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A survey of butterflies

We, at, have picked 'butterflies' to be our current domain name and hosting distributor. Therefore we deem that this concise evaluation of 'butterflies' is maybe going to be very helpful for other individuals from all over the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all around the Globe, since the mere truth is that 'butterflies' currently distributes domain and hosting services in several data center facility locations: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing virtually the whole Globe. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'butterflies' in short:

Shared Web Page Hosting Plans

The first thing we, at, have seen is the modest prices of the shared website hosting plans furnished by 'butterflies'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web space hosting packages delivered by 'butterflies' are driven by a custom designed, futuristic cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, website hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by an individual set of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor in the World will have big predicaments with, because cPanel is a single server based site hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, website hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel hosting suppliers are not able to add new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to set up their own file platform), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting packages, which are driven by an authentic clustered web site hosting system. With a shared web site hosting plan, each client pays just for his/her package, thus keeping the website hosting price really low (because numerous customers utilize one and the same server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud web space hosting platform, enables you to pay solely for the resources that you really need, averting a situation where you pay for a powerful site hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a tiny website hosting plan that cannot shelter your site. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a tiny plan and upgrade as your web presence expands. Thus, you save cash that you can invest in promoting the site while it is still new. Each and every web page hosting package furnished by 'butterflies' includes an online website building tool and more than forty popular script-driven software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web page design solutions. 'butterflies' offers shared site hosting services in a number of different countries around the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European server farms - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. That way, almost the whole planet is encompassed to provide you and your site's visitors with a stable and fast website hosting solution at a desired location. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions offered 'butterflies' are really well stocked and are available at a very reasonable price (starting from $5.83 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To clients with little or no practice, a virtual hosting server may appear problematic to handle. That's probably why 'butterflies' also houses semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main US datacenter facility in Chicago. Managing these accounts is comparable to managing a conventional shared website hosting account through a web space hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the specs of a shared web space hosting package such as a free-of-cost site building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated web hosting server account is many times greater than that of a shared website hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is almost FIVE times as much as compared with the shared webspace hosting plans. When matched against a shared web space hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name allowance is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting accounts do not ship with full server root access (we, at, think of this as a little drawback), but the advantage is that they are administered via the same webspace hosting Control Panel GUI as the shared packages. This implies that a well-known graphical interface is available to all users who are not self-confident enough to manage a VPS server, yet require more power and features than a VPS can provide them with. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the very same powerful high-class servers as the ones which host the Virtual Private Server hosting packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), while the virtual private web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'butterflies' can be dubbed as being quite inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $40.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, big web sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online storefronts with 1000s of clients call for a much more powerful hosting platform. It seems that the guys from 'butterflies' have come to the same conclusion too. To fulfil its clients' demands, 'butterflies' delivers an assortment of dedicated web servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That estimate rests on the hardware specifications the web servers are offering: many-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of web space and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly guarantee the quick and stable work of any sort of site. In 'butterflies's opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from, believe that all dedicated server packages provided by 'butterflies' are also appropriate for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each and every web server provides free invoice transaction software platform and a free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers provided by 'butterflies' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a little disadvantage, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you require help, the Managed Services upgrade includes an array of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bunch of web space hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are available with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the exceptional drag-and-drop File Manager added in the Hepsia web space hosting CP will probably make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'butterflies' don't appear to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia web hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), beginning from $110.00 for the Xeon E3 v5 package.