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An assessment of Big Dog Hosting

We, at, have selected 'Big Dog Hosting' to be our present domain name and hosting distributor. Therefore we believe that this brief assessment of 'Big Dog Hosting' is perhaps going to be quite useful for other people from all around the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting services. We say individuals from all around the World, since the mere truth is that 'Big Dog Hosting' currently distributes domain and hosting services in several data center facility sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering almost the whole Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'Big Dog Hosting' in short:

Shared Web Page Hosting Accounts

The first detail we, at, have seen is the low prices of the shared website hosting solutions provided by 'Big Dog Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, 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 delivered by 'Big Dog Hosting' are driven by an in-house invented, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web site hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on a different group of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Globe will have enormous difficulties with, because cPanel is a one single server based web site hosting environment (each hosting service, like email, databases, web hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being run on one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web page hosting suppliers are not able to add new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to set up their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared site hosting plans, which are driven by an authentic cloud site hosting platform. With a shared package, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus maintaining the site hosting price amazingly low (since plenty of customers are located on the same server). In brief, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered web page hosting system, permits you to pay only for the resources that you indeed require, avoiding a situation where you pay for a powerful web space hosting plan that you cannot truly utilize, or for a low-end web space hosting package that cannot host your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny package and upgrade as your web page grows. In this way, you spare funds that you can expend on promoting the site while it is still brand new. Each and every webspace hosting account delivered by 'Big Dog Hosting' comprises an online website builder and over 40 popular script-driven software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web design services. 'Big Dog Hosting' offers shared web site hosting solutions in a number of different countries around the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. That way, almost the entire World is covered to supply you and your web site's visitors with a stable and dependable web space hosting service at a convenient location. On the whole, the shared hosting services provided 'Big Dog Hosting' are very well furnished and come at an affordable price (beginning from $5.25 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To customers with little to no experience, a virtual server may seem difficult to handle. That's probably why 'Big Dog Hosting' also keeps semi-dedicated servers in its principal American datacenter in Chicago. Managing these packages is comparable to administering a typical shared plan through a web page hosting CP GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared plan such as a free-of-charge web site building tool and a web application installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated web server account is many times larger than that of a shared site hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is nearly 5 times as much as compared to the shared web space hosting accounts. When contrasted with a shared web page hosting account, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a rule too. The semi-dedicated web hosting plans do not come with server root access (we, at, consider this a tiny minus), but the plus is that they are managed via the very same web space hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web space hosting packages. This implies that a user-friendly GUI is available to all clients who are not self-confident enough to manage a virtual private hosting server, yet demand more power and features than a private virtual server can confer to them. This is so because the semi-dedicated web servers share the resources of the very same powerful first-rate web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual hosting server accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical machine), while the VPS web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Big Dog Hosting' can be branded as being very inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In's opinion, huge web sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous online stores with 1000s of clients call for a much more powerful web space hosting platform. It seems that the blokes from 'Big Dog Hosting' have reached the same conclusion too. To answer its customers' expectations, 'Big Dog Hosting' provides an array of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That estimation rests on the hardware specifications the dedicated hosting servers have: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand GB of data storage and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly guarantee the quick and stable work of any type of website. In 'Big Dog Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server configurations supplied by 'Big Dog Hosting' are also suitable for launching a hosting reseller business as every dedicated server ships with free-of-cost invoicing transaction software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers provided by 'Big Dog Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, consider this a small minus, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need support, the Managed Services upgrade includes a bouquet of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A bouquet of site hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the superb drag and drop File Manager included in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel will probably make the recourse to any FTP client pointless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Big Dog Hosting' don't seem to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia web hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from $40.00 for the Atom 2c plan.