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A review of Grab Bag Hosting

We, at, have chosen 'Grab Bag Hosting' to be our current domain name and hosting distributor. This is why we deem that this brief review of 'Grab Bag Hosting' is perhaps going to be very helpful for other folks from all over the Globe who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all over the Globe, because the simple truth is that 'Grab Bag Hosting' presently distributes domain and hosting services in multiple server farm locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing practically the whole Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Grab Bag Hosting' in short:

Shared Webspace Hosting Packages

The first detail we, at, have spotted is the cut-rate prices of the shared web hosting services furnished by 'Grab Bag 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 web site hosting plans provided by 'Grab Bag Hosting' are powered by a custom created, leading edge cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, site hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by an independent group of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting vendor on the Globe will have mammoth difficulties with, because cPanel is a one single server based website hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, site hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by one single web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based site hosting vendors are not able to include new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to create their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web space hosting packages, which are powered by an actual cloud web site hosting system. With a shared hosting package, each client pays just for his/her account, thus preserving the hosting price very low (because lots of users utilize one and the same server). In brief, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered site hosting platform, permits you to pay only for the resources that you really demand, escaping a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich web page hosting package that you cannot really use, or for a low-end web site hosting package that cannot shelter your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to commence with a basic package and upgrade as your web site grows. That way, you spare capital that you can expend on promoting the website while it is still new. Each and every web space hosting account offered by 'Grab Bag Hosting' comes with an online website builder and over 40 popular script software platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web design solutions. 'Grab Bag Hosting' delivers shared website hosting services in a number of different countries across the World. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European data centers - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Hence, nearly the whole Earth is covered to present you and your website's visitors with a stable and fast web hosting solution at a nearby location. As a whole, the shared hosting packages supplied 'Grab Bag Hosting' are very well furnished and come at a very good price (starting from $4.00 for the Entry plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To users with little to no experience, a Virtual Private Server may seem troublesome to handle. That's probably why 'Grab Bag Hosting' also houses semi-dedicated web servers in its main American data center facility in Chicago. Administering these plans is similar to managing a typical shared account through a webspace hosting CP tool. They have all the features of a shared web page hosting package such as a free site building tool and a PHP script installer, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated server plan is many times larger than that of a shared web site hosting package. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is approximately FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web page hosting packages. When compared to a shared website hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name allowance is a principle too. The semi-dedicated web server hosting accounts do not arrive with full server root privileges (we, at, think of this as a tiny drawback), but the benefit is that they are managed via the same web site hosting Control Panel interface as the shared plans. This means that a recognizable graphical user interface is accessible by all clients who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a VPS web hosting server, yet demand more power and system resources than a virtual private web hosting server can offer. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the system resources of the very same powerful top-class web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual web server packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), whereas the VPS web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Grab Bag Hosting' can be labeled as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), starting from $18.00 for the Tall package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to, huge sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous web storefronts with thousands of customers request a much more powerful web site hosting solution. It seems that the guys from 'Grab Bag Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To answer its clients' anticipations, 'Grab Bag Hosting' provides an array of dedicated web servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That assessment rests on the hardware specs the web servers are offering: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of web space and Gigabit network cards will no doubt ensure the fast and stable work of any type of web site. According to 'Grab Bag Hosting', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from, believe that all dedicated server specifications provided by 'Grab Bag Hosting' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web hosting server ships with free-of-cost billing software and a bonus domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers delivered by 'Grab Bag Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, think of this as a tiny minus, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you need backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides a handful of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. An array of website hosting CP (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the magnificent point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia web hosting CP will perhaps make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software program pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Grab Bag Hosting' don't appear to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from $115.00 for the Xeon Scalable 6c plan.