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A survey of Sonic Hosting

We, at, have chosen 'Sonic Hosting' to be our current domain name and hosting vendor. Hence we presume that this brief evaluation of 'Sonic Hosting' is perchance going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all around the World in need of domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all around the World, since the simple truth is that 'Sonic Hosting' presently offers domain and hosting services in several server farm facility locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing virtually the entire Earth. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Sonic Hosting' in a nutshell:

Shared Website Hosting Services

The initial thing we, at, have detected is the cheap prices of the shared webspace hosting services offered by 'Sonic Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web hosting packages supplied by 'Sonic Hosting' are powered by an in-house designed, advanced cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web site hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by an individual set of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Globe will have immense predicaments with, because cPanel is a single server based web space hosting environment (each hosting service, such as email, databases, web page hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being run on a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based website hosting suppliers are not able to add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to concoct their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web space hosting plans, which are powered by a genuine cloud web space hosting platform. With a shared website hosting account, each customer pays only for his/her plan, thus maintaining the price really low (since numerous users utilize the same hosting server). In short, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a clustered hosting system, enables you to pay only for the resources that you really demand, precluding a situation where you pay for a feature-rich web site hosting account that you cannot actually use, or for a basic web site hosting package that cannot handle your site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a basic plan and upgrade as your online presence grows. In this way, you spare funds that you can invest in publicizing the website while it is still new. Each website hosting plan offered by 'Sonic Hosting' comes with an online web site builder and over 40 widely used script software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web site design solutions. 'Sonic Hosting' delivers shared website hosting plans in several different countries around the World. There is one data center in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; two European data centers - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. Hence, practically the whole planet is covered to present you and your website's visitors with a stable and dependable hosting solution at a preferred location. On the whole, the shared hosting accounts provided 'Sonic Hosting' are very well furnished and come at an excellent price (starting from C$4.99 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To clients with little to no practice, a Virtual Private Server may appear problematic to handle. That's perhaps why 'Sonic Hosting' also offers semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main US datacenter facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is similar to handling a conventional shared hosting package through a webspace hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the features of a shared web page hosting account such as a free-of-cost web site builder and a web app installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated package is many times larger than that of a shared web page hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is almost 5 times as much as compared with the shared website hosting packages. When compared with a shared web space hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD quota is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated server packages do not come with root privileges (we, at, count this as a slight minus), but the good point is that they are managed via the very same web page hosting Control Panel GUI as the shared site hosting packages. This goes to say that a known graphical interface is available to all clients who do not have enough self-condifence to manage a virtual web server, yet are in need of more power and features than a virtual web server can offer. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful first-class hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS web hosting server plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical machine), while the VPS web servers can reach a much higher number (80 to 120 per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Sonic Hosting' can be labeled as being amazingly affordable (as far as price is concerned), commencing from C$27.92 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

In's opinion, large sites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular web stores with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful web site hosting solution. It appears that the chaps from 'Sonic Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its customers' expectations, 'Sonic Hosting' offers a collection of dedicated web hosting servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That estimate rests on the hardware specs the dedicated servers have: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 GB of disk storage and Gigabit network cards will no doubt ensure the quick and stable work of any sort of website. In 'Sonic Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server specifications furnished by 'Sonic Hosting' are also appropriate for beginning a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web server arrives with free billing transaction software platform and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers supplied by 'Sonic Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, count this as a tiny drawback, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of C$41.87 CAD. So, if you need help, the Managed Services upgrade includes an array of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of web page hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the great drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web page hosting CP will possibly make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software program futile. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Sonic Hosting' don't appear to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), starting from C$96.37 for the Atom 1 package.