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An assessment of 1DUR Media

We, at 50lounge.com, have selected '1DUR Media' to be our present domain name and web hosting provider. This is why we anticipate that this concise evaluation of '1DUR Media' is perhaps going to be very helpful for other folks from all around the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all over the World, because the simple fact is that '1DUR Media' currently delivers domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing nearly the entire Globe. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from '1DUR Media' in short:

Shared Hosting Packages

The first thing we, at 50lounge.com, have noted is the modest prices of the shared hosting packages offered by '1DUR Media'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web hosting plans provided by '1DUR Media' are powered by an in-house designed, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, site hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by a separate pack of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting provider on the Globe will have big predicaments with, because cPanel is a single server based website hosting environment (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel webspace hosting providers are not able to include extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they have to create their own file platform), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared webspace hosting packages, which are powered by an authentic clustered site hosting platform. With a shared account, each client pays solely for his/her plan, thus preserving the website hosting price very low (because lots of users share the same web hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a clustered site hosting system, allows you to pay just for the resources that you indeed require, refraining from a situation where you pay for an advanced site hosting account that you cannot really utilize, or for a low-end website hosting plan that cannot shelter your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a low-end package and upgrade as your web presence expands. That way, you save cash that you can spend on publicizing the web site while it is still novel. Every web page hosting account offered by '1DUR Media' offers an online site builder and more than 40 widely used script software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for website design solutions. '1DUR Media' offers shared web hosting accounts in a number of different countries around the World. There is one server farm in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; two European data centers - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. Hence, virtually the entire Globe is encompassed to present you and your web page's visitors with a stable and fast web space hosting solution at a nearby location. All in all, the shared hosting accounts supplied '1DUR Media' are really well appointed and come at an attractive price (starting from £4.79 for the 1 Domain Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To users with little to no practice, a virtual private web server may appear tough to administer. That's probably why '1DUR Media' also offers semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal North American data center facility in Chicago. Managing these accounts is comparable to handling a conventional shared web site hosting plan through a hosting CP interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared webspace hosting package such as a fee-free web site builder and a web application installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared webspace hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared web hosting accounts. When compared with a shared web site hosting plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name allowance is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated web hosting accounts do not ship with full server root access (we, at 50lounge.com, deem this a slight disadvantage), but the benefit is that they are managed via the same web site hosting Control Panel interface as the shared hosting accounts. This implies that a user-friendly graphical user interface is accessible by all customers who do not have enough confidence to administer a virtual private hosting server, yet demand more power and supplies than a VPS web server can supply them with. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the same powerful cutting edge servers as the ones which host the virtual hosting server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), while the VPS web servers can reach a much higher number (80 to 120 per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by '1DUR Media' can be branded as being amazingly cheap (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from £16.93 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Servers

In 50lounge.com's opinion, enormous web pages such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online shops with thousands of customers call for a much more powerful website hosting environment. It appears that the guys from '1DUR Media' have come to the same conclusion as well. To live up to its clients' anticipations, '1DUR Media' supplies an array of dedicated hosting servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That assessment stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated web hosting servers arrive with: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of web space and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly guarantee the quick and steady performance of any sort of site. According to '1DUR Media', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from 50lounge.com, think that all dedicated server solutions delivered by '1DUR Media' are also appropriate for commencing a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server ships with free-of-cost invoicing software and a bonus domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers supplied by '1DUR Media' are all unmanaged. We, at 50lounge.com, deem this a slight negative point, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee which amounts to £28.74 GBP. So, if you need help, the Managed Services upgrade provides a bouquet of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A number of website hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (50lounge.com's) prognosis is that the excellent point-and-click File Manager included in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel will possibly make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software program pointless. Our (50lounge.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by '1DUR Media' don't appear to be very cheap (still the Hepsia Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will definitely make you smile), starting from £34.51 for the Atom 2c plan.