An evaluation of Cirrus IT Services UK Ltd.

We, at, have selected 'Cirrus IT Services UK Ltd.' to be our present domain and web hosting distributor. This is why we deem that this short review of 'Cirrus IT Services UK Ltd.' is perchance going to be quite helpful for other people from all around the World who seek domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all over the Globe, because the simple truth is that 'Cirrus IT Services UK Ltd.' presently distributes domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter facility locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering approximately the entire World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Cirrus IT Services UK Ltd.' in a few words:

Shared Webspace Hosting Accounts

The initial thing we, at, have detected is the low prices of the shared web page hosting plans offered by 'Cirrus IT Services UK Ltd.'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the webspace hosting packages offered by 'Cirrus IT Services UK Ltd.' are driven by an in-house developed, ultramodern cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web site hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being dealt with by a different pack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Globe will have considerable problems with, because cPanel is a single server based web site hosting platform (each hosting service, like mail, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel site hosting firms cannot add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they must construct their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared site hosting plans, which are driven by an actual clustered hosting system. With a shared web hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her account, thus maintaining the hosting price very low (since many customers are hosted on one and the same web server). In a few words, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud web hosting solution, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you really need, escaping a situation where you pay for an advanced web hosting plan that you cannot actually utilize, or for a small webspace hosting plan that cannot accommodate your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a low-end plan and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. Hence, you spare money that you can invest in promoting the website while it is still new. Every web hosting package supplied by 'Cirrus IT Services UK Ltd.' boasts an online site building tool and over forty popular script-driven software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web page design services. 'Cirrus IT Services UK Ltd.' provides shared hosting packages in a number of different geographical regions across the World. There is one server farm in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Thus, virtually the whole World is covered to supply you and your website's visitors with a stable and reliable web site hosting solution at a preferred location. As a whole, the shared hosting packages supplied 'Cirrus IT Services UK Ltd.' are very well stocked and are available at a very inexpensive price (starting from £2.42 for the Cirrus Value Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To users with little or no practice, a virtual private web server may appear difficult to manage. That's probably why 'Cirrus IT Services UK Ltd.' also hosts semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main US datacenter facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is comparable to managing a conventional shared package via a web site hosting CP tool. They have all the features of a shared web hosting package such as a free-of-cost web site builder and a web application installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated server web hosting package is many times bigger than that of a shared package. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is almost FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web space hosting plans. When matched against a shared web hosting account, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name allowance is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated web server accounts do not come with root access (we, at, count this as a tiny negative point), but the benefit is that they are managed through the same web site hosting CP user interface as the shared webspace hosting packages. This hints that a known GUI is accessible by all clients who are not self-confident enough to handle a VPS web hosting server, yet demand more power and reserves than a VPS hosting server can supply them with. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful high-class hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS web hosting server plans, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), whereas the virtual private hosting 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 'Cirrus IT Services UK Ltd.' can be dubbed as being very affordable (as far as price is concerned), commencing from £16.93 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Servers

According to, huge web pages such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous online shops with 1000s of customers need a much more powerful website hosting platform. It seems that the guys from 'Cirrus IT Services UK Ltd.' have come to the same conclusion as well. To answer its customers' requirements, 'Cirrus IT Services UK Ltd.' offers a selection of dedicated web hosting servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specifications the web hosting servers ship with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit network cards will beyond doubt ensure the quick and steady performance of any sort of website. According to 'Cirrus IT Services UK Ltd.', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server packages delivered by 'Cirrus IT Services UK Ltd.' are also appropriate for starting a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web hosting server ships with free-of-cost invoice transaction software platform and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers offered by 'Cirrus IT Services UK Ltd.' are all unmanaged. We, at, think of this as a tiny disadvantage, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee of £25.99 GBP. So, if you require assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides a few supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A bouquet of web space hosting CP (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the excellent drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web hosting CP will probably make the use of any FTP software pointless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Cirrus IT Services UK Ltd.' don't seem to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will no doubt make you smile), starting from £34.51 for the Atom 2c plan.