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An evaluation of PC Aid Hosting

We, at, have selected 'PC Aid Hosting' to be our current domain name and web hosting supplier. Hence we anticipate that this brief evaluation of 'PC Aid Hosting' is perchance going to be very useful for other individuals from all around the Globe who seek domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all around the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'PC Aid Hosting' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in multiple server farm locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing almost the entire Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'PC Aid Hosting' in short:

Shared Hosting Packages

The initial thing we, at, have detected is the inexpensive prices of the shared web space hosting packages furnished by 'PC Aid Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the website hosting packages delivered by 'PC Aid Hosting' are driven by an in-house invented, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by a different pack of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting provider in the World will have big troubles with, because cPanel is a one single server based webspace hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, webspace hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web site hosting vendors are unable to include extra functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to design their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web space hosting plans, which are driven by a real clustered site hosting system. With a shared hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus maintaining the hosting price amazingly low (because multiple clients use one and the same web hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a clustered webspace hosting system, permits you to pay only for the reserves that you really demand, escaping a scenario where you pay for a powerful web space hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a small site hosting account that cannot accommodate your site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a small package and upgrade as your online presence grows. So, you save cash that you can expend on publicizing the site while it is still brand new. Each and every hosting account delivered by 'PC Aid Hosting' ships with an online website building tool and over forty popular script software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web design services. 'PC Aid Hosting' distributes shared web site hosting accounts in several different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European datacenters - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. That way, nearly the whole Globe is covered to provide you and your web site's visitors with a steady and reliable web hosting service at a nearby location. All in all, the shared hosting plans provided 'PC Aid Hosting' are very well stocked and come at a low-cost price (beginning from $3.00 for the Simple package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To people with little to no practice, a virtual web hosting server may appear troublesome to manage. That's perhaps why 'PC Aid Hosting' also hosts semi-dedicated web servers in its main North American data center facility in Chicago. Administering these plans is similar to administering a normal shared web space hosting account via a website hosting CP tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared web space hosting package such as a fee-free site building tool and a web application installer, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated plan is many times greater than that of a shared web space hosting plan. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is almost 5 times as much as compared with the shared web hosting packages. When matched against a shared hosting package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name allowance is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated server packages do not offer full root-level access (we, at, count this as a minor downside), but the good point is that they are administered through the same web space hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared web space hosting packages. This suggests that a familiar GUI is accessible by all users who are not self-confident enough to administer a private virtual web server, but at the same time demand more power and reserves than a private virtual web hosting server can offer. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the reserves of the same powerful high-end web servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS server packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), whereas the VPS web hosting servers can reach a much greater number (80 to 120 per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'PC Aid Hosting' can be categorized as being amazingly affordable (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the Galaxy package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to, big websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous online shops with 1000s of customers demand a much more powerful site hosting environment. It seems that the chaps from 'PC Aid Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To live up to its clients' requirements, 'PC Aid Hosting' offers a selection of dedicated hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That estimation rests on the hardware specs the dedicated servers have: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly guarantee the fast and steady work of any kind of web site. In 'PC Aid Hosting's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from, think that all dedicated server configurations offered by 'PC Aid Hosting' are also suitable for initiating a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated hosting server ships with free-of-charge invoicing software platform and a bonus domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers provided by 'PC Aid Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, consider this a tiny defect, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you need assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides several supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A bunch of web page hosting CP (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the great drag and drop File Manager included in the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel will perhaps make the use of any File Transfer Protocol software useless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'PC Aid Hosting' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $115.00 for the Xeon Scalable 6c package.