An evaluation of DCG Studio - Domains and Hosting

We, at, have chosen 'DCG Studio - Domains and Hosting' to be our current domain and web hosting distributor. Hence we think that this concise assessment of 'DCG Studio - Domains and Hosting' is probably going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all around the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all around the World, since the mere truth is that 'DCG Studio - Domains and Hosting' currently offers domain and hosting services in multiple data center locations: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering virtually the whole Globe. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'DCG Studio - Domains and Hosting' in brief:

Shared Hosting Services

The first thing we, at, have noted is the low-cost prices of the shared website hosting services provided by 'DCG Studio - Domains and Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web hosting plans furnished by 'DCG Studio - Domains and Hosting' are powered by an in-house developed, innovative cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on a different host of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Globe will have mammoth problems with, because cPanel is a single server based web site hosting environment (each web hosting service, like email, databases, hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, runs on one single web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web space hosting vendors are not able to include new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they have to concoct their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web site hosting packages, which are driven by a real clustered webspace hosting solution. With a shared site hosting plan, each client pays solely for his/her package, thus keeping the hosting price really low (because plenty of customers share the same server). In short, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a cloud website hosting system, permits you to pay just for the resources that you really require, precluding a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich website hosting package that you cannot really utilize, or for a tiny web space hosting package that cannot handle your site. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a basic package and upgrade as your web page grows. That way, you spare funds that you can expend on publicizing the web page while it is still novel. Each and every web hosting account delivered by 'DCG Studio - Domains and Hosting' contains an online site building tool and more than 40 popular script platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web site design solutions. 'DCG Studio - Domains and Hosting' offers shared web hosting accounts in several different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in the UK and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Hence, approximately the entire Globe is covered to supply you and your web page's visitors with a steady and reliable site hosting service at a convenient place. As a whole, the shared hosting packages supplied 'DCG Studio - Domains and Hosting' are really well appointed and are available at an attractive price (starting from $2.91 for the Economy package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To clients with little or no experience, a VPS may seem difficult to manage. That's probably why 'DCG Studio - Domains and Hosting' also houses semi-dedicated servers in its principal North American server farm facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is comparable to handling a conventional shared web page hosting plan through a web hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared webspace hosting package such as a free-of-charge website builder and a web application installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated hosting server package is many times larger than that of a shared webspace hosting plan. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is almost 5 times as much as compared to the shared webspace hosting accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared web page hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name allowance is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated server hosting plans do not ship with full server root access (we, at, regard this as a tiny downside), but the good point is that they are managed through the same web hosting Control Panel interface as the shared web space hosting plans. This implies that a user-friendly graphical user interface is available to all users who do not have enough confidence to handle a Virtual Private Server, but at the same time require more power and resources than a virtual server can bestow on them. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful avant-garde hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), while the private virtual hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to 120 per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'DCG Studio - Domains and Hosting' can be dubbed as being very inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Fast plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to, huge websites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular online storefronts with thousands of customers require a much more powerful hosting platform. It seems that the blokes from 'DCG Studio - Domains and Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To meet its customers' needs, 'DCG Studio - Domains and Hosting' delivers an assortment of dedicated hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That assessment stands on the hardware specifications the dedicated hosting servers include: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit NICs will definitely guarantee the quick and stable performance of any type of website. In 'DCG Studio - Domains and Hosting's opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server solutions supplied by 'DCG Studio - Domains and Hosting' are also appropriate for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web server offers free-of-charge invoicing software platform and a fee-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers furnished by 'DCG Studio - Domains and Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, count this as a little problem, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides a few additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, web server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A selection of website hosting CP (CP) interfaces are available with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the excellent point-and-click File Manager included in the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will perhaps render the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol client useless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'DCG Studio - Domains and Hosting' don't seem to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), commencing from $40.00 for the Atom 2c plan.