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A survey of ACORN IT

We, at, have picked 'ACORN IT' to be our present domain name and hosting provider. Therefore we believe that this brief evaluation of 'ACORN IT' is maybe going to be very useful for other individuals from all over the World in search for domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all over the Globe, because the mere truth is that 'ACORN IT' currently supplies domain and hosting services in numerous data center facility locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering nearly the entire Earth. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'ACORN IT' in a few words:

Shared Site Hosting Accounts

The initial detail we, at, have observed is the affordable prices of the shared web page hosting accounts provided by 'ACORN IT'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web space hosting plans supplied by 'ACORN IT' are driven by a custom built, modern cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on an independent bunch of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting provider in the World will have mammoth problems with, since cPanel is a one single server based webspace hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web site hosting vendors are unable to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to build their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web site hosting packages, which are driven by an actual clustered site hosting system. With a shared web space hosting plan, each client pays just for his/her plan, thus keeping the webspace hosting price very low (because a lot of users utilize one and the same hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting account, which runs on a cloud web hosting platform, allows you to pay just for the reserves that you really require, averting a situation where you pay for a high-end web space hosting plan that you cannot really use, or for a basic web space hosting package that cannot accommodate your site. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a low-end package and upgrade as your web presence expands. So, you economize funds that you can invest in publicizing the website while it is still brand new. Every site hosting package supplied by 'ACORN IT' comes with an online web site building tool and over forty popular script software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web design solutions. 'ACORN IT' offers shared webspace hosting services in several different regions around the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; two European datacenters - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, nearly the entire World is covered to present you and your site's visitors with a stable and fast website hosting solution at a desired location. Altogether, the shared hosting accounts supplied 'ACORN IT' are really well appointed and come at a very attractive price (beginning from £2.59 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To people with little or no experience, a private virtual server may appear problematic to administer. That's probably why 'ACORN IT' also stores semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal US datacenter facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is comparable to managing a normal shared webspace hosting package via a Control Panel user interface. They have all the specs of a shared web page hosting account such as a free site builder and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated hosting server plan is many times greater than that of a shared web site hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is approximately FIVE times as much as compared to the shared webspace hosting plans. When contrasted with a shared web hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated web server packages do not arrive with full server root privileges (we, at, deem this a minor negative point), but the good point is that they are administered via the very same webspace hosting Control Panel GUI as the shared website hosting packages. This indicates that a familiar graphical environment is offered to all users who do not have enough self-condifence to manage a virtual private web server, but at the same time are in need of more power and features than a private virtual web hosting server can give them. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the same powerful top-class servers as the ones which accommodate the Virtual Private Server hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), whereas the private virtual web hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'ACORN IT' can be defined as being quite affordable (as far as cost is concerned), starting from £16.93 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Servers

In's opinion, huge web sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous online storefronts with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful web page hosting solution. It appears that the fellows from 'ACORN IT' have come to the same conclusion too. To live up to its users' anticipations, 'ACORN IT' delivers a selection of dedicated hosting servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That assessment is based on the hardware configurations the web hosting servers arrive with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit NICs will no doubt guarantee the fast and steady performance of any sort of website. According to 'ACORN IT', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server configurations provided by 'ACORN IT' are also suitable for initiating a hosting reseller business as each web hosting server arrives with free billing software platform and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers supplied by 'ACORN IT' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a tiny defect, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax of £28.21 GBP. So, if you need help, the Managed Services upgrade offers an assortment of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. Several webspace hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the outstanding point and click File Manager included in the Hepsia web hosting CP will possibly make the use of any File Transfer Protocol software useless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'ACORN IT' don't seem to be very cheap (still the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will definitely make you smile), starting from £56.65 for the Atom 1 plan.