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An evaluation of CLOUDACCESS

We, at bitedge.biz, have chosen 'CLOUDACCESS' to be our present domain name and web hosting distributor. Therefore we presume that this short review of 'CLOUDACCESS' is maybe going to be quite useful for other individuals from all over the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state folks from all over the World, since the simple truth is that 'CLOUDACCESS' presently distributes domain and hosting services in several server farm sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing virtually the entire Globe. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'CLOUDACCESS' in short:

Shared Web Hosting Accounts

The first detail we, at bitedge.biz, have perceived is the budget prices of the shared hosting solutions offered by 'CLOUDACCESS'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web site hosting plans provided by 'CLOUDACCESS' are driven by a custom created, futuristic cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, web page hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, runs on an autonomous set of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Globe will have considerable difficulties with, because cPanel is a single server based hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being handled by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web site hosting vendors are unable to add new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they must design their own file system), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared hosting plans, which are powered by an actual cloud web page hosting platform. With a shared web space hosting plan, each customer pays just for his/her plan, thus maintaining the price very low (because many clients use one and the same web hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a cloud website hosting system, enables you to pay just for the resources that you indeed need, evading a scenario where you pay for a high-end webspace hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a tiny site hosting package that cannot host your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to begin with a small plan and upgrade as your web site expands. Thus, you save funds that you can expend on promoting the website while it is still new. Every web site hosting package offered by 'CLOUDACCESS' comprises an online site builder and more than forty widely used script-driven software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web site design solutions. 'CLOUDACCESS' delivers shared webspace hosting packages in several different countries around the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Hence, almost the entire Globe is covered to supply you and your web page's visitors with a stable and fast website hosting service at a desired location. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions delivered 'CLOUDACCESS' are very well furnished and come at a very reasonable price (starting from $5.83 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To customers with little or no practice, a virtual web server may appear tough to administer. That's probably why 'CLOUDACCESS' also offers semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal North American data center in Chicago. Managing these accounts is similar to managing a normal shared site hosting plan via a website hosting CP tool. They have all the features of a shared website hosting package such as a free-of-cost site builder and a web application installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web hosting account is many times greater than that of a shared webspace hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is about FIVE times as much as compared with the shared hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared site hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name allowance is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated server plans do not come with root privileges (we, at bitedge.biz, think that this is a tiny problem), but the benefit is that they are managed via the same web page hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared web page hosting accounts. This signifies that a user-friendly GUI is accessible by all clients who do not feel self-confident enough to handle a VPS, yet require more power and system resources than a private virtual hosting server can confer to them. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the very same powerful high-class web servers as the ones which host the VPS server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), while the virtual private web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to 120 per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'CLOUDACCESS' can be categorized as being quite inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Servers

In bitedge.biz's opinion, huge web sites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular web stores with 1000s of clients demand a much more powerful web hosting solution. It seems that the folks from 'CLOUDACCESS' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To live up to its users' needs, 'CLOUDACCESS' provides a bouquet of dedicated web servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specs the dedicated web servers ship with: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will undoubtedly ensure the fast and steady work of any kind of website. According to 'CLOUDACCESS', the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from bitedge.biz, believe that all dedicated server specifications supplied by 'CLOUDACCESS' are also suitable for beginning a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated hosting server includes free invoicing software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated hosting servers offered by 'CLOUDACCESS' are all unmanaged. We, at bitedge.biz, think of this as a small problem, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you require backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides a number of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. An assortment of web hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (bitedge.biz's) prognosis is that the amazing point and click File Manager offered by the Hepsia CP will probably render the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software program futile. Our (bitedge.biz's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'CLOUDACCESS' don't appear to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Atom 1 plan.