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An evaluation of Smartest Media

We, at, have picked 'Smartest Media' to be our current domain and hosting provider. Hence we consider that this concise evaluation of 'Smartest Media' is perchance going to be very helpful for other folks from all over the Globe who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all around the Globe, since the mere truth is that 'Smartest Media' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in several server farm sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing virtually the whole Globe. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Smartest Media' in a few words:

Shared Web Site Hosting Services

The first thing we, at, have noted is the modest prices of the shared web hosting accounts offered by 'Smartest Media'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web hosting plans supplied by 'Smartest Media' are powered by an in-house created, cutting edge cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by an autonomous stack of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting distributor in the World will have mammoth problems with, since cPanel is a one single server based web hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based site hosting corporations cannot include new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to build their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting packages, which are powered by an actual clustered web page hosting system. With a shared webspace hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus keeping the web hosting price very low (because numerous customers are hosted on one and the same web server). In a few words, a shared hosting package, which runs on a clustered web hosting platform, permits you to pay only for the reserves that you actually require, refraining from a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich website hosting plan that you cannot actually use, or for a basic web site hosting package that cannot host your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to commence with a tiny package and upgrade as your web page expands. In this way, you economize funds that you can expend on publicizing the web page while it is still new. Each and every web hosting package furnished by 'Smartest Media' contains an online web site builder and over forty popular script-driven software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web page design services. 'Smartest Media' furnishes shared hosting services in a number of different countries across the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; two European data center facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. In this way, practically the entire Globe is encompassed to provide you and your web page's visitors with a steady and reliable hosting solution at a convenient location. Altogether, the shared hosting accounts delivered 'Smartest Media' are very well stocked and come at a good price (starting from $6.08 for the Startup plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To customers with little to no practice, a private virtual hosting server may seem troublesome to handle. That's probably why 'Smartest Media' also stores semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main North American datacenter facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is similar to handling a typical shared website hosting package via a CP tool. They have all the features of a shared hosting package such as a fee-free web site builder and a web app installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated server hosting package is many times bigger than that of a shared hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared to the shared website hosting accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name quota is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated web server packages do not arrive with full root privileges (we, at, regard this as a minor defect), but the plus is that they are administered via the same web hosting Control Panel tool as the shared accounts. This goes to say that a user-friendly graphical interface is offered to all customers who do not have enough self-condifence to administer a private virtual hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and system resources than a VPS web hosting server can deliver. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the same powerful ultramodern web servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS server plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), whereas the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Smartest Media' can be labeled as being quite affordable (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Mini plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to, huge web pages such as social networks, community and business portals or famous online stores with thousands of clients request a much more powerful web page hosting solution. It appears that the folks from 'Smartest Media' have come to the same conclusion too. To satisfy its customers' demands, 'Smartest Media' supplies an array of dedicated web hosting servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That estimation rests on the hardware specs the dedicated web hosting servers sport: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly guarantee the fast and steady work of any sort of site. According to 'Smartest Media', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server plans provided by 'Smartest Media' are also suitable for commencing a hosting reseller business as each dedicated server provides free-of-charge invoice transaction software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers supplied by 'Smartest Media' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a small negative point, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of help, the Managed Services upgrade offers a handful of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of web hosting CP (CP) interfaces are available with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the excellent drag and drop File Manager available in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel will possibly render the utilization of any FTP software program pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Smartest Media' don't appear to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia web hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will no doubt make you smile), commencing from $40.00 for the Atom 2c plan.