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An assessment of ASWD

We, at, have selected 'ASWD' to be our current domain name and web hosting vendor. Therefore we anticipate that this concise evaluation of 'ASWD' is perchance going to be quite useful for other individuals from all over the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all around the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'ASWD' presently delivers domain and hosting services in numerous data center facility sites: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, embracing approximately the entire planet. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'ASWD' in short:

Shared Website Hosting Accounts

The initial thing we, at, have perceived is the inexpensive prices of the shared web page hosting packages supplied by 'ASWD'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web site hosting plans furnished by 'ASWD' are driven by a custom created, cutting edge cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, web page hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, etc., runs on an individual stack of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Globe will have huge complications with, because cPanel is a one-server based hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web hosting companies cannot include extra functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must develop their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared hosting accounts, which are driven by a real cloud web page hosting solution. With a shared hosting account, each client pays only for his/her plan, thus keeping the hosting price really low (because many customers are hosted on one and the same web server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a clustered web site hosting solution, enables you to pay only for the resources that you actually demand, escaping a scenario where you pay for a powerful web space hosting plan that you cannot actually use, or for a low-end web hosting package 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 begin with a basic package and upgrade as your site grows. That way, you economize money that you can invest in advertising the web site while it is still brand new. Every web site hosting package delivered by 'ASWD' comprises an online site builder and more than forty widely used script-driven software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web site design services. 'ASWD' supplies shared web site hosting services in several different countries across the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; two European data centers - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Thus, nearly the whole World is encompassed to present you and your visitors with a stable and fast hosting solution at a convenient place. All in all, the shared hosting accounts furnished 'ASWD' are very well appointed and come at a cut-rate price (beginning from C$7.08 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To customers with little or no experience, a virtual hosting server may seem problematic to manage. That's probably why 'ASWD' also keeps semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main US data center in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to handling a regular shared site hosting plan through a web hosting CP interface. They have all the features of a shared web site hosting package such as a free-of-charge web site building tool and a script installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated web server account is many times greater than that of a shared webspace hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is approximately FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web page hosting accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared website hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name allowance is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated server web hosting accounts do not come with root access (we, at, regard this as a slight negative point), but the advantage is that they are managed through the same hosting CP tool as the shared site hosting plans. This implies that a known graphical environment is accessible by all users who are not self-confident enough to manage a VPS hosting server, yet are in need of more power and resources than a Virtual Private Server can furnish them with. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the same powerful leading edge web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual hosting server packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), whereas the private virtual servers can reach a much greater number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'ASWD' can be defined as being very inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from C$27.92 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to, enormous web pages such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular online storefronts with 1000s of clients request a much more powerful web page hosting environment. It seems that the chaps from 'ASWD' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To answer its customers' anticipations, 'ASWD' supplies an array of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That assessment is based on the hardware configurations the dedicated web servers are offering: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will no doubt ensure the fast and steady work of any sort of site. In 'ASWD's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server plans supplied by 'ASWD' are also appropriate for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as every dedicated server comes with free-of-cost invoicing software platform and a free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers offered by 'ASWD' are all unmanaged. We, at, count this as a slight defect, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax which amounts to C$45.46 CAD. So, if you require help, the Managed Services upgrade offers several supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of web space hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the remarkable point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia web hosting CP will probably render the use of any FTP client useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'ASWD' don't appear to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), starting from C$95.40 for the Atom 1 plan.