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A review of PCL Hosting

We, at lctravels.com, have selected 'PCL Hosting' to be our current domain name and hosting provider. This is why we expect that this concise assessment of 'PCL Hosting' is maybe going to be quite useful for other people from all over the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all over the Globe, since the mere fact is that 'PCL Hosting' presently supplies domain and hosting services in multiple data center locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing approximately the whole Globe. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'PCL Hosting' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Site Hosting Packages

The first detail we, at lctravels.com, have noted is the modest prices of the shared web space hosting packages provided by 'PCL Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web hosting accounts furnished by 'PCL Hosting' are powered by a custom designed, futuristic cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like email, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by a different stack of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting provider on the Earth will have considerable complications with, because cPanel is a one single server based hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being tackled by a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based hosting providers are unable to add extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to design their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web hosting plans, which are driven by an actual cloud site hosting platform. With a shared webspace hosting package, each client pays only for his/her package, thus maintaining the website hosting price very low (since a lot of customers share the same web server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a clustered web site hosting platform, allows you to pay just for the reserves that you really demand, evading a situation where you pay for an advanced webspace hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a tiny web hosting account that cannot accommodate your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks grants you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny plan and upgrade as your website expands. In this way, you economize cash that you can spend on advertising the web page while it is still brand new. Every site hosting package provided by 'PCL Hosting' offers an online site builder and more than 40 popular script software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web site design solutions. 'PCL Hosting' distributes shared site hosting packages in a number of different regions around the World. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European data centers - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, virtually the entire World is covered to provide you and your site's visitors with a steady and dependable webspace hosting solution at a convenient location. All in all, the shared hosting plans delivered 'PCL Hosting' are really well appointed and are available at a very modest price (beginning from $3.33 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To users with little or no experience, a VPS may appear tough to administer. That's perhaps why 'PCL Hosting' also keeps semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal North American datacenter in Chicago. Handling these packages is similar to administering a standard shared web hosting package via a website hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the features of a shared site hosting account such as a free-of-cost web site builder and a script installer, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated web hosting server account is many times greater than that of a shared website hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared site hosting plans. When juxtaposed to a shared web hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain allowance is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated hosting server plans do not come with full root access (we, at lctravels.com, consider this a tiny drawback), but the advantage is that they are administered via the very same web page hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared web space hosting accounts. This goes to say that a well-known graphical user interface is available to all customers who are not self-confident enough to manage a private virtual web server, yet are in need of more power and reserves than a VPS can furnish them with. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the same powerful first-class web servers as the ones which host the VPS hosting server plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), while the VPS web servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'PCL Hosting' can be labeled as being quite inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In lctravels.com's opinion, big web sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online shops with thousands of clients need a much more powerful web page hosting solution. It appears that the fellows from 'PCL Hosting' have come to the same conclusion too. To fulfil its customers' anticipations, 'PCL Hosting' delivers an array of dedicated web servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That evaluation rests on the hardware specifications the web hosting servers sport: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit network cards will beyond doubt ensure the fast and stable work of any sort of site. In 'PCL Hosting's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from lctravels.com, deem that all dedicated server plans offered by 'PCL Hosting' are also suitable for establishing a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated server provides free billing software platform and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers delivered by 'PCL Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at lctravels.com, consider this a minor downside, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax of $33.00 USD. So, if you are in need of support, the Managed Services upgrade includes a few additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of Control Panel (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (lctravels.com's) prognosis is that the magnificent point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia website hosting CP will possibly make the utilization of any FTP software program futile. Our (lctravels.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'PCL Hosting' don't seem to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia web site hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Atom 1 plan.