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An assessment of Uni-Bz

We, at smcal.net, have picked 'Uni-Bz' to be our current domain name and hosting provider. Hence we believe that this concise assessment of 'Uni-Bz' is probably going to be quite helpful for other people from all around the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all around the World, because the mere truth is that 'Uni-Bz' presently offers domain and hosting services in numerous server farm facility sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing virtually the whole planet. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Uni-Bz' in a few words:

Shared Website Hosting Services

The first detail we, at smcal.net, have discerned is the modest prices of the shared web hosting accounts offered by 'Uni-Bz'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the website hosting accounts furnished by 'Uni-Bz' are powered by a custom created, leading edge cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web page hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by an autonomous stack of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting firm in the World will have enormous predicaments with, because cPanel is a one single server based hosting environment (each hosting service, such as email, databases, hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on a single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based webspace hosting providers are not able to add new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to develop their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared site hosting packages, which are powered by an actual cloud web space hosting solution. With a shared web space hosting account, each customer pays only for his/her package, thus preserving the webspace hosting price amazingly low (since multiple clients are located on the same web hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a clustered website hosting platform, permits you to pay only for the reserves that you indeed require, averting a situation where you pay for a high-end web page hosting package that you cannot actually use, or for a tiny hosting package that cannot handle your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a low-end plan and upgrade as your web presence expands. In this way, you economize funds that you can expend on advertising the site while it is still new. Each and every webspace hosting package provided by 'Uni-Bz' includes an online site building tool and over forty widely used script-driven software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web design services. 'Uni-Bz' offers shared web page hosting services in several different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; two European datacenter facilities - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. That way, approximately the entire Globe is covered to supply you and your website's visitors with a steady and fast web page hosting service at a convenient place. Altogether, the shared hosting packages provided 'Uni-Bz' are really well appointed and come at an attractive price (starting from $3.00 for the Beginner package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To people with little or no experience, a virtual private web hosting server may seem troublesome to handle. That's probably why 'Uni-Bz' also houses semi-dedicated servers in its principal North American datacenter facility in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to managing a conventional shared web site hosting plan through a hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the features of a shared web hosting package such as a free-of-charge site building tool and a web app installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web hosting plan is many times greater than that of a shared web page hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web hosting accounts. When contrasted with a shared site hosting account, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is big: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain quota is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated accounts do not include full server root access (we, at smcal.net, count this as a slight disadvantage), but the benefit is that they are managed through the very same webspace hosting Control Panel interface as the shared hosting accounts. This signifies that a well-known graphical interface is offered to all customers who do not have enough self-condifence to administer a virtual private web hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and reserves than a virtual private web server can deliver. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful avant-garde hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual server hosting plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), while the virtual private web servers can reach a much greater number (80 to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Uni-Bz' can be classified as being very affordable (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the Semi-dedicated L package.

Dedicated Servers

In smcal.net's opinion, big web pages such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online stores with 1000s of customers request a much more powerful web hosting platform. It seems that the guys from 'Uni-Bz' have reached the same conclusion as well. To meet its clients' expectations, 'Uni-Bz' delivers a number of dedicated servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That assessment stands on the hardware specs the servers arrive with: many-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit network cards will no doubt ensure the quick and steady performance of any kind of website. In 'Uni-Bz's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from smcal.net, believe that all dedicated server packages delivered by 'Uni-Bz' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as every dedicated server ships with free-of-charge invoicing transaction software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers offered by 'Uni-Bz' are all unmanaged. We, at smcal.net, think of this as a tiny downside, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade includes an assortment of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. Several web page hosting CP (CP) tools are available with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (smcal.net's) forecast is that the great point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia site hosting CP will possibly render the use of any File Transfer Protocol client pointless. Our (smcal.net's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Uni-Bz' don't seem to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will no doubt make you smile), beginning from $205.00 for the Xeon 4 plan.