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A review of Sure Link

We, at, have picked 'Sure Link' to be our present domain name and web hosting distributor. Hence we consider that this brief evaluation of 'Sure Link' is perhaps going to be quite useful for other people from all around the World in need of domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the World, because the simple truth is that 'Sure Link' currently offers domain and hosting services in several data center facility sites: in America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing approximately the whole Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'Sure Link' in brief:

Shared Website Hosting Solutions

The first detail we, at, have detected is the cut-rate prices of the shared hosting accounts provided by 'Sure Link'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web hosting plans delivered by 'Sure Link' are driven by an in-house created, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web page hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on an individual set of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Earth will have mammoth problems with, because cPanel is a one single server based hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being run on one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web space hosting suppliers are unable to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they have to design their own file system), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web hosting accounts, which are driven by an actual clustered web space hosting system. With a shared website hosting package, each client pays just for his/her package, thus retaining the webspace hosting price amazingly low (since many clients use one and the same web server). In a few words, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a cloud website hosting solution, permits you to pay solely for the resources that you indeed need, escaping a scenario where you pay for a powerful web site hosting account that you cannot really use, or for a low-end webspace hosting plan that cannot accommodate your site. The option 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 small package and upgrade as your website grows. So, you economize funds that you can invest in advertising the site while it is still brand new. Every hosting plan supplied by 'Sure Link' arrives with an online site builder and more than 40 widely used script-driven platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web page design services. 'Sure Link' furnishes shared web space hosting solutions in several different countries around the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European data centers - in the UK and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. That way, approximately the entire Earth is covered to provide you and your web page's visitors with a steady and fast web page hosting service at a nearby place. All in all, the shared hosting accounts furnished 'Sure Link' are very well appointed and come at a very reasonable price (starting from $20.00 for the Business plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To customers with little to no experience, a private virtual web hosting server may seem tough to handle. That's perhaps why 'Sure Link' also offers semi-dedicated servers in its main US datacenter facility in Chicago. Handling these packages is similar to administering a normal shared account via a site hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the features of a shared web space hosting account such as a free-of-charge site builder and a script installer, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated account is many times bigger than that of a shared package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared packages. When matched against a shared account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain allowance is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated hosting server packages do not come with server root access (we, at, deem this a minor problem), but the plus is that they are managed via the same web space hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared web space hosting accounts. This suggests that a known graphical interface is accessible by all users who are not self-confident enough to manage a VPS, yet are in need of more power and features than a virtual hosting server can confer to them. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the reserves of the same powerful hyper-advanced servers as the ones which host the private virtual server packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), while the VPS web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Sure Link' can be categorized as being very affordable (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Servers

In's opinion, big sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular web shops with 1000s of customers request a much more powerful webspace hosting platform. It seems that the chaps from 'Sure Link' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To answer its customers' expectations, 'Sure Link' delivers an array of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That assessment stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated servers boast: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of web space and Gigabit NICs will definitely guarantee the fast and steady performance of any sort of web site. According to 'Sure Link', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from, believe that all dedicated server accounts offered by 'Sure Link' are also appropriate for commencing a hosting reseller business as each dedicated server includes free-of-cost billing software and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers provided by 'Sure Link' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a little negative point, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you need support, the Managed Services upgrade offers a bunch of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. An assortment of site hosting CP (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the superb point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel will possibly render the use of any FTP software useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Sure Link' don't seem to be very low priced (still the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from $40.00 for the Atom 2c package.