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A review of Maraya Media

We, at empireshort.com, have chosen 'Maraya Media' to be our present domain and hosting provider. This is why we consider that this short assessment of 'Maraya Media' is perchance going to be very useful for other people from all around the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all over the World, because the mere truth is that 'Maraya Media' currently furnishes domain and hosting services in multiple server farm locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering nearly the whole planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Maraya Media' in brief:

Shared Website Hosting Services

The initial thing we, at empireshort.com, have seen is the cut-rate prices of the shared web space hosting services supplied by 'Maraya Media'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the website hosting accounts supplied by 'Maraya Media' are powered by an in-house designed, avant-garde cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web space hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, runs on a separate pack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting company on the Globe will have immense predicaments with, since cPanel is a single server based webspace hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, etc., runs on one single server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based website hosting distributors are not able to add new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they have to develop their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared webspace hosting accounts, which are driven by a real cloud website hosting solution. With a shared web site hosting plan, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus retaining the price very low (since many customers utilize the same hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a cloud web space hosting platform, permits you to pay just for the resources that you really require, averting a scenario where you pay for an advanced site hosting plan that you cannot truly use, or for a low-end web page hosting package that cannot host your site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to kick off with a low-end plan and upgrade as your online presence grows. Thus, you save cash that you can invest in publicizing the website while it is still novel. Each and every website hosting account provided by 'Maraya Media' ships with an online site building tool and more than forty popular script-driven software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web design solutions. 'Maraya Media' provides shared web site hosting accounts in a number of different regions around the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European data centers - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. In this way, nearly the entire Earth is encompassed to present you and your website's visitors with a steady and fast webspace hosting solution at a desired location. All in all, the shared hosting accounts supplied 'Maraya Media' are very well equipped and are available at a very low price (starting from $5.83 for the Starter package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To people with little to no practice, a VPS server may seem troublesome to handle. That's perhaps why 'Maraya Media' also offers semi-dedicated servers in its principal North American server farm in Chicago. Handling these plans is similar to managing a standard shared web site hosting account via a CP GUI. They have all the specs of a shared web hosting account such as a free-of-cost site builder and a web application installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated web server hosting account is many times larger than that of a shared web hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is nearly FIVE times as much as compared with the shared webspace hosting accounts. When compared with a shared hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD quota is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated server accounts do not include server root access (we, at empireshort.com, regard this as a small inconvenience), but the plus is that they are managed through the very same CP interface as the shared web hosting accounts. This goes to say that a recognizable GUI is offered to all users who do not have enough confidence to handle a virtual hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and resources than a private virtual hosting server can provide them with. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the same powerful avant-garde web servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual hosting server packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), while the virtual web servers can reach a much higher number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Maraya Media' can be branded as being very cheap (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In empireshort.com's opinion, huge web sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous web storefronts with thousands of customers request a much more powerful web space hosting platform. It seems that the fellows from 'Maraya Media' have drawn the same conclusion too. To answer its clients' requirements, 'Maraya Media' supplies an assortment of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That estimation is based on the hardware specifications the dedicated hosting servers sport: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly ensure the fast and steady work of any kind of website. In 'Maraya Media's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from empireshort.com, consider that all dedicated server specs furnished by 'Maraya Media' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated server ships with free billing software platform and a fee-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers delivered by 'Maraya Media' are all unmanaged. We, at empireshort.com, regard this as a slight weakness, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of help, the Managed Services upgrade includes a bunch of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A number of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (empireshort.com's) prognosis is that the impressive drag and drop File Manager added in the Hepsia Control Panel will perhaps make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software program futile. Our (empireshort.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Maraya Media' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), beginning from $65.00 for the Atom 1 package.