post.bg

operated by 'PostBG'

A review of PostBG

We, at post.bg, have chosen 'PostBG' to be our current domain name and hosting vendor. Therefore we imagine that this concise assessment of 'PostBG' is perchance going to be quite useful for other folks from all around the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all around the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'PostBG' currently distributes domain and hosting services in several data center facility locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing practically the entire Globe. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'PostBG' in a few words:

Shared Web Hosting Solutions

The first detail we, at post.bg, have observed is the affordable prices of the shared web page hosting solutions provided by 'PostBG'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the hosting accounts offered by 'PostBG' are driven by a custom devised, innovative cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, website hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being run on an autonomous pack of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting firm on the Earth will have mammoth predicaments with, because cPanel is a one single server based site hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web page hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being served by one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based website hosting companies cannot include additional functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must develop their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web page hosting packages, which are powered by an actual clustered website hosting platform. With a shared plan, each client pays just for his/her account, thus keeping the web site hosting price amazingly low (because lots of users are hosted on one and the same web server). In short, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered webspace hosting solution, enables you to pay only for the reserves that you indeed demand, refraining from a situation where you pay for a powerful website hosting plan that you cannot actually use, or for a tiny site hosting package that cannot accommodate your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a basic package and upgrade as your web page expands. That way, you spare funds that you can invest in publicizing the site while it is still brand new. Each webspace hosting account supplied by 'PostBG' boasts an online web site builder and over forty widely used script-driven software applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web page design services. 'PostBG' furnishes shared web site hosting accounts in several different countries around the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European data center facilities - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. In this way, virtually the whole Earth is encompassed to supply you and your visitors with a stable and dependable website hosting service at a convenient location. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions delivered 'PostBG' are really well appointed and are available at a very low price (starting from €2.71 for the Economy package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To people with little to no practice, a VPS may seem complicated to handle. That's probably why 'PostBG' also hosts semi-dedicated web servers in its main North American server farm in Chicago. Administering these accounts is comparable to administering a standard shared website hosting package via a web site hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the features of a shared website hosting package such as a free-of-cost website building tool and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated server web hosting plan is many times greater than that of a shared site hosting package. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared packages. When contrasted with a shared web hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD allowance is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated server plans do not ship with full root access (we, at post.bg, regard this as a minor downside), but the plus is that they are administered through the very same web hosting CP user interface as the shared web site hosting plans. This signifies that a well-known graphical environment is offered to all customers who do not feel self-confident enough to administer a private virtual web server, but at the same time require more power and supplies than a private virtual web server can supply them with. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful ultramodern web servers as the ones which accommodate the Virtual Private Server web hosting plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), whereas the virtual web servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'PostBG' can be branded as being quite inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from €19.70 for the Fast plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to post.bg, enormous websites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular web shops with thousands of customers require a much more powerful webspace hosting solution. It seems that the folks from 'PostBG' have drawn the same conclusion too. To answer its customers' needs, 'PostBG' offers a selection of dedicated web hosting servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That estimation stands on the hardware configurations the servers ship with: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of disk space and Gigabit network interface cards will beyond doubt ensure the quick and steady work of any type of site. According to 'PostBG', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from post.bg, consider that all dedicated server configurations provided by 'PostBG' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web hosting server offers free-of-cost billing transaction software platform and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated hosting servers furnished by 'PostBG' are all unmanaged. We, at post.bg, think of this as a minor downside, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax which amounts to €31.52 EUR. So, if you demand assistance, the Managed Services upgrade includes various supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A bunch of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (post.bg's) forecast is that the outstanding point-and-click File Manager offered by the Hepsia web hosting CP will probably render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software pointless. Our (post.bg's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'PostBG' don't seem to be very cheap (still the Hepsia Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from €64.02 for the Atom 1 package.