A survey of Cowboy Web Hosting

We, at, have selected 'Cowboy Web Hosting' to be our current domain and hosting provider. Hence we believe that this brief evaluation of 'Cowboy Web Hosting' is probably going to be very useful for other folks from all around the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state folks from all around the World, since the simple truth is that 'Cowboy Web Hosting' currently offers domain and hosting services in multiple server farm facility sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering approximately the whole Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Cowboy Web Hosting' in a few words:

Shared Webspace Hosting Packages

The first detail we, at, have noted is the low-cost prices of the shared webspace hosting packages furnished by 'Cowboy Web Hosting'. 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 web page hosting packages supplied by 'Cowboy Web Hosting' are powered by a custom devised, futuristic cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on an independent group of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting supplier in the World will have big troubles with, because cPanel is a one-server based web site hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by one single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based website hosting providers cannot add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they have to construct their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web page hosting plans, which are driven by a real clustered web site hosting platform. With a shared hosting package, each client pays solely for his/her plan, thus keeping the price amazingly low (because multiple users utilize the same web hosting server). In short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a cloud web space hosting solution, enables you to pay only for the resources that you indeed need, avoiding a situation where you pay for a high-end web hosting plan that you cannot truly utilize, or for a tiny web space hosting package that cannot host your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a low-end package and upgrade as your online presence expands. Hence, you economize money that you can spend on publicizing the web site while it is still novel. Each web hosting account supplied by 'Cowboy Web Hosting' boasts an online web site builder and over 40 popular script software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web design solutions. 'Cowboy Web Hosting' supplies shared website hosting packages in a number of different countries across the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; 2 European data centers - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. Thus, nearly the entire Globe is encompassed to supply you and your web site's visitors with a steady and reliable web site hosting solution at a desired place. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions offered 'Cowboy Web Hosting' are really well appointed and are available at a very affordable price (beginning from $4.17 for the Backaroo plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To people with little to no experience, a VPS web server may seem complicated to handle. That's perhaps why 'Cowboy Web Hosting' also stores semi-dedicated web servers in its principal North American datacenter facility in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to administering a standard shared web hosting account through a site hosting CP tool. They have all the features of a shared web hosting package such as a free-of-cost website building tool and a web application installer, 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 utilized is almost 5 times as much as compared to the shared web page hosting plans. When compared to a shared website hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting packages do not offer full server root access (we, at, count this as a small negative point), but the good point is that they are administered via the same website hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared web hosting accounts. This suggests that a known graphical environment is available to all customers who are not confident enough to manage a virtual private web server, but at the same time require more power and reserves than a private virtual hosting server can provide them with. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the very same powerful top-class servers as the ones which host the VPS server packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), while the VPS web hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Cowboy Web Hosting' can be dubbed as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Ranchhand plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

In's opinion, huge websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular online storefronts with thousands of clients request a much more powerful webspace hosting platform. It seems that the blokes from 'Cowboy Web Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its clients' needs, 'Cowboy Web Hosting' offers an assortment of dedicated web hosting servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That assessment rests on the hardware specs the web hosting servers arrive with: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit network cards will definitely ensure the fast and steady work of any type of site. In 'Cowboy Web Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server packages provided by 'Cowboy Web Hosting' are also suitable for commencing a hosting reseller business as every hosting server comes with free-of-charge invoicing transaction software platform and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers supplied by 'Cowboy Web Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a little minus, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee of $34.00 USD. So, if you demand support, the Managed Services upgrade offers an assortment of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. An array of web space hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the splendid point-and-click File Manager offered by the Hepsia webspace hosting CP will possibly render the utilization of any FTP client useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Cowboy Web Hosting' don't appear to be very cheap (still the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), starting from $65.00 for the Pole Bending plan.