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An assessment of Best Of British World

We, at u-live.org, have chosen 'Best Of British World' to be our current domain name and hosting supplier. Therefore we believe that this brief review of 'Best Of British World' is probably going to be quite useful for other individuals from all around the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all around the Globe, since the mere fact is that 'Best Of British World' presently distributes domain and hosting services in numerous data center sites: in North America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering nearly the whole World. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'Best Of British World' in short:

Shared Web Page Hosting Accounts

The initial detail we, at u-live.org, have noticed is the cheap prices of the shared website hosting plans delivered by 'Best Of British World'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the site hosting plans offered by 'Best Of British World' are driven by a custom designed, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like email, databases, website hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by an independent pack of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Globe will have considerable predicaments with, since cPanel is a one single server based website hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on one single web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web page hosting suppliers are unable to include extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must set up their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web page hosting accounts, which are driven by a genuine cloud hosting system. With a shared web site hosting plan, each customer pays just for his/her account, thus retaining the webspace hosting price really low (because multiple clients utilize the same hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting package, which runs on a cloud website hosting system, permits you to pay solely for the reserves that you actually need, averting a scenario where you pay for a powerful web space hosting package that you cannot really use, or for a tiny web site hosting account that cannot handle your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to begin with a tiny package and upgrade as your web presence expands. In this way, you spare cash that you can invest in advertising the site while it is still brand new. Each web page hosting plan delivered by 'Best Of British World' comprises an online site builder and over 40 widely used script platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for site design solutions. 'Best Of British World' provides shared web page hosting solutions in several different countries around the Globe. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. In this way, practically the entire World is encompassed to provide you and your web site's visitors with a steady and fast site hosting solution at a nearby location. On the whole, the shared hosting packages provided 'Best Of British World' are quite well appointed and come at a very cheap price (starting from £4.92 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To customers with little to no experience, a private virtual web hosting server may appear troublesome to handle. That's probably why 'Best Of British World' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal US datacenter facility in Chicago. Administering these accounts is similar to handling a normal shared web space hosting account through a hosting CP tool. They have all the features of a shared webspace hosting account such as a fee-free website building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated server hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared package. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is about FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web hosting packages. When compared with a shared webspace hosting package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting server accounts do not come with root-level access (we, at u-live.org, count this as a slight downside), but the good point is that they are administered through the very same web space hosting CP interface as the shared web hosting accounts. This signifies that a user-friendly graphical interface is offered to all clients who do not feel confident enough to manage a virtual private hosting server, but at the same time need more power and resources than a VPS web server can furnish them with. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the system resources of the very same powerful high-end hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the Virtual Private Server web hosting accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), while the VPSs can reach a much bigger number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Best Of British World' can be categorized as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), commencing from £16.93 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

In u-live.org's opinion, enormous web pages such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web stores with 1000s of customers demand a much more powerful web site hosting environment. It appears that the guys from 'Best Of British World' have reached the same conclusion too. To satisfy its customers' requirements, 'Best Of British World' offers a collection of dedicated web hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That assessment rests on the hardware configurations the web servers have: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will definitely ensure the fast and steady work of any kind of website. In 'Best Of British World's opinion, the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding sites. We, from u-live.org, consider that all dedicated server accounts supplied by 'Best Of British World' are also suitable for initiating a hosting reseller business as every dedicated server includes free billing software platform and a complimentary domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers furnished by 'Best Of British World' are all unmanaged. We, at u-live.org, regard this as a tiny minus, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee which amounts to £26.93 GBP. So, if you require assistance, the Managed Services upgrade offers various supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (u-live.org's) prediction is that the magnificent drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web page hosting CP will possibly make the use of any FTP software pointless. Our (u-live.org's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Best Of British World' don't appear to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), beginning from £56.65 for the Atom 1 plan.