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A review of Rick Hosting

We, at lifeminds.com, have selected 'Rick Hosting' to be our current domain name and web hosting distributor. Therefore we deem that this brief assessment of 'Rick Hosting' is perchance going to be very useful for other individuals from all over the World who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all around the Globe, since the mere fact is that 'Rick Hosting' presently offers domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter sites: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing almost the entire World. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'Rick Hosting' in a few words:

Shared Web Site Hosting Services

The first detail we, at lifeminds.com, have observed is the reasonable prices of the shared web hosting plans offered by 'Rick 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 site hosting accounts supplied by 'Rick Hosting' are powered by an in-house invented, leading edge cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, website hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on an autonomous stack of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting vendor in the World will have considerable problems with, because cPanel is a one-server based site hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on one single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web site hosting vendors cannot include new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must create their own file platform), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared website hosting plans, which are driven by a real cloud website hosting system. With a shared website hosting package, each client pays just for his/her package, thus preserving the web hosting price amazingly low (because lots of clients are hosted on the same hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a clustered web page hosting solution, allows you to pay solely for the reserves that you actually need, evading a situation where you pay for a high-end web space hosting plan that you cannot truly use, or for a small web space hosting account that cannot host your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to start with a small plan and upgrade as your web presence grows. In this way, you economize money that you can expend on publicizing the web page while it is still brand new. Every web page hosting account supplied by 'Rick Hosting' offers an online website builder and over 40 popular script-driven software platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for site design services. 'Rick Hosting' supplies shared hosting solutions in several different regions across the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; 2 European server farms - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. That way, practically the entire planet is encompassed to present you and your site's visitors with a stable and reliable website hosting solution at a nearby location. Altogether, the shared hosting packages supplied 'Rick Hosting' are quite well stocked and come at a low-cost price (starting from $2.75 for the Startup package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To people with little to no practice, a virtual private web server may appear complicated to administer. That's probably why 'Rick Hosting' also stores semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal American server farm in Chicago. Administering these plans is similar to managing a normal shared web site hosting plan via a web page hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the features of a shared website hosting account such as a fee-free site building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is nearly FIVE times as much as compared with the shared webspace hosting accounts. When matched against a shared hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD quota is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated hosting accounts do not ship with complete root-level access (we, at lifeminds.com, deem this a small minus), but the plus is that they are managed via the very same web hosting CP GUI as the shared web hosting packages. This goes to say that a recognizable graphical environment is accessible by all clients who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a VPS server, but at the same time are in need of more power and reserves than a VPS web hosting server can bestow on them. This is so because the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the same powerful high-class web hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual private web server hosting packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), while the VPS web servers can reach a much greater number (80 to 120 per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Rick Hosting' can be defined as being very affordable (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the Level 1 package.

Dedicated Servers

According to lifeminds.com, large web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous web shops with 1000s of customers need a much more powerful web hosting platform. It appears that the blokes from 'Rick Hosting' have reached the same conclusion as well. To answer its clients' needs, 'Rick Hosting' supplies an assortment of dedicated web hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That estimation rests on the hardware specs the web servers include: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly ensure the fast and stable performance of any kind of site. According to 'Rick Hosting', the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from lifeminds.com, deem that all dedicated server packages furnished by 'Rick Hosting' are also suitable for initiating a hosting reseller business as every dedicated server ships with free invoicing transaction software and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers provided by 'Rick Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at lifeminds.com, deem this a tiny negative point, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand aid, the Managed Services upgrade provides several additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A selection of web page hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (lifeminds.com's) prognosis is that the excellent drag and drop File Manager included in the Hepsia web space hosting CP will possibly make the use of any File Transfer Protocol client useless. Our (lifeminds.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Rick Hosting' don't seem to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia web page hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), starting from $65.00 for the Atom 1 package.