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A survey of Digital Works Africa

We, at gracefoundation-zw.org, have selected 'Digital Works Africa' to be our current domain name and hosting vendor. This is why we imagine that this concise review of 'Digital Works Africa' is perchance going to be very helpful for other people from all over the World who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all around the World, since the mere fact is that 'Digital Works Africa' currently offers domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing practically the whole World. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Digital Works Africa' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Site Hosting Solutions

The initial detail we, at gracefoundation-zw.org, have noted is the cut-rate prices of the shared web page hosting plans supplied by 'Digital Works Africa'. 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 web site hosting plans delivered by 'Digital Works Africa' are powered by an in-house developed, advanced cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, website hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on an autonomous pack of web servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting firm on the Globe will have huge troubles with, because cPanel is a one-server based site hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, webspace hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based 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 invent their own file system), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web page hosting packages, which are powered by a real clustered web page hosting system. With a shared account, each customer pays only for his/her package, thus maintaining the hosting price very low (since a lot of users utilize the same web hosting server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud web hosting system, enables you to pay solely for the resources that you actually require, precluding a scenario where you pay for an advanced webspace hosting account that you cannot actually utilize, or for a low-end web hosting package that cannot host your web page. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a small package and upgrade as your web site expands. In this way, you spare funds that you can expend on advertising the site while it is still novel. Each web site hosting account delivered by 'Digital Works Africa' boasts an online site building tool and more than forty popular script software platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for site design services. 'Digital Works Africa' provides shared site hosting packages in several different countries around the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. In this way, practically the entire Earth is encompassed to supply you and your website's visitors with a stable and fast site hosting solution at a convenient place. Altogether, the shared hosting packages delivered 'Digital Works Africa' are very well stocked and come at a very good price (starting from $4.25 for the Business plan).

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In gracefoundation-zw.org's opinion, large web pages such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular web stores with thousands of customers request a much more powerful hosting platform. It seems that the fellows from 'Digital Works Africa' have drawn the same conclusion too. To meet its customers' requirements, 'Digital Works Africa' supplies an assortment of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That estimation is based on the hardware specs the servers have: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly ensure the quick and steady performance of any kind of site. In 'Digital Works Africa's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from gracefoundation-zw.org, consider that all dedicated server packages delivered by 'Digital Works Africa' are also appropriate for initiating a hosting reseller business as each dedicated server arrives with free-of-charge billing software and a fee-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers offered by 'Digital Works Africa' are all unmanaged. We, at gracefoundation-zw.org, think that this is a minor downside, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade provides several extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of web hosting CP (CP) interfaces are available with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (gracefoundation-zw.org's) prediction is that the excellent drag and drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel will possibly make the use of any FTP client futile. Our (gracefoundation-zw.org's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Digital Works Africa' don't appear to be very cheap (still the Hepsia Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), beginning from $145.00 for the Xeon Scalable 8c package.