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An assessment of BokWeb.com

We, at artistsmock.org, have picked 'BokWeb.com' to be our current domain and web hosting supplier. This is why we imagine that this short assessment of 'BokWeb.com' is maybe going to be quite useful for other folks from all over the Globe who seek domain name and web hosting services. We say folks from all over the Globe, since the simple fact is that 'BokWeb.com' currently offers domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility locations: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering almost the entire Earth. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'BokWeb.com' in a nutshell:

Shared Hosting Solutions

The first detail we, at artistsmock.org, have spotted is the low-cost prices of the shared web hosting solutions provided by 'BokWeb.com'. 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 plans supplied by 'BokWeb.com' are driven by an in-house invented, cutting edge cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by an individual pack of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting company on the Globe will have great difficulties with, because cPanel is a single server based hosting platform (each hosting service, like mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by one single web server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based web space hosting suppliers are unable to include new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they have to construct their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared hosting accounts, which are powered by an authentic clustered website hosting solution. With a shared web space hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her plan, thus retaining the website hosting price really low (because a lot of users utilize the same server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a cloud hosting solution, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you really require, precluding a situation where you pay for a feature-rich web site hosting plan that you cannot really utilize, or for a small web page hosting account that cannot accommodate your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny package and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. Hence, you economize funds that you can invest in advertising the website while it is still new. Each web site hosting package delivered by 'BokWeb.com' contains an online web site building tool and over forty popular script software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web design services. 'BokWeb.com' delivers shared webspace hosting plans in a number of different regions across the World. There is one data center in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; two European server farms - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. In this way, nearly the entire Earth is encompassed to provide you and your web page's visitors with a steady and fast site hosting solution at a nearby location. All in all, the shared hosting accounts provided 'BokWeb.com' are quite well appointed and come at an excellent price (starting from £3.08 for the Impala plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To customers with little to no experience, a private virtual web server may seem troublesome to administer. That's perhaps why 'BokWeb.com' also houses semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main American datacenter facility in Chicago. Administering these plans is comparable to administering a typical shared web page hosting account via a CP user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web site hosting package such as a free-of-cost website building tool and a web application installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated hosting server account is many times bigger than that of a shared webspace hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is approximately FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web hosting plans. When compared to a shared webspace hosting plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name allowance is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated server hosting accounts do not arrive with root access (we, at artistsmock.org, think that this is a slight problem), but the benefit is that they are managed via the same site hosting CP tool as the shared web page hosting plans. This implies that a recognizable graphical interface is available to all customers who do not feel self-confident enough to handle a VPS hosting server, yet require more power and resources than a virtual private hosting server can give them. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful avant-garde servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual hosting server accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), while the private virtual web servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to 120 per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'BokWeb.com' can be dubbed as being amazingly cheap (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from £22.13 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to artistsmock.org, big sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular web shops with 1000s of customers need a much more powerful hosting platform. It appears that the chaps from 'BokWeb.com' have drawn the same conclusion too. To answer its clients' expectations, 'BokWeb.com' supplies an assortment of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That evaluation rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated web servers include: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly ensure the quick and steady work of any sort of web site. In 'BokWeb.com's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from artistsmock.org, deem that all dedicated server specifications offered by 'BokWeb.com' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as each hosting server provides free-of-charge invoice transaction software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers delivered by 'BokWeb.com' are all unmanaged. We, at artistsmock.org, think of this as a little problem, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax of £26.55 GBP. So, if you need assistance, the Managed Services upgrade offers a handful of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A number of site hosting CP (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (artistsmock.org's) forecast is that the magnificent drag and drop File Manager included in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel will possibly make the use of any FTP software program futile. Our (artistsmock.org's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'BokWeb.com' don't seem to be very low priced (still the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from £65.19 for the Atom 1 plan.