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A review of Probus-IT

We, at snowstarlight.se, have selected 'Probus-IT' to be our present domain and hosting distributor. Therefore we consider that this short assessment of 'Probus-IT' is perhaps going to be very useful for other individuals from all over the World who seek domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all around the Globe, because the mere truth is that 'Probus-IT' currently furnishes domain and hosting services in multiple server farm sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing approximately the whole World. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Probus-IT' in a nutshell:

Shared Website Hosting Accounts

The initial thing we, at snowstarlight.se, have perceived is the low-cost prices of the shared web space hosting plans delivered by 'Probus-IT'. 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 offered by 'Probus-IT' are powered by a custom devised, modern cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like email, databases, website hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by an individual set of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Earth will have enormous difficulties with, since cPanel is a one-server based site hosting platform (each hosting service, like mail, databases, web space hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on a single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web site hosting vendors cannot include additional functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they have to set up their own file system), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web page hosting packages, which are driven by a genuine clustered web hosting solution. With a shared web page hosting account, each client pays solely for his/her package, thus keeping the webspace hosting price really low (since many users are located on the same web hosting server). In short, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a cloud web site hosting system, enables you to pay just for the reserves that you actually demand, avoiding a situation where you pay for a powerful site hosting account that you cannot really utilize, or for a small site hosting plan that cannot handle your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a basic plan and upgrade as your web page expands. That way, you save capital that you can spend on publicizing the web page while it is still brand new. Every web space hosting account offered by 'Probus-IT' ships with an online web site builder and over forty widely used script-driven platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web site design solutions. 'Probus-IT' delivers shared web site hosting services in several different countries across the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. In this way, almost the whole planet is covered to present you and your website's visitors with a steady and dependable site hosting solution at a convenient place. As a whole, the shared hosting accounts provided 'Probus-IT' are quite well appointed and come at a budget price (starting from €5.13 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no practice, a private virtual hosting server may seem troublesome to handle. That's probably why 'Probus-IT' also hosts semi-dedicated web servers in its principal United States datacenter in Chicago. Administering these plans is similar to managing a normal shared web hosting package via a web page hosting CP user interface. They have all the specs of a shared webspace hosting plan such as a free-of-charge site builder and a web application installer, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated server account is many times greater than that of a shared web space hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is almost FIVE times as much as compared with the shared hosting accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared web site hosting plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name quota is a rule too. The semi-dedicated server web hosting plans do not ship with full root-level access (we, at snowstarlight.se, count this as a minor inconvenience), but the benefit is that they are administered through the very same web hosting CP tool as the shared web site hosting packages. This suggests that a familiar graphical user interface is available to all users who are not confident enough to administer a virtual hosting server, yet are in need of more power and reserves than a VPS can deliver. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the same powerful high-class servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS hosting server plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per server), while the VPS servers can reach a much higher number (80 to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Probus-IT' can be labeled as being quite inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from €19.23 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In snowstarlight.se's opinion, big websites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular web storefronts with thousands of clients demand a much more powerful web page hosting platform. It seems that the guys from 'Probus-IT' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To meet its clients' anticipations, 'Probus-IT' supplies an array of dedicated web servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That estimation stands on the hardware specs the dedicated hosting servers ship with: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly ensure the fast and steady work of any sort of web site. In 'Probus-IT's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from snowstarlight.se, deem that all dedicated server specs furnished by 'Probus-IT' are also suitable for beginning a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web hosting server includes free invoicing software platform and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers offered by 'Probus-IT' are all unmanaged. We, at snowstarlight.se, think that this is a slight weak point, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee of €31.42 EUR. So, if you need support, the Managed Services upgrade includes an array of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. An array of web hosting CP (CP) tools are available with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (snowstarlight.se's) prognosis is that the superb drag and drop File Manager added in the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel will possibly render the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software useless. Our (snowstarlight.se's) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Probus-IT' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from €63.37 for the Atom 1 package.