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A survey of DSF Hosting

We, at, have selected 'DSF Hosting' to be our present domain and web hosting provider. Therefore we imagine that this succinct evaluation of 'DSF Hosting' is probably going to be very useful for other individuals from all over the World who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all over the World, since the mere truth is that 'DSF Hosting' presently provides domain and hosting services in multiple data center sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing approximately the entire planet. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'DSF Hosting' in a nutshell:

Shared Webspace Hosting Solutions

The first detail we, at, have perceived is the cheap prices of the shared webspace hosting packages furnished by 'DSF Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web page hosting packages delivered by 'DSF Hosting' are powered by an in-house built, modern cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by a different bunch of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Globe will have enormous troubles with, since cPanel is a single server based web page hosting environment (each hosting service, such as email, databases, website hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web page hosting companies cannot add extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to devise their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared webspace hosting accounts, which are powered by a genuine cloud web site hosting system. With a shared web space hosting package, each client pays just for his/her package, thus retaining the website hosting price amazingly low (because numerous users share one and the same hosting server). In short, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a clustered website hosting platform, allows you to pay only for the resources that you indeed require, averting a scenario where you pay for a high-end web space hosting account that you cannot truly utilize, or for a low-end site hosting plan that cannot accommodate your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a low-end package and upgrade as your online presence expands. So, you save cash that you can spend on advertising the web site while it is still new. Each and every website hosting package provided by 'DSF Hosting' comes with an online site building tool and more than 40 popular script software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for site design services. 'DSF Hosting' delivers shared web space hosting packages in several different geographical regions across the World. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; two European datacenters - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, practically the whole World is encompassed to provide you and your website's visitors with a stable and fast hosting service at a convenient location. On the whole, the shared hosting services provided 'DSF Hosting' are quite well furnished and come at a very inexpensive price (starting from $5.83 for the Value package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To people with little to no experience, a private virtual server may seem problematic to handle. That's probably why 'DSF Hosting' also keeps semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal North American data center facility in Chicago. Handling these plans is similar to managing a normal shared hosting package through a web space hosting CP tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared web hosting account such as a fee-free website builder and a script installer, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated server hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared web space hosting packages. When compared to a shared webspace hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name quota is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated hosting packages do not offer complete server root access (we, at, consider this a little drawback), but the advantage is that they are managed through the very same web hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web space hosting plans. This hints that a user-friendly graphical interface is offered to all users who do not have enough confidence to administer a virtual hosting server, yet need more power and system resources than a private virtual server can bestow on them. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the reserves of the same powerful first-class hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS web server hosting plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), whereas the VPS servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to 120 per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'DSF Hosting' can be classified as being very affordable (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $35.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Servers

In's opinion, big sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular online shops with 1000s of customers request a much more powerful hosting platform. It seems that the blokes from 'DSF Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To answer its clients' demands, 'DSF Hosting' supplies a selection of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That estimation rests on the hardware configurations the hosting servers include: many-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of data storage and Gigabit network cards will beyond doubt guarantee the quick and steady work of any sort of site. According to 'DSF Hosting', the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server packages provided by 'DSF Hosting' are also suitable for establishing a hosting reseller business as every web server offers free invoice transaction software and a fee-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers supplied by 'DSF Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a little minus, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax of $34.00 USD. So, if you demand assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides a selection of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A selection of hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the magnificent point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia Control Panel will possibly make the recourse to any FTP client pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'DSF Hosting' don't appear to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will no doubt make you smile), beginning from $81.00 for the Atom 1 package.