arnoldino.co.za

managed by 'Exaquad'

An evaluation of Exaquad

We, at arnoldino.co.za, have selected 'Exaquad' to be our present domain name and web hosting supplier. This is why we imagine that this short assessment of 'Exaquad' is probably going to be quite helpful for other folks from all over the World in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all over the World, since the simple truth is that 'Exaquad' currently provides domain and hosting services in numerous data center facility sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering almost the whole Globe. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Exaquad' in a few words:

Shared Webspace Hosting Packages

The first detail we, at arnoldino.co.za, have perceived is the low-cost prices of the shared web space hosting packages offered by 'Exaquad'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the webspace hosting accounts provided by 'Exaquad' are driven by a custom developed, avant-garde cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web space hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by an autonomous group of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation in the World will have huge difficulties with, since cPanel is a one-server based web page hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web page hosting CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by one and the same web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel hosting vendors cannot add extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to construct their own file platform), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared website hosting accounts, which are powered by an actual clustered site hosting solution. With a shared webspace hosting plan, each client pays just for his/her plan, thus retaining the webspace hosting price amazingly low (because lots of customers are located on one and the same server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a clustered site hosting platform, allows you to pay solely for the reserves that you really require, refraining from a scenario where you pay for an advanced site hosting package that you cannot actually utilize, or for a tiny web space hosting package that cannot host your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to begin with a small package and upgrade as your web page expands. That way, you spare funds that you can spend on publicizing the web page while it is still novel. Each and every web page hosting package offered by 'Exaquad' ships with an online site building tool and more than forty widely used script-driven platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web design services. 'Exaquad' furnishes shared webspace hosting accounts in a number of different geographical regions around the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; two European server farms - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Thus, virtually the whole World is encompassed to provide you and your website's visitors with a steady and dependable webspace hosting solution at a preferred place. All in all, the shared hosting services furnished 'Exaquad' are very well furnished and come at a very modest price (beginning from €18.83 for the Corporate plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a private virtual web server may appear problematic to manage. That's perhaps why 'Exaquad' also offers semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal American server farm in Chicago. Administering these plans is similar to handling a standard shared hosting account through a webspace hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the specs of a shared web site hosting package such as a free-of-cost web site building tool and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated server web hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared site hosting package. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared plans. When contrasted with a shared site hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD allowance is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated web hosting plans do not ship with complete root access (we, at arnoldino.co.za, regard this as a minor disadvantage), but the advantage is that they are administered via the same CP GUI as the shared hosting accounts. This signifies that a user-friendly graphical interface is offered to all clients who do not have enough self-condifence to manage a VPS server, yet are in need of more power and supplies than a virtual server can provide them with. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the very same powerful cutting edge web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS server web hosting accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), while the virtual servers can reach a much greater number (80 to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Exaquad' can be defined as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from €19.23 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Servers

According to arnoldino.co.za, enormous web pages such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online stores with 1000s of customers request a much more powerful hosting solution. It appears that the folks from 'Exaquad' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To answer its users' anticipations, 'Exaquad' provides an assortment of dedicated web hosting servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That estimate rests on the hardware specifications the dedicated web hosting servers include: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit NICs will definitely guarantee the fast and stable performance of any kind of website. According to 'Exaquad', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from arnoldino.co.za, believe that all dedicated server packages offered by 'Exaquad' are also suitable for establishing a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web hosting server ships with free-of-charge invoicing software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers provided by 'Exaquad' are all unmanaged. We, at arnoldino.co.za, consider this a little downside, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to €30.34 EUR. So, if you require help, the Managed Services upgrade includes several additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. Several website hosting CP (CP) GUIs are available with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (arnoldino.co.za's) forecast is that the excellent drag and drop File Manager added in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel will possibly render the recourse to any FTP software program futile. Our (arnoldino.co.za's) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Exaquad' don't seem to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will definitely make you smile), starting from €63.37 for the Atom 1 package.