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An evaluation of Data Host Africa

We, at undugufamily.com, have chosen 'Data Host Africa' to be our current domain and web hosting provider. Hence we deem that this brief evaluation of 'Data Host Africa' is perhaps going to be very useful for other people from all around the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all over the Globe, because the mere truth is that 'Data Host Africa' presently supplies domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing virtually the whole Earth. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Data Host Africa' in a nutshell:

Shared Site Hosting Packages

The initial detail we, at undugufamily.com, have noted is the low-cost prices of the shared hosting solutions provided by 'Data Host Africa'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web page hosting plans furnished by 'Data Host Africa' are driven by an in-house invented, innovative cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, site hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on a separate bunch of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Earth will have colossal difficulties with, since cPanel is a one single server based web space hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web site hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being run on one and the same web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel webspace hosting suppliers are unable to include new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must create their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web site hosting plans, which are driven by a genuine clustered webspace hosting solution. With a shared web site hosting account, each customer pays solely for his/her account, thus keeping the webspace hosting price amazingly low (because numerous clients are hosted on the same web server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a cloud hosting platform, permits you to pay solely for the reserves that you indeed demand, precluding a scenario where you pay for a high-end web hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a small web hosting plan that cannot host your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a tiny plan and upgrade as your website grows. In this way, you economize money that you can invest in publicizing the web site while it is still novel. Each webspace hosting account supplied by 'Data Host Africa' sports an online website building tool and over forty widely used script software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for website design solutions. 'Data Host Africa' delivers shared web hosting accounts in a number of different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. In this way, virtually the whole Globe is covered to present you and your site's visitors with a stable and fast site hosting solution at a preferred place. As a whole, the shared hosting plans provided 'Data Host Africa' are very well appointed and are available at an attractive price (beginning from $9.00 for the Basic Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no experience, a private virtual hosting server may appear troublesome to handle. That's probably why 'Data Host Africa' also hosts semi-dedicated servers in its principal US data center in Chicago. Handling these plans is similar to administering a conventional shared web hosting account via a web space hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web page hosting account such as a free web site building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated web hosting server account is many times greater than that of a shared hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared hosting packages. When compared to a shared web site hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD quota is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated server packages do not offer full root privileges (we, at undugufamily.com, think that this is a tiny weak point), but the good point is that they are administered via the very same website hosting Control Panel interface as the shared webspace hosting plans. This hints that a recognizable graphical interface is offered to all users who do not feel confident enough to handle a VPS web hosting server, but at the same time need more power and features than a VPS web server can furnish them with. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the same powerful first-class hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual server hosting packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), while the VPS hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Data Host Africa' can be labeled as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $18.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Servers

In undugufamily.com's opinion, enormous web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular web shops with thousands of clients require a much more powerful web space hosting environment. It seems that the blokes from 'Data Host Africa' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its users' expectations, 'Data Host Africa' provides a bouquet of dedicated servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That assessment is based on the hardware specifications the dedicated servers boast: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit NICs will definitely guarantee the fast and stable work of any kind of site. According to 'Data Host Africa', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from undugufamily.com, deem that all dedicated server solutions supplied by 'Data Host Africa' are also appropriate for beginning a hosting reseller business as each and every server ships with free-of-charge invoicing transaction software platform and a charge-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers supplied by 'Data Host Africa' are all unmanaged. We, at undugufamily.com, consider this a tiny defect, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides various additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A handful of site hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (undugufamily.com's) forecast is that the magnificent point-and-click File Manager offered by the Hepsia web hosting CP will possibly make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software pointless. Our (undugufamily.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Data Host Africa' don't seem to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia webspace hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will no doubt make you smile), beginning from $55.00 for the Atom 1 plan.