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A review of SM CIE Hosting

We, at, have chosen 'SM CIE Hosting' to be our present domain and hosting supplier. Therefore we deem that this brief assessment of 'SM CIE Hosting' is maybe going to be quite useful for other folks from all over the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all over the World, because the mere fact is that 'SM CIE Hosting' presently offers domain and hosting services in numerous data center sites: in America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing approximately the entire World. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'SM CIE Hosting' in a few words:

Shared Web Site Hosting Packages

The first detail we, at, have observed is the low prices of the shared hosting services furnished by 'SM CIE Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web hosting plans provided by 'SM CIE Hosting' are driven by an in-house built, innovative cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by an independent bunch of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor in the World will have mammoth problems with, since cPanel is a one single server based site hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, runs on one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel hosting vendors are unable to add additional functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they must devise their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared website hosting packages, which are powered by an authentic cloud site hosting system. With a shared web hosting account, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus keeping the hosting price really low (because lots of clients are located on one and the same web server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a cloud website hosting system, allows you to pay only for the resources that you actually need, avoiding a situation where you pay for an advanced webspace hosting package that you cannot truly utilize, or for a basic webspace hosting package that cannot accommodate your site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to kick off with a basic plan and upgrade as your site grows. Thus, you economize funds that you can spend on publicizing the website while it is still novel. Every web page hosting plan supplied by 'SM CIE Hosting' contains an online web site building tool and over 40 popular script platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web design services. 'SM CIE Hosting' offers shared web hosting accounts in several different countries around the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; two European data center facilities - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Thus, almost the entire World is encompassed to supply you and your visitors with a steady and fast webspace hosting solution at a desired place. On the whole, the shared hosting packages supplied 'SM CIE Hosting' are quite well equipped and are available at a very inexpensive price (beginning from €4.84 for the SMCIE BRO plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To people with little to no practice, a VPS may seem hard to administer. That's perhaps why 'SM CIE Hosting' also houses semi-dedicated servers in its main United States datacenter in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to managing a normal shared hosting account via a website hosting CP GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared website hosting plan such as a fee-free site building tool and a web application installer, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated hosting server account is many times greater than that of a shared web site hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be used is about 5 times as much as compared to the shared site hosting plans. When compared with a shared site hosting account, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name allowance is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated hosting server packages do not offer full root access (we, at, regard this as a little disadvantage), but the plus is that they are managed through the very same CP tool as the shared web space hosting accounts. This indicates that a familiar GUI is accessible by all clients who are not confident enough to manage a private virtual web hosting server, yet need more power and resources than a virtual web hosting server can give them. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the system resources of the very same powerful high-end web servers as the ones which host the VPS server hosting accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical machine), while the virtual web servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'SM CIE Hosting' can be dubbed as being quite inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from €19.50 for the CPU Luxe package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to, big web sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular web storefronts with 1000s of clients need a much more powerful web hosting environment. It seems that the folks from 'SM CIE Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To live up to its users' requirements, 'SM CIE Hosting' supplies a bouquet of dedicated web servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That evaluation rests on the hardware specifications the dedicated web hosting servers include: many-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit NICs will definitely ensure the quick and stable work of any kind of website. In 'SM CIE Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding sites. We, from, think that all dedicated server plans furnished by 'SM CIE Hosting' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as every dedicated server ships with free-of-charge billing transaction software platform and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers supplied by 'SM CIE Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a tiny drawback, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax of €39.54 EUR. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade offers a handful of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. An array of site hosting CP (CP) interfaces are available with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the impressive point and click File Manager included in the Hepsia web space hosting CP will probably render the recourse to any FTP software program futile. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'SM CIE Hosting' don't seem to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia webspace hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from €145.14 for the Xeon Scalable 6c plan.