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A survey of GrandGraphics

We, at ad-calendars.com, have selected 'GrandGraphics' to be our present domain and web hosting distributor. This is why we presume that this brief assessment of 'GrandGraphics' is perhaps going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all over the World in need of domain name and web hosting services. We say individuals from all around the World, since the simple truth is that 'GrandGraphics' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in several data center facility locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing practically the entire planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'GrandGraphics' in short:

Shared Web Space Hosting Solutions

The first thing we, at ad-calendars.com, have observed is the low prices of the shared web hosting services supplied by 'GrandGraphics'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the website hosting accounts supplied by 'GrandGraphics' are powered by a custom invented, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being tackled by an independent set of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting company in the World will have considerable problems with, because cPanel is a one-server based site hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being tackled by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel webspace hosting firms are unable to include new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they have to develop their own file system), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared webspace hosting accounts, which are powered by an actual clustered web page hosting solution. With a shared website hosting plan, each client pays just for his/her package, thus retaining the web hosting price really low (because lots of customers use one and the same web hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a cloud web site hosting platform, enables you to pay solely for the resources that you really demand, evading a scenario where you pay for a powerful website hosting account that you cannot actually utilize, or for a low-end webspace hosting package that cannot shelter your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a basic package and upgrade as your web presence expands. So, you spare funds that you can spend on publicizing the web page while it is still novel. Every website hosting plan supplied by 'GrandGraphics' comes with an online web site builder and more than forty widely used script-driven software applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for site design solutions. 'GrandGraphics' furnishes shared site hosting services in a number of different countries around the World. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European data centers - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Thus, approximately the whole Earth is encompassed to supply you and your web site's visitors with a steady and reliable webspace hosting solution at a desired location. Altogether, the shared hosting plans delivered 'GrandGraphics' are quite well stocked and are available at a very modest price (starting from $4.17 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To people with little to no practice, a VPS web hosting server may appear hard to manage. That's probably why 'GrandGraphics' also houses semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main US server farm in Chicago. Managing these plans is similar to handling a conventional shared web hosting package through a web page hosting CP tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared hosting package such as a fee-free site building tool and a script installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web hosting server package is many times larger than that of a shared plan. For example, the CPU power that can be used is approximately FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web page hosting packages. When matched against a shared web hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain quota is a rule too. The semi-dedicated web hosting plans do not include root privileges (we, at ad-calendars.com, regard this as a small minus), but the benefit is that they are administered through the very same web hosting CP user interface as the shared web page hosting packages. This hints that a well-known graphical environment is offered to all customers who are not confident enough to manage a VPS web server, but at the same time need more power and features than a virtual web hosting server can provide them with. This is like that because the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful hyper-advanced web hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual web server plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), whereas the VPS 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 provided by 'GrandGraphics' can be classified as being quite inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In ad-calendars.com's opinion, big web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous web shops with 1000s of clients request a much more powerful webspace hosting environment. It seems that the blokes from 'GrandGraphics' have reached the same conclusion too. To live up to its customers' needs, 'GrandGraphics' delivers a selection of dedicated hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That estimation stands on the hardware configurations the web servers arrive with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network cards will no doubt guarantee the fast and steady performance of any type of web site. According to 'GrandGraphics', the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from ad-calendars.com, deem that all dedicated server packages supplied by 'GrandGraphics' are also appropriate for establishing a hosting reseller business as each server arrives with free invoicing transaction software platform and a bonus domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers offered by 'GrandGraphics' are all unmanaged. We, at ad-calendars.com, deem this a little downside, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of aid, the Managed Services upgrade provides a bunch of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A selection of web hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (ad-calendars.com's) prognosis is that the remarkable point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will perhaps render the recourse to any FTP client useless. Our (ad-calendars.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'GrandGraphics' don't seem to be very cheap (still the Hepsia site hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from $40.00 for the Atom 2c package.