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An assessment of Cotant Hosting

We, at freeaikido.com, have selected 'Cotant Hosting' to be our current domain name and hosting provider. This is why we consider that this concise evaluation of 'Cotant Hosting' is perhaps going to be quite useful for other folks from all over the World in search for domain name and web hosting services. We say individuals from all around the World, since the mere truth is that 'Cotant Hosting' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in several datacenter sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing practically the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Cotant Hosting' in a few words:

Shared Web Hosting Plans

The initial thing we, at freeaikido.com, have noticed is the budget prices of the shared hosting plans furnished by 'Cotant Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the website hosting accounts offered by 'Cotant Hosting' are powered by an in-house built, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, website hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by an individual pack of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting provider on the Globe will have huge complications with, since cPanel is a one-server based webspace hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, site hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by one single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web page hosting providers are not able to add additional functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to develop their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web hosting accounts, which are powered by an authentic clustered site hosting platform. With a shared web page hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her package, thus keeping the webspace hosting price very low (since many clients share the same web hosting server). In short, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud website hosting solution, allows you to pay solely for the resources that you really demand, refraining from a situation where you pay for a powerful web site hosting plan that you cannot really use, or for a small webspace hosting package that cannot host your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a low-end package and upgrade as your web page expands. Thus, you economize funds that you can expend on promoting the website while it is still brand new. Each hosting package provided by 'Cotant Hosting' boasts an online website builder and over 40 popular script platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for website design solutions. 'Cotant Hosting' supplies shared site hosting solutions in several different regions around the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; 2 European server farms - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. Hence, approximately the entire Globe is encompassed to provide you and your website's visitors with a stable and dependable hosting solution at a desired location. All in all, the shared hosting services delivered 'Cotant Hosting' are quite well stocked and come at a very low price (beginning from $2.75 for the Bronze package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To users with little to no experience, a private virtual server may seem tough to manage. That's perhaps why 'Cotant Hosting' also stores semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main North American server farm in Chicago. Managing these packages is comparable to managing a conventional shared web site hosting plan via a CP GUI. They have all the specs of a shared web site hosting plan such as a free-of-charge site building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated server hosting account is many times bigger than that of a shared web page hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared hosting plans. When juxtaposed to a shared site hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name allowance is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated server packages do not arrive with root privileges (we, at freeaikido.com, think that this is a slight downside), but the plus is that they are managed via the same web page hosting CP user interface as the shared accounts. This goes to say that a familiar graphical user interface is accessible by all customers who are not self-confident enough to handle a virtual server, yet require more power and features than a VPS hosting server can give them. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the same powerful high-class servers as the ones which host the private virtual web server hosting accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), whereas the VPS hosting 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 provided by 'Cotant Hosting' can be classified as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Mini package.

Dedicated Web Servers

In freeaikido.com's opinion, huge websites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous web shops with thousands of customers call for a much more powerful web hosting solution. It seems that the blokes from 'Cotant Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion too. To answer its users' anticipations, 'Cotant Hosting' supplies an assortment of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That estimation stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated servers have: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of web space and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly guarantee the quick and steady performance of any type of site. In 'Cotant Hosting's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from freeaikido.com, deem that all dedicated server accounts provided by 'Cotant Hosting' are also appropriate for starting a hosting reseller business as every web server arrives with free-of-cost invoice transaction software platform and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers supplied by 'Cotant Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at freeaikido.com, regard this as a minor weakness, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade offers a handful of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A bouquet of webspace hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are offered with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (freeaikido.com's) prediction is that the outstanding drag and drop File Manager added in the Hepsia site hosting CP will probably make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol client useless. Our (freeaikido.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Cotant Hosting' don't seem to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Atom 1 package.