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An evaluation of GrandGraphics

We, at menu-covers.net, have selected 'GrandGraphics' to be our current domain name and web hosting vendor. Hence we anticipate that this brief assessment of 'GrandGraphics' is maybe going to be very useful for other people from all around the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all over the World, since the mere fact is that 'GrandGraphics' currently furnishes domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility locations: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing practically the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'GrandGraphics' in short:

Shared Site Hosting Packages

The initial detail we, at menu-covers.net, have discerned is the inexpensive prices of the shared webspace hosting solutions provided by 'GrandGraphics'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web hosting packages delivered by 'GrandGraphics' are powered by a custom invented, ultramodern cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by an autonomous host of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Globe will have huge problems with, because cPanel is a one-server based website hosting environment (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., runs on one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based web site hosting providers are unable to include extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to concoct their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared hosting plans, which are powered by an authentic clustered website hosting system. With a shared hosting package, each customer pays only for his/her package, thus maintaining the web site hosting price amazingly low (because multiple customers use the same server). In a few words, a shared hosting package, which runs on a clustered web page hosting platform, enables you to pay just for the reserves that you indeed need, evading a situation where you pay for a powerful web site hosting account that you cannot actually use, or for a low-end site hosting package that cannot accommodate your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a small plan and upgrade as your web presence expands. In this way, you save funds that you can expend on promoting the web page while it is still novel. Every web space hosting account supplied by 'GrandGraphics' arrives with an online web site builder and more than forty widely used script-driven platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web page design solutions. 'GrandGraphics' delivers shared website hosting accounts in several different countries across the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. Hence, virtually the entire planet is covered to present you and your web site's visitors with a stable and reliable web site hosting service at a desired place. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions supplied 'GrandGraphics' are very well appointed and are available at a very good price (beginning from $4.17 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To clients with little or no experience, a virtual private web hosting server may seem hard to handle. That's perhaps why 'GrandGraphics' also houses semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main US datacenter facility in Chicago. Managing these packages is similar to administering a conventional shared account via a webspace hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web hosting account such as a free website builder and a web application installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated web hosting server package is many times larger than that of a shared web site hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared hosting packages. When juxtaposed to a shared web space hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain quota is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated web hosting accounts do not offer root privileges (we, at menu-covers.net, consider this a little negative point), but the plus is that they are managed via the very same hosting CP interface as the shared hosting accounts. This goes to say that a user-friendly graphical interface is offered to all users who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a virtual server, but at the same time demand more power and reserves than a virtual hosting server can provide them with. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the very same powerful high-class hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS web hosting server packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), whereas the virtual hosting servers can reach a much greater number (80 to 120 per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'GrandGraphics' can be labeled as being quite inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to menu-covers.net, enormous sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular web stores with 1000s of customers require a much more powerful website hosting platform. It appears that the chaps from 'GrandGraphics' have come to the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its clients' demands, 'GrandGraphics' supplies a number of dedicated hosting servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That estimation rests on the hardware specifications the dedicated hosting servers have: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly ensure the quick and steady performance of any kind of site. In 'GrandGraphics's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from menu-covers.net, think that all dedicated server packages supplied by 'GrandGraphics' are also appropriate for commencing a hosting reseller business as every web server offers free-of-charge billing transaction software platform and a bonus domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated hosting servers delivered by 'GrandGraphics' are all unmanaged. We, at menu-covers.net, regard this as a slight inconvenience, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you require assistance, the Managed Services upgrade includes a selection of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. Several site hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are available with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (menu-covers.net's) prediction is that the great point and click File Manager included in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel will possibly render the use of any FTP software useless. Our (menu-covers.net's) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'GrandGraphics' don't appear to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), commencing from $40.00 for the Atom 2c package.