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A survey of DLive

We, at, have chosen 'DLive' to be our present domain name and web hosting provider. Hence we presume that this succinct evaluation of 'DLive' is perchance going to be quite useful for other individuals from all over the Globe who seek domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the Globe, since the mere fact is that 'DLive' presently offers domain and hosting services in several data center locations: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing almost the entire World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'DLive' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Site Hosting Solutions

The initial thing we, at, have perceived is the low-cost prices of the shared webspace hosting solutions provided by 'DLive'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the website hosting accounts furnished by 'DLive' are powered by an in-house developed, modern cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being handled by a separate bunch of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Globe will have enormous troubles with, since cPanel is a one-server based web space hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, site hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web hosting suppliers are not able to include extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to construct their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared site hosting accounts, which are driven by a real cloud web page hosting system. With a shared site hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her account, thus retaining the site hosting price very low (since multiple users share one and the same hosting server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a clustered web site hosting platform, allows you to pay solely for the reserves that you really require, averting a situation where you pay for a high-end web site hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a tiny web site hosting plan that cannot shelter your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to kick off with a low-end package and upgrade as your Internet presence expands. Hence, you economize cash that you can expend on promoting the website while it is still new. Each web page hosting package supplied by 'DLive' includes an online website builder and over forty widely used script-driven software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for site design services. 'DLive' delivers shared web site hosting accounts in a number of different regions across the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, approximately the whole Globe is covered to provide you and your web site's visitors with a steady and fast web space hosting solution at a convenient location. As a whole, the shared hosting packages delivered 'DLive' are quite well equipped and come at an excellent price (starting from $5.83 for the Beginner package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To people with little to no experience, a virtual server may appear hard to administer. That's probably why 'DLive' also offers semi-dedicated web servers in its principal American server farm facility in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to managing a typical shared web site hosting plan via a web hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web page hosting plan such as a free-of-cost web site builder and a web application installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated hosting server account is many times larger than that of a shared web space hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be used is approximately 5 times as much as compared with the shared accounts. When contrasted with a shared web space hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting plans do not come with complete root-level access (we, at, consider this a little problem), but the advantage is that they are managed through the same web page hosting CP user interface as the shared web site hosting accounts. This hints that a well-known GUI is accessible by all clients who do not have enough self-condifence to manage a virtual private web server, yet need more power and features than a VPS hosting server can bestow on them. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the system resources of the very same powerful leading edge hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual server hosting plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), while the private virtual web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'DLive' can be classified as being quite inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the Mercury plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In's opinion, huge sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular online stores with 1000s of customers request a much more powerful web site hosting platform. It seems that the guys from 'DLive' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To answer its users' expectations, 'DLive' supplies a number of dedicated web servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That estimation is based on the hardware specs the hosting servers come with: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit NICs will undoubtedly guarantee the quick and stable performance of any kind of web site. According to 'DLive', the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from, believe that all dedicated server solutions offered by 'DLive' are also suitable for commencing a hosting reseller business as every web server provides free-of-charge billing transaction software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated servers supplied by 'DLive' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a little downside, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of support, the Managed Services upgrade offers a few supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. Several web page hosting CP (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the outstanding point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia CP will perhaps render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol client futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'DLive' don't appear to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will definitely make you smile), commencing from $40.00 for the Atom 2c package.