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An assessment of Exaquad

We, at daatax.co.za, have chosen 'Exaquad' to be our present domain and web hosting distributor. Hence we consider that this concise assessment of 'Exaquad' is probably going to be very useful for other people from all over the Globe who seek domain name and web hosting services. We say individuals from all around the World, since the mere fact is that 'Exaquad' presently offers domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter facility locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (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 World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Exaquad' in short:

Shared Web Space Hosting Packages

The initial thing we, at daatax.co.za, have noted is the low-cost prices of the shared hosting packages provided by 'Exaquad'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web hosting packages offered by 'Exaquad' are driven by a custom created, ultramodern cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, site hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being handled by a separate group of servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Globe will have huge problems with, since cPanel is a one single server based web page hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, site hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being handled by one single server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web hosting vendors are unable to include new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they have to design their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared website hosting packages, which are driven by an authentic clustered webspace hosting system. With a shared web site hosting account, each client pays just for his/her package, thus retaining the webspace hosting price really low (because numerous clients are hosted on the same server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a cloud hosting system, enables you to pay just for the resources that you really demand, averting a situation where you pay for an advanced web space hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a tiny web space hosting package that cannot shelter your web site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a basic package and upgrade as your web presence grows. That way, you economize money that you can expend on advertising the site while it is still brand new. Each and every web page hosting account offered by 'Exaquad' arrives with an online site building tool and more than 40 widely used script platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for site design services. 'Exaquad' furnishes shared webspace hosting services in several different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. That way, virtually the entire World is covered to supply you and your website's visitors with a steady and fast web space hosting solution at a desired location. All in all, the shared hosting solutions offered 'Exaquad' are really well equipped and are available at a very reasonable price (starting from €18.83 for the Corporate package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To users with little to no practice, a VPS server may seem hard to administer. That's probably why 'Exaquad' also houses semi-dedicated servers in its main American server farm facility in Chicago. Managing these packages is similar to managing a regular shared webspace hosting plan through a CP GUI. They have all the specs of a shared web space hosting package such as a free website building tool and a script installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated web server hosting package is many times larger than that of a shared web hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is about FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web page hosting packages. When compared with a shared website hosting account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated plans do not come with full server root privileges (we, at daatax.co.za, think that this is a small defect), but the benefit is that they are managed via the very same web hosting Control Panel tool as the shared plans. This signifies that a known graphical environment is offered to all users who do not feel confident enough to manage a VPS hosting server, yet are in need of more power and supplies than a VPS web server can provide them with. This is like that because the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful hyper-advanced hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual hosting server accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical machine), while the virtual web servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Exaquad' can be labeled as being very inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from €19.23 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to daatax.co.za, enormous sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous web shops with thousands of customers demand a much more powerful web page hosting environment. It appears that the guys from 'Exaquad' have drawn the same conclusion too. To answer its customers' anticipations, 'Exaquad' delivers a selection of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That assessment rests on the hardware specs the dedicated hosting servers sport: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand GB of web space and Gigabit network interface cards will beyond doubt ensure the quick and stable work of any sort of web site. In 'Exaquad's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from daatax.co.za, think that all dedicated server accounts offered by 'Exaquad' are also appropriate for starting a hosting reseller business as each and every web hosting server ships with free-of-charge invoicing transaction software and a free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers supplied by 'Exaquad' are all unmanaged. We, at daatax.co.za, count this as a minor weakness, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax of €29.10 EUR. So, if you need help, the Managed Services upgrade includes various extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A bunch of webspace hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are offered with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (daatax.co.za's) forecast is that the exceptional point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel will probably render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software program futile. Our (daatax.co.za's) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Exaquad' don't appear to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), starting from €129.68 for the AMD 1 package.