hosting plan, each client pays only for his/her plan, thus retaining the web space hosting price really low (since numerous customers are located on the same server). In short, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a clustered website hosting platform, enables you to pay solely for the resources that you indeed require, refraining from a situation where you pay for an advanced web space hosting package that you cannot really use, or for a low-end web site hosting account that cannot accommodate your web site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny package and upgrade as your online presence grows. So, you spare capital that you can invest in publicizing the website while it is still brand new. Each web hosting account supplied by 'Host Mates' comes with an online web site builder and more than forty widely used script platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for website design services. 'Host Mates' provides shared webspace hosting plans in a number of different geographical regions around the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in the UK and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. That way, virtually the entire Earth is encompassed to provide you and your site's visitors with a stable and reliable webspace hosting service at a nearby location. As a whole, the shared hosting packages delivered 'Host Mates' are really well appointed and come at a very low price (starting from A$12.62 for the Hostmate Special plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To users with little or no practice, a virtual private web server may seem hard to manage. That's perhaps why 'Host Mates' also stores semi-dedicated servers in its principal American server farm facility in Chicago. Managing these packages is comparable to handling a typical shared website hosting plan through a web space hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web site hosting plan such as a free-of-charge web site building tool and a web application installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated plan is many times greater than that of a shared website hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is almost FIVE times as much as compared with the shared hosting accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared web page hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name allowance is a standard too. The semi-dedicated web hosting accounts do not offer full root access (we, at, consider this a slight negative point), but the plus is that they are administered through the very same web page hosting Control Panel interface as the shared hosting plans. This means that a familiar graphical user interface is available to all users who are not confident enough to manage a virtual server, yet need more power and resources than a VPS can give them. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the very same powerful hyper-advanced hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS web server hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), while the VPS web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Host Mates' can be labeled as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from A$61.20 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to, big websites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous online shops with thousands of clients demand a much more powerful site hosting solution. It seems that the guys from 'Host Mates' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To satisfy its clients' demands, 'Host Mates' offers an array of dedicated servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That estimation is based on the hardware configurations the hosting servers sport: many-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly guarantee the fast and steady performance of any type of site. According to 'Host Mates', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from, think that all dedicated server specs supplied by 'Host Mates' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as each hosting server arrives with free invoicing transaction software platform and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers offered by 'Host Mates' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a little negative point, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax which amounts to A$56.99 AUD. So, if you require backing, the Managed Services upgrade offers a selection of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of web space hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the outstanding drag and drop File Manager available in the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel will possibly make the use of any File Transfer Protocol software program pointless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Host Mates' don't appear to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will no doubt make you smile), commencing from A$148.09 for the Xeon E3 v5 package.