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An evaluation of Digital Vines

We, at formhero.com.au, have chosen 'Digital Vines' to be our current domain name and hosting vendor. Hence we expect that this brief evaluation of 'Digital Vines' is maybe going to be very helpful for other people from all around the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting services. We say individuals from all around the World, because the mere truth is that 'Digital Vines' currently provides domain and hosting services in multiple server farm locations: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering practically the entire World. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Digital Vines' in short:

Shared Web Page Hosting Accounts

The first detail we, at formhero.com.au, have noted is the reasonable prices of the shared webspace hosting plans furnished by 'Digital Vines'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web site hosting plans furnished by 'Digital Vines' are driven by a custom designed, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being dealt with by an individual group of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting firm on the Earth will have mammoth predicaments with, since cPanel is a single server based web space hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web page hosting suppliers are not able to include extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to create their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared hosting plans, which are powered by an actual clustered web space hosting solution. With a shared package, each client pays just for his/her package, thus keeping the web space hosting price very low (since multiple clients share one and the same hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a cloud web site hosting system, permits you to pay solely for the reserves that you actually need, refraining from a situation where you pay for a feature-rich site hosting package that you cannot truly utilize, or for a basic hosting package that cannot accommodate your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a low-end plan and upgrade as your site expands. So, you economize funds that you can expend on promoting the web site while it is still brand new. Each web page hosting package furnished by 'Digital Vines' ships with an online site building tool and over forty popular script platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for website design solutions. 'Digital Vines' delivers shared web site hosting accounts in a number of different geographical regions across the World. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; two European data center facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. Hence, almost the entire planet is encompassed to present you and your site's visitors with a stable and fast webspace hosting solution at a convenient place. Altogether, the shared hosting services provided 'Digital Vines' are really well stocked and come at a very good price (starting from A$5.95 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a virtual hosting server may seem problematic to administer. That's probably why 'Digital Vines' also stores semi-dedicated web servers in its main United States data center in Chicago. Managing these packages is similar to handling a typical shared web site hosting package via a website hosting CP tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared web site hosting plan such as a free-of-cost site builder and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated hosting server plan is many times greater than that of a shared web hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is about FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web page hosting accounts. When matched against a shared website hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name quota is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting accounts do not arrive with full root-level access (we, at formhero.com.au, think that this is a minor disadvantage), but the plus is that they are administered via the very same web site hosting CP interface as the shared site hosting packages. This goes to say that a user-friendly GUI is offered to all clients who do not have enough self-condifence to administer a private virtual hosting server, but at the same time require more power and features than a VPS hosting server can confer to them. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful top-class web servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual server plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), whereas the Virtual Private Servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Digital Vines' can be branded as being quite inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from A$28.67 for the Fast package.

Dedicated Servers

In formhero.com.au's opinion, huge web pages such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular web shops with 1000s of clients request a much more powerful website hosting solution. It seems that the blokes from 'Digital Vines' have come to the same conclusion too. To answer its users' anticipations, 'Digital Vines' supplies an array of dedicated web servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That assessment is based on the hardware specifications the dedicated servers sport: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt ensure the quick and steady performance of any kind of website. According to 'Digital Vines', the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from formhero.com.au, deem that all dedicated server specs furnished by 'Digital Vines' are also appropriate for commencing a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web hosting server comes with free-of-cost billing software platform and a free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers delivered by 'Digital Vines' are all unmanaged. We, at formhero.com.au, think that this is a slight weak point, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee of A$50.69 AUD. So, if you require help, the Managed Services upgrade provides a number of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A number of hosting CP (CP) GUIs are available with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (formhero.com.au's) prognosis is that the exceptional drag and drop File Manager added in the Hepsia Control Panel will probably make the use of any File Transfer Protocol client futile. Our (formhero.com.au's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Digital Vines' don't seem to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia web hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from A$99.07 for the Jaguar package.