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A survey of Zia Hosting

We, at vantagesg.com, have picked 'Zia Hosting' to be our current domain name and web hosting provider. Hence we imagine that this concise evaluation of 'Zia Hosting' is perhaps going to be quite useful for other individuals from all around the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the World, since the mere fact is that 'Zia Hosting' presently distributes domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter locations: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing practically the whole Earth. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Zia Hosting' in brief:

Shared Website Hosting Services

The first thing we, at vantagesg.com, have noticed is the low prices of the shared web site hosting services supplied by 'Zia Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the webspace hosting packages supplied by 'Zia Hosting' are driven by a custom created, leading edge cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web page hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by an autonomous pack of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting provider on the Earth will have huge problems with, since cPanel is a one-server based site hosting environment (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel hosting corporations cannot add new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they have to make their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared hosting packages, which are driven by a genuine clustered web site hosting platform. With a shared site hosting account, each customer pays just for his/her account, thus keeping the website hosting price very low (because many clients share one and the same server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a clustered webspace hosting system, allows you to pay just for the reserves that you really require, evading a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich webspace hosting package that you cannot actually use, or for a tiny hosting package that cannot accommodate your website. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to start with a low-end package and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. Thus, you spare capital that you can invest in promoting the website while it is still novel. Every webspace hosting plan delivered by 'Zia Hosting' includes an online site builder and over forty popular script-driven software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web page design services. 'Zia Hosting' offers shared web hosting services in a number of different geographical regions around the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; 2 European datacenters - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. That way, practically the whole Earth is covered to provide you and your web site's visitors with a steady and reliable web space hosting service at a desired place. On the whole, the shared hosting accounts delivered 'Zia Hosting' are very well stocked and are available at an attractive price (starting from $2.75 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To people with little to no experience, a VPS hosting server may appear difficult to administer. That's perhaps why 'Zia Hosting' also houses semi-dedicated web servers in its principal American datacenter facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is comparable to handling a conventional shared site hosting package via a webspace hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the features of a shared account such as a free site building tool and a script installer, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated package is many times larger than that of a shared web page hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is about FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web hosting accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD quota is a principle too. The semi-dedicated accounts do not offer full root-level access (we, at vantagesg.com, consider this a little weak point), but the advantage is that they are managed via the same site hosting CP interface as the shared hosting plans. This suggests that a known graphical interface is available to all clients who do not feel confident enough to manage a VPS, yet require more power and features than a virtual web server can give them. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful leading edge servers as the ones which host the private virtual web server packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), while the private virtual hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Zia Hosting' can be defined as being amazingly cheap (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Manager package.

Dedicated Servers

In vantagesg.com's opinion, large websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web stores with thousands of clients require a much more powerful web space hosting solution. It seems that the guys from 'Zia Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To meet its customers' anticipations, 'Zia Hosting' offers an array of dedicated servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specs the hosting servers ship with: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly guarantee the quick and steady performance of any type of web site. In 'Zia Hosting's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from vantagesg.com, consider that all dedicated server configurations provided by 'Zia Hosting' are also appropriate for initiating a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server ships with free invoicing transaction software platform and a free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers delivered by 'Zia Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at vantagesg.com, regard this as a tiny negative point, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand assistance, the Managed Services upgrade offers a number of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of web hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are offered with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (vantagesg.com's) forecast is that the remarkable point-and-click File Manager included in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel will perhaps render the recourse to any FTP software futile. Our (vantagesg.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Zia Hosting' don't seem to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will no doubt make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Atom 1 plan.