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An evaluation of REN Hosting

We, at statusflow.co.uk, have selected 'REN Hosting' to be our present domain and web hosting provider. Therefore we think that this brief review of 'REN Hosting' is perchance going to be very useful for other individuals from all around the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We state folks from all over the World, since the simple truth is that 'REN Hosting' currently supplies domain and hosting services in multiple server farm sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering nearly the whole Earth. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'REN Hosting' in brief:

Shared Web Space Hosting Packages

The initial thing we, at statusflow.co.uk, have spotted is the inexpensive prices of the shared web space hosting packages offered by 'REN Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the hosting packages supplied by 'REN Hosting' are driven by an in-house designed, leading edge cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, runs on an individual pack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting firm in the World will have huge complications with, because cPanel is a single server based webspace hosting environment (each hosting service, such as email, databases, Control Panel, 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-based website hosting distributors are unable to include additional functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to concoct their own file system), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web site hosting packages, which are powered by an authentic clustered hosting solution. With a shared hosting plan, each customer pays just for his/her account, thus keeping the website hosting price amazingly low (since lots of customers use one and the same server). In brief, a shared hosting package, which runs on a clustered web site hosting system, allows you to pay only for the resources that you indeed need, averting a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich hosting account that you cannot actually use, or for a basic web space hosting package that cannot host your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to begin with a small package and upgrade as your web site expands. In this way, you economize funds that you can spend on publicizing the web site while it is still novel. Every web hosting plan offered by 'REN Hosting' comes with an online website builder and more than 40 popular script-driven software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web design solutions. 'REN Hosting' furnishes shared web site hosting services in a number of different regions around the World. There is one server farm in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. That way, approximately the entire World is encompassed to present you and your website's visitors with a stable and dependable webspace hosting solution at a preferred place. All in all, the shared hosting plans provided 'REN Hosting' are very well furnished and are available at an excellent price (beginning from €3.58 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To people with little to no practice, a private virtual web hosting server may appear difficult to administer. That's perhaps why 'REN Hosting' also houses semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main United States datacenter in Chicago. Managing these accounts is comparable to handling a standard shared website hosting account via a web site hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the features of a shared hosting plan such as a fee-free web site building tool and a PHP script installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated server hosting package is many times bigger than that of a shared site hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is about FIVE times as much as compared to the shared webspace hosting accounts. When matched against a shared web site hosting plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name allowance is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated web hosting plans do not ship with root-level access (we, at statusflow.co.uk, consider this a minor weakness), but the good point is that they are administered via the same webspace hosting CP interface as the shared web hosting accounts. This goes to say that a familiar GUI is accessible by all clients who do not feel confident enough to manage a VPS, but at the same time need more power and features than a Virtual Private Server can offer. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the reserves of the same powerful first-class servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual server accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical machine), while the virtual hosting servers can reach a much greater number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'REN Hosting' can be classified as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), starting from €19.23 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In statusflow.co.uk's opinion, enormous sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous web storefronts with thousands of customers need a much more powerful web page hosting solution. It seems that the fellows from 'REN Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion too. To answer its customers' anticipations, 'REN Hosting' offers an assortment of dedicated web servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That estimation is based on the hardware configurations the hosting servers ship with: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand GB of web space and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly guarantee the quick and steady work of any type of web site. According to 'REN Hosting', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from statusflow.co.uk, believe that all dedicated server solutions offered by 'REN Hosting' are also suitable for initiating a hosting reseller business as each server arrives with free-of-cost invoice transaction software and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated servers delivered by 'REN Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at statusflow.co.uk, think that this is a slight disadvantage, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax which amounts to €31.43 EUR. So, if you need assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides an assortment of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. Several site hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (statusflow.co.uk's) forecast is that the remarkable point and click File Manager offered by the Hepsia website hosting CP will probably render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software program pointless. Our (statusflow.co.uk's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'REN Hosting' don't seem to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia CP and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will definitely make you smile), commencing from €63.37 for the Atom 1 package.