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An evaluation of Duo Servers

We, at makuzo.dk, have selected 'Duo Servers' to be our current domain name and web hosting vendor. Hence we think that this concise assessment of 'Duo Servers' is maybe going to be very useful for other folks from all around the World who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all around the Globe, since the mere truth is that 'Duo Servers' currently delivers domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing nearly the entire World. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Duo Servers' in a few words:

Shared Web Site Hosting Packages

The initial thing we, at makuzo.dk, have observed is the reasonable prices of the shared web page hosting services offered by 'Duo Servers'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web space hosting plans offered by 'Duo Servers' are powered by an in-house designed, avant-garde cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by an autonomous host of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Globe will have enormous predicaments with, because cPanel is a one-server based webspace hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, website hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being handled by a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web site hosting companies cannot add new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must invent their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web hosting accounts, which are driven by a real cloud web hosting solution. With a shared hosting plan, each client pays only for his/her package, thus keeping the hosting price amazingly low (because plenty of users use the same server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a clustered web site hosting platform, permits you to pay only for the reserves that you indeed demand, escaping a situation where you pay for a feature-rich web site hosting account that you cannot really utilize, or for a basic hosting plan that cannot accommodate your website. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a low-end package and upgrade as your web page grows. That way, you spare money that you can expend on publicizing the web page while it is still brand new. Each and every web site hosting account supplied by 'Duo Servers' ships with an online website building tool and more than forty widely used script-driven platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web site design services. 'Duo Servers' supplies shared website hosting plans in a number of different regions across the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European server farms - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. In this way, nearly the entire Globe is covered to supply you and your web page's visitors with a stable and reliable website hosting service at a preferred location. On the whole, the shared hosting solutions offered 'Duo Servers' are really well equipped and are available at a very cheap price (starting from $3.99 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To people with little or no practice, a private virtual hosting server may seem troublesome to manage. That's probably why 'Duo Servers' also offers semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main North American data center in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to managing a regular shared website hosting account via a CP GUI. They have all the features of a shared website hosting account such as a free-of-cost website builder and a web application installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated server account is many times bigger than that of a shared web space hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared web page hosting plans. When matched against a shared website hosting account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain allowance is a trend too. The semi-dedicated hosting server packages do not include complete root access (we, at makuzo.dk, think of this as a tiny negative point), but the advantage is that they are managed via the same web hosting CP GUI as the shared website hosting accounts. This hints that a user-friendly graphical user interface is offered to all users who are not self-confident enough to administer a private virtual web hosting server, yet demand more power and system resources than a virtual private 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 ultramodern web servers as the ones which host the virtual private hosting server plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), whereas the virtual private web servers can reach a much higher number (80 to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Duo Servers' can be classified as being amazingly cheap (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to makuzo.dk, large sites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular web stores with thousands of customers demand a much more powerful web hosting environment. It seems that the fellows from 'Duo Servers' have reached the same conclusion as well. To meet its users' expectations, 'Duo Servers' delivers a bouquet of dedicated servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That estimation rests on the hardware specifications the web servers come with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of web space and Gigabit network interface cards will beyond doubt guarantee the fast and steady work of any kind of website. In 'Duo Servers's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from makuzo.dk, deem that all dedicated server plans supplied by 'Duo Servers' are also appropriate for beginning a hosting reseller business as each and every web hosting server provides free billing software platform and a fee-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated hosting servers supplied by 'Duo Servers' are all unmanaged. We, at makuzo.dk, think of this as a little problem, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $35.00 USD. So, if you need help, the Managed Services upgrade includes several extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bunch of web page hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (makuzo.dk's) forecast is that the excellent point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel will probably make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software program pointless. Our (makuzo.dk's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Duo Servers' don't seem to be very cheap (still the Hepsia web site hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from $215.00 for the Xeon 4 plan.