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A survey of APT Cloud

We, at nordman.fi, have chosen 'APT Cloud' to be our current domain and web hosting provider. Hence we expect that this short review of 'APT Cloud' is perchance going to be very helpful for other people from all over the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all around the World, since the simple truth is that 'APT Cloud' currently offers domain and hosting services in several datacenter sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering practically the entire planet. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'APT Cloud' in short:

Shared Hosting Services

The initial detail we, at nordman.fi, have spotted is the inexpensive prices of the shared site hosting services offered by 'APT Cloud'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the website hosting packages supplied by 'APT Cloud' are driven by an in-house created, ultramodern cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, web page hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, runs on a different stack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting provider on the Globe will have big complications with, because cPanel is a one single server based site hosting environment (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web site hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by one single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web hosting vendors are not able to include extra functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to make their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web hosting packages, which are driven by an authentic clustered hosting system. With a shared web page hosting package, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus maintaining the web space hosting price very low (since lots of clients are located on one and the same hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a clustered webspace hosting solution, permits you to pay solely for the reserves that you indeed demand, avoiding a situation where you pay for a powerful site hosting account that you cannot really utilize, or for a tiny website hosting package that cannot shelter your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a tiny package and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. Hence, you save money that you can spend on advertising the web site while it is still novel. Every web site hosting plan offered by 'APT Cloud' arrives with an online site builder and more than 40 widely used script platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for website design solutions. 'APT Cloud' provides shared web space hosting packages in several different countries across the World. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; 2 European data centers - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. In this way, virtually the whole Globe is covered to present you and your website's visitors with a stable and reliable hosting service at a convenient location. Altogether, the shared hosting accounts supplied 'APT Cloud' are really well appointed and come at a budget price (starting from $3.00 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To users with little or no experience, a virtual private web server may seem complicated to manage. That's perhaps why 'APT Cloud' also houses semi-dedicated web servers in its main American datacenter facility in Chicago. Administering these accounts is comparable to handling a conventional shared web space hosting account through a web page hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web hosting account such as a free-of-cost site building tool and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated server hosting account is many times greater than that of a shared web hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is almost FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web page hosting packages. When compared to a shared web space hosting package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name quota is a pattern as well. The semi-dedicated plans do not arrive with server root access (we, at nordman.fi, think that this is a tiny inconvenience), but the plus is that they are administered via the very same web hosting CP GUI as the shared web hosting plans. This signifies that a well-known GUI is accessible by all clients who are not self-confident enough to manage a virtual private web server, but at the same time need more power and features than a virtual private hosting server can supply them with. This is so because the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the same powerful avant-garde servers as the ones which host the VPS hosting server plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), whereas the VPS hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'APT Cloud' can be categorized as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Servers

According to nordman.fi, big web sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous web storefronts with 1000s of clients request a much more powerful web site hosting solution. It appears that the chaps from 'APT Cloud' have reached the same conclusion too. To live up to its customers' expectations, 'APT Cloud' supplies a collection of dedicated web hosting servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That estimation is based on the hardware configurations the dedicated servers boast: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly guarantee the fast and stable performance of any type of site. According to 'APT Cloud', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from nordman.fi, deem that all dedicated server specifications offered by 'APT Cloud' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as each and every web hosting server arrives with free billing software platform and a fee-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers provided by 'APT Cloud' are all unmanaged. We, at nordman.fi, think that this is a minor drawback, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you require backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides a number of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. Several web site hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (nordman.fi's) prediction is that the exceptional point and click File Manager offered by the Hepsia website hosting CP will possibly render the use of any FTP client useless. Our (nordman.fi's) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'APT Cloud' don't seem to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia CP and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Atom 1 plan.