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An assessment of SKC Hosting

We, at arctiqsoft.com, have picked 'SKC Hosting' to be our present domain and hosting provider. Hence we consider that this brief evaluation of 'SKC Hosting' is probably going to be very helpful for other people from all over the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all over the World, because the mere truth is that 'SKC Hosting' presently provides domain and hosting services in several data center facility locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing almost the whole Earth. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'SKC Hosting' in a few words:

Shared Hosting Accounts

The first detail we, at arctiqsoft.com, have noticed is the low prices of the shared webspace hosting plans offered by 'SKC Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web page hosting plans provided by 'SKC Hosting' are powered by an in-house created, leading edge cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by a different stack of servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting distributor in the World will have colossal problems with, since cPanel is a one single server based webspace hosting environment (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., runs on a single server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel website hosting providers are unable to include new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must build their own file platform), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting plans, which are powered by a real cloud web page hosting system. With a shared web page hosting package, each client pays just for his/her plan, thus maintaining the site hosting price amazingly low (since multiple clients are hosted on the same web hosting server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a clustered website hosting solution, allows you to pay just for the reserves that you really require, refraining from a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich web page hosting account that you cannot really utilize, or for a tiny web space hosting account that cannot host your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to begin with a basic plan and upgrade as your site grows. That way, you save money that you can expend on promoting the web page while it is still new. Each web space hosting package furnished by 'SKC Hosting' offers an online web site building tool and more than forty widely used script platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web design services. 'SKC Hosting' supplies shared web page hosting plans in a number of different regions across the World. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European server farms - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. That way, virtually the whole Earth is covered to supply you and your web page's visitors with a stable and fast site hosting solution at a nearby location. Altogether, the shared hosting packages supplied 'SKC Hosting' are very well stocked and come at a very low price (beginning from $3.75 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To customers with little or no practice, a virtual hosting server may appear tough to manage. That's probably why 'SKC Hosting' also houses semi-dedicated web servers in its main North American server farm in Chicago. Managing these packages is similar to managing a typical shared web hosting account through a webspace hosting CP interface. They have all the specs of a shared plan such as a free-of-cost site building tool and a script installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated web hosting package is many times greater than that of a shared web site hosting package. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared web space hosting plans. When contrasted with a shared web hosting account, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated server hosting plans do not include complete root access (we, at arctiqsoft.com, count this as a tiny minus), but the advantage is that they are administered through the same CP user interface as the shared web space hosting accounts. This signifies that a user-friendly GUI is accessible by all customers who are not self-confident enough to administer a Virtual Private Server, yet demand more power and system resources than a virtual hosting server can offer. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful hyper-advanced web servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS server accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical machine), while the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to 120 per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'SKC Hosting' can be dubbed as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to arctiqsoft.com, big web pages such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular web stores with thousands of customers require a much more powerful website hosting platform. It seems that the chaps from 'SKC Hosting' have reached the same conclusion too. To live up to its customers' anticipations, 'SKC Hosting' supplies a bouquet of dedicated web hosting servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That estimate stands on the hardware specs the hosting servers arrive with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly guarantee the quick and steady work of any sort of web site. In 'SKC Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from arctiqsoft.com, consider that all dedicated server plans offered by 'SKC Hosting' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as every dedicated hosting server includes free-of-charge invoicing transaction software and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers offered by 'SKC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at arctiqsoft.com, think that this is a little drawback, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you need backing, the Managed Services upgrade offers an array of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A handful of web hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (arctiqsoft.com's) prognosis is that the impressive drag and drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia site hosting CP will possibly render the recourse to any FTP client useless. Our (arctiqsoft.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'SKC Hosting' don't seem to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will no doubt make you smile), starting from $80.00 for the Xeon E3 v5 plan.