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An assessment of VIRTUAL EXPRESSION

We, at mattski.com.au, have picked 'VIRTUAL EXPRESSION' to be our present domain name and hosting provider. This is why we believe that this concise evaluation of 'VIRTUAL EXPRESSION' is perchance going to be quite useful for other folks from all over the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all over the World, because the simple fact is that 'VIRTUAL EXPRESSION' presently delivers domain and hosting services in multiple server farm facility locations: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing approximately the entire planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'VIRTUAL EXPRESSION' in short:

Shared Website Hosting Services

The first thing we, at mattski.com.au, have observed is the low-cost prices of the shared web site hosting packages offered by 'VIRTUAL EXPRESSION'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the hosting plans offered by 'VIRTUAL EXPRESSION' are powered by a custom developed, innovative cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, site hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on an independent pack of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting firm on the Earth will have immense troubles with, because cPanel is a one-server based web site hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web site hosting vendors are not able to add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must devise their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting packages, which are driven by a genuine clustered web space hosting platform. With a shared web site hosting package, each customer pays solely for his/her account, thus keeping the web site hosting price very low (because many customers utilize one and the same web hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud webspace hosting system, enables you to pay just for the reserves that you really demand, averting a scenario where you pay for an advanced web hosting plan that you cannot truly utilize, or for a low-end web space hosting package that cannot host your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a low-end plan and upgrade as your online presence grows. So, you save money that you can expend on publicizing the website while it is still novel. Each and every web hosting plan delivered by 'VIRTUAL EXPRESSION' boasts an online site building tool and over 40 widely used script platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web design services. 'VIRTUAL EXPRESSION' delivers shared web hosting plans in several different regions across the Globe. There is one server farm facility in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; 2 European data centers - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. Hence, practically the entire Globe is encompassed to present you and your visitors with a stable and reliable website hosting service at a desired location. All in all, the shared hosting solutions furnished 'VIRTUAL EXPRESSION' are really well equipped and are available at an excellent price (beginning from A$4.50 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To people with little to no practice, a VPS may seem tough to administer. That's probably why 'VIRTUAL EXPRESSION' also houses semi-dedicated servers in its principal North American data center in Chicago. Managing these packages is similar to managing a typical shared web site hosting plan via a webspace hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the specs of a shared website hosting plan such as a fee-free site builder and a web application installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated server web hosting account is many times greater than that of a shared site hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be used is approximately FIVE times as much as compared with the shared plans. When compared with a shared web page hosting account, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is big: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name quota is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated web server hosting packages do not ship with root privileges (we, at mattski.com.au, regard this as a small downside), but the advantage is that they are managed via the same web page hosting CP GUI as the shared accounts. This implies that a user-friendly graphical interface is available to all users who do not feel confident enough to administer a virtual hosting server, yet are in need of more power and system resources than a private virtual web server can provide them with. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful avant-garde web servers as the ones which host the private virtual web server hosting accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), while the virtual private hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'VIRTUAL EXPRESSION' can be classified as being very affordable (as far as cost is concerned), starting from A$78.92 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Servers

According to mattski.com.au, huge sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular web shops with 1000s of customers request a much more powerful web site hosting solution. It seems that the chaps from 'VIRTUAL EXPRESSION' have reached the same conclusion too. To satisfy its clients' anticipations, 'VIRTUAL EXPRESSION' provides a collection of dedicated servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That estimate rests on the hardware configurations the hosting servers have: many-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit NICs will doubtlessly guarantee the quick and stable performance of any type of web site. According to 'VIRTUAL EXPRESSION', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from mattski.com.au, deem that all dedicated server specifications delivered by 'VIRTUAL EXPRESSION' are also appropriate for beginning a hosting reseller business as each and every web hosting server ships with free-of-cost billing transaction software platform and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers supplied by 'VIRTUAL EXPRESSION' are all unmanaged. We, at mattski.com.au, consider this a small inconvenience, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax of A$43.56 AUD. So, if you are in need of backing, the Managed Services upgrade includes a bouquet of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. Several webspace hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are offered with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (mattski.com.au's) prognosis is that the impressive drag-and-drop File Manager added in the Hepsia website hosting CP will perhaps render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our (mattski.com.au's) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'VIRTUAL EXPRESSION' don't seem to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), commencing from A$108.90 for the Atom 2 plan.