A survey of Ikaros Web Hosting

We, at, have picked 'Ikaros Web Hosting' to be our current domain name and hosting distributor. This is why we consider that this brief review of 'Ikaros Web Hosting' is probably going to be quite helpful for other folks from all over the World in search for domain name and web hosting services. We say individuals from all around the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'Ikaros Web Hosting' presently delivers domain and hosting services in several server farm sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing approximately the entire planet. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Ikaros Web Hosting' in short:

Shared Hosting Accounts

The first detail we, at, have noticed is the low prices of the shared website hosting services delivered by 'Ikaros Web Hosting'. 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 page hosting packages supplied by 'Ikaros Web Hosting' are driven by an in-house devised, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by an autonomous stack of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting vendor on the Earth will have big problems with, since cPanel is a one-server based web site hosting environment (each hosting service, like email, databases, website hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by a single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web hosting suppliers cannot include extra functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to make their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting packages, which are driven by an actual cloud site hosting system. With a shared web space hosting package, each customer pays just for his/her account, thus maintaining the web hosting price very low (because numerous users use one and the same web server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud webspace hosting platform, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you actually require, evading a scenario where you pay for a powerful web site hosting package that you cannot truly utilize, or for a low-end web space hosting plan that cannot shelter your web site. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to begin with a basic plan and upgrade as your website expands. That way, you save funds that you can spend on advertising the web page while it is still novel. Each webspace hosting package furnished by 'Ikaros Web Hosting' ships with an online site building tool and over 40 popular script platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web design services. 'Ikaros Web Hosting' distributes shared web page hosting packages in a number of different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one server farm facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European data center facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. Thus, almost the whole Earth is covered to provide you and your web site's visitors with a steady and dependable site hosting service at a preferred place. All in all, the shared hosting accounts supplied 'Ikaros Web Hosting' are very well appointed and come at a very good price (starting from £2.72 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To users with little or no practice, a private virtual web hosting server may seem troublesome to manage. That's perhaps why 'Ikaros Web Hosting' also hosts semi-dedicated web servers in its main US server farm in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to administering a conventional shared web space hosting account through a website hosting CP GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared webspace hosting account such as a free-of-cost site building tool and a script installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web hosting server package is many times bigger than that of a shared web space hosting package. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared web site hosting accounts. When compared with a shared hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name allowance is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting server packages do not include full root access (we, at, regard this as a slight weak point), but the plus is that they are administered via the same web site hosting CP interface as the shared hosting packages. This hints that a user-friendly graphical interface is accessible by all users who do not have enough self-condifence to administer a private virtual web hosting server, but at the same time need more power and features than a VPS web server can bestow on them. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the same powerful first-class web servers as the ones which host the VPS plans, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical machine), whereas the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Ikaros Web Hosting' can be classified as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), starting from £16.93 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, huge web sites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular web storefronts with 1000s of customers demand a much more powerful site hosting platform. It appears that the fellows from 'Ikaros Web Hosting' have come to the same conclusion as well. To live up to its users' requirements, 'Ikaros Web Hosting' supplies a number of dedicated hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That estimate stands on the hardware specifications the servers come with: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of data storage and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt ensure the quick and steady performance of any kind of website. In 'Ikaros Web Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from, believe that all dedicated server specifications provided by 'Ikaros Web Hosting' are also suitable for beginning a hosting reseller business as each dedicated server ships with free-of-charge invoicing software and a free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers offered by 'Ikaros Web Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, think of this as a minor disadvantage, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax which amounts to £29.00 GBP. So, if you require help, the Managed Services upgrade provides a number of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bunch of site hosting CP (CP) GUIs are available with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the outstanding drag and drop File Manager added in the Hepsia web page hosting CP will probably make the recourse to any FTP software program pointless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Ikaros Web Hosting' don't appear to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), commencing from £104.21 for the Xeon Scalable 6c plan.