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A survey of Starfire Solutions Consulting

We, at asantemcgee.com, have selected 'Starfire Solutions Consulting' to be our present domain name and web hosting vendor. Hence we believe that this succinct evaluation of 'Starfire Solutions Consulting' is perhaps going to be very helpful for other people from all over the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all around the World, because the mere fact is that 'Starfire Solutions Consulting' currently provides domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter sites: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing almost the entire Globe. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Starfire Solutions Consulting' in short:

Shared Webspace Hosting Accounts

The first detail we, at asantemcgee.com, have observed is the reasonable prices of the shared hosting plans provided by 'Starfire Solutions Consulting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web hosting plans furnished by 'Starfire Solutions Consulting' are powered by an in-house devised, cutting edge cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by an autonomous stack of web servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier in the World will have immense troubles with, since cPanel is a single server based website hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by one single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web space hosting vendors are unable to add new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to set up their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared website hosting plans, which are driven by a real cloud hosting platform. With a shared web space hosting account, each customer pays solely for his/her package, thus keeping the hosting price amazingly low (since many users share the same server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered web space hosting system, enables you to pay only for the reserves that you indeed demand, averting a scenario where you pay for a high-end web space hosting account that you cannot really use, or for a tiny site hosting package that cannot handle your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to commence with a basic plan and upgrade as your website expands. Hence, you economize cash that you can expend on publicizing the site while it is still new. Each web space hosting package furnished by 'Starfire Solutions Consulting' sports an online site building tool and more than forty popular script-driven software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web site design services. 'Starfire Solutions Consulting' provides shared web page hosting services in a number of different geographical regions around the World. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; 2 European server farms - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Hence, practically the whole Earth is encompassed to supply you and your web site's visitors with a stable and dependable web hosting solution at a desired location. As a whole, the shared hosting accounts provided 'Starfire Solutions Consulting' are really well furnished and come at a cut-rate price (starting from $3.83 for the Starfire Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To clients with little or no experience, a VPS web server may appear complicated to handle. That's perhaps why 'Starfire Solutions Consulting' also stores semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal North American server farm in Chicago. Managing these plans is similar to administering a conventional shared plan via a web space hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared website hosting account such as a free website builder and a script installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated server package is many times larger than that of a shared web space hosting package. For example, the CPU power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared web hosting accounts. When compared with a shared site hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting server plans do not offer server root access (we, at asantemcgee.com, count this as a minor defect), but the good point is that they are managed through the very same CP GUI as the shared webspace hosting plans. This hints that a known graphical environment is available to all users who do not feel confident enough to administer a virtual web hosting server, yet require more power and resources than a VPS server can supply them with. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful high-end web servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS web server hosting packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), whereas the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to 120 per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Starfire Solutions Consulting' can be categorized as being very inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Servers

In asantemcgee.com's opinion, large websites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous web storefronts with 1000s of clients call for a much more powerful web hosting solution. It seems that the fellows from 'Starfire Solutions Consulting' have reached the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its users' demands, 'Starfire Solutions Consulting' offers a selection of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specs the web servers come with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit NICs will undoubtedly guarantee the quick and steady performance of any sort of website. According to 'Starfire Solutions Consulting', the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding sites. We, from asantemcgee.com, consider that all dedicated server specs delivered by 'Starfire Solutions Consulting' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web hosting server includes free-of-cost invoicing software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers supplied by 'Starfire Solutions Consulting' are all unmanaged. We, at asantemcgee.com, think of this as a minor negative point, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of aid, the Managed Services upgrade includes various additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. Several web hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (asantemcgee.com's) prediction is that the great point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia web site hosting CP will possibly render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software program useless. Our (asantemcgee.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Starfire Solutions Consulting' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia web site hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), beginning from $105.00 for the AMD 2 plan.