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A review of EtqanIS

We, at liwantravel.com, have selected 'EtqanIS' to be our current domain and hosting supplier. Therefore we suppose that this brief evaluation of 'EtqanIS' is maybe going to be quite useful for other folks from all over the World in search for domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all around the World, since the simple truth is that 'EtqanIS' currently supplies domain and hosting services in numerous data center facility locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing nearly the whole Globe. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'EtqanIS' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Page Hosting Accounts

The initial thing we, at liwantravel.com, have detected is the affordable prices of the shared web site hosting accounts furnished by 'EtqanIS'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web hosting accounts supplied by 'EtqanIS' are powered by a custom designed, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, runs on an independent bunch of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Earth will have considerable troubles with, since cPanel is a one single server based web space hosting environment (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by one single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel site hosting suppliers cannot add extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must develop their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared hosting plans, which are driven by an authentic cloud hosting system. With a shared account, each customer pays just for his/her plan, thus maintaining the web site hosting price very low (because a lot of customers are hosted on one and the same hosting server). In short, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud web space hosting platform, enables you to pay just for the reserves that you really demand, evading a scenario where you pay for a high-end web page hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a basic web hosting account that cannot host your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to kick off with a low-end package and upgrade as your Internet presence expands. Hence, you save money that you can expend on publicizing the site while it is still new. Each hosting package delivered by 'EtqanIS' boasts an online site building tool and over forty widely used script-driven software platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for website design services. 'EtqanIS' provides shared webspace hosting solutions in several different regions across the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; 2 European data centers - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. Thus, approximately the entire Globe is encompassed to provide you and your website's visitors with a stable and dependable web space hosting solution at a desired location. Altogether, the shared hosting plans offered 'EtqanIS' are quite well appointed and are available at a very attractive price (starting from $5.25 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little or no practice, a private virtual web server may seem hard to administer. That's perhaps why 'EtqanIS' also houses semi-dedicated web servers in its main American server farm in Chicago. Handling these packages is similar to administering a normal shared site hosting plan through a web site hosting CP user interface. They have all the features of a shared web space hosting plan such as a free-of-charge web site building tool and a web application installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated web server hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared webspace hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is almost 5 times as much as compared with the shared web page hosting accounts. When compared to a shared web space hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD quota is a standard too. The semi-dedicated web server accounts do not arrive with root privileges (we, at liwantravel.com, deem this a tiny disadvantage), but the good point is that they are managed via the same web hosting Control Panel tool as the shared hosting packages. This indicates that a known GUI is available to all users who do not have enough self-condifence to handle a private virtual web hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and reserves than a virtual private web hosting server can offer. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the same powerful high-class web hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), whereas the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to 120 per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'EtqanIS' can be categorized as being amazingly cheap (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $25.00 for the Galaxy package.

Dedicated Web Servers

In liwantravel.com's opinion, enormous websites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular web shops with 1000s of clients call for a much more powerful web space hosting platform. It seems that the guys from 'EtqanIS' have reached the same conclusion too. To satisfy its users' needs, 'EtqanIS' delivers an array of dedicated web hosting servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That estimation is based on the hardware configurations the web servers ship with: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit network interface cards will beyond doubt ensure the fast and stable performance of any kind of site. According to 'EtqanIS', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from liwantravel.com, deem that all dedicated server packages supplied by 'EtqanIS' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated hosting server offers free-of-charge billing transaction software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers provided by 'EtqanIS' are all unmanaged. We, at liwantravel.com, deem this a slight minus, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need support, the Managed Services upgrade provides a bunch of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. An array of web space hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (liwantravel.com's) forecast is that the excellent drag and drop File Manager included in the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel will possibly render the utilization of any FTP client pointless. Our (liwantravel.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'EtqanIS' don't seem to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will definitely make you smile), beginning from $40.00 for the Phoenix package.