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An assessment of Exclusive Hosting

We, at craigchalmers.co.uk, have selected 'Exclusive Hosting' to be our present domain and hosting distributor. Therefore we presume that this concise assessment of 'Exclusive Hosting' is maybe going to be very useful for other people from all around the World in need of domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all over the Globe, since the simple fact is that 'Exclusive Hosting' currently distributes domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing approximately the whole World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Exclusive Hosting' in a few words:

Shared Hosting Plans

The first detail we, at craigchalmers.co.uk, have discerned is the low prices of the shared hosting packages delivered by 'Exclusive Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web page hosting plans provided by 'Exclusive Hosting' are driven by a custom developed, ultramodern cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being dealt with by an autonomous stack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting firm in the World will have big problems with, because cPanel is a one single server based web page hosting environment (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web space hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by one single web server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web hosting suppliers are not able to add new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must invent their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared webspace hosting accounts, which are powered by a genuine clustered webspace hosting platform. With a shared web site hosting account, each customer pays only for his/her plan, thus retaining the website hosting price amazingly low (because numerous clients share the same web server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a clustered web hosting platform, permits you to pay just for the reserves that you really require, averting a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich website hosting account that you cannot actually use, or for a small webspace hosting plan that cannot accommodate your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to start with a basic plan and upgrade as your website expands. Thus, you save capital that you can expend on advertising the website while it is still brand new. Each and every site hosting account supplied by 'Exclusive Hosting' sports an online website building tool and more than forty widely used script software platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web page design services. 'Exclusive Hosting' distributes shared hosting packages in a number of different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; 2 European data centers - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. In this way, practically the whole World is encompassed to provide you and your site's visitors with a stable and fast web space hosting solution at a convenient location. All in all, the shared hosting packages provided 'Exclusive Hosting' are quite well equipped and come at an excellent price (beginning from $2.95 for the Exclusive plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To clients with little or no practice, a virtual web hosting server may seem problematic to manage. That's perhaps why 'Exclusive Hosting' also hosts semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal American data center facility in Chicago. Handling these accounts is comparable to handling a conventional shared web space hosting account via a web hosting CP GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared hosting package such as a fee-free website building tool and a PHP script installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated hosting account is many times bigger than that of a shared web space hosting plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is about FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web page hosting accounts. When contrasted with a shared website hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name allowance is a rule too. The semi-dedicated hosting accounts do not come with complete root access (we, at craigchalmers.co.uk, consider this a tiny weak point), but the benefit is that they are managed through the same web hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web hosting accounts. This hints that a recognizable graphical environment is available to all clients who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a VPS web hosting server, but at the same time are in need of more power and resources than a VPS server can furnish them with. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful high-end web servers as the ones which host the VPS web server accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), while the VPS web 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 'Exclusive Hosting' can be dubbed as being very affordable (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $22.00 for the Rocket package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In craigchalmers.co.uk's opinion, big sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous online storefronts with thousands of customers require a much more powerful hosting platform. It seems that the chaps from 'Exclusive Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To answer its clients' needs, 'Exclusive Hosting' offers a number of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That evaluation rests on the hardware configurations the servers have: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of web space and Gigabit network cards will no doubt ensure the fast and stable work of any type of website. In 'Exclusive Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from craigchalmers.co.uk, believe that all dedicated server specs furnished by 'Exclusive Hosting' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated hosting server includes free-of-cost billing software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers provided by 'Exclusive Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at craigchalmers.co.uk, think that this is a small weakness, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you require help, the Managed Services upgrade offers a bunch of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of website hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (craigchalmers.co.uk's) prediction is that the great point-and-click File Manager offered by the Hepsia web page hosting CP will probably render the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software pointless. Our (craigchalmers.co.uk's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Exclusive Hosting' don't seem to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia web site hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will definitely make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the A1 HDD plan.