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An assessment of Duty Free Hosting

We, at, have selected 'Duty Free Hosting' to be our present domain and hosting provider. This is why we think that this brief review of 'Duty Free Hosting' is perchance going to be quite useful for other folks from all around the World who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all over the Globe, since the mere fact is that 'Duty Free Hosting' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in multiple server farm sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing almost the whole Globe. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Duty Free Hosting' in brief:

Shared Web Page Hosting Accounts

The initial thing we, at, have detected is the affordable prices of the shared website hosting accounts supplied by 'Duty Free Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the hosting plans supplied by 'Duty Free Hosting' are powered by a custom invented, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by a different set of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting firm on the Globe will have considerable troubles with, because cPanel is a one single server based hosting environment (each hosting service, such as email, databases, website hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on a single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web page hosting corporations cannot add additional functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to devise their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web page hosting packages, which are driven by a genuine clustered web hosting platform. With a shared web page hosting account, each customer pays just for his/her package, thus keeping the web space hosting price really low (because lots of users are hosted on the same web server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud site hosting system, allows you to pay just for the resources that you really need, precluding a situation where you pay for a powerful webspace hosting plan that you cannot really use, or for a tiny website hosting plan that cannot host your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to commence with a low-end plan and upgrade as your online presence expands. That way, you economize money that you can expend on promoting the site while it is still brand new. Every web space hosting account offered by 'Duty Free Hosting' ships with an online web site building tool and more than forty popular script-driven software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web design services. 'Duty Free Hosting' distributes shared web space hosting plans in several different regions across the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. That way, nearly the entire planet is covered to provide you and your website's visitors with a stable and fast web space hosting service at a nearby place. Altogether, the shared hosting services delivered 'Duty Free Hosting' are very well appointed and are available at a good price (beginning from $4.00 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To people with little to no practice, a VPS server may appear troublesome to administer. That's perhaps why 'Duty Free Hosting' also offers semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main US server farm in Chicago. Managing these plans is comparable to handling a regular shared web hosting account via a web page hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the specs of a shared web page hosting plan such as a free-of-cost web site building tool and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated server web hosting account is many times greater than that of a shared web site hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared webspace hosting packages. When juxtaposed to a shared webspace hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is big: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name allowance is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated server web hosting packages do not include root-level access (we, at, regard this as a little weakness), but the plus is that they are managed through the very same hosting CP user interface as the shared site hosting packages. This means that a known graphical environment is available to all clients who do not have enough confidence to handle a private virtual server, but at the same time are in need of more power and system resources than a VPS web hosting server can offer. This is so because the semi-dedicated web servers share the resources of the same powerful first-class servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS server web hosting packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), while the private virtual web hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Duty Free Hosting' can be categorized as being quite affordable (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $30.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In's opinion, huge sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous web shops with 1000s of clients call for a much more powerful webspace hosting platform. It seems that the chaps from 'Duty Free Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To meet its clients' needs, 'Duty Free Hosting' delivers a selection of dedicated hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That estimation rests on the hardware specifications the dedicated hosting servers come with: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 GB of disk space and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly ensure the fast and stable work of any type of web site. In 'Duty Free Hosting's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from, think that all dedicated server configurations delivered by 'Duty Free Hosting' are also appropriate for beginning a hosting reseller business as each web server provides free billing software and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers furnished by 'Duty Free Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a small weak point, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $36.00 USD. So, if you are in need of support, the Managed Services upgrade provides several additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. Several web hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are available with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the splendid drag and drop File Manager added in the Hepsia hosting CP will probably render the use of any File Transfer Protocol client useless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Duty Free Hosting' don't seem to be very cheap (still the Hepsia hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), starting from $95.00 for the Xeon E3 v5 plan.