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An evaluation of Media - Design

We, at, have picked 'Media - Design' to be our present domain name and web hosting vendor. This is why we consider that this short review of 'Media - Design' is maybe going to be quite helpful for other folks from all around the Globe who seek domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the World, because the mere truth is that 'Media - Design' currently furnishes domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter locations: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering approximately the whole Earth. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'Media - Design' in short:

Shared Site Hosting Solutions

The first detail we, at, have spotted is the cheap prices of the shared web hosting services supplied by 'Media - Design'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the hosting packages delivered by 'Media - Design' are driven by a custom devised, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by a different group of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Globe will have great troubles with, because cPanel is a one-server based web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web hosting corporations are not able to add additional 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 at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared webspace hosting accounts, which are powered by an actual cloud site hosting solution. With a shared web site hosting account, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus preserving the web hosting price really low (because a lot of users share one and the same web hosting server). In short, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a cloud web space hosting platform, allows you to pay just for the reserves that you actually demand, evading a scenario where you pay for an advanced website hosting package that you cannot actually use, or for a tiny website hosting plan that cannot shelter your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a small package and upgrade as your web site expands. Thus, you economize money that you can spend on publicizing the website while it is still new. Each web hosting account offered by 'Media - Design' ships with an online website building tool and more than forty widely used script software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for website design solutions. 'Media - Design' supplies shared site hosting plans in a number of different regions around the World. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Thus, practically the entire World is encompassed to present you and your site's visitors with a steady and fast web site hosting solution at a preferred location. As a whole, the shared hosting accounts delivered 'Media - Design' are quite well stocked and are available at a very inexpensive price (beginning from $2.75 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no practice, a private virtual server may appear complicated to manage. That's perhaps why 'Media - Design' also stores semi-dedicated servers in its principal US data center facility in Chicago. Administering these plans is comparable to handling a standard shared web page hosting plan through a web site hosting CP GUI. They have all the specs of a shared web site hosting account such as a free-of-charge site building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated server plan is many times greater than that of a shared webspace hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is almost FIVE times as much as compared to the shared packages. When compared to a shared package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD quota is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated web server hosting accounts do not ship with server root access (we, at, regard this as a slight inconvenience), but the advantage is that they are managed through the very same web site hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared webspace hosting accounts. This signifies that a user-friendly GUI is available to all customers who are not self-confident enough to administer a VPS server, but at the same time are in need of more power and reserves than a VPS web hosting server can deliver. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful cutting edge servers as the ones which host the private virtual web hosting server accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), while the virtual private hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to 120 per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Media - Design' can be labeled as being very cheap (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Servers

According to, big sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online storefronts with 1000s of customers request a much more powerful hosting solution. It seems that the guys from 'Media - Design' have come to the same conclusion too. To live up to its clients' demands, 'Media - Design' delivers a collection of dedicated web hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specs the web servers are offering: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly ensure the fast and stable work of any sort of website. According to 'Media - Design', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from, think that all dedicated server solutions offered by 'Media - Design' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web hosting server includes free-of-charge invoicing software platform and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated hosting servers furnished by 'Media - Design' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a small weak point, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand support, the Managed Services upgrade includes various supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. An array of site hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are available with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the great drag-and-drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel will perhaps make the utilization of any FTP client pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Media - Design' don't appear to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia web hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), beginning from $65.00 for the Atom 1 plan.