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An evaluation of GrandGraphics

We, at shortrunprintings.com, have chosen 'GrandGraphics' to be our present domain and hosting provider. This is why we imagine that this concise evaluation of 'GrandGraphics' is perchance going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all around the World who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all over the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'GrandGraphics' currently provides domain and hosting services in numerous server farm facility sites: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, embracing virtually the entire World. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'GrandGraphics' in a few words:

Shared Hosting Solutions

The first detail we, at shortrunprintings.com, have discerned is the modest prices of the shared site hosting accounts delivered by 'GrandGraphics'. 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 packages offered by 'GrandGraphics' are powered by an in-house devised, leading edge cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by a different set of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting provider on the Earth will have big predicaments with, because cPanel is a one single server based web hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, runs on one single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel website hosting corporations are not able to add new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to devise their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web hosting plans, which are powered by a genuine clustered web site hosting platform. With a shared site hosting package, each customer pays only for his/her plan, thus preserving the web hosting price really low (since numerous customers are hosted on the same web hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a clustered web space hosting system, enables you to pay just for the resources that you really need, refraining from a situation where you pay for a high-end website hosting account that you cannot actually utilize, or for a low-end web space hosting package that cannot host your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a basic plan and upgrade as your web presence grows. That way, you spare cash that you can expend on publicizing the site while it is still novel. Each and every hosting plan delivered by 'GrandGraphics' sports an online site building tool and over forty popular script-driven platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web design services. 'GrandGraphics' offers shared hosting services in several different countries around the World. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; 2 European server farms - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Hence, approximately the whole Earth is covered to present you and your web page's visitors with a stable and fast web space hosting service at a preferred location. As a whole, the shared hosting packages provided 'GrandGraphics' are quite well equipped and are available at an affordable price (starting from $4.17 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To people with little to no experience, a private virtual server may appear problematic to handle. That's perhaps why 'GrandGraphics' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main United States datacenter facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is comparable to handling a normal shared web site hosting package via a web space hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared website hosting package such as a free web site builder and a script installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated server hosting plan is many times greater than that of a shared website hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is approximately FIVE times as much as compared with the shared site hosting packages. When juxtaposed to a shared web site hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain allowance is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated web server hosting plans do not offer full root privileges (we, at shortrunprintings.com, think of this as a small defect), but the plus is that they are administered via the same web hosting CP interface as the shared packages. This hints that a familiar graphical environment is offered to all clients who do not have enough confidence to administer a virtual web hosting server, but at the same time are in need of more power and supplies than a virtual web hosting server can supply them with. This is so because the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful cutting edge servers as the ones which host the Virtual Private Server hosting packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), while the private virtual servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to 120 per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'GrandGraphics' can be branded as being quite affordable (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In shortrunprintings.com's opinion, big web pages such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web storefronts with 1000s of clients request a much more powerful webspace hosting platform. It appears that the folks from 'GrandGraphics' have reached the same conclusion too. To satisfy its users' requirements, 'GrandGraphics' delivers a selection of dedicated servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That estimation rests on the hardware configurations the web hosting servers arrive with: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit NICs will doubtlessly guarantee the quick and stable performance of any type of site. In 'GrandGraphics's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from shortrunprintings.com, deem that all dedicated server packages furnished by 'GrandGraphics' are also appropriate for initiating a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web server provides free-of-cost invoice transaction software and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers furnished by 'GrandGraphics' are all unmanaged. We, at shortrunprintings.com, think that this is a small negative point, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you require aid, the Managed Services upgrade offers a few extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. Several web page hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (shortrunprintings.com's) prediction is that the exceptional drag and drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will possibly render the recourse to any FTP software futile. Our (shortrunprintings.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'GrandGraphics' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), commencing from $40.00 for the Atom 2c plan.