An assessment of SMKAPPS LLC.
We, at kathi.smkapps.com, have selected 'SMKAPPS LLC.' to be our present domain and web hosting provider. This is why we expect that this succinct assessment of 'SMKAPPS LLC.' is maybe going to be quite useful for other people from all around the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all around the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'SMKAPPS LLC.' presently supplies domain and hosting services in multiple server farm locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering almost the whole World. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'SMKAPPS LLC.' in a few words:
Shared Web Page Hosting Solutions
The first detail we, at kathi.smkapps.com, have noted is the affordable prices of the shared web space hosting packages delivered by 'SMKAPPS LLC.'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web hosting packages supplied by 'SMKAPPS LLC.' are driven by an in-house designed, leading edge cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, etc., is being tackled by a different pack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Earth will have mammoth predicaments with, because cPanel is a single server based hosting environment (each hosting service, such as email, databases, CP, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based website hosting corporations are unable to add new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to design their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web page hosting plans, which are driven by an actual clustered hosting solution. With a shared web space hosting account, each customer pays only for his/her package, thus maintaining the web hosting price really low (since lots of customers utilize one and the same web hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a clustered web hosting system, allows you to pay solely for the resources that you indeed demand, precluding a scenario where you pay for a high-end web space hosting package that you cannot actually utilize, or for a tiny site hosting package that cannot handle your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny plan and upgrade as your web site grows. Thus, you spare money that you can spend on promoting the web page while it is still new. Each website hosting account supplied by 'SMKAPPS LLC.' offers an online website builder and over forty popular script software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for website design services. 'SMKAPPS LLC.' provides shared web hosting plans in several different geographical regions across the World. There is one server farm in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Hence, practically the whole Globe is encompassed to present you and your web site's visitors with a steady and fast site hosting solution at a convenient location. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions provided 'SMKAPPS LLC.' are quite well stocked and come at an excellent price (beginning from $3.17 for the Standard plan).
To users with little or no experience, a Virtual Private Server may appear complicated to manage. That's probably why 'SMKAPPS LLC.' also stores semi-dedicated web servers in its main US server farm facility in Chicago. Handling these accounts is comparable to handling a typical shared webspace hosting package via a web site hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared web space hosting package such as a fee-free web site building tool and a web application installer, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated web hosting account is many times bigger than that of a shared hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is almost 5 times as much as compared to the shared site hosting packages. When matched against a shared hosting plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain allowance is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated server accounts do not arrive with full root-level access (we, at kathi.smkapps.com, think of this as a slight negative point), but the benefit is that they are managed via the same webspace hosting CP user interface as the shared site hosting accounts. This suggests that a well-known GUI is accessible by all users who do not feel confident enough to handle a VPS hosting server, yet are in need of more power and resources than a virtual web hosting server can bestow on them. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful ultramodern web hosting servers as the ones which host the private virtual hosting server packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), whereas the VPS web hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'SMKAPPS LLC.' can be defined as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Fast plan.
Dedicated Web Servers
In kathi.smkapps.com's opinion, huge web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular web shops with thousands of customers demand a much more powerful site hosting solution. It appears that the chaps from 'SMKAPPS LLC.' have come to the same conclusion too. To satisfy its customers' requirements, 'SMKAPPS LLC.' delivers an array of dedicated servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That estimation rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated web servers come with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of disk space and Gigabit network cards will definitely guarantee the fast and stable performance of any sort of website. According to 'SMKAPPS LLC.', the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from kathi.smkapps.com, consider that all dedicated server solutions delivered by 'SMKAPPS LLC.' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each and every web server includes free invoice transaction software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers provided by 'SMKAPPS LLC.' are all unmanaged. We, at kathi.smkapps.com, regard this as a slight disadvantage, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you need support, the Managed Services upgrade includes a number of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of web space hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are available with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (kathi.smkapps.com's) prediction is that the magnificent drag-and-drop File Manager added in the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel will perhaps make the use of any File Transfer Protocol software pointless. Our (kathi.smkapps.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'SMKAPPS LLC.' don't seem to be very low priced (still the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from $115.00 for the Xeon Scalable 6c plan.