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A survey of Go

We, at, have chosen 'Go' to be our present domain name and web hosting distributor. Hence we expect that this succinct review of 'Go' is perchance going to be quite useful for other individuals from all around the World who need domain name and web hosting services. We say individuals from all over the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'Go' currently furnishes domain and hosting services in numerous data center facility locations: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing nearly the whole planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Go' in short:

Shared Site Hosting Solutions

The first detail we, at, have observed is the affordable prices of the shared webspace hosting solutions delivered by 'Go'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the website hosting packages offered by 'Go' are powered by a custom built, leading edge cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by an autonomous bunch of web servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting firm in the World will have great difficulties with, because cPanel is a one-server based site hosting environment (each hosting service, such as email, databases, site hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel website hosting suppliers cannot add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to construct their own file platform), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web site hosting packages, which are powered by an actual cloud hosting solution. With a shared website hosting plan, each customer pays just for his/her plan, thus maintaining the website hosting price very low (since numerous clients are hosted on one and the same server). In brief, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered webspace hosting platform, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you indeed require, averting a situation where you pay for an advanced web hosting account that you cannot really use, or for a basic web hosting account that cannot accommodate your site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two clicks grants you the flexibility to kick off with a small package and upgrade as your site expands. Hence, you save cash that you can spend on advertising the web page while it is still new. Every webspace hosting plan delivered by 'Go' arrives with an online site builder and over 40 widely used script-driven software applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web design services. 'Go' furnishes shared webspace hosting accounts in several different countries across the World. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. Thus, virtually the whole Globe is encompassed to present you and your web page's visitors with a stable and reliable website hosting solution at a desired place. As a whole, the shared hosting solutions supplied 'Go' are quite well equipped and come at a cut-rate price (beginning from $5.00 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To customers with little or no experience, a VPS may appear difficult to manage. That's probably why 'Go' also keeps semi-dedicated servers in its main American server farm facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is similar to managing a regular shared web site hosting account through a webspace hosting CP user interface. They have all the specs of a shared webspace hosting account such as a free-of-cost web site builder and a web application installer, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated server hosting package is many times greater than that of a shared web space hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is almost 5 times as much as compared with the shared web site hosting accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting server accounts do not ship with complete root access (we, at, think that this is a minor defect), but the advantage is that they are managed through the same Control Panel tool as the shared web site hosting accounts. This means that a familiar graphical interface is accessible by all users who do not have enough self-condifence to handle a virtual private hosting server, but at the same time require more power and resources than a VPS can offer. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the system resources of the very same powerful cutting edge web servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual web server plans, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), while the VPS servers can reach a much higher number (80 to 120 per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Go' can be defined as being very affordable (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $19.00 for the Semi Dedicated 2 plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to, large web sites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular online shops with 1000s of clients require a much more powerful hosting environment. It seems that the folks from 'Go' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its users' needs, 'Go' supplies a collection of dedicated web servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That estimate rests on the hardware specs the dedicated web hosting servers come with: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 GB of disk space and Gigabit network cards will definitely ensure the fast and stable work of any type of site. In 'Go's opinion, the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from, think that all dedicated server packages furnished by 'Go' are also suitable for establishing a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web server ships with free-of-cost billing transaction software platform and a cost-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers delivered by 'Go' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a little inconvenience, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $31.00 USD. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides a number of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the impressive point-and-click File Manager available in the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel will possibly make the recourse to any FTP software program useless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Go' don't seem to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia web page hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), starting from $85.00 for the Atom 3 plan.