A survey of BuildersPlanet
We, at insayn.com, have selected 'BuildersPlanet' to be our current domain name and web hosting supplier. Hence we deem that this brief evaluation of 'BuildersPlanet' is probably going to be very useful for other folks from all around the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all around the Globe, because the mere fact is that 'BuildersPlanet' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing nearly the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'BuildersPlanet' in a few words:
Shared Web Hosting Plans
The first detail we, at insayn.com, have noted is the budget prices of the shared web site hosting accounts provided by 'BuildersPlanet'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the hosting plans delivered by 'BuildersPlanet' are driven by an in-house built, modern cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, web site hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being dealt with by a different host of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting company on the Globe will have big predicaments with, since cPanel is a one single server based site hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web hosting distributors cannot include additional functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must set up their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web site hosting packages, which are driven by a genuine cloud webspace hosting platform. With a shared website hosting package, each customer pays solely for his/her package, thus retaining the site hosting price very low (because multiple clients use the same web server). In a few words, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a clustered web hosting solution, allows you to pay solely for the resources that you really need, avoiding a scenario where you pay for an advanced webspace hosting plan that you cannot really utilize, or for a low-end webspace hosting plan that cannot host your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a low-end package and upgrade as your web page expands. Thus, you spare capital that you can invest in publicizing the website while it is still new. Every webspace hosting package supplied by 'BuildersPlanet' boasts an online web site builder and over 40 popular script-driven platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for site design solutions. 'BuildersPlanet' supplies shared web hosting services in several different regions around the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; two European data centers - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. In this way, almost the whole Earth is covered to supply you and your visitors with a steady and fast website hosting service at a desired place. As a whole, the shared hosting services provided 'BuildersPlanet' are quite well appointed and come at a budget price (starting from $5.00 for the Starter plan).
To clients with little or no experience, a private virtual server may seem difficult to administer. That's perhaps why 'BuildersPlanet' also stores semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal US datacenter facility in Chicago. Administering these accounts is similar to administering a conventional shared plan via a website hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the specs of a shared site hosting account such as a free-of-cost web site building tool and a PHP script installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated hosting server account is many times greater than that of a shared web hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared webspace hosting packages. When matched against a shared site hosting plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD quota is a trend too. The semi-dedicated hosting accounts do not arrive with complete root-level access (we, at insayn.com, think of this as a minor drawback), but the advantage is that they are administered via the same hosting Control Panel interface as the shared web space hosting packages. This goes to say that a known GUI is accessible by all customers who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a virtual hosting server, yet demand more power and supplies than a VPS can provide them with. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful leading edge web servers as the ones which host the virtual server hosting plans, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), while the virtual hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'BuildersPlanet' can be defined as being amazingly cheap (as far as price is concerned), starting from $50.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.
In insayn.com's opinion, large web sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous online storefronts with 1000s of customers call for a much more powerful webspace hosting environment. It seems that the fellows from 'BuildersPlanet' have come to the same conclusion as well. To meet its customers' requirements, 'BuildersPlanet' delivers an array of dedicated hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That estimation stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated servers have: many-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of disk space and Gigabit NICs will definitely ensure the quick and stable work of any type of site. According to 'BuildersPlanet', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from insayn.com, consider that all dedicated server specs furnished by 'BuildersPlanet' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as every web server provides free-of-cost invoicing software platform and a fee-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers provided by 'BuildersPlanet' are all unmanaged. We, at insayn.com, regard this as a slight minus, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you require support, the Managed Services upgrade offers an assortment of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A number of site hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (insayn.com's) prediction is that the remarkable drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel will probably render the use of any FTP software useless. Our (insayn.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'BuildersPlanet' don't seem to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia web space hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will definitely make you smile), starting from $100.00 for the Atom 1 plan.