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An evaluation of DLive

We, at kfactor.net.in, have chosen 'DLive' to be our current domain name and hosting provider. This is why we imagine that this concise review of 'DLive' is perhaps going to be very useful for other people from all around the World in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all over the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'DLive' currently offers domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing practically the whole Earth. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'DLive' in brief:

Shared Web Hosting Packages

The first thing we, at kfactor.net.in, have noticed is the reasonable prices of the shared web page hosting packages offered by 'DLive'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the website hosting accounts offered by 'DLive' are powered by an in-house developed, ultramodern cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by an individual bunch of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Earth will have mammoth problems with, since cPanel is a one single server based site hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by a single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based website hosting vendors are unable to add additional functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to develop their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web site hosting plans, which are powered by a real cloud site hosting platform. With a shared web space hosting account, each client pays just for his/her plan, thus preserving the web site hosting price very low (since a lot of users are located on one and the same hosting server). In short, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a clustered web hosting platform, permits you to pay solely for the resources that you actually need, precluding a situation where you pay for a powerful web space hosting plan that you cannot really utilize, or for a small web site hosting plan that cannot host your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to begin with a low-end plan and upgrade as your web page grows. That way, you spare capital that you can spend on promoting the web page while it is still novel. Each and every web space hosting plan provided by 'DLive' comes with an online web site builder and more than 40 widely used script-driven platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web site design services. 'DLive' offers shared web hosting packages in several different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; two European server farms - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Hence, almost the whole Earth is encompassed to provide you and your website's visitors with a stable and fast site hosting solution at a convenient place. All in all, the shared hosting packages delivered 'DLive' are quite well stocked and come at a very low price (starting from $5.83 for the Beginner plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To users with little to no practice, a VPS server may seem tough to manage. That's perhaps why 'DLive' also stores semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main US server farm in Chicago. Managing these plans is similar to handling a typical shared web hosting plan through a CP tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared webspace hosting account such as a free website builder and a web application installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated web hosting plan is many times larger than that of a shared hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is almost 5 times as much as compared with the shared hosting packages. When juxtaposed to a shared site hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name allowance is a standard too. The semi-dedicated web hosting server packages do not ship with full root access (we, at kfactor.net.in, regard this as a tiny negative point), but the good point is that they are administered through the very same site hosting CP tool as the shared web page hosting accounts. This signifies that a recognizable graphical interface is accessible by all customers who do not feel confident enough to handle a virtual private web server, but at the same time are in need of more power and system resources than a private virtual web server can offer. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the same powerful first-rate servers as the ones which host the VPS server hosting packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), while the VPS hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to 120 per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'DLive' can be labeled as being very inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Mercury plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to kfactor.net.in, enormous web sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online stores with 1000s of clients request a much more powerful web site hosting environment. It appears that the chaps from 'DLive' have drawn the same conclusion too. To answer its customers' needs, 'DLive' supplies a collection of dedicated web hosting servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That estimation rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated hosting servers boast: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand GB of disk space and Gigabit network cards will definitely guarantee the fast and stable performance of any kind of website. According to 'DLive', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from kfactor.net.in, consider that all dedicated server specifications supplied by 'DLive' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web server ships with free-of-charge billing software platform and a complimentary domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers provided by 'DLive' are all unmanaged. We, at kfactor.net.in, think that this is a tiny negative point, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of backing, the Managed Services upgrade includes a handful of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of web site hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (kfactor.net.in's) prognosis is that the exceptional drag and drop File Manager added in the Hepsia web hosting CP will possibly render the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol client pointless. Our (kfactor.net.in's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'DLive' don't seem to be very low priced (still the Hepsia hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), starting from $40.00 for the Atom 2c package.