A survey of Flashpoint Media Hosting

We, at, have chosen 'Flashpoint Media Hosting' to be our present domain and web hosting vendor. Therefore we expect that this concise assessment of 'Flashpoint Media Hosting' is probably going to be very useful for other people from all around the World in search for domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all over the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'Flashpoint Media Hosting' presently delivers domain and hosting services in multiple data center locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing approximately the whole Globe. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Flashpoint Media Hosting' in short:

Shared Hosting Services

The first thing we, at, have detected is the low prices of the shared webspace hosting packages delivered by 'Flashpoint Media Hosting'. 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 site hosting plans provided by 'Flashpoint Media Hosting' are powered by an in-house devised, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, runs on an autonomous pack of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor in the World will have huge problems with, because cPanel is a single server based web page hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on one single server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based site hosting suppliers are not able to include new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must develop their own file system), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web hosting plans, which are driven by an authentic clustered web space hosting system. With a shared web space hosting package, each customer pays solely for his/her account, thus keeping the hosting price amazingly low (since plenty of customers are hosted on the same server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a clustered webspace hosting solution, allows you to pay just for the reserves that you really require, refraining from a situation where you pay for a powerful web space hosting plan that you cannot truly use, or for a basic site hosting account that cannot host your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a small package and upgrade as your website expands. In this way, you economize money that you can invest in advertising the site while it is still new. Each and every web hosting package provided by 'Flashpoint Media Hosting' includes an online website builder and over 40 widely used script software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for site design services. 'Flashpoint Media Hosting' distributes shared web page hosting accounts in several different regions across the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; two European data center facilities - in the UK and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. In this way, approximately the whole Globe is encompassed to present you and your web page's visitors with a stable and reliable web space hosting service at a nearby place. On the whole, the shared hosting services provided 'Flashpoint Media Hosting' are quite well appointed and come at a very attractive price (starting from $3.75 for the Business package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To people with little or no experience, a private virtual server may seem complicated to administer. That's perhaps why 'Flashpoint Media Hosting' also stores semi-dedicated servers in its principal United States datacenter in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to managing a regular shared web hosting package through a website hosting CP interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web hosting account such as a free-of-cost website building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated web server hosting account is many times larger than that of a shared web page hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be used is about 5 times as much as compared to the shared website hosting accounts. When matched against a shared web hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is big: 130 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name quota is a principle too. The semi-dedicated web hosting server packages do not ship with server root access (we, at, deem this a small negative point), but the benefit is that they are managed via the very same web page hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web page hosting packages. This goes to say that a known graphical interface is offered to all users who are not self-confident enough to manage a VPS hosting server, yet are in need of more power and system resources than a private virtual web hosting server can furnish them with. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the very same powerful hyper-advanced web servers as the ones which host the virtual private web hosting server accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), whereas the Virtual Private Servers can reach a much greater number (80 to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Flashpoint Media Hosting' can be categorized as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), starting from $25.00 for the Semi Dedicated 2 plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

In's opinion, enormous websites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous online storefronts with thousands of customers require a much more powerful web space hosting environment. It appears that the folks from 'Flashpoint Media Hosting' have reached the same conclusion too. To answer its customers' needs, 'Flashpoint Media Hosting' delivers a collection of dedicated hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specifications the dedicated servers ship with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly ensure the fast and stable performance of any type of web site. According to 'Flashpoint Media Hosting', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server accounts supplied by 'Flashpoint Media Hosting' are also appropriate for establishing a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated hosting server comes with free-of-cost billing software and a fee-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated servers furnished by 'Flashpoint Media Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, consider this a little minus, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need assistance, the Managed Services upgrade includes an array of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A number of website hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are offered with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the amazing point-and-click File Manager included in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel will possibly render the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software program pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Flashpoint Media Hosting' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia site hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), beginning from $145.00 for the Xeon Scalable 8c plan.