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A survey of Exclusive Hosting

We, at pk.stj1.co.uk, have picked 'Exclusive Hosting' to be our current domain and web hosting supplier. Therefore we presume that this concise evaluation of 'Exclusive Hosting' is perhaps going to be very helpful for other people from all around the World who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all over the World, because the simple fact is that 'Exclusive Hosting' presently distributes domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering nearly the whole World. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Exclusive Hosting' in a few words:

Shared Hosting Accounts

The initial detail we, at pk.stj1.co.uk, have noted is the cut-rate prices of the shared hosting plans offered by 'Exclusive Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web space hosting plans provided by 'Exclusive Hosting' are powered by a custom invented, ultramodern cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, site hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by an individual bunch of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Earth will have huge problems with, because cPanel is a one-server based web site hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, site hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on one single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel site hosting suppliers cannot include new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they have to set up their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web hosting plans, which are powered by a genuine cloud web space hosting solution. With a shared plan, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus maintaining the web space hosting price amazingly low (because lots of customers share the same server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a clustered web hosting system, enables you to pay just for the resources that you indeed require, escaping a situation where you pay for a powerful site hosting package that you cannot really use, or for a low-end web page hosting account that cannot accommodate your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a low-end package and upgrade as your web site grows. So, you spare capital that you can spend on promoting the site while it is still new. Every web hosting account delivered by 'Exclusive Hosting' sports an online website builder and more than 40 popular script software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web site design solutions. 'Exclusive Hosting' distributes shared web page hosting packages in a number of different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European data center facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. That way, virtually the entire World is encompassed to present you and your visitors with a steady and reliable web hosting service at a preferred location. All in all, the shared hosting plans supplied 'Exclusive Hosting' are really well appointed and come at a very cheap price (beginning from $2.95 for the Exclusive package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To people with little or no practice, a private virtual web server may seem problematic to handle. That's perhaps why 'Exclusive Hosting' also keeps semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main US datacenter facility in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to handling a conventional shared web page hosting plan through a website hosting CP user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared site hosting plan such as a fee-free site building tool and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated hosting package is many times bigger than that of a shared web site hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is about 5 times as much as compared to the shared accounts. When compared with a shared web site hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name allowance is a standard too. The semi-dedicated web server accounts do not ship with server root access (we, at pk.stj1.co.uk, regard this as a slight weak point), but the good point is that they are managed via the same web hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web space hosting accounts. This goes to say that a known graphical environment is offered to all clients who do not have enough confidence to handle a VPS web hosting server, yet need more power and resources than a virtual web hosting server can give them. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful high-end servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual server hosting accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), whereas the virtual hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to 120 per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Exclusive Hosting' can be categorized as being very inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $22.00 for the Rocket package.

Dedicated Web Servers

In pk.stj1.co.uk's opinion, huge web pages such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous online shops with thousands of customers require a much more powerful webspace hosting environment. It seems that the blokes from 'Exclusive Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To fulfil its users' anticipations, 'Exclusive Hosting' delivers an assortment of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That assessment rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated hosting servers include: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of disk space and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly guarantee the quick and stable performance of any sort of web site. According to 'Exclusive Hosting', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from pk.stj1.co.uk, consider that all dedicated server plans provided by 'Exclusive Hosting' are also suitable for beginning a hosting reseller business as each server arrives with free-of-cost invoicing software platform and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers furnished by 'Exclusive Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at pk.stj1.co.uk, deem this a minor drawback, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you require support, the Managed Services upgrade provides a few extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A bouquet of hosting CP (CP) tools are available with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (pk.stj1.co.uk's) prognosis is that the superb point-and-click File Manager available in the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will perhaps render the use of any File Transfer Protocol software useless. Our (pk.stj1.co.uk's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Exclusive Hosting' don't seem to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the A1 HDD plan.