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An assessment of Essen Inc.

We, at, have picked 'Essen Inc.' to be our present domain and web hosting vendor. This is why we think that this succinct review of 'Essen Inc.' is probably going to be very useful for other people from all around the Globe who seek domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all over the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'Essen Inc.' currently offers domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter facility locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering almost the entire Globe. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Essen Inc.' in brief:

Shared Website Hosting Plans

The initial detail we, at, have perceived is the reasonable prices of the shared hosting plans offered by 'Essen Inc.'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the hosting packages provided by 'Essen Inc.' are powered by a custom devised, futuristic cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on an autonomous pack of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting firm in the World will have big difficulties with, since cPanel is a single server based web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being served by a single web server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web page hosting companies are not able to include extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they have to concoct their own file platform), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared website hosting packages, which are powered by a real clustered web hosting platform. With a shared webspace hosting account, each client pays only for his/her plan, thus retaining the webspace hosting price amazingly low (since a lot of customers use one and the same hosting server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting account, which runs on a cloud webspace hosting system, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you indeed demand, avoiding a situation where you pay for an advanced web hosting package that you cannot really utilize, or for a low-end web page hosting package that cannot accommodate your website. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a basic plan and upgrade as your Internet presence expands. In this way, you save capital that you can spend on promoting the site while it is still brand new. Each and every web space hosting account provided by 'Essen Inc.' contains an online web site building tool and over 40 popular script-driven software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web site design services. 'Essen Inc.' supplies shared hosting solutions in several different countries across the World. There is one data center in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Thus, approximately the whole Globe is covered to supply you and your web site's visitors with a stable and reliable web page hosting solution at a convenient location. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions provided 'Essen Inc.' are really well stocked and come at a very low price (beginning from $4.67 for the Basic plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no practice, a private virtual hosting server may seem tough to manage. That's probably why 'Essen Inc.' also offers semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main US data center in Chicago. Managing these plans is similar to managing a conventional shared web page hosting account through a web page hosting CP user interface. They have all the specs of a shared website hosting package such as a free website builder and a web application installer, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated hosting server package is many times larger than that of a shared site hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is nearly 5 times as much as compared to the shared hosting plans. When contrasted with a shared website hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name quota is a trend too. The semi-dedicated web hosting server accounts do not ship with full server root privileges (we, at, deem this a tiny weak point), but the benefit is that they are administered via the very same web space hosting CP interface as the shared web hosting accounts. This means that a well-known graphical interface is accessible by all users who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a virtual private web hosting server, but at the same time require more power and features than a virtual web server can offer. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the reserves of the same powerful leading edge servers as the ones which host the VPS server hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), while the private virtual web servers can reach a much greater number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Essen Inc.' can be categorized as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $30.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, large websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular web storefronts with 1000s of customers request a much more powerful web page hosting solution. It appears that the blokes from 'Essen Inc.' have reached the same conclusion too. To fulfil its customers' demands, 'Essen Inc.' supplies a number of dedicated web hosting servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That estimate rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated servers boast: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of web space and Gigabit NICs will doubtlessly guarantee the quick and steady work of any type of web site. In 'Essen Inc.'s opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server configurations offered by 'Essen Inc.' are also appropriate for establishing a hosting reseller business as every hosting server comes with free billing software and a bonus domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers delivered by 'Essen Inc.' are all unmanaged. We, at, consider this a small weakness, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax of $36.00 USD. So, if you need help, the Managed Services upgrade offers a selection of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. An assortment of web space hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the superb point and click File Manager offered by the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel will probably make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol client useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Essen Inc.' don't seem to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will no doubt make you smile), commencing from $95.00 for the Xeon E3 v5 package.