amathuba.co.za

managed by 'Exaquad'

An assessment of Exaquad

We, at amathuba.co.za, have picked 'Exaquad' to be our present domain and hosting provider. Hence we imagine that this succinct assessment of 'Exaquad' is probably going to be very useful for other people from all over the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all over the Globe, since the mere truth is that 'Exaquad' presently provides domain and hosting services in multiple data center facility sites: in America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering almost the entire World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Exaquad' in brief:

Shared Web Hosting Accounts

The first thing we, at amathuba.co.za, have discerned is the cheap prices of the shared web site hosting packages offered by 'Exaquad'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web hosting plans provided by 'Exaquad' are powered by an in-house developed, avant-garde cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like mail, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being handled by a different host of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Globe will have big troubles with, since cPanel is a one-server based web hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, web space hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, etc., runs on one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based website hosting suppliers cannot add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to design their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared site hosting plans, which are powered by an actual cloud website hosting platform. With a shared plan, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus retaining the web space hosting price very low (since multiple clients share one and the same hosting server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a cloud web hosting platform, enables you to pay only for the resources that you really demand, averting a scenario where you pay for a high-end site hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a small website hosting package that cannot shelter your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a small package and upgrade as your website expands. Hence, you economize money that you can spend on publicizing the site while it is still novel. Each and every hosting plan provided by 'Exaquad' offers an online web site building tool and over forty popular script software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web design solutions. 'Exaquad' supplies shared web hosting services in a number of different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. That way, nearly the whole planet is encompassed to provide you and your website's visitors with a stable and fast hosting solution at a nearby place. On the whole, the shared hosting services delivered 'Exaquad' are quite well appointed and are available at a low-cost price (beginning from €18.83 for the Corporate plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a Virtual Private Server may seem hard to handle. That's perhaps why 'Exaquad' also offers semi-dedicated web servers in its main United States server farm facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is similar to administering a standard shared web space hosting package via a Control Panel GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared web space hosting account such as a free-of-charge site builder and a script installer, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated web hosting account is many times bigger than that of a shared account. For example, the CPU power that can be used is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared webspace hosting accounts. When compared with a shared web space hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD quota is a principle too. The semi-dedicated web hosting packages do not include root-level access (we, at amathuba.co.za, deem this a small minus), but the good point is that they are managed via the same web site hosting CP user interface as the shared webspace hosting plans. This hints that a known graphical user interface is offered to all users who do not have enough confidence to administer a virtual private hosting server, but at the same time are in need of more power and system resources than a Virtual Private Server can offer. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the same powerful avant-garde hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual web server hosting accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), whereas the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Exaquad' can be dubbed as being quite inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from €19.23 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Servers

According to amathuba.co.za, huge web sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous online stores with 1000s of clients call for a much more powerful web page hosting solution. It seems that the chaps from 'Exaquad' have reached the same conclusion too. To fulfil its users' expectations, 'Exaquad' offers a bouquet of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That evaluation stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated servers sport: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of storage space and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly ensure the fast and stable performance of any kind of site. In 'Exaquad's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from amathuba.co.za, consider that all dedicated server plans offered by 'Exaquad' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each and every web server provides free-of-cost invoice transaction software platform and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers offered by 'Exaquad' are all unmanaged. We, at amathuba.co.za, think of this as a tiny disadvantage, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee which amounts to €29.08 EUR. So, if you require aid, the Managed Services upgrade offers a handful of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A bunch of web page hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (amathuba.co.za's) prognosis is that the remarkable point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia web page hosting CP will probably render the utilization of any FTP software pointless. Our (amathuba.co.za's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Exaquad' don't appear to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will no doubt make you smile), beginning from €129.68 for the AMD 1 plan.