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An assessment of City Host

We, at, have chosen 'City Host' to be our present domain and web hosting supplier. Hence we imagine that this brief review of 'City Host' is perchance going to be quite helpful for other folks from all over the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all over the Globe, because the mere truth is that 'City Host' currently furnishes domain and hosting services in several data center sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing nearly the whole Earth. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'City Host' in a few words:

Shared Webspace Hosting Solutions

The initial detail we, at, have discerned is the low prices of the shared web space hosting solutions supplied by 'City Host'. 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 hosting packages supplied by 'City Host' are powered by a custom built, modern cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, website hosting CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by a separate set of web servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting firm in the World will have enormous predicaments with, since cPanel is a one-server based web site hosting environment (each hosting service, such as email, databases, webspace hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web space hosting suppliers are not able to include new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they must devise their own file system), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web space hosting packages, which are driven by a genuine cloud web site hosting solution. With a shared hosting plan, each customer pays just for his/her plan, thus retaining the web hosting price really low (since plenty of clients are hosted on one and the same web hosting server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud web page hosting solution, permits you to pay solely for the resources that you indeed demand, averting a situation where you pay for a high-end web page hosting package that you cannot actually use, or for a tiny webspace hosting account that cannot handle your website. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny package and upgrade as your site expands. Thus, you spare cash that you can expend on advertising the site while it is still new. Each and every hosting package supplied by 'City Host' contains an online site building tool and more than forty widely used script software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for website design solutions. 'City Host' supplies shared hosting solutions in a number of different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; 2 European server farms - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. That way, virtually the entire planet is encompassed to present you and your website's visitors with a stable and dependable web space hosting service at a preferred place. On the whole, the shared hosting solutions delivered 'City Host' are very well appointed and come at an attractive price (starting from $4.25 for the Business package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To people with little or no experience, a VPS server may seem difficult to manage. That's perhaps why 'City Host' also houses semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main American data center facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is comparable to administering a standard shared account through a web site hosting CP tool. They have all the features of a shared web site hosting package such as a free-of-cost site building tool and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated server web hosting account is many times greater than that of a shared web page hosting package. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is approximately FIVE times as much as compared to the shared site hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared web page hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD allowance is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated server web hosting packages do not arrive with root-level access (we, at, deem this a minor weakness), but the benefit is that they are administered through the same hosting Control Panel tool as the shared hosting packages. This suggests that a recognizable GUI is accessible by all clients who do not have enough confidence to administer a VPS web hosting server, yet are in need of more power and supplies than a VPS can give them. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the same powerful cutting edge servers as the ones which host the virtual server hosting accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), whereas the Virtual Private Servers can reach a much greater number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'City Host' can be dubbed as being amazingly cheap (as far as price is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In's opinion, huge websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular web storefronts with thousands of customers demand a much more powerful website hosting platform. It seems that the fellows from 'City Host' have reached the same conclusion too. To meet its customers' demands, 'City Host' offers a selection of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That estimate stands on the hardware specs the dedicated web servers arrive with: many-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly ensure the quick and stable work of any sort of website. According to 'City Host', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from, believe that all dedicated server specifications provided by 'City Host' are also appropriate for commencing a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated server includes free-of-cost invoicing software platform and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers delivered by 'City Host' are all unmanaged. We, at, consider this a little minus, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you need help, the Managed Services upgrade provides a bouquet of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bunch of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the exceptional point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel will possibly render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol client useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'City Host' don't appear to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia webspace hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from $65.00 for the Atom 1 package.