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A review of Runner Hosting

We, at, have selected 'Runner Hosting' to be our present domain name and web hosting distributor. Therefore we imagine that this concise evaluation of 'Runner Hosting' is perhaps going to be quite useful for other folks from all over the World in need of domain name and web hosting services. We say folks from all around the Globe, because the mere truth is that 'Runner Hosting' currently supplies domain and hosting services in several data center sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing virtually the entire Earth. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Runner Hosting' in short:

Shared Web Page Hosting Solutions

The initial thing we, at, have perceived is the low-cost prices of the shared web page hosting plans supplied by 'Runner Hosting'. 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 supplied by 'Runner Hosting' are powered by a custom developed, avant-garde cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on an autonomous stack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting company in the World will have considerable predicaments with, because cPanel is a one single server based website hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, webspace hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel website hosting firms are unable to include new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they have to invent their own file system), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web site hosting plans, which are driven by a genuine cloud web hosting solution. With a shared web space hosting account, each customer pays just for his/her plan, thus retaining the price really low (since many users use one and the same web server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a cloud web hosting platform, permits you to pay just for the reserves that you indeed need, averting a situation where you pay for a feature-rich web page hosting account that you cannot actually utilize, or for a low-end website hosting package that cannot host your site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a basic plan and upgrade as your web site expands. So, you spare funds that you can spend on promoting the web site while it is still new. Each and every web site hosting account offered by 'Runner Hosting' arrives with an online website builder and more than forty widely used script-driven software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for site design services. 'Runner Hosting' provides shared hosting services in a number of different countries across the Globe. There is one server farm facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European server farms - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Hence, approximately the whole Globe is covered to supply you and your visitors with a stable and fast web site hosting solution at a nearby location. On the whole, the shared hosting plans offered 'Runner Hosting' are really well furnished and come at an affordable price (beginning from $6.95 for the Student plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a private virtual server may appear complicated to manage. That's probably why 'Runner Hosting' also stores semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal US data center in Chicago. Administering these accounts is comparable to managing a conventional shared site hosting package via a web hosting CP tool. They have all the specs of a shared plan such as a free-of-cost site builder and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated account is many times bigger than that of a shared web site hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is almost FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web site hosting plans. When compared with a shared web hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD quota is a standard too. The semi-dedicated web server hosting accounts do not ship with root-level access (we, at, regard this as a small inconvenience), but the good point is that they are administered through the same web space hosting CP interface as the shared plans. This goes to say that a familiar graphical interface is available to all customers who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a private virtual server, but at the same time need more power and resources than a VPS web hosting server can furnish them with. This is like that because the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the very same powerful leading edge servers as the ones which host the Virtual Private Server hosting accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), while the virtual private hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Runner Hosting' can be branded as being very inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Servers

According to, big web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous online stores with 1000s of customers request a much more powerful web page hosting solution. It seems that the chaps from 'Runner Hosting' have reached the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its customers' anticipations, 'Runner Hosting' provides an array of dedicated hosting servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That assessment stands on the hardware specifications the servers have: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand GB of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt guarantee the fast and steady work of any kind of website. According to 'Runner Hosting', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from, think that all dedicated server accounts offered by 'Runner Hosting' are also appropriate for beginning a hosting reseller business as each web server ships with free-of-cost invoicing software and a bonus domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers delivered by 'Runner Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a slight defect, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need backing, the Managed Services upgrade offers a number of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A handful of webspace hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the impressive point-and-click File Manager available in the Hepsia Control Panel will probably render the utilization of any FTP software program useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Runner Hosting' don't appear to be very low priced (still the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will no doubt make you smile), starting from $140.00 for the Xeon E5 v4 10c plan.