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A review of Chrisa

We, at bdor.co.uk, have chosen 'Chrisa' to be our current domain and hosting vendor. Therefore we presume that this brief review of 'Chrisa' is perhaps going to be quite useful for other individuals from all around the World who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all over the Globe, because the mere fact is that 'Chrisa' presently offers domain and hosting services in numerous data center locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, embracing nearly the whole World. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Chrisa' in a few words:

Shared Web Hosting Accounts

The first thing we, at bdor.co.uk, have noticed is the modest prices of the shared webspace hosting accounts provided by 'Chrisa'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web site hosting packages furnished by 'Chrisa' are driven by a custom invented, leading edge cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like email, databases, website hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by an autonomous host of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting vendor on the Globe will have huge predicaments with, since cPanel is a one-server based site hosting environment (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web page hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web site hosting firms cannot include new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must invent their own file system), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting packages, which are powered by a real cloud site hosting platform. With a shared web page hosting package, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus retaining the web site hosting price amazingly low (because a lot of users use the same server). In brief, a shared hosting package, which runs on a cloud hosting system, enables you to pay solely for the resources that you actually need, precluding a situation where you pay for a high-end web hosting package that you cannot actually utilize, or for a tiny webspace hosting package that cannot handle your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a basic plan and upgrade as your website grows. Hence, you economize capital that you can spend on advertising the web site while it is still new. Every site hosting package delivered by 'Chrisa' comes with an online web site building tool and over 40 popular script software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for website design solutions. 'Chrisa' distributes shared web hosting accounts in several different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one server farm facility in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, virtually the whole World is encompassed to supply you and your web site's visitors with a stable and dependable site hosting solution at a convenient place. On the whole, the shared hosting services furnished 'Chrisa' are very well equipped and come at a very inexpensive price (starting from £2.75 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To users with little to no practice, a virtual hosting server may appear tough to administer. That's perhaps why 'Chrisa' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal US datacenter in Chicago. Handling these accounts is comparable to handling a normal shared hosting account through a web space hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the features of a shared webspace hosting package such as a fee-free web site building tool and a web app installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web hosting account is many times greater than that of a shared website hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared hosting plans. When compared with a shared web hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name allowance is a norm too. The semi-dedicated server accounts do not offer server root access (we, at bdor.co.uk, count this as a tiny problem), but the good point is that they are administered via the same hosting Control Panel tool as the shared hosting plans. This hints that a user-friendly graphical interface is available to all customers who do not have enough confidence to manage a VPS server, but at the same time demand more power and supplies than a private virtual hosting server can supply them with. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful first-rate web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS hosting server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), whereas the virtual servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to 120 per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Chrisa' can be branded as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from £16.93 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to bdor.co.uk, huge web sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online storefronts with 1000s of customers request a much more powerful site hosting solution. It seems that the blokes from 'Chrisa' have reached the same conclusion as well. To meet its users' demands, 'Chrisa' provides an assortment of dedicated hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That assessment rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated web hosting servers sport: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit NICs will undoubtedly guarantee the fast and stable performance of any type of web site. In 'Chrisa's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from bdor.co.uk, deem that all dedicated server configurations offered by 'Chrisa' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web hosting server ships with free billing transaction software platform and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers furnished by 'Chrisa' are all unmanaged. We, at bdor.co.uk, think that this is a small problem, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax of £29.38 GBP. So, if you are in need of backing, the Managed Services upgrade offers various extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A selection of web space hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are available with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (bdor.co.uk's) prognosis is that the exceptional point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel will possibly make the recourse to any FTP client pointless. Our (bdor.co.uk's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Chrisa' don't appear to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will definitely make you smile), commencing from £105.59 for the Xeon Scalable 6c package.