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An assessment of Exclusive Hosting

We, at star-city.org, have picked 'Exclusive Hosting' to be our present domain and hosting supplier. Hence we suppose that this short evaluation of 'Exclusive Hosting' is perhaps going to be very useful for other individuals from all around the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all over the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'Exclusive Hosting' presently provides domain and hosting services in numerous data center sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing almost the entire Earth. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Exclusive Hosting' in a few words:

Shared Webspace Hosting Packages

The first thing we, at star-city.org, have observed is the cut-rate prices of the shared web space hosting services offered by 'Exclusive Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web page hosting packages furnished by 'Exclusive Hosting' are powered by a custom invented, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like email, databases, hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on a different group of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting company in the World will have enormous complications with, since cPanel is a one single server based hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web site hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based web page hosting companies are not able to add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they must construct their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web space hosting packages, which are driven by an actual clustered web page hosting platform. With a shared webspace hosting package, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus retaining the site hosting price amazingly low (because numerous users utilize one and the same hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a clustered web space hosting system, allows you to pay just for the reserves that you indeed require, escaping a scenario where you pay for a powerful website hosting account that you cannot really utilize, or for a small hosting package that cannot shelter your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny plan and upgrade as your website grows. In this way, you economize cash that you can spend on promoting the website while it is still novel. Each and every web space hosting account offered by 'Exclusive Hosting' arrives with an online website builder and more than forty widely used script-driven software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for website design solutions. 'Exclusive Hosting' furnishes shared web site hosting plans in a number of different countries across the World. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; two European data centers - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. That way, approximately the whole Globe is covered to present you and your web site's visitors with a steady and dependable web hosting service at a preferred location. On the whole, the shared hosting accounts provided 'Exclusive Hosting' are quite well equipped and come at a very modest price (beginning from $2.95 for the Exclusive package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To users with little or no experience, a private virtual server may seem complicated to administer. That's perhaps why 'Exclusive Hosting' also stores semi-dedicated servers in its principal United States data center facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is similar to administering a conventional shared site hosting plan via a web site hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the features of a shared web site hosting package such as a free website builder and a web app installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated hosting account is many times bigger than that of a shared hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is almost 5 times as much as compared with the shared web page hosting accounts. When compared to a shared web page hosting account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a standard too. The semi-dedicated hosting server packages do not ship with root-level access (we, at star-city.org, think that this is a tiny minus), but the advantage is that they are administered via the very same website hosting CP user interface as the shared webspace hosting packages. This suggests that a known graphical environment is offered to all clients who are not confident enough to administer a virtual web hosting server, yet are in need of more power and features than a private virtual web server can furnish them with. This is like that because the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful first-rate hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS server web hosting plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical machine), while the virtual hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Exclusive Hosting' can be labeled as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $22.00 for the Rocket plan.

Dedicated Servers

In star-city.org's opinion, large sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular online stores with thousands of customers require a much more powerful website hosting solution. It appears that the guys from 'Exclusive Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To fulfil its customers' needs, 'Exclusive Hosting' delivers a selection of dedicated web servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That estimation rests on the hardware configurations the hosting servers ship with: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of web space and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt ensure the quick and steady work of any kind of website. According to 'Exclusive Hosting', the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from star-city.org, consider that all dedicated server specs offered by 'Exclusive Hosting' are also appropriate for starting a hosting reseller business as each web hosting server offers free billing transaction software platform and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers offered by 'Exclusive Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at star-city.org, think that this is a slight drawback, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand aid, the Managed Services upgrade offers a few supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. An assortment of webspace hosting CP (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (star-city.org's) forecast is that the amazing drag-and-drop File Manager included in the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will probably make the recourse to any FTP software program useless. Our (star-city.org's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Exclusive Hosting' don't appear to be very low priced (still the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the A1 HDD plan.