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An evaluation of Big Future

We, at, have picked 'Big Future' to be our present domain and hosting distributor. This is why we consider that this brief assessment of 'Big Future' is perhaps going to be quite helpful for other people from all around the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting services. We say individuals from all over the Globe, because the mere truth is that 'Big Future' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in numerous server farm sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering nearly the entire planet. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Big Future' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Page Hosting Packages

The initial detail we, at, have noticed is the modest prices of the shared hosting packages furnished by 'Big Future'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web page hosting accounts delivered by 'Big Future' are powered by a custom developed, innovative cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web site hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by an autonomous set of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting provider in the World will have mammoth complications with, since cPanel is a one-server based hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web site hosting distributors are not able to add new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to invent their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting plans, which are driven by an authentic cloud web space hosting system. With a shared web hosting account, each client pays solely for his/her plan, thus keeping the webspace hosting price very low (since lots of clients are located on the same server). In a few words, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a clustered web page hosting solution, allows you to pay only for the reserves that you really require, avoiding a scenario where you pay for a powerful web hosting plan that you cannot truly utilize, or for a low-end web hosting package that cannot host your website. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a low-end package and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. Thus, you spare cash that you can expend on advertising the website while it is still new. Every web page hosting account offered by 'Big Future' ships with an online web site building tool and over 40 widely used script-driven software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web site design services. 'Big Future' provides shared web page hosting packages in a number of different countries around the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. That way, approximately the entire Globe is covered to supply you and your website's visitors with a stable and reliable web site hosting solution at a convenient location. On the whole, the shared hosting services delivered 'Big Future' are quite well stocked and come at a budget price (beginning from £2.50 for the Basic plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no experience, a virtual private hosting server may appear troublesome to handle. That's perhaps why 'Big Future' also houses semi-dedicated servers in its principal United States server farm facility in Chicago. Managing these packages is comparable to administering a regular shared web hosting plan through a webspace hosting CP tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared web space hosting account such as a fee-free site builder and a web application installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated account is many times bigger than that of a shared webspace hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is almost FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web page hosting plans. When compared with a shared web site hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain quota is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated web server hosting packages do not come with root-level access (we, at, think of this as a slight negative point), but the advantage is that they are administered via the same web space hosting Control Panel interface as the shared packages. This implies that a recognizable graphical user interface is available to all users who do not feel self-confident enough to administer a virtual web hosting server, yet need more power and resources than a virtual private web server can offer. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the same powerful hyper-advanced hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual server accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical machine), whereas the virtual private hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Big Future' can be dubbed as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from £16.93 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In's opinion, enormous web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous online shops with 1000s of clients require a much more powerful web page hosting platform. It seems that the chaps from 'Big Future' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its customers' anticipations, 'Big Future' delivers a number of dedicated hosting servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That assessment stands on the hardware specifications the web hosting servers are offering: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 GB of data storage and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly guarantee the quick and steady performance of any type of site. According to 'Big Future', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from, believe that all dedicated server accounts delivered by 'Big Future' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as each server offers free-of-charge invoicing software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers provided by 'Big Future' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a little inconvenience, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to £26.71 GBP. So, if you require backing, the Managed Services upgrade offers various extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the superb point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia hosting CP will possibly render the use of any File Transfer Protocol software program useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Big Future' don't seem to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from £81.64 for the AMD 1 plan.