A survey of POKNET
We, at kalotaszeg.ro, have selected 'POKNET' to be our current domain and hosting supplier. This is why we believe that this concise evaluation of 'POKNET' is probably going to be quite helpful for other folks from all around the World who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all over the Globe, because the simple truth is that 'POKNET' presently provides domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter facility sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing practically the entire Globe. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'POKNET' in a nutshell:
Shared Web Page Hosting Services
The first detail we, at kalotaszeg.ro, have noticed is the low prices of the shared site hosting plans provided by 'POKNET'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the webspace hosting plans provided by 'POKNET' are powered by a custom created, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like email, databases, site hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being handled by a different stack of web servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Globe will have great problems with, because cPanel is a one single server based hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, webspace hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel site hosting suppliers cannot include extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they have to build their own file system), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web hosting accounts, which are driven by an actual cloud web hosting system. With a shared web site hosting account, each client pays solely for his/her plan, thus retaining the webspace hosting price really low (because a lot of clients utilize the same web hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a cloud web page hosting platform, permits you to pay solely for the resources that you actually demand, precluding a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a tiny web space hosting account that cannot shelter your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny plan and upgrade as your web site grows. In this way, you spare money that you can expend on advertising the website while it is still novel. Each website hosting package provided by 'POKNET' ships with an online website builder and over 40 popular script platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web site design solutions. 'POKNET' distributes shared hosting plans in a number of different regions across the World. There is one server farm in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in the UK and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. That way, approximately the entire planet is covered to supply you and your web site's visitors with a stable and dependable website hosting solution at a preferred location. On the whole, the shared hosting packages offered 'POKNET' are quite well furnished and are available at an excellent price (starting from €2.37 for the Starter package).
Semi-dedicated Web Servers
To users with little or no experience, a private virtual web hosting server may appear troublesome to handle. That's perhaps why 'POKNET' also keeps semi-dedicated web servers in its main North American data center facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is comparable to administering a normal shared web site hosting plan through a web site hosting CP tool. They have all the specs of a shared account such as a fee-free website builder and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web hosting package is many times greater than that of a shared hosting package. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared to the shared website hosting accounts. When compared with a shared web site hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain quota is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated hosting server plans do not arrive with full server root privileges (we, at kalotaszeg.ro, think that this is a slight problem), but the benefit is that they are administered via the very same hosting CP user interface as the shared web page hosting packages. This hints that a recognizable graphical user interface is accessible by all customers who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a VPS web server, but at the same time demand more power and features than a virtual private hosting server can offer. This is so because the semi-dedicated web servers share the reserves of the very same powerful first-rate hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS server accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), while the virtual hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'POKNET' can be labeled as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from €19.23 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
In kalotaszeg.ro's opinion, large websites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous web stores with thousands of customers demand a much more powerful web space hosting solution. It appears that the chaps from 'POKNET' have drawn the same conclusion too. To answer its customers' anticipations, 'POKNET' offers an assortment of dedicated hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That evaluation rests on the hardware specifications the dedicated web hosting servers come with: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will beyond doubt guarantee the quick and steady performance of any sort of website. According to 'POKNET', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from kalotaszeg.ro, believe that all dedicated server specs furnished by 'POKNET' are also appropriate for commencing a hosting reseller business as every web hosting server arrives with free-of-cost billing transaction software and a charge-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers furnished by 'POKNET' are all unmanaged. We, at kalotaszeg.ro, deem this a small problem, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax which amounts to €28.42 EUR. So, if you are in need of support, the Managed Services upgrade provides an assortment of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. An assortment of site hosting CP (CP) interfaces are available with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (kalotaszeg.ro's) forecast is that the excellent point-and-click File Manager available in the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel will possibly make the use of any File Transfer Protocol client futile. Our (kalotaszeg.ro's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'POKNET' don't appear to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from €63.37 for the Atom 1 package.