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An evaluation of Exaquad

We, at nakedmoney.co.za, have picked 'Exaquad' to be our current domain name and hosting provider. This is why we suppose that this brief assessment of 'Exaquad' is perchance going to be very helpful for other individuals from all over the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all around the World, since the mere truth is that 'Exaquad' presently distributes domain and hosting services in numerous data center sites: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing nearly the entire Earth. 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 detail we, at nakedmoney.co.za, have discerned is the modest prices of the shared webspace hosting solutions furnished 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 site hosting accounts furnished by 'Exaquad' are driven by an in-house devised, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by an individual host of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting supplier in the World will have great difficulties with, because cPanel is a one-server based webspace hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web page hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel site hosting providers cannot include additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must devise their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared site hosting plans, which are powered by a real cloud web hosting platform. With a shared webspace hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus keeping the hosting price very low (because a lot of clients are hosted on the same web hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a clustered site hosting solution, enables you to pay solely for the resources that you really require, refraining from a situation where you pay for a feature-rich web page hosting account that you cannot actually use, or for a low-end web page hosting plan that cannot accommodate your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two clicks grants you the flexibility to kick off with a low-end plan and upgrade as your online presence grows. Hence, you save money that you can spend on promoting the web page while it is still brand new. Every site hosting account supplied by 'Exaquad' comprises an online web site builder and over 40 widely used script-driven platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'Exaquad' supplies shared website hosting solutions in several different countries around the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; two European datacenters - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. Hence, almost the whole Globe is encompassed to present you and your visitors with a stable and dependable hosting service at a convenient location. On the whole, the shared hosting services furnished 'Exaquad' are very well appointed and come at a very attractive price (starting from €18.83 for the Corporate plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To people with little to no experience, a VPS may appear problematic to manage. That's perhaps why 'Exaquad' also offers semi-dedicated servers in its main North American datacenter facility in Chicago. Handling these accounts is similar to managing a regular shared web space hosting package via a website hosting CP user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web page hosting account such as a free-of-charge site building tool and a web application installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared site hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared web page hosting packages. When compared with a shared account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name quota is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated server accounts do not come with root-level access (we, at nakedmoney.co.za, deem this a little negative point), but the good point is that they are managed via the same web page hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web space hosting plans. This implies that a recognizable graphical user interface is available to all clients who do not have enough self-condifence to manage a VPS web server, but at the same time demand more power and features than a private virtual server can furnish them with. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful first-class servers as the ones which host the private virtual hosting server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), while the VPS servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Exaquad' can be labeled as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), beginning from €19.23 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to nakedmoney.co.za, huge web pages such as social networks, community and business portals or famous online stores with thousands of clients require a much more powerful website hosting platform. It appears that the fellows from 'Exaquad' have come to the same conclusion too. To fulfil its customers' demands, 'Exaquad' offers a bouquet of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That estimate is based on the hardware configurations the dedicated web servers have: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit network cards will beyond doubt guarantee the quick and steady work of any kind of site. According to 'Exaquad', the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from nakedmoney.co.za, believe that all dedicated server specifications offered by 'Exaquad' are also suitable for starting a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated hosting server includes free-of-charge billing transaction software platform and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers furnished by 'Exaquad' are all unmanaged. We, at nakedmoney.co.za, think that this is a little weak point, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee of €29.82 EUR. So, if you require help, the Managed Services upgrade provides a handful of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. Several site hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (nakedmoney.co.za's) forecast is that the amazing point and click File Manager offered by the Hepsia web page hosting CP will possibly make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software useless. Our (nakedmoney.co.za's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Exaquad' don't seem to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia web page hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), starting from €125.40 for the Xeon E5 v1 8c package.