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A survey of Hop A Cloud

We, at, have selected 'Hop A Cloud' to be our current domain and web hosting vendor. This is why we suppose that this short assessment of 'Hop A Cloud' is maybe going to be very helpful for other folks from all around the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all over the Globe, since the mere fact is that 'Hop A Cloud' presently provides domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering approximately the entire Earth. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Hop A Cloud' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Hosting Packages

The first detail we, at, have discerned is the modest prices of the shared webspace hosting plans provided by 'Hop A Cloud'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web site hosting accounts furnished by 'Hop A Cloud' are driven by a custom designed, leading edge cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, web space hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by an independent host of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting provider on the Earth will have enormous troubles with, because cPanel is a single server based web page hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by one single web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel hosting providers are unable to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to invent their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web space hosting packages, which are powered by a real cloud web site hosting platform. With a shared web site hosting package, each client pays just for his/her package, thus maintaining the web hosting price really low (since many customers share the same web server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a clustered web hosting system, allows you to pay just for the resources that you indeed require, averting a scenario where you pay for an advanced web page hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a basic web hosting package that cannot accommodate your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a small package and upgrade as your web page grows. In this way, you economize money that you can expend on publicizing the web site while it is still new. Each and every site hosting package furnished by 'Hop A Cloud' sports an online web site building tool and over forty popular script platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web page design solutions. 'Hop A Cloud' offers shared site hosting solutions in a number of different geographical regions across the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. Hence, approximately the entire Earth is covered to supply you and your web page's visitors with a stable and dependable hosting service at a desired place. On the whole, the shared hosting solutions furnished 'Hop A Cloud' are quite well stocked and come at a very affordable price (beginning from $2.75 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To customers with little or no practice, a VPS may seem hard to manage. That's perhaps why 'Hop A Cloud' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal United States data center in Chicago. Handling these accounts is similar to managing a regular shared web hosting package through a web page hosting CP tool. They have all the specs of a shared webspace hosting plan such as a free site building tool and a PHP script installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated server plan is many times greater than that of a shared web space hosting package. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared with the shared hosting plans. When compared to a shared hosting account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD allowance is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated web server hosting plans do not ship with root privileges (we, at, count this as a little drawback), but the good point is that they are administered via the same web page hosting Control Panel GUI as the shared site hosting accounts. This suggests that a user-friendly graphical environment is offered to all customers who do not have enough self-condifence to handle a virtual private hosting server, yet demand more power and features than a VPS can confer to them. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful ultramodern servers as the ones which host the virtual private hosting server plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), whereas the VPS web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Hop A Cloud' can be labeled as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Fast plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, large sites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular online stores with 1000s of clients request a much more powerful web space hosting solution. It appears that the blokes from 'Hop A Cloud' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its clients' demands, 'Hop A Cloud' offers a collection of dedicated hosting servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That estimate is based on the hardware specs the hosting servers arrive with: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit network cards will beyond doubt guarantee the fast and stable work of any type of website. In 'Hop A Cloud's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server specs supplied by 'Hop A Cloud' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as every web server offers free-of-cost invoicing software platform and a fee-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers supplied by 'Hop A Cloud' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a tiny weak point, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides various extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of site hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the outstanding drag and drop File Manager included in the Hepsia CP will probably make the use of any FTP software pointless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Hop A Cloud' don't appear to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia web page hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from $65.00 for the Budget package.