Reviews and expert opinion CloudExa

Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u
Web Hosting Expert

CloudExa strives to give its customers something better than its competitors. You don’t get much variety (just two VPS types), but you do get a choice of operating system and almost instant activation.


Overview

CloudExaCloudExa is home to Cloud and Openstack VPS servers, but not shared hosting. This company operates out of Delaware, the United States, but it has infrastructure distributed across the globe.

Features and Ease of Use

Although CloudExa doesn’t do shared hosting plans, its virtual servers may be suitable for starters. Your server will be activated almost immediately, and it will include these features:

  • Linux or Windows operating system
  • Intel Xeon core processors
  • 20 GB to 360 GB pure SSD storage 
  • 1 TB to 15 TB monthly bandwidth

CloudExa’s virtual servers sit in two locations: Europe (Istanbul, Turkey) and North America (Chicago, U.S.A.). They come equipped with the latest generation Intel Xeon core processors, SSD storage, high-speed data transfer, and a choice of network speeds from 200 Mbps to 1 Gbps. You get a choice of the Windows operating system or various Linux distributions such as Debian, CentOS, or Ubuntu.

Although CloudExa performs periodic backups onto SAS drives, it doesn’t guarantee these against data loss, so customers are encouraged to take their own backups.

Pricing and Support

CloudExa’s web hosting solutions are quite flexible, and you can get a quote for your choices of server location, OS platform, and additional IP addresses. You can pay in U.S. dollars on monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual billing cycles. Although there are no refunds, you do get a good 99.99% uptime guarantee that should ensure your website is always up.

You can contact the customer support team via a contact form, email, live chat, or a ticket system for registered customers. While there is no knowledge base (as far as I know) for self-support, there is a set of just four frequently asked questions:

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Bottom line on CloudExa

Despite not offering a lot of variety, CloudExa’s virtual servers could be of interest to small to medium-sized businesses.

Pros

  • Fast server activation
  • Pure SSD storage
  • Linux or Windows OS
  • 99.99% uptime guarantee

Cons

  • Backups not guaranteed
  • Only two (VPS) hosting types

For pure SSD hosting, see CloudExa.

Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u is a writer, author, and SEO specialist. When he's not working, you will find him singing his favorite tunes. He is also a confessed avid reader of The New York Times.

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