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A survey of Get a Dot Name

We, at, have picked 'Get a Dot Name' to be our current domain and hosting distributor. Therefore we consider that this concise assessment of 'Get a Dot Name' is probably going to be very useful for other people from all over the World who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all over the World, since the simple truth is that 'Get a Dot Name' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility sites: in America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing almost the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'Get a Dot Name' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Site Hosting Accounts

The initial detail we, at, have spotted is the low prices of the shared hosting plans furnished by 'Get a Dot Name'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the webspace hosting plans offered by 'Get a Dot Name' are powered by an in-house invented, advanced cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by a separate stack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting vendor in the World will have big difficulties with, since cPanel is a single server based web page hosting environment (each hosting service, like email, databases, web hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, runs on one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based website hosting firms are unable to add new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must set up their own file system), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web site hosting packages, which are powered by a real clustered web site hosting system. With a shared web page hosting account, each customer pays only for his/her account, thus maintaining the website hosting price very low (because plenty of clients use the same web server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a clustered web site hosting solution, enables you to pay solely for the resources that you actually require, escaping a situation where you pay for an advanced web hosting package that you cannot really utilize, or for a low-end web site hosting account that cannot shelter your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to start with a low-end plan and upgrade as your website expands. In this way, you economize capital that you can invest in promoting the web page while it is still brand new. Every site hosting package furnished by 'Get a Dot Name' sports an online web site building tool and more than forty widely used script-driven platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for site design services. 'Get a Dot Name' supplies shared web hosting accounts in a number of different regions across the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; 2 European server farms - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. Hence, practically the whole planet is encompassed to present you and your visitors with a steady and dependable webspace hosting solution at a preferred place. On the whole, the shared hosting packages offered 'Get a Dot Name' are very well stocked and come at a very low price (beginning from $6.00 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To customers with little to no practice, a virtual private web hosting server may appear difficult to manage. That's perhaps why 'Get a Dot Name' also houses semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main US data center facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is comparable to handling a normal shared web space hosting package through a web site hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the specs of a shared hosting account such as a free-of-charge site building tool and a script installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated web server hosting package is many times larger than that of a shared web space hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is approximately FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web space hosting packages. When compared to a shared site hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain allowance is a standard too. The semi-dedicated web hosting packages do not ship with full root access (we, at, think of this as a small inconvenience), but the good point is that they are administered through the very same site hosting Control Panel interface as the shared web hosting packages. This goes to say that a user-friendly graphical environment is offered to all customers who do not have enough self-condifence to manage a private virtual server, but at the same time need more power and reserves than a VPS web hosting server can bestow on them. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful leading edge servers as the ones which host the private virtual web hosting server accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), whereas the private virtual servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to 120 per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Get a Dot Name' can be defined as being very inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Servers

According to, huge websites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular web storefronts with thousands of customers require a much more powerful web hosting environment. It seems that the fellows from 'Get a Dot Name' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its users' needs, 'Get a Dot Name' supplies a number of dedicated hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That estimation rests on the hardware specifications the web servers boast: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of data storage and Gigabit network cards will no doubt guarantee the quick and stable work of any sort of website. In 'Get a Dot Name's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding sites. We, from, think that all dedicated server packages furnished by 'Get a Dot Name' are also suitable for initiating a hosting reseller business as every server comes with free-of-charge billing software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated hosting servers supplied by 'Get a Dot Name' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a tiny downside, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of backing, the Managed Services upgrade includes a number of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, web server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. Several webspace hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the excellent point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia Control Panel will perhaps render the utilization of any FTP software program useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Get a Dot Name' don't seem to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia website hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), starting from $65.00 for the Atom 1 plan.