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An assessment of Akaditi

We, at agileinsouthafrica.org, have picked 'Akaditi' to be our current domain name and web hosting vendor. This is why we consider that this succinct assessment of 'Akaditi' is probably going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all around the World in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all over the World, because the mere fact is that 'Akaditi' currently distributes domain and hosting services in multiple server farm facility sites: in America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, embracing virtually the whole World. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Akaditi' in a nutshell:

Shared Site Hosting Solutions

The first detail we, at agileinsouthafrica.org, have perceived is the affordable prices of the shared website hosting packages offered by 'Akaditi'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web space hosting packages supplied by 'Akaditi' are driven by a custom invented, advanced cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on an individual pack of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting supplier in the World will have colossal problems with, since cPanel is a one single server based web page hosting environment (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, website hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being dealt with by one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based hosting firms cannot include new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to set up their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web space hosting accounts, which are powered by a real cloud site hosting system. With a shared web hosting package, each customer pays just for his/her account, thus maintaining the web site hosting price very low (since a lot of clients share the same web hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which runs on a clustered web space hosting solution, permits you to pay solely for the resources that you actually need, escaping a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich site hosting plan that you cannot really use, or for a basic web hosting package that cannot host your website. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a tiny plan and upgrade as your web page grows. That way, you spare cash that you can expend on advertising the site while it is still novel. Each and every hosting plan furnished by 'Akaditi' comes with an online web site builder and over forty popular script-driven software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web site design solutions. 'Akaditi' provides shared site hosting accounts in a number of different countries around the World. There is one data center in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; 2 European server farms - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. In this way, approximately the entire Earth is covered to present you and your web site's visitors with a steady and fast web hosting service at a desired location. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions offered 'Akaditi' are very well equipped and come at a very inexpensive price (starting from £2.29 for the Tiny plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To clients with little or no practice, a virtual private hosting server may seem troublesome to manage. That's perhaps why 'Akaditi' also keeps semi-dedicated servers in its principal US data center in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to administering a standard shared web site hosting plan through a webspace hosting CP interface. They have all the features of a shared web site hosting package such as a free web site building tool and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated hosting plan is many times greater than that of a shared account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared plans. When compared with a shared web site hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a standard too. The semi-dedicated web server hosting plans do not come with complete server root access (we, at agileinsouthafrica.org, deem this a slight drawback), but the good point is that they are administered via the very same web page hosting CP user interface as the shared web hosting plans. This indicates that a familiar graphical user interface is offered to all clients who do not have enough confidence to manage a private virtual hosting server, but at the same time need more power and features than a Virtual Private Server can confer to them. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the same powerful avant-garde web hosting servers as the ones which host the private virtual hosting server plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), whereas the VPS hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to 120 per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Akaditi' can be categorized as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), commencing from £16.93 for the Semi Pro package.

Dedicated Servers

According to agileinsouthafrica.org, enormous web pages such as social networks, community and business portals or popular web storefronts with 1000s of clients require a much more powerful web site hosting platform. It appears that the guys from 'Akaditi' have come to the same conclusion as well. To meet its customers' needs, 'Akaditi' provides a selection of dedicated hosting servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That estimate rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated hosting servers are offering: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of data storage and Gigabit network cards will no doubt ensure the quick and stable performance of any kind of website. In 'Akaditi's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from agileinsouthafrica.org, believe that all dedicated server specifications delivered by 'Akaditi' are also suitable for establishing a hosting reseller business as each and every web hosting server includes free-of-charge billing software platform and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers delivered by 'Akaditi' are all unmanaged. We, at agileinsouthafrica.org, think that this is a small negative point, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to £25.00 GBP. So, if you demand backing, the Managed Services upgrade offers a number of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A selection of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (agileinsouthafrica.org's) prediction is that the amazing point-and-click File Manager available in the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel will possibly make the use of any File Transfer Protocol software pointless. Our (agileinsouthafrica.org's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Akaditi' don't appear to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will definitely make you smile), beginning from £34.51 for the Florida plan.