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An assessment of Digital Vines

We, at dtharm.com, have chosen 'Digital Vines' to be our current domain and hosting provider. Hence we suppose that this succinct evaluation of 'Digital Vines' is perhaps going to be very helpful for other folks from all around the World who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We state folks from all around the World, because the simple fact is that 'Digital Vines' presently offers domain and hosting services in several datacenter locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering virtually the whole planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Digital Vines' in a few words:

Shared Web Site Hosting Packages

The initial thing we, at dtharm.com, have discerned is the affordable prices of the shared site hosting services furnished by 'Digital Vines'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the hosting accounts delivered by 'Digital Vines' are driven by an in-house developed, modern cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on an individual pack of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting firm on the Earth will have colossal problems with, since cPanel is a single server based hosting environment (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web page hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by a single web server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web page hosting providers cannot add new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to develop their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web hosting accounts, which are powered by an actual cloud web page hosting solution. With a shared web space hosting account, each client pays just for his/her account, thus maintaining the price very low (because a lot of customers utilize the same hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a cloud site hosting solution, allows you to pay just for the reserves that you actually need, refraining from a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich web site hosting plan that you cannot truly utilize, or for a small web space hosting plan that cannot host your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to kick off with a low-end package and upgrade as your web page grows. Thus, you spare money that you can invest in advertising the website while it is still new. Every hosting plan delivered by 'Digital Vines' arrives with an online website builder and more than 40 popular script software platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for site design services. 'Digital Vines' supplies shared webspace hosting plans in a number of different countries around the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. In this way, nearly the whole planet is covered to present you and your web page's visitors with a stable and reliable web site hosting service at a nearby location. As a whole, the shared hosting solutions furnished 'Digital Vines' are very well stocked and come at a very affordable price (starting from A$5.95 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To users with little to no experience, a VPS hosting server may appear troublesome to manage. That's perhaps why 'Digital Vines' also houses semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main North American server farm facility in Chicago. Managing these packages is comparable to handling a standard shared web space hosting account through a hosting CP tool. They have all the specs of a shared webspace hosting package such as a free website building tool and a web application installer, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated web hosting account is many times greater than that of a shared site hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be used is almost 5 times as much as compared with the shared webspace hosting packages. When compared with a shared web hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain allowance is a principle too. The semi-dedicated server web hosting packages do not include full root-level access (we, at dtharm.com, think of this as a slight defect), but the benefit is that they are managed through the very same web page hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared web space hosting plans. This means that a well-known graphical interface is accessible by all customers who are not self-confident enough to administer a VPS web hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and resources than a virtual web server can furnish them with. This is so because the semi-dedicated web servers share the reserves of the same powerful avant-garde web servers as the ones which host the virtual web server hosting plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), whereas the virtual private web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Digital Vines' can be categorized as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), commencing from A$29.82 for the Fast package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In dtharm.com's opinion, big websites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular web shops with thousands of clients require a much more powerful web site hosting environment. It seems that the guys from 'Digital Vines' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To live up to its customers' expectations, 'Digital Vines' provides a bouquet of dedicated hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specs the dedicated servers ship with: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly guarantee the fast and steady work of any sort of site. According to 'Digital Vines', the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from dtharm.com, believe that all dedicated server plans offered by 'Digital Vines' are also appropriate for commencing a hosting reseller business as each hosting server offers free-of-charge invoicing transaction software platform and a free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers provided by 'Digital Vines' are all unmanaged. We, at dtharm.com, count this as a small minus, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax of A$48.55 AUD. So, if you are in need of backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides an array of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A selection of hosting CP (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (dtharm.com's) forecast is that the magnificent point-and-click File Manager available in the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will perhaps render the utilization of any FTP software program useless. Our (dtharm.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Digital Vines' don't seem to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia web page hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will definitely make you smile), beginning from A$62.44 for the Jaguar package.