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A survey of XL Technologies

We, at almanaramagazine.ae, have selected 'XL Technologies' to be our current domain and hosting distributor. Hence we expect that this brief evaluation of 'XL Technologies' is perhaps going to be very useful for other people from all around the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all around the World, since the mere truth is that 'XL Technologies' presently offers domain and hosting services in several data center locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing approximately the entire Globe. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'XL Technologies' in brief:

Shared Web Space Hosting Packages

The first thing we, at almanaramagazine.ae, have detected is the low prices of the shared hosting accounts furnished by 'XL Technologies'. 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 hosting accounts provided by 'XL Technologies' are powered by a custom built, cutting edge cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as email, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being tackled by an individual host of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting vendor in the World will have enormous difficulties with, because cPanel is a one-server based website hosting environment (each hosting service, like mail, databases, hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web hosting corporations are not able to add new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must set up their own file system), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared site hosting accounts, which are powered by a genuine clustered site hosting solution. With a shared web space hosting account, each client pays solely for his/her plan, thus keeping the site hosting price very low (since multiple clients share the same hosting server). In short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a cloud hosting system, permits you to pay solely for the resources that you really require, avoiding a scenario where you pay for a powerful website hosting package that you cannot really utilize, or for a tiny web page hosting plan that cannot host your web page. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a small package and upgrade as your online presence grows. That way, you save capital that you can spend on advertising the web site while it is still brand new. Every hosting plan provided by 'XL Technologies' offers an online website builder and more than 40 popular script platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for website design solutions. 'XL Technologies' provides shared hosting packages in a number of different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European server farms - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, approximately the whole Earth is covered to present you and your website's visitors with a steady and fast webspace hosting service at a desired location. As a whole, the shared hosting accounts offered 'XL Technologies' are quite well stocked and come at a low-cost price (beginning from $5.83 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To customers with little to no practice, a VPS may appear difficult to manage. That's perhaps why 'XL Technologies' also offers semi-dedicated servers in its main United States data center in Chicago. Handling these plans is similar to managing a typical shared web site hosting account via a website hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared hosting plan such as a free-of-cost website building tool and a web app installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated server web hosting package is many times bigger than that of a shared web page hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is almost FIVE times as much as compared to the shared website hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared web space hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated hosting server accounts do not ship with full server root access (we, at almanaramagazine.ae, count this as a slight weak point), but the plus is that they are managed via the very same web page hosting CP tool as the shared web hosting accounts. This means that a recognizable graphical environment is available to all clients who do not feel confident enough to handle a virtual web hosting server, but at the same time need more power and system resources than a virtual web hosting server can give them. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the reserves of the very same powerful avant-garde web servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual hosting server accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), while the virtual private web servers can reach a much greater number (80 to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'XL Technologies' can be labeled as being quite inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), starting from $40.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to almanaramagazine.ae, big websites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous web shops with 1000s of customers request a much more powerful web hosting solution. It appears that the blokes from 'XL Technologies' have reached the same conclusion too. To meet its customers' requirements, 'XL Technologies' supplies a selection of dedicated servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That estimation rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated web hosting servers have: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly ensure the quick and steady performance of any kind of site. According to 'XL Technologies', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from almanaramagazine.ae, think that all dedicated server solutions offered by 'XL Technologies' are also suitable for beginning a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web server includes free-of-cost invoice transaction software and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers delivered by 'XL Technologies' are all unmanaged. We, at almanaramagazine.ae, deem this a little inconvenience, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand aid, the Managed Services upgrade offers an assortment of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A bunch of webspace hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (almanaramagazine.ae's) forecast is that the splendid drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia website hosting CP will probably render the utilization of any FTP software program pointless. Our (almanaramagazine.ae's) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'XL Technologies' don't seem to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia site hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from $75.00 for the Atom 2 package.