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An assessment of Hosting Cricket

We, at, have selected 'Hosting Cricket' to be our current domain name and web hosting provider. This is why we deem that this brief assessment of 'Hosting Cricket' is maybe going to be quite useful for other people from all over the World who need domain name and web hosting services. We say folks from all over the World, because the mere fact is that 'Hosting Cricket' presently distributes domain and hosting services in several server farm locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing practically the whole planet. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Hosting Cricket' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Page Hosting Accounts

The initial thing we, at, have detected is the low prices of the shared web site hosting services supplied by 'Hosting Cricket'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the hosting plans furnished by 'Hosting Cricket' are powered by an in-house invented, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, site hosting CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by an autonomous set of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting firm on the Earth will have huge predicaments with, because cPanel is a one-server based web page hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, website hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being dealt with by one and the same web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based site hosting corporations are unable to add extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to create their own file system), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared site hosting accounts, which are powered by a genuine clustered site hosting solution. With a shared web page hosting account, each customer pays just for his/her plan, thus preserving the web site hosting price really low (since numerous customers use one and the same web hosting server). In short, a shared hosting package, which runs on a cloud web hosting system, permits you to pay solely for the reserves that you indeed demand, escaping a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich web space hosting account that you cannot really use, or for a low-end web site hosting package that cannot handle your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to commence with a tiny package and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. That way, you economize cash that you can invest in publicizing the web site while it is still new. Every webspace hosting plan offered by 'Hosting Cricket' contains an online site building tool and over forty popular script-driven platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for website design services. 'Hosting Cricket' offers shared web page hosting solutions in several different regions across the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; two European datacenters - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. In this way, almost the whole Earth is encompassed to supply you and your web site's visitors with a steady and fast web hosting solution at a convenient location. As a whole, the shared hosting accounts supplied 'Hosting Cricket' are really well appointed and come at a very low price (starting from $3.00 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To customers with little or no practice, a virtual web server may appear problematic to manage. That's perhaps why 'Hosting Cricket' also stores semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main US server farm in Chicago. Handling these packages is similar to managing a conventional shared web hosting plan through a web hosting CP interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web space hosting package such as a free site builder and a script installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated server web hosting account is many times larger than that of a shared web site hosting package. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is approximately FIVE times as much as compared to the shared site hosting plans. When compared with a shared web space hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name quota is a norm too. The semi-dedicated hosting server accounts do not come with full server root access (we, at, count this as a little problem), but the advantage is that they are administered through the same site hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared web page hosting plans. This suggests that a recognizable graphical user interface is offered to all users who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a private virtual hosting server, yet need more power and resources than a virtual hosting server can provide them with. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful hyper-advanced servers as the ones which host the VPS hosting server accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), while the Virtual Private Servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Hosting Cricket' can be categorized as being amazingly affordable (as far as price is concerned), starting from $30.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, big sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular web storefronts with thousands of clients need a much more powerful webspace hosting environment. It appears that the folks from 'Hosting Cricket' have drawn the same conclusion too. To answer its customers' anticipations, 'Hosting Cricket' provides a number of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That assessment rests on the hardware specifications the hosting servers sport: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of web space and Gigabit NICs will undoubtedly ensure the fast and steady performance of any sort of website. In 'Hosting Cricket's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring web sites. We, from, think that all dedicated server packages provided by 'Hosting Cricket' are also appropriate for starting a hosting reseller business as each and every hosting server provides free-of-cost invoicing transaction software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers delivered by 'Hosting Cricket' are all unmanaged. We, at, think of this as a minor defect, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you require support, the Managed Services upgrade provides various additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. An array of web page hosting CP (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the magnificent drag-and-drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia web space hosting CP will possibly render the utilization of any FTP software program useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Hosting Cricket' don't seem to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia web space hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $40.00 for the Atom 2c package.