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An evaluation of Central Target

We, at centraltarget.com, have picked 'Central Target' to be our present domain and hosting provider. Therefore we suppose that this short evaluation of 'Central Target' is maybe going to be quite useful for other individuals from all over the World who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all around the World, since the simple truth is that 'Central Target' currently supplies domain and hosting services in numerous server farm locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering practically the whole Earth. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Central Target' in brief:

Shared Web Page Hosting Plans

The first detail we, at centraltarget.com, have detected is the low prices of the shared site hosting services provided by 'Central Target'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web space hosting plans provided by 'Central Target' are powered by a custom designed, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web page hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being handled by a separate group of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting company on the Globe will have mammoth complications with, because cPanel is a one-server based web page hosting environment (each hosting service, like email, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., runs on a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel webspace hosting providers cannot add new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they have to invent their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web site hosting accounts, which are driven by an authentic clustered web site hosting solution. With a shared web page hosting package, each client pays only for his/her account, thus retaining the web space hosting price amazingly low (since lots of clients utilize one and the same hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which runs on a clustered webspace hosting platform, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you really require, evading a situation where you pay for an advanced site hosting package that you cannot actually use, or for a low-end hosting plan that cannot host your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to start with a small package and upgrade as your web page grows. So, you economize funds that you can invest in publicizing the site while it is still novel. Each and every site hosting account furnished by 'Central Target' sports an online site building tool and more than 40 widely used script-driven software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for website design solutions. 'Central Target' furnishes shared web hosting services in several different geographical regions across the World. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; two European data center facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. That way, practically the entire planet is covered to present you and your visitors with a steady and fast website hosting service at a desired location. All in all, the shared hosting accounts offered 'Central Target' are really well appointed and come at a very good price (beginning from $3.95 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To people with little or no experience, a virtual web server may seem complicated to administer. That's perhaps why 'Central Target' also offers semi-dedicated servers in its main American data center in Chicago. Managing these plans is comparable to managing a typical shared hosting package via a web space hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the specs of a shared website hosting package such as a fee-free website building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated web server hosting package is many times greater than that of a shared web site hosting plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is almost FIVE times as much as compared with the shared plans. When contrasted with a shared site hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD allowance is a norm too. The semi-dedicated server hosting accounts do not include full root privileges (we, at centraltarget.com, think that this is a small negative point), but the good point is that they are managed via the very same hosting CP user interface as the shared site hosting packages. This hints that a familiar graphical user interface is offered to all users who are not confident enough to administer a private virtual hosting server, but at the same time require more power and supplies than a VPS hosting server can bestow on them. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the same powerful high-class web hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS web hosting packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), while the virtual web servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Central Target' can be labeled as being very affordable (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to centraltarget.com, enormous web sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous web shops with 1000s of customers request a much more powerful web site hosting environment. It appears that the chaps from 'Central Target' have come to the same conclusion too. To fulfil its customers' anticipations, 'Central Target' supplies a bouquet of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specifications the servers ship with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit network cards will beyond doubt guarantee the quick and steady performance of any sort of site. In 'Central Target's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from centraltarget.com, think that all dedicated server specifications offered by 'Central Target' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web hosting server arrives with free-of-charge billing transaction software platform and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers furnished by 'Central Target' are all unmanaged. We, at centraltarget.com, count this as a slight inconvenience, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you require help, the Managed Services upgrade includes a bunch of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are available with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (centraltarget.com's) prognosis is that the amazing drag and drop File Manager included in the Hepsia site hosting CP will probably make the use of any File Transfer Protocol client futile. Our (centraltarget.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Central Target' don't seem to be very cheap (still the Hepsia website hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), beginning from $65.00 for the Atom 1 plan.