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An evaluation of Rai Hosting

We, at, have selected 'Rai Hosting' to be our present domain name and web hosting vendor. Hence we presume that this succinct review of 'Rai Hosting' is perhaps going to be quite useful for other individuals from all over the World in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all over the Globe, because the simple truth is that 'Rai Hosting' currently distributes domain and hosting services in numerous server farm facility sites: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing nearly the entire World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Rai Hosting' in a nutshell:

Shared Site Hosting Solutions

The first detail we, at, have spotted is the cheap prices of the shared web page hosting solutions offered by 'Rai Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the hosting plans provided by 'Rai Hosting' are driven by a custom built, innovative cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, web site hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by an independent set of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting company in the World will have enormous complications with, because cPanel is a one-server based hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, website hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based hosting vendors cannot include extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to construct their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web hosting accounts, which are powered by a genuine clustered hosting solution. With a shared website hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her package, thus retaining the website hosting price really low (since numerous clients utilize the same hosting server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a clustered hosting solution, allows you to pay only for the reserves that you actually need, evading a scenario where you pay for an advanced web space hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a basic web page hosting account that cannot accommodate your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to kick off with a small plan and upgrade as your web site grows. So, you save cash that you can spend on advertising the site while it is still new. Each site hosting package delivered by 'Rai Hosting' offers an online website builder and over 40 widely used script platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'Rai Hosting' furnishes shared website hosting accounts in several different countries around the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, practically the whole World is covered to supply you and your website's visitors with a stable and dependable web space hosting solution at a preferred place. On the whole, the shared hosting accounts offered 'Rai Hosting' are really well appointed and are available at an affordable price (starting from $3.00 for the Standard package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To users with little to no practice, a VPS web hosting server may seem hard to manage. That's probably why 'Rai Hosting' also keeps semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal US server farm facility in Chicago. Handling these plans is similar to administering a typical shared plan through a web page hosting CP interface. They have all the specs of a shared web space hosting plan such as a free-of-charge web site building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated server account is many times greater than that of a shared website hosting package. For example, the CPU power that can be used is almost 5 times as much as compared with the shared web page hosting packages. When matched against a shared account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD quota is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated packages do not come with root access (we, at, regard this as a little inconvenience), but the plus is that they are administered through the same web space hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web hosting packages. This goes to say that a known graphical interface is available to all users who do not feel self-confident enough to administer a VPS server, but at the same time are in need of more power and supplies than a VPS hosting server can supply them with. This is so because the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the very same powerful high-class hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual hosting server accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), whereas the VPSs can reach a much greater number (80 to 120 per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Rai Hosting' can be defined as being very affordable (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Fast plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In's opinion, large websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular web stores with thousands of customers call for a much more powerful hosting solution. It seems that the guys from 'Rai Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To live up to its clients' requirements, 'Rai Hosting' delivers a selection of dedicated web hosting servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That estimate is based on the hardware configurations the dedicated web servers boast: many-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt guarantee the quick and stable performance of any sort of site. In 'Rai Hosting's opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from, think that all dedicated server configurations supplied by 'Rai Hosting' are also suitable for commencing a hosting reseller business as each hosting server ships with free invoicing software and a free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers provided by 'Rai Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, consider this a slight drawback, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need support, the Managed Services upgrade offers a bunch of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. Several website hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the exceptional drag-and-drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia web page hosting CP will possibly render the use of any FTP software program pointless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Rai Hosting' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will definitely make you smile), commencing from $115.00 for the Xeon Scalable 6c package.