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An evaluation of MAAINC

We, at beardsofprey.com, have chosen 'MAAINC' to be our present domain name and hosting vendor. Therefore we believe that this succinct assessment of 'MAAINC' is maybe going to be very useful for other people from all around the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all around the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'MAAINC' currently distributes domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter facility locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering almost the whole planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'MAAINC' in brief:

Shared Webspace Hosting Packages

The first detail we, at beardsofprey.com, have seen is the budget prices of the shared web site hosting solutions delivered by 'MAAINC'. 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 webspace hosting packages offered by 'MAAINC' are powered by a custom invented, advanced cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web site hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by a different group of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting firm in the World will have considerable troubles with, since cPanel is a one single server based web page hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web page hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web space hosting vendors cannot add extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to build their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared hosting plans, which are driven by an actual clustered web space hosting system. With a shared hosting account, each client pays only for his/her package, thus keeping the price really low (because many users share one and the same server). In a few words, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a cloud site hosting system, allows you to pay just for the resources that you indeed need, avoiding a scenario where you pay for an advanced web page hosting account that you cannot truly utilize, or for a basic webspace hosting package that cannot host your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to begin with a low-end package and upgrade as your online presence expands. That way, you economize funds that you can expend on promoting the web site while it is still brand new. Each site hosting account offered by 'MAAINC' comprises an online site builder and over forty widely used script-driven platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for site design services. 'MAAINC' delivers shared web space hosting plans in several different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European datacenter facilities - in the UK and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. In this way, nearly the whole World is covered to provide you and your web page's visitors with a steady and dependable website hosting service at a convenient place. On the whole, the shared hosting services supplied 'MAAINC' are quite well appointed and are available at a very inexpensive price (beginning from $17.83 for the Business plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little or no practice, a VPS web server may seem tough to administer. That's perhaps why 'MAAINC' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main United States datacenter facility in Chicago. Managing these packages is similar to managing a regular shared web hosting package via a website hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared plan such as a fee-free website builder and a web application installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated web hosting server package is many times bigger than that of a shared web site hosting plan. For instance, the CPU 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 plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name allowance is a trend too. The semi-dedicated server web hosting accounts do not arrive with full root access (we, at beardsofprey.com, deem this a small negative point), but the plus is that they are administered via the very same webspace hosting CP user interface as the shared hosting accounts. This signifies that a known graphical environment is accessible by all customers who do not feel confident enough to administer a virtual private web server, but at the same time demand more power and supplies than a virtual server can deliver. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful first-class hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual server hosting accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), while the private virtual servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'MAAINC' can be classified as being very inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

In beardsofprey.com's opinion, big sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous web stores with 1000s of customers need a much more powerful web site hosting solution. It appears that the blokes from 'MAAINC' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its users' needs, 'MAAINC' offers a collection of dedicated servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That estimation rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated servers have: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit network cards will no doubt ensure the quick and steady work of any type of site. In 'MAAINC's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from beardsofprey.com, deem that all dedicated server specs supplied by 'MAAINC' are also suitable for establishing a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server includes free-of-charge billing software and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers supplied by 'MAAINC' are all unmanaged. We, at beardsofprey.com, consider this a little negative point, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need backing, the Managed Services upgrade includes a number of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. Several Control Panel (CP) interfaces are available with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (beardsofprey.com's) forecast is that the amazing point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel will possibly make the use of any File Transfer Protocol client futile. Our (beardsofprey.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'MAAINC' don't seem to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will definitely make you smile), starting from $75.00 for the Atom 2 package.