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A review of SecureShells

We, at, have selected 'SecureShells' to be our current domain and web hosting distributor. Therefore we think that this succinct assessment of 'SecureShells' is probably going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all around the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all over the World, since the mere fact is that 'SecureShells' currently furnishes domain and hosting services in several data center facility sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing virtually the entire planet. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'SecureShells' in a few words:

Shared Webspace Hosting Solutions

The first detail we, at, have discerned is the affordable prices of the shared web hosting solutions furnished by 'SecureShells'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the website hosting plans provided by 'SecureShells' are driven by a custom created, modern cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on a different group of web servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Earth will have immense complications with, since cPanel is a one-server based web hosting environment (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web page hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web space hosting firms cannot include new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must devise their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web site hosting accounts, which are powered by a genuine cloud hosting system. With a shared account, each customer pays only for his/her account, thus retaining the website hosting price very low (because a lot of clients are located on one and the same server). In short, a shared hosting package, which runs on a cloud site hosting solution, allows you to pay only for the reserves that you really demand, evading a scenario where you pay for a high-end hosting package that you cannot really use, or for a basic web space hosting plan that cannot shelter your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a low-end plan and upgrade as your online presence expands. In this way, you spare funds that you can expend on advertising the site while it is still new. Each web hosting account furnished by 'SecureShells' ships with an online website builder and over forty widely used script software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web page design services. 'SecureShells' provides shared web space hosting solutions in several different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one server farm facility in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; two European datacenters - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. That way, virtually the whole Globe is covered to supply you and your web page's visitors with a steady and fast hosting service at a convenient location. Altogether, the shared hosting plans furnished 'SecureShells' are very well stocked and are available at a very affordable price (starting from $2.75 for the Economy plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To people with little to no practice, a virtual server may appear tough to administer. That's perhaps why 'SecureShells' also keeps semi-dedicated servers in its main North American datacenter facility in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to handling a normal shared webspace hosting plan via a website hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the features of a shared web space hosting account such as a fee-free web site building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated hosting server plan is many times greater than that of a shared website hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared web page hosting accounts. When contrasted with a shared package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name allowance is a norm too. The semi-dedicated hosting server packages do not come with root privileges (we, at, think that this is a small drawback), but the good point is that they are managed through the same web site hosting Control Panel tool as the shared hosting packages. This goes to say that a well-known graphical environment is available to all clients who are not self-confident enough to manage a VPS, but at the same time are in need of more power and reserves than a private virtual web hosting server can offer. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the same powerful first-class web hosting servers as the ones which host the private virtual web server hosting plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical machine), whereas the private virtual web servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'SecureShells' can be defined as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Mercury plan.

Dedicated Servers

According to, large web sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online stores with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful webspace hosting solution. It appears that the fellows from 'SecureShells' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To fulfil its users' demands, 'SecureShells' offers a number of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That assessment stands on the hardware configurations the servers include: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly guarantee the fast and steady work of any sort of website. According to 'SecureShells', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server plans provided by 'SecureShells' are also suitable for beginning a hosting reseller business as each and every web server comes with free invoicing transaction software platform and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers supplied by 'SecureShells' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a tiny minus, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand assistance, the Managed Services upgrade includes various extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A number of hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the superb drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web space hosting CP will perhaps make the utilization of any FTP software program pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'SecureShells' don't seem to be very cheap (still the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Earth package.