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An evaluation of SM CIE Hosting

We, at, have picked 'SM CIE Hosting' to be our present domain name and web hosting provider. This is why we believe that this concise evaluation of 'SM CIE Hosting' is perchance going to be quite helpful for other people from all over the Globe who need domain name and web hosting services. We say folks from all around the World, because the mere truth is that 'SM CIE Hosting' presently supplies domain and hosting services in several server farm facility sites: in America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering practically the entire Earth. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'SM CIE Hosting' in a few words:

Shared Web Site Hosting Services

The first thing we, at, have noticed is the reasonable prices of the shared webspace hosting packages delivered by 'SM CIE Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the webspace hosting accounts provided by 'SM CIE Hosting' are driven by a custom built, futuristic cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being dealt with by an autonomous bunch of servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting company in the World will have mammoth predicaments with, because cPanel is a one-server based web page hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, runs on one single web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web hosting corporations are unable to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must concoct their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared hosting plans, which are powered by a genuine cloud webspace hosting platform. With a shared website hosting package, each client pays only for his/her account, thus preserving the web space hosting price very low (because multiple users use one and the same web hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a cloud website hosting solution, allows you to pay only for the reserves that you indeed demand, avoiding a scenario where you pay for a high-end site hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a basic web hosting plan that cannot handle your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to begin with a basic package and upgrade as your website expands. In this way, you save cash that you can expend on advertising the site while it is still brand new. Each site hosting plan offered by 'SM CIE Hosting' ships with an online website building tool and over forty widely used script-driven software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web design solutions. 'SM CIE Hosting' supplies shared web site hosting accounts in a number of different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. Hence, almost the whole planet is encompassed to supply you and your web page's visitors with a stable and reliable site hosting service at a preferred location. As a whole, the shared hosting accounts supplied 'SM CIE Hosting' are really well furnished and are available at a very low price (beginning from €4.84 for the SMCIE BRO package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To people with little to no experience, a private virtual server may seem difficult to handle. That's probably why 'SM CIE Hosting' also keeps semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main American datacenter in Chicago. Administering these plans is similar to managing a regular shared hosting account via a CP tool. They have all the features of a shared web page hosting plan such as a free-of-charge web site builder and a web application installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated web hosting server account is many times bigger than that of a shared website hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared website hosting plans. When matched against a shared plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is big: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a pattern as well. The semi-dedicated hosting server accounts do not offer server root access (we, at, think of this as a small weak point), but the advantage is that they are managed via the very same hosting CP interface as the shared web hosting plans. This suggests that a known graphical interface is offered to all clients who do not have enough confidence to handle a VPS, yet need more power and features than a VPS web server can provide them with. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful high-end web servers as the ones which host the VPS web hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), while the VPS web servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'SM CIE Hosting' can be defined as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), starting from €19.50 for the CPU Luxe package.

Dedicated Servers

In's opinion, large web pages such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous online stores with thousands of clients demand a much more powerful hosting solution. It appears that the fellows from 'SM CIE Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To fulfil its users' needs, 'SM CIE Hosting' supplies a selection of dedicated servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specifications the dedicated hosting servers come with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 GB of web space and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt ensure the fast and steady work of any sort of website. In 'SM CIE Hosting's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from, believe that all dedicated server specs provided by 'SM CIE Hosting' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web server provides free-of-charge invoicing transaction software and a free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers supplied by 'SM CIE Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a minor defect, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee which amounts to €31.27 EUR. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade includes an assortment of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. Several hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the exceptional point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel will probably make the recourse to any FTP client useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'SM CIE Hosting' don't appear to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia webspace hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), beginning from €38.58 for the Atom 2c package.