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An assessment of Souba Technologies

We, at blog.go4steam.com, have chosen 'Souba Technologies' to be our current domain and web hosting provider. Therefore we presume that this brief assessment of 'Souba Technologies' is perhaps going to be very useful for other folks from all around the Globe who need domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all around the World, because the mere truth is that 'Souba Technologies' presently delivers domain and hosting services in numerous server farm locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, embracing nearly the entire Earth. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'Souba Technologies' in a few words:

Shared Web Space Hosting Services

The first detail we, at blog.go4steam.com, have noticed is the cut-rate prices of the shared web space hosting plans provided by 'Souba Technologies'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web space hosting accounts provided by 'Souba Technologies' are powered by a custom developed, cutting edge cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as email, databases, web hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on an autonomous pack of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting vendor on the Earth will have immense problems with, since cPanel is a one-server based web space hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web site hosting firms cannot include new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to make their own file system), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web space hosting accounts, which are driven by an actual clustered web site hosting solution. With a shared web hosting account, each customer pays solely for his/her package, thus preserving the web site hosting price very low (because plenty of users are located on one and the same web server). In brief, a shared hosting package, which runs on a clustered web page hosting system, allows you to pay just for the resources that you indeed demand, precluding a scenario where you pay for a high-end web site hosting package that you cannot really utilize, or for a small website hosting account that cannot host your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to kick off with a basic plan and upgrade as your online presence expands. In this way, you spare money that you can invest in advertising the website while it is still novel. Every webspace hosting plan delivered by 'Souba Technologies' arrives with an online website builder and over 40 popular script-driven platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web design solutions. 'Souba Technologies' furnishes shared web site hosting solutions in a number of different regions across the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; two European datacenters - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. In this way, practically the whole Earth is encompassed to supply you and your web site's visitors with a stable and dependable web page hosting solution at a preferred location. As a whole, the shared hosting plans delivered 'Souba Technologies' are really well equipped and come at a very reasonable price (starting from $4.17 for the Beginner plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To people with little or no practice, a virtual private web hosting server may appear hard to handle. That's probably why 'Souba Technologies' also stores semi-dedicated web servers in its main United States datacenter facility in Chicago. Handling these packages is similar to administering a regular shared web hosting account through a site hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the features of a shared hosting package such as a free-of-cost site builder and a web application installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated web hosting account is many times bigger than that of a shared web site hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared web hosting accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared hosting plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated server web hosting accounts do not ship with full root privileges (we, at blog.go4steam.com, think that this is a slight defect), but the advantage is that they are administered via the very same web site hosting CP interface as the shared webspace hosting plans. This goes to say that a well-known graphical user interface is offered to all users who do not have enough self-condifence to handle a Virtual Private Server, but at the same time require more power and resources than a VPS can furnish them with. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the reserves of the same powerful high-class web hosting servers as the ones which host the private virtual web server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), while the virtual hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to 120 per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Souba Technologies' can be categorized as being quite inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Fast package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In blog.go4steam.com's opinion, big web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous online storefronts with 1000s of clients call for a much more powerful web space hosting platform. It appears that the folks from 'Souba Technologies' have drawn the same conclusion too. To meet its customers' requirements, 'Souba Technologies' delivers a number of dedicated web servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That estimation stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated web servers include: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit network cards will definitely ensure the quick and stable work of any kind of website. According to 'Souba Technologies', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring web sites. We, from blog.go4steam.com, think that all dedicated server specifications furnished by 'Souba Technologies' are also suitable for establishing a hosting reseller business as every hosting server arrives with free-of-charge invoicing transaction software platform and a bonus domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers offered by 'Souba Technologies' are all unmanaged. We, at blog.go4steam.com, deem this a slight negative point, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need help, the Managed Services upgrade provides a bouquet of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A number of web page hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are available with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (blog.go4steam.com's) prediction is that the remarkable drag-and-drop File Manager included in the Hepsia web site hosting CP will perhaps make the use of any File Transfer Protocol client futile. Our (blog.go4steam.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Souba Technologies' don't seem to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia web page hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will no doubt make you smile), commencing from $40.00 for the Atom 2c package.