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A review of Hosting River

We, at, have chosen 'Hosting River' to be our present domain name and web hosting supplier. This is why we consider that this concise review of 'Hosting River' is perhaps going to be very helpful for other folks from all over the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all around the World, because the simple fact is that 'Hosting River' currently delivers domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter sites: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering approximately the whole planet. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Hosting River' in a few words:

Shared Hosting Solutions

The first thing we, at, have noted is the inexpensive prices of the shared web page hosting plans provided by 'Hosting River'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web space hosting packages provided by 'Hosting River' are driven by an in-house invented, advanced cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web space hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on an independent pack of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting vendor in the World will have immense complications with, since cPanel is a one-server based web page hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, etc., is being tackled by a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web page hosting corporations are unable to include extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to create their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web page hosting packages, which are driven by an actual clustered web hosting platform. With a shared website hosting plan, each customer pays just for his/her account, thus retaining the web space hosting price amazingly low (because many clients share the same web hosting server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a clustered web page hosting system, allows you to pay solely for the reserves that you indeed need, averting a situation where you pay for a powerful web hosting package that you cannot really use, or for a tiny web site hosting plan that cannot handle your site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny package and upgrade as your web page expands. In this way, you economize funds that you can spend on publicizing the site while it is still new. Every hosting plan delivered by 'Hosting River' comprises an online web site building tool and more than 40 popular script-driven platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for site design solutions. 'Hosting River' offers shared web site hosting packages in a number of different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; 2 European datacenters - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. In this way, approximately the whole World is covered to provide you and your web page's visitors with a stable and reliable site hosting service at a desired place. On the whole, the shared hosting plans provided 'Hosting River' are very well stocked and are available at a very reasonable price (beginning from A$4.71 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To customers with little or no practice, a VPS web server may seem difficult to handle. That's perhaps why 'Hosting River' also houses semi-dedicated servers in its main US server farm facility in Chicago. Administering these plans is comparable to managing a conventional shared web space hosting account through a web page hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the specs of a shared plan such as a fee-free site building tool and a web application installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated web server hosting package is many times bigger than that of a shared hosting package. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is nearly FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web space hosting accounts. When compared to a shared account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is big: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name quota is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated hosting accounts do not come with full server root privileges (we, at, count this as a minor minus), but the advantage is that they are administered through the very same website hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared plans. This indicates that a familiar graphical environment is available to all users who are not self-confident enough to administer a private virtual server, yet require more power and reserves than a VPS web server can bestow on them. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful high-class web servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual private hosting server packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), whereas the private virtual web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to 120 per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Hosting River' can be classified as being quite inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), commencing from A$28.67 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Servers

According to, enormous websites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular online storefronts with 1000s of clients need a much more powerful website hosting platform. It appears that the blokes from 'Hosting River' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To fulfil its customers' requirements, 'Hosting River' provides a bouquet of dedicated web hosting servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That assessment is based on the hardware configurations the dedicated servers have: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of web space and Gigabit NICs will definitely guarantee the quick and stable performance of any type of site. In 'Hosting River's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server plans supplied by 'Hosting River' are also suitable for launching a hosting reseller business as every web hosting server arrives with free-of-cost invoicing transaction software and a fee-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers supplied by 'Hosting River' are all unmanaged. We, at, consider this a little weak point, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of A$51.39 AUD. So, if you require backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides a selection of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A selection of webspace hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the impressive point-and-click File Manager available in the Hepsia hosting CP will perhaps make the use of any FTP software futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Hosting River' don't appear to be very cheap (still the Hepsia web site hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), beginning from A$99.07 for the Atom 1 package.