ReclaimHosting’s main page has a product tab that lists three distinct products available under the products tab on their main page:
- Shared Hosting
- Managed software hosting
- Domain of One’s Own
I’m trying to make sure that I understand the distinction between these products - particularly, the first and third.
My impression is that one signs up for Domain of One’s Own at the institutional level. That is a university signs up for it and then I, as a faculty member, could access it through that account. It appears that I can’t choose to sign up for Domain of One’s Own as an individual. Correct?
By contrast, it looks like individual faculty or students can sign up for Shared Hosting without the support of their university. For $50/year, an individual can get their own web space; a domain name can be purchased for another $15/year.
Through DoOO, it looks to me like my institution might allow me full SSH access to my space or it might restrict me to just cPanel access. Correct?
It also looks to me like the Shared Hosting plan allows domain names like:
- www.anyavailablenameiwant.org (or .com or .whateveriwant)
but that DoOO restricts me to:
Is that true?
Finally, I don’t really have a sense of just how powerful ReclaimHosting’s servers are. I see that a Shared Hosting instance has 50GB of storage (SSD, I assume). How about RAM and number of CPUs? I’ve been maintaining my own webspace on Linode for five years now. Their cheapest plan is $5/month, which is comparable to ReclaimHosting, but I’ve found that I need a higher priced plan to get certain web applications to work smoothly. One thing that I appreciate about their pricing options is that they very clear delineate what you get for your money.