An evaluation of First and Best Hosting

We, at, have chosen 'First and Best Hosting' to be our present domain and hosting provider. Therefore we expect that this concise assessment of 'First and Best Hosting' is perchance going to be quite helpful for other folks from all over the Globe who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all over the World, since the simple fact is that 'First and Best Hosting' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in numerous server farm facility sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing almost the entire Earth. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'First and Best Hosting' in brief:

Shared Hosting Accounts

The first thing we, at, have seen is the cheap prices of the shared hosting plans provided by 'First and Best Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web hosting plans delivered by 'First and Best Hosting' are driven by a custom invented, ultramodern cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like email, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on an autonomous pack of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Globe will have colossal complications with, since cPanel is a one-server based website hosting environment (each hosting service, like mail, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by one single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web page hosting vendors are not able to include new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to set up their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared website hosting plans, which are driven by a genuine cloud web space hosting solution. With a shared package, each client pays only for his/her package, thus keeping the price really low (because lots of customers are located on one and the same web hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a clustered web space hosting solution, enables you to pay only for the reserves that you indeed require, evading a situation where you pay for an advanced web site hosting plan that you cannot actually use, or for a basic web hosting plan that cannot handle your site. The ability 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 website grows. Thus, you save funds that you can expend on publicizing the website while it is still new. Each and every web page hosting package furnished by 'First and Best Hosting' comes with an online web site building tool and over 40 widely used script software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web page design solutions. 'First and Best Hosting' delivers shared hosting packages in a number of different countries around the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in the UK and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Hence, virtually the entire planet is encompassed to present you and your website's visitors with a stable and dependable site hosting service at a convenient place. On the whole, the shared hosting accounts delivered 'First and Best Hosting' are very well equipped and come at a very attractive price (starting from €7.92 for the Budget plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To clients with little to no practice, a Virtual Private Server may appear troublesome to manage. That's probably why 'First and Best Hosting' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal American datacenter facility in Chicago. Handling these accounts is comparable to managing a conventional shared webspace hosting package through a web page hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the specs of a shared website hosting plan such as a free-of-charge site building tool and a script installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated server hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared web site hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared hosting accounts. When compared to a shared site hosting package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated plans do not ship with root privileges (we, at, deem this a minor weak point), but the plus is that they are administered via the very same site hosting Control Panel interface as the shared web page hosting packages. This indicates that a well-known GUI is available to all clients who do not feel self-confident enough to administer a virtual private web hosting server, yet are in need of more power and features than a VPS can provide them with. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the very same powerful leading edge web servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual web hosting server plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), while the VPS servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'First and Best Hosting' can be labeled as being very inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), starting from €19.23 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Servers

In's opinion, huge web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous web stores with thousands of customers require a much more powerful webspace hosting environment. It seems that the fellows from 'First and Best Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To answer its clients' expectations, 'First and Best Hosting' delivers an assortment of dedicated web hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That assessment is based on the hardware specs the dedicated servers have: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly guarantee the quick and steady work of any type of site. In 'First and Best Hosting's opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from, think that all dedicated server specifications supplied by 'First and Best Hosting' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as each web server comes with free invoicing software platform and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated hosting servers provided by 'First and Best Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a small weakness, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee which amounts to €33.79 EUR. So, if you demand support, the Managed Services upgrade provides a number of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A bunch of Control Panel (CP) tools are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the remarkable drag-and-drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia site hosting CP will probably make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol client futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'First and Best Hosting' don't appear to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), starting from €84.48 for the Xeon E3 v5 package.