3399.com.tw

managed by 'sunma'

An assessment of sunma

We, at 3399.com.tw, have chosen 'sunma' to be our present domain name and hosting vendor. This is why we suppose that this short evaluation of 'sunma' is maybe going to be very useful for other individuals from all around the World who seek domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all around the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'sunma' currently delivers domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering almost the entire Earth. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'sunma' in a nutshell:

Shared Site Hosting Solutions

The first thing we, at 3399.com.tw, have spotted is the reasonable prices of the shared web hosting accounts provided by 'sunma'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the hosting packages offered by 'sunma' are powered by an in-house created, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web space hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by an individual stack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting company on the Earth will have great predicaments with, because cPanel is a single server based webspace hosting environment (each web hosting service, like email, databases, site hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being run on a single web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based website hosting suppliers are unable to add additional functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to invent their own file platform), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web hosting packages, which are driven by a real cloud web page hosting platform. With a shared web page hosting account, each client pays solely for his/her package, thus retaining the web site hosting price amazingly low (since multiple clients share the same web hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting package, which runs on a clustered webspace hosting system, allows you to pay only for the reserves that you indeed demand, avoiding a scenario where you pay for a powerful site hosting account that you cannot actually utilize, or for a low-end web site hosting account that cannot shelter your site. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a tiny plan and upgrade as your site expands. Thus, you save cash that you can invest in publicizing the site while it is still novel. Each and every webspace hosting package supplied by 'sunma' ships with an online website building tool and over forty widely used script software platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web site design solutions. 'sunma' supplies shared hosting plans in several different countries across the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; 2 European datacenters - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. Hence, practically the whole Earth is covered to provide you and your site's visitors with a stable and reliable web space hosting service at a convenient place. As a whole, the shared hosting services provided 'sunma' are very well equipped and come at a very cheap price (beginning from $5.83 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To customers with little to no practice, a private virtual web server may appear complicated to manage. That's probably why 'sunma' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal North American datacenter in Chicago. Managing these packages is comparable to handling a normal shared webspace hosting plan through a web hosting CP GUI. They have all the features of a shared webspace hosting account such as a free-of-cost website builder and a web app installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated web server plan is many times greater than that of a shared webspace hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is almost FIVE times as much as compared to the shared hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared website hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name allowance is a pattern as well. The semi-dedicated hosting server accounts do not offer complete root-level access (we, at 3399.com.tw, consider this a small inconvenience), but the advantage is that they are managed via the same web hosting CP tool as the shared hosting packages. This hints that a familiar graphical interface is available to all clients who are not confident enough to administer a virtual private web hosting server, yet demand more power and resources than a private virtual web hosting server can offer. This is so because the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful first-class web hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS server web hosting packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), while the virtual private hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'sunma' can be classified as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Servers

In 3399.com.tw's opinion, enormous sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous online storefronts with thousands of clients require a much more powerful webspace hosting solution. It seems that the fellows from 'sunma' have reached the same conclusion too. To live up to its clients' requirements, 'sunma' offers an assortment of dedicated web servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That estimation is based on the hardware specs the dedicated hosting servers are offering: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network interface cards will definitely ensure the fast and stable performance of any kind of site. In 'sunma's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from 3399.com.tw, deem that all dedicated server specs furnished by 'sunma' are also suitable for beginning a hosting reseller business as every web server comes with free-of-cost billing transaction software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated servers provided by 'sunma' are all unmanaged. We, at 3399.com.tw, regard this as a little downside, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade provides a bouquet of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of webspace hosting CP (CP) tools are available with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (3399.com.tw's) prognosis is that the excellent point and click File Manager included in the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel will possibly render the utilization of any FTP client useless. Our (3399.com.tw's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'sunma' don't seem to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia webspace hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will definitely make you smile), starting from $65.00 for the Atom 1 plan.