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A review of Cloud Experts

We, at voc.net, have selected 'Cloud Experts' to be our current domain and web hosting provider. Hence we deem that this short review of 'Cloud Experts' is maybe going to be quite useful for other individuals from all around the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state folks from all over the World, because the simple truth is that 'Cloud Experts' presently distributes domain and hosting services in numerous data center locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering practically the entire Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'Cloud Experts' in short:

Shared Web Page Hosting Solutions

The first detail we, at voc.net, have perceived is the cheap prices of the shared hosting solutions furnished by 'Cloud Experts'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the site hosting plans supplied by 'Cloud Experts' are powered by a custom designed, futuristic cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, site hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by an individual bunch of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting provider on the Globe will have considerable problems with, since cPanel is a one-server based web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web space hosting vendors are not able to add extra 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 the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web hosting packages, which are powered by a genuine cloud hosting system. With a shared web hosting package, each customer pays only for his/her package, thus keeping the website hosting price really low (since numerous customers utilize the same web server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a cloud website hosting system, permits you to pay solely for the reserves that you actually need, escaping a situation where you pay for a powerful web site hosting plan that you cannot truly utilize, or for a basic web page hosting package that cannot shelter your web site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a basic package and upgrade as your web site expands. In this way, you economize cash that you can expend on publicizing the site while it is still brand new. Each and every web hosting package provided by 'Cloud Experts' comes with an online site builder and over 40 popular script-driven platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for site design services. 'Cloud Experts' offers shared web site hosting solutions in several different countries around the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, virtually the entire Globe is encompassed to present you and your web page's visitors with a steady and dependable webspace hosting service at a convenient place. All in all, the shared hosting accounts provided 'Cloud Experts' are really well furnished and are available at an attractive price (starting from €3.07 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To users with little to no practice, a VPS may seem complicated to handle. That's probably why 'Cloud Experts' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main US datacenter in Chicago. Administering these accounts is comparable to handling a typical shared site hosting account via a webspace hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared hosting package such as a fee-free site builder and a script installer, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated hosting server plan is many times bigger than that of a shared hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is nearly FIVE times as much as compared with the shared site hosting packages. When compared with a shared webspace hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name allowance is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated web server packages do not include full root privileges (we, at voc.net, deem this a little inconvenience), but the good point is that they are managed via the very same hosting CP user interface as the shared web hosting accounts. This suggests that a well-known GUI is available to all clients who are not self-confident enough to administer a virtual hosting server, but at the same time need more power and supplies than a virtual private hosting server can supply them with. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful first-class servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual web server plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per server), while the private virtual servers can reach a much higher number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Cloud Experts' can be dubbed as being very affordable (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from €19.23 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Servers

In voc.net's opinion, big web pages such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous online stores with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful web site hosting solution. It appears that the chaps from 'Cloud Experts' have come to the same conclusion as well. To live up to its clients' anticipations, 'Cloud Experts' delivers a selection of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That assessment rests on the hardware configurations the hosting servers arrive with: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network cards will beyond doubt guarantee the fast and stable performance of any kind of website. According to 'Cloud Experts', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from voc.net, consider that all dedicated server solutions supplied by 'Cloud Experts' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as every dedicated server offers free invoicing transaction software platform and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated hosting servers furnished by 'Cloud Experts' are all unmanaged. We, at voc.net, deem this a small weak point, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax which amounts to €33.54 EUR. So, if you are in need of support, the Managed Services upgrade offers a number of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. An assortment of site hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (voc.net's) prognosis is that the splendid drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia hosting CP will probably make the utilization of any FTP software futile. Our (voc.net's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Cloud Experts' don't appear to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will definitely make you smile), starting from €39.14 for the Atom 2c package.