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A survey of Grab Bag Hosting

We, at, have picked 'Grab Bag Hosting' to be our current domain and hosting vendor. Therefore we deem that this concise evaluation of 'Grab Bag Hosting' is perhaps going to be quite helpful for other folks from all over the World in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all over the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'Grab Bag Hosting' currently distributes domain and hosting services in multiple data center facility sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering nearly the whole Earth. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Grab Bag Hosting' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Site Hosting Accounts

The initial detail we, at, have spotted is the cheap prices of the shared webspace hosting services furnished by 'Grab Bag Hosting'. 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 web page hosting plans offered by 'Grab Bag Hosting' are powered by a custom developed, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, CP, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by an individual group of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting firm in the World will have huge complications with, since cPanel is a single server based web page hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being handled by one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel webspace hosting providers are unable to add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they have to design their own file system), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting accounts, which are driven by an authentic clustered site hosting system. With a shared web hosting account, each client pays just for his/her package, thus keeping the site hosting price really low (because multiple clients utilize the same server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud web space hosting solution, enables you to pay only for the reserves that you really demand, escaping a situation where you pay for a powerful web hosting package that you cannot really use, or for a tiny site hosting account that cannot shelter your site. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a low-end plan and upgrade as your web page grows. In this way, you spare funds that you can invest in publicizing the site while it is still brand new. Each web hosting plan provided by 'Grab Bag Hosting' arrives with an online website builder and over forty widely used script software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web page design services. 'Grab Bag Hosting' furnishes shared webspace hosting services in a number of different regions across the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. In this way, virtually the whole Globe is encompassed to supply you and your web page's visitors with a steady and dependable web site hosting solution at a desired place. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions delivered 'Grab Bag Hosting' are really well equipped and are available at a very reasonable price (beginning from $3.00 for the Entry package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To clients with little to no practice, a private virtual server may appear hard to handle. That's probably why 'Grab Bag Hosting' also keeps semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main US server farm in Chicago. Administering these plans is similar to handling a normal shared web space hosting plan via a hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the specs of a shared plan such as a fee-free website building tool and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated server package is many times bigger than that of a shared account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is about FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web site hosting plans. When compared to a shared webspace hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain quota is a rule too. The semi-dedicated server hosting accounts do not offer server root access (we, at, deem this a minor negative point), but the plus is that they are administered through the same web space hosting CP GUI as the shared website hosting packages. This indicates that a familiar graphical user interface is available to all customers who do not have enough self-condifence to handle a virtual private hosting server, but at the same time are in need of more power and supplies than a private virtual hosting server can supply them with. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful first-rate web hosting servers as the ones which host the private virtual server hosting packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical machine), while the private virtual servers can reach a much higher number (80 to 120 per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Grab Bag Hosting' can be dubbed as being quite affordable (as far as price is concerned), starting from $18.00 for the Tall plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to, huge web sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web stores with 1000s of customers call for a much more powerful web hosting platform. It seems that the folks from 'Grab Bag Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To fulfil its clients' demands, 'Grab Bag Hosting' provides a number of dedicated web servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That estimate is based on the hardware specs the web hosting servers have: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 GB of disk space and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt ensure the quick and stable work of any kind of web site. In 'Grab Bag Hosting's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from, think that all dedicated server specs supplied by 'Grab Bag Hosting' are also suitable for commencing a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated server includes free-of-charge billing software platform and a fee-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers provided by 'Grab Bag Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a minor problem, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of aid, the Managed Services upgrade includes a selection of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A selection of hosting CP (CP) interfaces are available with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the superb drag and drop File Manager available in the Hepsia site hosting CP will possibly make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software program useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Grab Bag Hosting' don't seem to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia web space hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will definitely make you smile), commencing from $55.00 for the Idaho plan.