An evaluation of Armando Hosting

We, at, have chosen 'Armando Hosting' to be our current domain name and web hosting supplier. Hence we think that this concise assessment of 'Armando Hosting' is perhaps going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all around the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all over the World, since the mere truth is that 'Armando Hosting' presently supplies domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility sites: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering nearly the whole World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Armando Hosting' in brief:

Shared Web Hosting Services

The initial thing we, at, have noticed is the inexpensive prices of the shared site hosting solutions offered by 'Armando Hosting'. 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 accounts offered by 'Armando Hosting' are driven by an in-house created, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by an independent set of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation in the World will have big predicaments with, since cPanel is a one single server based hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, CP, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being served by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web hosting suppliers are not able to include additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they have to concoct their own file platform), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared website hosting plans, which are driven by an actual cloud website hosting system. With a shared hosting package, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus preserving the hosting price really low (because multiple customers are hosted on one and the same web hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud webspace hosting solution, enables you to pay just for the resources that you indeed demand, escaping a scenario where you pay for an advanced web site hosting plan that you cannot truly use, or for a basic web page hosting plan that cannot host your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to start with a basic plan and upgrade as your Internet presence expands. Thus, you economize cash that you can spend on publicizing the web site while it is still brand new. Each web page hosting account provided by 'Armando Hosting' comprises an online web site building tool and over 40 popular script software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web design services. 'Armando Hosting' delivers shared web site hosting plans in several different countries around the World. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European data center facilities - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. In this way, nearly the whole World is encompassed to present you and your site's visitors with a steady and fast web site hosting solution at a convenient place. On the whole, the shared hosting plans supplied 'Armando Hosting' are quite well appointed and come at a very cheap price (starting from €2.82 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To people with little to no practice, a private virtual web server may seem complicated to administer. That's perhaps why 'Armando Hosting' also keeps semi-dedicated servers in its principal American datacenter facility in Chicago. Administering these plans is comparable to administering a typical shared site hosting plan through a site hosting CP user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared website hosting account such as a free-of-charge site builder and a web app installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web hosting server plan is many times bigger than that of a shared web space hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared with the shared web hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared site hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD allowance is a rule too. The semi-dedicated web hosting packages do not come with full root access (we, at, think that this is a tiny inconvenience), but the plus is that they are administered through the same hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web site hosting accounts. This implies that a known graphical environment is offered to all users who do not feel confident enough to manage a VPS web server, yet are in need of more power and reserves than a virtual private web server can furnish them with. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful cutting edge hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual hosting server packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), whereas the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to 120 per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Armando Hosting' can be defined as being very cheap (as far as price is concerned), beginning from €19.23 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In's opinion, large sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous online storefronts with thousands of clients demand a much more powerful website hosting solution. It seems that the chaps from 'Armando Hosting' have come to the same conclusion too. To satisfy its customers' anticipations, 'Armando Hosting' supplies a selection of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That assessment stands on the hardware configurations the servers ship with: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of data storage and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly ensure the fast and stable performance of any sort of website. According to 'Armando Hosting', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from, believe that all dedicated server solutions furnished by 'Armando Hosting' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server offers free-of-cost billing transaction software and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers supplied by 'Armando Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a tiny disadvantage, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax of €30.74 EUR. So, if you are in need of support, the Managed Services upgrade includes several additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of web space hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the splendid point-and-click File Manager included in the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel will possibly make the recourse to any FTP client futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Armando Hosting' don't appear to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will definitely make you smile), starting from €194.66 for the Xeon 4 plan.