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An assessment of TechNE

We, at meetnu.com, have selected 'TechNE' to be our present domain and web hosting vendor. This is why we think that this short review of 'TechNE' is maybe going to be very useful for other people from all over the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all over the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'TechNE' presently offers domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter facility locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering approximately the whole World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'TechNE' in brief:

Shared Website Hosting Plans

The first detail we, at meetnu.com, have detected is the affordable prices of the shared hosting plans delivered by 'TechNE'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web site hosting accounts delivered by 'TechNE' are driven by an in-house invented, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by an individual pack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Globe will have colossal difficulties with, because cPanel is a single server based site hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web page hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on one and the same web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based web site hosting firms are unable to add new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to make their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web site hosting plans, which are powered by an actual cloud site hosting solution. With a shared web space hosting package, each client pays only for his/her package, thus retaining the site hosting price amazingly low (because multiple customers use the same hosting server). In short, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a clustered site hosting system, enables you to pay solely for the resources that you actually need, avoiding a situation where you pay for a powerful web hosting plan that you cannot actually use, or for a basic hosting package that cannot shelter your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a small plan and upgrade as your online presence expands. So, you economize capital that you can spend on promoting the web site while it is still brand new. Every hosting account provided by 'TechNE' arrives with an online site builder and more than forty widely used script-driven software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for website design solutions. 'TechNE' supplies shared web space hosting accounts in several different regions around the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; two European data center facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. Hence, almost the entire World is covered to provide you and your web site's visitors with a steady and dependable web site hosting solution at a convenient location. As a whole, the shared hosting solutions supplied 'TechNE' are quite well equipped and come at a low-cost price (starting from $5.83 for the Standard package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To users with little to no practice, a VPS web server may seem complicated to manage. That's perhaps why 'TechNE' also stores semi-dedicated web servers in its main United States datacenter in Chicago. Managing these accounts is comparable to handling a typical shared site hosting package via a web page hosting CP interface. They have all the features of a shared site hosting package such as a free website builder and a web app installer, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated server plan is many times bigger than that of a shared webspace hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be used is almost FIVE times as much as compared with the shared hosting accounts. When compared with a shared website hosting package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name quota is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated server accounts do not offer full root privileges (we, at meetnu.com, think that this is a tiny weakness), but the advantage is that they are administered through the very same webspace hosting Control Panel interface as the shared hosting plans. This means that a user-friendly graphical interface is available to all users who do not have enough confidence to manage a virtual private hosting server, yet are in need of more power and supplies than a Virtual Private Server can bestow on them. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the reserves of the same powerful top-class web hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS server web hosting accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), while the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'TechNE' can be labeled as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $40.00 for the Fast plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

In meetnu.com's opinion, big websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular online shops with 1000s of customers require a much more powerful hosting environment. It seems that the chaps from 'TechNE' have come to the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its clients' demands, 'TechNE' provides an array of dedicated servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That evaluation rests on the hardware specs the web hosting servers sport: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt guarantee the fast and steady work of any sort of website. In 'TechNE's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from meetnu.com, deem that all dedicated server plans offered by 'TechNE' are also suitable for beginning a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web server comes with free-of-cost invoicing transaction software platform and a free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers delivered by 'TechNE' are all unmanaged. We, at meetnu.com, consider this a slight negative point, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.90 USD. So, if you require help, the Managed Services upgrade includes a bouquet of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bunch of web site hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (meetnu.com's) prediction is that the remarkable drag and drop File Manager added in the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel will perhaps render the recourse to any FTP client futile. Our (meetnu.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'TechNE' don't appear to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), starting from $85.00 for the Atom 1 plan.