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A review of Luna Web Design

We, at vivacostablanca.com, have chosen 'Luna Web Design' to be our current domain and hosting supplier. This is why we anticipate that this concise evaluation of 'Luna Web Design' is perhaps going to be very helpful for other people from all around the World who need domain name and web hosting services. We say folks from all around the World, since the mere truth is that 'Luna Web Design' currently furnishes domain and hosting services in several server farm sites: in North America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing approximately the entire planet. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'Luna Web Design' in brief:

Shared Web Site Hosting Accounts

The first detail we, at vivacostablanca.com, have spotted is the modest prices of the shared web hosting solutions supplied by 'Luna Web Design'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web space hosting plans offered by 'Luna Web Design' are powered by a custom developed, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by an individual bunch of web servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting firm on the Globe will have mammoth troubles with, because cPanel is a one single server based website hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web page hosting companies cannot include additional functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to invent their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared webspace hosting plans, which are driven by an actual clustered web page hosting system. With a shared web hosting account, each customer pays only for his/her package, thus keeping the hosting price very low (because multiple users use the same server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud site hosting system, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you really need, refraining from a situation where you pay for a feature-rich webspace hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a basic web space hosting package that cannot accommodate your web site. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a small plan and upgrade as your online presence expands. In this way, you economize funds that you can invest in advertising the web page while it is still new. Every webspace hosting plan provided by 'Luna Web Design' offers an online site builder and more than 40 widely used script-driven platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web design solutions. 'Luna Web Design' supplies shared hosting services in a number of different geographical regions across the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. In this way, virtually the whole planet is covered to provide you and your web site's visitors with a steady and reliable web site hosting solution at a nearby place. All in all, the shared hosting solutions furnished 'Luna Web Design' are quite well stocked and come at a very attractive price (beginning from £2.82 for the Basic package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To users with little to no experience, a VPS hosting server may appear problematic to manage. That's probably why 'Luna Web Design' also houses semi-dedicated web servers in its principal US server farm in Chicago. Handling these plans is similar to administering a typical shared web space hosting package via a web hosting CP interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web page hosting plan such as a fee-free site building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated server plan is many times bigger than that of a shared account. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is nearly FIVE times as much as compared to the shared webspace hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared web page hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name allowance is a principle too. The semi-dedicated web hosting plans do not offer full root privileges (we, at vivacostablanca.com, think of this as a small weak point), but the plus is that they are managed through the same website hosting Control Panel interface as the shared site hosting plans. This goes to say that a recognizable graphical interface is accessible by all clients who do not have enough confidence to administer a virtual private web server, yet require more power and resources than a VPS server can provide them with. This is like that because the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the same powerful high-class servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS web server packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical machine), while the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Luna Web Design' can be defined as being amazingly affordable (as far as price is concerned), starting from £16.93 for the Fast package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In vivacostablanca.com's opinion, enormous web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular online shops with 1000s of customers request a much more powerful hosting platform. It seems that the chaps from 'Luna Web Design' have come to the same conclusion too. To fulfil its clients' expectations, 'Luna Web Design' delivers an array of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That assessment stands on the hardware specifications the dedicated web servers include: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of storage space and Gigabit network cards will no doubt ensure the quick and stable performance of any sort of web site. In 'Luna Web Design's opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from vivacostablanca.com, think that all dedicated server configurations supplied by 'Luna Web Design' are also appropriate for establishing a hosting reseller business as each server ships with free-of-charge invoicing software and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers supplied by 'Luna Web Design' are all unmanaged. We, at vivacostablanca.com, consider this a small drawback, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee which amounts to £28.56 GBP. So, if you demand assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides a few extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of site hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (vivacostablanca.com's) prognosis is that the superb drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia CP will probably make the recourse to any FTP client futile. Our (vivacostablanca.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Luna Web Design' don't seem to be very cheap (still the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from £104.72 for the Xeon Scalable 6c plan.