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An assessment of ChopperLine

We, at omoshiroi.asia, have chosen 'ChopperLine' to be our present domain name and hosting distributor. Therefore we imagine that this succinct assessment of 'ChopperLine' is maybe going to be quite helpful for other folks from all around the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting services. We say individuals from all around the World, since the simple fact is that 'ChopperLine' currently supplies domain and hosting services in numerous server farm locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing practically the entire Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'ChopperLine' in a nutshell:

Shared Webspace Hosting Accounts

The initial thing we, at omoshiroi.asia, have discerned is the inexpensive prices of the shared webspace hosting solutions provided by 'ChopperLine'. 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 space hosting packages offered by 'ChopperLine' are driven by a custom built, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like email, databases, website hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by an independent group of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Globe will have mammoth complications with, because cPanel is a one single server based site hosting environment (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based hosting vendors are unable to add additional functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must concoct their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web hosting accounts, which are powered by a genuine clustered web space hosting solution. With a shared web page hosting account, each customer pays just for his/her plan, thus keeping the web site hosting price really low (because a lot of customers use the same server). In a few words, a shared hosting package, which runs on a clustered site hosting solution, enables you to pay only for the resources that you really demand, escaping a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich website hosting account that you cannot really utilize, or for a low-end webspace hosting package that cannot host your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a basic plan and upgrade as your web presence expands. So, you save cash that you can invest in advertising the web site while it is still new. Each website hosting account offered by 'ChopperLine' comes with an online site builder and over forty widely used script-driven platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web design solutions. 'ChopperLine' furnishes shared hosting plans in several different countries across the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. Hence, virtually the whole Earth is covered to provide you and your site's visitors with a stable and fast web hosting solution at a preferred place. On the whole, the shared hosting plans supplied 'ChopperLine' are very well equipped and are available at a very low price (starting from $2.75 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To clients with little to no practice, a VPS server may seem hard to handle. That's probably why 'ChopperLine' also hosts semi-dedicated web servers in its main North American data center in Chicago. Administering these accounts is similar to handling a typical shared web space hosting plan through a web site hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared site hosting package such as a fee-free site builder and a script installer, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated server hosting package is many times bigger than that of a shared web site hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is almost 5 times as much as compared to the shared web space hosting packages. When compared with a shared web space hosting account, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name allowance is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting server plans do not include complete root-level access (we, at omoshiroi.asia, count this as a little downside), but the benefit is that they are managed through the same web hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web hosting packages. This indicates that a known graphical interface is accessible by all customers who are not self-confident enough to administer a virtual hosting server, yet are in need of more power and system resources than a private virtual web server can bestow on them. This is so because the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the very same powerful cutting edge web servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual web server packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), whereas the virtual private hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to 120 per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'ChopperLine' can be labeled as being very inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In omoshiroi.asia's opinion, enormous websites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous web shops with 1000s of clients demand a much more powerful site hosting environment. It seems that the folks from 'ChopperLine' have come to the same conclusion too. To meet its customers' anticipations, 'ChopperLine' delivers an assortment of dedicated hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specifications the hosting servers ship with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit NICs will no doubt guarantee the quick and steady performance of any type of website. According to 'ChopperLine', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from omoshiroi.asia, deem that all dedicated server specifications delivered by 'ChopperLine' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server offers free-of-charge invoicing software and a fee-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers furnished by 'ChopperLine' are all unmanaged. We, at omoshiroi.asia, deem this a small disadvantage, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade offers an assortment of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A handful of site hosting CP (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (omoshiroi.asia's) forecast is that the exceptional point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel will probably render the use of any File Transfer Protocol client useless. Our (omoshiroi.asia's) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'ChopperLine' don't seem to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will definitely make you smile), beginning from $80.00 for the Xeon E3 v3 package.