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An assessment of Rai Hosting

We, at churchesnetwork.org, have picked 'Rai Hosting' to be our present domain name and web hosting vendor. Hence we deem that this short assessment of 'Rai Hosting' is maybe going to be very useful for other folks from all over the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all over the Globe, because the mere truth is that 'Rai Hosting' currently provides domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing almost the entire World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Rai Hosting' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Hosting Services

The first detail we, at churchesnetwork.org, have observed is the reasonable prices of the shared webspace hosting accounts delivered by 'Rai Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the webspace hosting plans offered by 'Rai Hosting' are driven by an in-house invented, futuristic cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by an individual pack of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting firm in the World will have mammoth predicaments with, since cPanel is a one-server based web space hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on a single web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based site hosting corporations are unable to include extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to concoct their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web space hosting accounts, which are driven by an authentic clustered site hosting platform. With a shared hosting account, each client pays solely for his/her plan, thus retaining the hosting price amazingly low (since multiple clients utilize the same server). In short, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud site hosting solution, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you really require, precluding a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich web site hosting plan that you cannot actually use, or for a tiny hosting account that cannot accommodate your site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a small plan and upgrade as your web page expands. In this way, you economize funds that you can spend on publicizing the site while it is still new. Each hosting plan supplied by 'Rai Hosting' includes an online site building tool and more than forty widely used script platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for site design services. 'Rai Hosting' provides shared web hosting packages in several different regions across the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; two European server farms - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Thus, virtually the entire Globe is covered to present you and your visitors with a stable and dependable site hosting solution at a convenient location. On the whole, the shared hosting accounts provided 'Rai Hosting' are quite well furnished and are available at a very inexpensive price (beginning from $2.75 for the Standard package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To people with little or no practice, a VPS web server may seem hard to handle. That's perhaps why 'Rai Hosting' also houses semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main American data center facility in Chicago. Managing these accounts is similar to administering a normal shared account through a web hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the specs of a shared hosting account such as a free-of-charge site builder and a script installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated server web hosting account is many times greater than that of a shared site hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared with the shared webspace hosting packages. When matched against a shared site hosting plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name allowance is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated hosting server accounts do not include complete root-level access (we, at churchesnetwork.org, deem this a small defect), but the plus is that they are managed via the very same website hosting CP interface as the shared packages. This goes to say that a recognizable graphical user interface is available to all users who do not have enough confidence to manage a VPS web server, but at the same time are in need of more power and supplies than a VPS web hosting server can furnish them with. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful ultramodern hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual web server hosting plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), whereas the private virtual servers can reach a much higher number (80 to 120 per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Rai Hosting' can be categorized as being very inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Fast plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to churchesnetwork.org, enormous web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular web shops with 1000s of customers demand a much more powerful website hosting solution. It seems that the guys from 'Rai Hosting' have reached the same conclusion as well. To meet its users' expectations, 'Rai Hosting' offers an assortment of dedicated web hosting servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specs the dedicated servers ship with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of web space and Gigabit network interface cards will no doubt ensure the quick and steady performance of any kind of site. According to 'Rai Hosting', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from churchesnetwork.org, believe that all dedicated server accounts provided by 'Rai Hosting' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as every server includes free-of-cost billing transaction software and a fee-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers offered by 'Rai Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at churchesnetwork.org, regard this as a slight drawback, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand aid, the Managed Services upgrade includes various supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A number of web hosting CP (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (churchesnetwork.org's) forecast is that the great drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia webspace hosting CP will possibly make the use of any File Transfer Protocol software program pointless. Our (churchesnetwork.org's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Rai Hosting' don't seem to be very low priced (still the Hepsia webspace hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), starting from $115.00 for the Xeon 1.8 plan.