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An assessment of Classic Media

We, at, have picked 'Classic Media' to be our current domain and hosting provider. Therefore we consider that this brief evaluation of 'Classic Media' is perchance going to be quite useful for other people from all over the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state folks from all over the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'Classic Media' presently offers domain and hosting services in several server farm locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering virtually the whole Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Classic Media' in a nutshell:

Shared Website Hosting Plans

The initial thing we, at, have detected is the inexpensive prices of the shared hosting services delivered by 'Classic Media'. 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 page hosting accounts provided by 'Classic Media' are driven by a custom designed, cutting edge cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on a separate bunch of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Earth will have great predicaments with, since cPanel is a one-server based webspace hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, CP, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based webspace hosting providers cannot add additional functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to invent their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web site hosting packages, which are driven by an actual cloud hosting system. With a shared web site hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her account, thus retaining the web space hosting price really low (because many clients share one and the same web hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a clustered webspace hosting solution, allows you to pay solely for the resources that you really demand, avoiding a situation where you pay for an advanced web page hosting account that you cannot actually use, or for a low-end hosting account that cannot shelter your web page. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a tiny package and upgrade as your site grows. Hence, you spare cash that you can invest in promoting the web page while it is still brand new. Each webspace hosting account offered by 'Classic Media' arrives with an online site builder and over 40 widely used script-driven software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for website design services. 'Classic Media' furnishes shared hosting solutions in several different countries around the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. That way, practically the whole planet is covered to present you and your visitors with a stable and fast web site hosting service at a convenient place. All in all, the shared hosting packages furnished 'Classic Media' are quite well appointed and come at a very good price (beginning from $3.58 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To people with little to no practice, a VPS server may appear difficult to manage. That's probably why 'Classic Media' also stores semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main United States server farm facility in Chicago. Administering these accounts is similar to administering a typical shared webspace hosting package through a Control Panel GUI. They have all the features of a shared web hosting account such as a free-of-charge web site building tool and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated web server hosting plan is many times larger than that of a shared site hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be used is approximately FIVE times as much as compared with the shared packages. When compared to a shared account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is big: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a trend too. The semi-dedicated web hosting server accounts do not offer root access (we, at, count this as a tiny inconvenience), but the plus is that they are managed through the same web space hosting Control Panel GUI as the shared web space hosting accounts. This hints that a recognizable graphical user interface is offered to all clients who do not feel self-confident enough to handle a virtual private web server, but at the same time require more power and system resources than a private virtual web hosting server can supply them with. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the very same powerful hyper-advanced hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual private web hosting server accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), while the VPSs can reach a much higher number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Classic Media' can be dubbed as being amazingly cheap (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In's opinion, big sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous web storefronts with thousands of customers require a much more powerful website hosting platform. It appears that the fellows from 'Classic Media' have reached the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its clients' expectations, 'Classic Media' provides a collection of dedicated servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That estimate rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated web hosting servers include: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will no doubt ensure the quick and stable work of any sort of site. According to 'Classic Media', the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server solutions furnished by 'Classic Media' are also appropriate for starting a hosting reseller business as every dedicated hosting server arrives with free-of-charge invoicing software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers supplied by 'Classic Media' are all unmanaged. We, at, count this as a small minus, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade offers a few extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of website hosting CP (CP) tools are available with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the splendid point-and-click File Manager available in the Hepsia web space hosting CP will probably make the use of any FTP client futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Classic Media' don't appear to be very low priced (still the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will definitely make you smile), starting from $115.00 for the Xeon Scalable 6c package.