A review of Creekside Technologies

We, at, have chosen 'Creekside Technologies' to be our present domain name and web hosting supplier. This is why we presume that this brief assessment of 'Creekside Technologies' is perchance going to be quite helpful for other folks from all over the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all over the World, because the simple fact is that 'Creekside Technologies' currently delivers domain and hosting services in several data center sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering nearly the whole World. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Creekside Technologies' in a few words:

Shared Website Hosting Accounts

The first detail we, at, have noticed is the low-cost prices of the shared web hosting services provided by 'Creekside Technologies'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the webspace hosting packages supplied by 'Creekside Technologies' are driven by an in-house devised, futuristic cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by an individual stack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting firm on the Earth will have enormous difficulties with, because cPanel is a single server based website hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by one and the same web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel webspace hosting distributors are unable to include additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to concoct their own file platform), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared hosting packages, which are powered by an authentic clustered web page hosting platform. With a shared site hosting account, each customer pays only for his/her plan, thus preserving the price really low (since plenty of users are located on the same hosting server). In short, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a clustered web space hosting solution, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you indeed demand, precluding a situation where you pay for an advanced website hosting package that you cannot really use, or for a tiny web space hosting plan that cannot handle your site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to start with a low-end package and upgrade as your web presence expands. Hence, you spare money that you can spend on promoting the website while it is still brand new. Each and every web space hosting package furnished by 'Creekside Technologies' offers an online web site builder and more than forty widely used script software platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for site design services. 'Creekside Technologies' provides shared web hosting solutions in a number of different geographical regions across the World. There is one data center in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; two European datacenter facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. In this way, nearly the entire planet is covered to present you and your web site's visitors with a stable and dependable webspace hosting solution at a preferred place. As a whole, the shared hosting packages provided 'Creekside Technologies' are very well equipped and are available at a good price (beginning from $2.75 for the Entry package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To clients with little or no experience, a virtual server may seem problematic to administer. That's perhaps why 'Creekside Technologies' also houses semi-dedicated web servers in its principal American data center in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to administering a regular shared site hosting plan through a web hosting CP GUI. They have all the specs of a shared web page hosting package such as a fee-free web site builder and a web app installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated server plan is many times larger than that of a shared site hosting package. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is about FIVE times as much as compared to the shared website hosting plans. When matched against a shared web hosting package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD allowance is a principle too. The semi-dedicated web server hosting accounts do not arrive with server root access (we, at, consider this a tiny weakness), but the good point is that they are administered through the same Control Panel tool as the shared site hosting accounts. This implies that a known graphical interface is offered to all customers who do not feel confident enough to manage a virtual hosting server, but at the same time are in need of more power and system resources than a VPS web hosting server can give them. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the very same powerful hyper-advanced servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual private web server hosting accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical machine), whereas the virtual hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to 120 per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Creekside Technologies' can be branded as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Fast package.

Dedicated Servers

According to, huge web pages such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous online stores with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful web space hosting solution. It appears that the blokes from 'Creekside Technologies' have drawn the same conclusion too. To satisfy its clients' requirements, 'Creekside Technologies' delivers a selection of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That evaluation rests on the hardware specifications the dedicated web servers arrive with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of web space and Gigabit network cards will no doubt ensure the fast and stable work of any type of web site. In 'Creekside Technologies's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server specifications delivered by 'Creekside Technologies' are also suitable for establishing a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web hosting server arrives with free invoice transaction software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers delivered by 'Creekside Technologies' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a slight weakness, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides a few additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A handful of web space hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are available with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the excellent drag and drop File Manager added in the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will probably make the use of any File Transfer Protocol software useless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Creekside Technologies' don't appear to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), beginning from $115.00 for the Xeon Scalable 6c package.