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An assessment of Rai Hosting

We, at churchboys.org, have selected 'Rai Hosting' to be our current domain and web hosting distributor. Therefore we suppose that this concise evaluation of 'Rai Hosting' is probably going to be very helpful for other folks from all over the World in need of domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all over the Globe, since the mere truth is that 'Rai Hosting' presently delivers domain and hosting services in numerous data center sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering nearly the entire planet. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Rai Hosting' in brief:

Shared Webspace Hosting Solutions

The first detail we, at churchboys.org, have seen is the cut-rate prices of the shared web hosting packages offered by 'Rai Hosting'. 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 accounts provided by 'Rai Hosting' are driven by an in-house developed, leading edge cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, site hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., runs on an individual host of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Globe will have considerable complications with, because cPanel is a one-server based webspace hosting environment (each hosting service, like email, databases, CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web hosting distributors are not able to include new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to build their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web space hosting accounts, which are driven by a genuine clustered web page hosting system. With a shared site hosting plan, each client pays just for his/her package, thus keeping the website hosting price really low (because lots of clients use the same server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a clustered web space hosting system, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you really demand, averting a situation where you pay for an advanced web site hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a small web hosting plan that cannot accommodate your website. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a tiny package and upgrade as your web page expands. So, you spare funds that you can invest in advertising the site while it is still novel. Every webspace hosting account delivered by 'Rai Hosting' includes an online web site builder and over 40 popular script-driven software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web page design solutions. 'Rai Hosting' provides shared site hosting services in a number of different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; 2 European datacenters - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. In this way, almost the whole Globe is covered to present you and your web site's visitors with a steady and reliable website hosting solution at a desired place. Altogether, the shared hosting plans delivered 'Rai Hosting' are quite well furnished and are available at an excellent price (beginning from $3.00 for the Standard package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To customers with little to no experience, a VPS web hosting server may seem problematic to administer. That's probably why 'Rai Hosting' also keeps semi-dedicated servers in its principal North American datacenter in Chicago. Administering these plans is comparable to handling a standard shared plan through a web space hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the features of a shared site hosting package such as a free-of-cost site building tool and a web application installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated plan is many times larger than that of a shared webspace hosting plan. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is about 5 times as much as compared to the shared web hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared web hosting plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a pattern as well. The semi-dedicated server web hosting plans do not include root access (we, at churchboys.org, count this as a slight weak point), but the good point is that they are managed through the same webspace hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared web page hosting accounts. This means that a known graphical interface is accessible by all clients who are not confident enough to manage a virtual server, yet demand more power and features than a private virtual web server can furnish them with. This is like that because the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the same powerful high-class web servers as the ones which host the VPS server packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), whereas the virtual private web servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Rai Hosting' can be dubbed as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Fast plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In churchboys.org's opinion, huge websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous online storefronts with thousands of customers require a much more powerful hosting platform. It appears that the folks from 'Rai Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To live up to its customers' needs, 'Rai Hosting' supplies an assortment of dedicated web hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That assessment stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated servers have: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of disk space and Gigabit network interface cards will definitely ensure the fast and stable performance of any sort of site. According to 'Rai Hosting', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from churchboys.org, believe that all dedicated server solutions furnished by 'Rai Hosting' are also appropriate for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each and every hosting server includes free-of-charge billing software and a fee-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers offered by 'Rai Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at churchboys.org, count this as a tiny inconvenience, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade includes a handful of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. Several web hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (churchboys.org's) prediction is that the impressive point and click File Manager offered by the Hepsia Control Panel will probably render the use of any File Transfer Protocol software program futile. Our (churchboys.org's) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Rai Hosting' don't appear to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia site hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), starting from $115.00 for the Xeon Scalable 6c package.