An assessment of HOFFMAN INTERNET

We, at, have picked 'HOFFMAN INTERNET' to be our current domain and web hosting distributor. Therefore we presume that this concise assessment of 'HOFFMAN INTERNET' is perhaps going to be very helpful for other folks from all over the World in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all over the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'HOFFMAN INTERNET' presently offers domain and hosting services in several data center locations: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing almost the entire planet. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'HOFFMAN INTERNET' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Space Hosting Solutions

The first thing we, at, have perceived is the low-cost prices of the shared web page hosting packages delivered by 'HOFFMAN INTERNET'. 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 web space hosting accounts provided by 'HOFFMAN INTERNET' are powered by an in-house devised, advanced cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on a different stack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Earth will have great difficulties with, because cPanel is a one-server based web page hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, site hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web hosting companies cannot include additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to develop their own file system), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web site hosting accounts, which are powered by a real clustered web space hosting platform. With a shared web hosting package, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus maintaining the price amazingly low (since numerous clients are hosted on one and the same web server). In short, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered web page hosting solution, permits you to pay just for the reserves that you actually need, refraining from a scenario where you pay for an advanced website hosting account that you cannot actually utilize, or for a small web space hosting plan that cannot host your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to start with a small package and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. Thus, you spare money that you can expend on advertising the web site while it is still new. Each and every web hosting plan offered by 'HOFFMAN INTERNET' ships with an online web site builder and more than forty widely used script-driven software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web site design solutions. 'HOFFMAN INTERNET' furnishes shared site hosting plans in a number of different countries around the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; 2 European datacenters - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, nearly the entire Globe is encompassed to present you and your web site's visitors with a stable and fast web page hosting service at a nearby location. Altogether, the shared hosting plans supplied 'HOFFMAN INTERNET' are really well furnished and are available at a good price (beginning from $10.50 for the Business package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To users with little to no experience, a virtual private web server may seem hard to handle. That's perhaps why 'HOFFMAN INTERNET' also hosts semi-dedicated servers in its principal North American server farm facility in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to handling a normal shared web space hosting package via a web hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the features of a shared web space hosting package such as a free-of-cost website builder and a web application installer, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated web server account is many times greater than that of a shared web space hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is almost 5 times as much as compared to the shared packages. When juxtaposed to a shared website hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain quota is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated server web hosting plans do not include full root-level access (we, at, think that this is a slight minus), but the benefit is that they are managed via the same web hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared plans. This signifies that a well-known graphical environment is available to all users who do not have enough self-condifence to handle a virtual private hosting server, yet are in need of more power and supplies than a VPS hosting server can supply them with. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful first-class hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual web server hosting packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), whereas the private virtual hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'HOFFMAN INTERNET' can be dubbed as being amazingly affordable (as far as price is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Servers

According to, big websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web storefronts with thousands of clients need a much more powerful site hosting platform. It appears that the fellows from 'HOFFMAN INTERNET' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its users' anticipations, 'HOFFMAN INTERNET' delivers an assortment of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That evaluation rests on the hardware configurations the web servers ship with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of web space and Gigabit network cards will beyond doubt ensure the fast and stable work of any type of site. In 'HOFFMAN INTERNET's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server solutions furnished by 'HOFFMAN INTERNET' are also appropriate for beginning a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web hosting server arrives with free-of-cost invoice transaction software platform and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers supplied by 'HOFFMAN INTERNET' are all unmanaged. We, at, consider this a little disadvantage, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax of $36.00 USD. So, if you need help, the Managed Services upgrade includes several supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A bouquet of website hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the superb point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia CP will probably render the use of any FTP client pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'HOFFMAN INTERNET' don't seem to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will no doubt make you smile), beginning from $75.00 for the Atom 2 package.