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An assessment of Probus-IT

We, at, have chosen 'Probus-IT' to be our current domain name and hosting provider. Hence we presume that this short assessment of 'Probus-IT' is maybe going to be very helpful for other people from all around the World who need domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all over the Globe, since the mere truth is that 'Probus-IT' presently delivers domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter facility locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing virtually the whole Earth. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Probus-IT' in a few words:

Shared Web Site Hosting Accounts

The initial detail we, at, have perceived is the cheap prices of the shared site hosting solutions delivered by 'Probus-IT'. 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 website hosting packages offered by 'Probus-IT' are driven by a custom built, leading edge cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, website hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by a different host of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Earth will have great complications with, because cPanel is a single server based website hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by one single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based site hosting distributors are not able to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must set up their own file system), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared website hosting plans, which are driven by a real clustered web hosting platform. With a shared website hosting account, each client pays just for his/her plan, thus retaining the web hosting price really low (because multiple customers use the same server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud web page hosting solution, permits you to pay solely for the reserves that you really demand, evading a scenario where you pay for a high-end hosting plan that you cannot really utilize, or for a tiny web page hosting plan that cannot host your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a small package and upgrade as your website grows. Thus, you economize money that you can spend on advertising the web page while it is still brand new. Each website hosting package furnished by 'Probus-IT' sports an online site building tool and over forty popular script-driven platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web page design solutions. 'Probus-IT' furnishes shared webspace hosting services in several different countries around the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; 2 European data centers - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. Hence, almost the whole Earth is covered to present you and your site's visitors with a stable and fast web hosting service at a preferred location. As a whole, the shared hosting accounts supplied 'Probus-IT' are quite well equipped and come at a cut-rate price (starting from €5.13 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To customers with little or no practice, a private virtual server may appear tough to handle. That's perhaps why 'Probus-IT' also houses semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal American data center facility in Chicago. Administering these accounts is similar to administering a normal shared site hosting account through a hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the specs of a shared package such as a free-of-cost web site builder and a PHP script installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated web server account is many times larger than that of a shared website hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be used is almost FIVE times as much as compared to the shared hosting packages. When matched against a shared web page hosting package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain allowance is a standard too. The semi-dedicated server hosting plans do not come with root-level access (we, at, deem this a slight downside), but the benefit is that they are administered via the same website hosting Control Panel GUI as the shared packages. This indicates that a recognizable graphical environment is accessible by all users who do not feel self-confident enough to administer a virtual hosting server, but at the same time are in need of more power and features than a virtual private hosting server can supply them with. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful high-end servers as the ones which host the VPS server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), while the virtual private hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to 120 per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Probus-IT' can be classified as being quite inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from €19.23 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Servers

According to, big web sites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular online storefronts with 1000s of customers call for a much more powerful web space hosting environment. It appears that the fellows from 'Probus-IT' have reached the same conclusion too. To answer its clients' anticipations, 'Probus-IT' supplies a bouquet of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That assessment rests on the hardware specs the servers come with: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit network interface cards will beyond doubt guarantee the quick and stable work of any sort of web site. In 'Probus-IT's opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server solutions delivered by 'Probus-IT' are also suitable for establishing a hosting reseller business as each and every web server provides free billing transaction software platform and a free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers furnished by 'Probus-IT' are all unmanaged. We, at, count this as a tiny problem, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax of €33.54 EUR. So, if you are in need of support, the Managed Services upgrade includes an array of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. An array of webspace hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are available with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the superb drag and drop File Manager included in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel will probably make the use of any FTP software program pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Probus-IT' don't appear to be very cheap (still the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), starting from €39.14 for the Atom 2c plan.