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An evaluation of STEERWEB

We, at, have chosen 'STEERWEB' to be our current domain and web hosting distributor. This is why we think that this concise assessment of 'STEERWEB' is maybe going to be quite useful for other people from all around the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state folks from all around the Globe, since the mere truth is that 'STEERWEB' currently distributes domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering practically the whole planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'STEERWEB' in short:

Shared Website Hosting Services

The initial detail we, at, have discerned is the modest prices of the shared webspace hosting accounts provided by 'STEERWEB'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the hosting plans supplied by 'STEERWEB' are driven by an in-house created, modern cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by a separate bunch of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting corporation in the World will have immense difficulties with, since cPanel is a single server based web space hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web page hosting distributors are unable to include extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must design their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web site hosting accounts, which are driven by a genuine cloud web hosting solution. With a shared web hosting account, each client pays only for his/her account, thus preserving the web space hosting price really low (because lots of customers are located on one and the same server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud website hosting platform, allows you to pay only for the reserves that you indeed demand, averting a scenario where you pay for a powerful web hosting plan that you cannot really use, or for a tiny web hosting plan that cannot handle your web page. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a basic package and upgrade as your site grows. Thus, you save money that you can invest in advertising the website while it is still brand new. Each hosting package furnished by 'STEERWEB' boasts an online web site builder and over 40 widely used script-driven software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for site design solutions. 'STEERWEB' offers shared website hosting solutions in a number of different geographical regions around the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European datacenter facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. Hence, almost the whole planet is covered to present you and your website's visitors with a stable and fast web space hosting solution at a preferred location. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions delivered 'STEERWEB' are very well furnished and are available at a very modest price (starting from A$8.77 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To customers with little or no experience, a private virtual server may appear problematic to handle. That's perhaps why 'STEERWEB' also offers semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal North American data center facility in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to managing a conventional shared hosting package via a webspace hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the specs of a shared web hosting package such as a free web site building tool and a script installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated server hosting plan is many times larger than that of a shared webspace hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is approximately FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web hosting accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared web hosting plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain quota is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated server web hosting accounts do not include root-level access (we, at, consider this a slight weakness), but the plus is that they are administered through the same site hosting CP tool as the shared web space hosting plans. This indicates that a user-friendly graphical environment is offered to all users who are not self-confident enough to administer a virtual private hosting server, yet need more power and reserves than a virtual web server can deliver. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful first-class web servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS plans, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), whereas the private virtual web servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'STEERWEB' can be labeled as being amazingly cheap (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from A$40.49 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

In's opinion, large sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous online storefronts with thousands of customers request a much more powerful site hosting platform. It appears that the fellows from 'STEERWEB' have reached the same conclusion as well. To answer its clients' anticipations, 'STEERWEB' offers a number of dedicated servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That evaluation rests on the hardware specs the dedicated hosting servers sport: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit NICs will definitely ensure the fast and steady performance of any sort of web site. According to 'STEERWEB', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from, think that all dedicated server packages offered by 'STEERWEB' are also appropriate for establishing a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web server offers free billing transaction software platform and a cost-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers offered by 'STEERWEB' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a minor disadvantage, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax of A$51.82 AUD. So, if you require backing, the Managed Services upgrade offers a selection of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A bouquet of web space hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the superb drag and drop File Manager added in the Hepsia hosting CP will possibly make the utilization of any FTP software program useless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'STEERWEB' don't appear to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), starting from A$108.91 for the Atom 1 package.