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A survey of Extra Hoster

We, at, have selected 'Extra Hoster' to be our present domain name and web hosting distributor. Hence we think that this brief evaluation of 'Extra Hoster' is perchance going to be very useful for other individuals from all around the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the World, because the mere fact is that 'Extra Hoster' presently offers domain and hosting services in several data center sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing approximately the whole World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Extra Hoster' in a few words:

Shared Site Hosting Services

The first detail we, at, have spotted is the reasonable prices of the shared web site hosting accounts provided by 'Extra Hoster'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the site hosting packages provided by 'Extra Hoster' are driven by an in-house designed, avant-garde cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web site hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by a different group of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting firm on the Globe will have big problems with, because cPanel is a one-server based web page hosting environment (each hosting service, like email, databases, web page hosting CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being run on one single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web page hosting distributors cannot include new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they have to design their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared webspace hosting accounts, which are powered by an actual clustered website hosting platform. With a shared web hosting package, each customer pays solely for his/her package, thus preserving the website hosting price very low (since lots of clients utilize one and the same hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a cloud site hosting platform, enables you to pay just for the reserves that you indeed need, averting a scenario where you pay for an advanced web space hosting account that you cannot truly utilize, or for a tiny website hosting package that cannot shelter your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to kick off with a basic package and upgrade as your website grows. That way, you save capital that you can spend on advertising the web site while it is still new. Each and every webspace hosting account furnished by 'Extra Hoster' contains an online site builder and over 40 popular script software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web page design services. 'Extra Hoster' delivers shared website hosting solutions in a number of different countries around the World. There is one data center in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; 2 European datacenters - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. In this way, virtually the entire Globe is encompassed to supply you and your website's visitors with a steady and fast hosting service at a preferred location. As a whole, the shared hosting packages furnished 'Extra Hoster' are really well furnished and are available at a very cheap price (starting from $4.42 for the Entry plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a virtual web server may appear tough to manage. That's perhaps why 'Extra Hoster' also houses semi-dedicated servers in its principal United States server farm facility in Chicago. Administering these plans is similar to managing a regular shared webspace hosting package through a website hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the features of a shared web page hosting package such as a free site builder and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated server hosting plan is many times greater than that of a shared account. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is about 5 times as much as compared to the shared web hosting plans. When compared with a shared web site hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain allowance is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated hosting packages do not ship with full server root privileges (we, at, deem this a slight negative point), but the advantage is that they are administered through the same web space hosting CP GUI as the shared webspace hosting accounts. This hints that a user-friendly graphical user interface is accessible by all clients who do not have enough confidence to manage a private virtual web server, yet demand more power and supplies than a virtual private web server can deliver. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful high-end hosting servers as the ones which host the Virtual Private Server web hosting plans, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), while the VPS hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to 120 per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Extra Hoster' can be labeled as being quite affordable (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Semi-dedicated L plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, big web sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular online storefronts with 1000s of customers need a much more powerful site hosting solution. It appears that the folks from 'Extra Hoster' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To meet its clients' expectations, 'Extra Hoster' supplies a number of dedicated web servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That estimation is based on the hardware configurations the dedicated web hosting servers ship with: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of web space and Gigabit network cards will no doubt ensure the quick and stable performance of any sort of website. According to 'Extra Hoster', the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server packages furnished by 'Extra Hoster' are also suitable for establishing a hosting reseller business as every dedicated hosting server offers free billing software and a free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers supplied by 'Extra Hoster' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a slight disadvantage, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need backing, the Managed Services upgrade includes a number of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A bouquet of hosting CP (CP) tools are available with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the amazing drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia hosting CP will probably render the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software program useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Extra Hoster' don't appear to be very cheap (still the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will definitely make you smile), beginning from $115.00 for the Xeon Scalable 6c package.