Reviews and expert opinion F(x) Data Cloud

Ranked 677th from 3627 Web Hosting
4.3
  • Features
    4.3
  • Ease of Use
    4.3
  • Support
    4.2
  • Pricing
    4.3
Server locations
Ahmedabad
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
F(x) Data Cloud has nothing to do with foreign exchange (forex) trading, and everything to do with dedicated cloud servers that bridge the gap between simple shared hosting and bare metal dedicated servers. With this company, you can pay-as-you-go for your infrastructure-as-a-service.

Overview

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F(x) Data Labs Pvt. Ltd., trading as F(x) Data Cloud, is a cloud infrastructure company based in Ahmedabad, India. This company is made up of researchers, developers, designers, and strategists. Its simple but modern and interesting website is in English. 

Features and Ease of Use

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F(x) Data Cloud sells Dedicated Cloud Servers, Database Cloud Servers, Storage Volumes, Network, and Cloud Server Backups. The idea is to choose your dedicated or database cloud server, and complement it with storage, network, and backups.

Dedicated Cloud Servers allow you to choose your Linux operating system (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Debian, CentOS, or custom). Resources range from 1 vCPU / 0.5 GB RAM / 10 GB SSD up to 32 vCPU / 128 GB RAM / 2,000 GB SSD. These dedicated servers also come with the following features:

  • Tools for managing your server instance
  • Ability to attach multiple IPs and storage volumes
  • Cloud firewall
  • Graphical console
  • SSH/RDP/API access
  • Root access
  • Analytics

Database Cloud Servers come with any or all of MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Percona Server, MongoDB, CouchDB, Couchbase, and Cassandra. Resources range from 1 vCPU / 2 GB RAM / Custom SSD up to 32 vCPU / 128 GB RAM / Custom SSD.

This company promises 99.95% network uptime.

Pricing and Support

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F(x) Data Cloud’s cloud server plans are pretty cheap compared with traditional dedicated servers, but these are virtualized servers rather than bare metal servers, so the prices are more like those for high-end shared hosting services or VPS solutions. You can pay per hour or month in U.S. dollars, with the displayed rates excluding any applicable taxes.

This company’s checkout process was a little disconcerting. First, you have to register, which involves waiting for an incoming message to confirm your email address. Then, you have to enter your card details before you have any clear indication of how much you will be agreeing to pay, but I guess this is the price you have to pay for an hourly pay-as-you-go service. 

The only way to summon any pre-sales support seems to be via live chat. Unfortunately, live chat was last active two months before I wrote this review, so the chatbot invited me to leave a message. If you have to resort to self-support, you’ll be pleased to see a surprisingly long list of tutorials.

Bottom line on F(x) Data Cloud

F(x) Data Cloud’s dedicated cloud servers provide a halfway house between simple shared hosting and bare metal dedicated servers. This company’s virtual servers are affordable, scalable, and come with full root access. You can pay per hour or month.

Pros

  • Good value pricing
  • A range of Linux distributions
  • Full root access and SSH 
  • Plenty of self-support tutorials

Cons

  • Live chat was not live
  • The purchase process is a little convoluted

Get a dedicated cloud server from F(x) Data Cloud.

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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