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An assessment of Lime Server

We, at, have chosen 'Lime Server' to be our current domain and web hosting distributor. This is why we presume that this concise review of 'Lime Server' is perhaps going to be very useful for other folks from all over the World in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We state folks from all over the Globe, since the mere truth is that 'Lime Server' currently supplies domain and hosting services in multiple data center facility locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering approximately the whole planet. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Lime Server' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Hosting Accounts

The initial thing we, at, have spotted is the low prices of the shared site hosting packages furnished by 'Lime Server'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web hosting accounts provided by 'Lime Server' are driven by a custom devised, cutting edge cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web page hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by a separate set of servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting supplier in the World will have mammoth troubles with, because cPanel is a one single server based web site hosting environment (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by a single web server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based web site hosting companies are not able to include extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to devise their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared webspace hosting accounts, which are powered by an actual cloud website hosting platform. With a shared package, each customer pays only for his/her plan, thus retaining the website hosting price very low (because lots of customers are located on one and the same web server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a clustered website hosting system, enables you to pay only for the resources that you actually need, precluding a scenario where you pay for a high-end web site hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a tiny web hosting account that cannot handle your web page. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny plan and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. Hence, you save money that you can spend on publicizing the web page while it is still brand new. Every web space hosting plan furnished by 'Lime Server' ships with an online site building tool and over 40 popular script software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'Lime Server' delivers shared site hosting solutions in a number of different regions around the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European data centers - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Thus, approximately the whole Earth is covered to provide you and your website's visitors with a stable and fast site hosting solution at a convenient location. On the whole, the shared hosting solutions furnished 'Lime Server' are quite well equipped and are available at a very cheap price (beginning from £2.99 for the Starter Hosting package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little or no experience, a Virtual Private Server may appear complicated to handle. That's probably why 'Lime Server' also offers semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main United States server farm facility in Chicago. Administering these plans is similar to handling a typical shared website hosting package through a hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared website hosting account such as a free-of-charge site building tool and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated web server hosting plan is many times larger than that of a shared web space hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared web site hosting packages. When compared to a shared hosting plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name quota is a rule too. The semi-dedicated web hosting packages do not ship with root access (we, at, think that this is a tiny downside), but the advantage is that they are managed through the very same webspace hosting CP tool as the shared web site hosting plans. This indicates that a recognizable graphical user interface is accessible by all clients who are not confident enough to handle a virtual server, but at the same time need more power and resources than a VPS can deliver. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the same powerful leading edge servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual server hosting accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per server), while the VPS hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Lime Server' can be defined as being quite inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), starting from £16.93 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to, large websites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous web shops with 1000s of clients demand a much more powerful web page hosting solution. It seems that the folks from 'Lime Server' have drawn the same conclusion too. To live up to its users' anticipations, 'Lime Server' delivers an assortment of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specs the hosting servers have: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit network interface cards will definitely guarantee the fast and stable work of any sort of website. In 'Lime Server's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring web sites. We, from, think that all dedicated server configurations provided by 'Lime Server' are also appropriate for initiating a hosting reseller business as each hosting server includes free-of-charge invoicing transaction software and a free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers offered by 'Lime Server' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a minor problem, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to £26.67 GBP. So, if you are in need of backing, the Managed Services upgrade includes a selection of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A handful of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the outstanding point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia web hosting CP will possibly make the use of any File Transfer Protocol software program useless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Lime Server' don't appear to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from £56.65 for the Atom 1 package.