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Exabytes EBiz Gold Unlimited Hosting Plan

Date Wednesday, 9 September 2009  Posted in Category Domain Name & Web Hosting  Tags , , ,   Comment No Comments »

Exabytes Merdeka Promo - Exabytes EBiz Gold Unlimited hosting plan

Exabytes Merdeka Promotion - EBiz Gold Unlimited hosting plan

Think twice before subscribe the Exabytes EBiz Gold Unlimited hosting plan

Wow, Exabytes’ EBiz Plus Unlimited hosting account at promotion price RM5XX (normal price RM798), sound good!

Well, do you really need unlimited features and are you able to commit RM798 for the subsequence years? (as you know promotion price is a one-time discount, next hosting renewal price will be the original price before discount).

I like unlimited plan too. By the way, what can I do to an unlimited hosting account where it has very strict T&C? Honestly, with my current Exabytes’ hosting account (EBiz Plus Linux normal price RM269) limits-

  • 10000MB/10GB Disk Space Usage
  • 50000MB/50GB Monthly Bandwidth Transfer
  • 10 Addon Domains

I can’t even used up to 50% resources of disk space and bandwidth transfer on 8 hosted domain names websites.

So is it necessary need an unlimited hosting account? It depends on your website’s need. Please ensure your new website plan will not against Exabytes’ legal policies. Exabytes is not stupid, they offering such unlimited hosting accounts of cause they are prepared and ready.

Consider other hosting packages offered by Exabytes

If you really like them, yes the Exabytes. Please try out their cheapest package first (EBiz Plus Web Hosting), you will find it actually sufficient for your requirement. Anyway you can upgrade to unlimited plan anytime.

Other unlimited hosting plan providers

I have an unlimited hosting account (‘Baby’ package) with Hostgater.com and I paid USD214.80/RM800 for 2 years in advanced. Yes, it is the same as what Exabytes offering, but it has more tolerance legal policies and at cheaper price (Exabytes RM798 for 1 year vs Hostgater RM800 for 2 years). With its ‘not-so-tied’ legal policies or at least not bond to Malaysia laws such as Islamic and politic related materials, it give me more flexibility and ‘globalised’ not ‘localised’ on hosting conditions.

I would not said Hostgator.com is the best, but so far I can’t find any cheaper and better review on unlimited hosting accounts from the Internet; Godaddy.com is good but its unlimited plan is more expensive (USD323.76/RM1,200 for 2 years) than Hostgator.com even though it is my favourite.

If you know some, kindly share with me.

Bottom line

Unlimited hosting plan sounds attractive but remember you will have heavier commitment and tons of work to do when transferring/downgrading the account.

Unstable Shinjiru’s E-Mail Service Changed My Mind for Web Hosting Recommendation

Date Tuesday, 14 April 2009  Posted in Category Domain Name & Web Hosting  Tags , ,   Comment 5 Comments »

Outlook Send/Receive Progress Error Message

Outlook Send/Receive Progress Error Message

One of my personal website hosted on Shinjiru server recently has send / receive email problem (connected via TMnet-Streamyx / Celcom-Wireless Broadband).

Understand that Shinjiru provides cheap hosting package (Linux Shared Hosting – Personal Package @ RM90/year) but with its often email problem, I have changed my recommendation on local web hosting service provider from Shinjiru to Exabytes.

The blog (kenny.my) you are viewing now is currently hosted on Exabytes server, I personally satisfied with their services and so far have no complaints from my clients (yet). Although Exabyates’ EBiz Plus Web Hosting plan (RM269.00/year) is not consider cheap compare to others in Malaysia, but I would rather to pay extra to ensure website / email’s stability. For business, an unreliable email service may caused communication inconvenience, I do not recommend my clients to take this risk.

Exabytes’ Promo – “.MY” Domain Registration Fee at RM75

Date Thursday, 2 April 2009  Posted in Category Domain Name & Web Hosting  Tags ,   Comment 1 Comment »

Exabytes having a “.MY” Country Level Domain Names promotion from 1st April 2009 until 30th April 2009. It is just RM75 for a domain name “yourname.my” registration. (Normal price is RM120)

Exabytes RM75 ".my" domain name promotion from 1st April to 30th April 2009

Exabytes RM75 ".my" domain name promotion from 1st April to 30th April 2009

If you still haven’t secure your own domain name or your prefer domain name is not available, would “.my” extension domain name ie. yourname.my be your choice? Understand you would prefer a domain name end with “.com” extension like yourname.com. However, the availability of it is very low as there are millions of people out there have the same idea as you. Face the true, chances you can own a simple and common phase/word domain name end with .com is nearly impossible, unless you are very rich and willing to buy over. For instance, I have enquired domain name “kenny.com” and it can cost few hundred thousands US dollar in domain auctions.

Malaysia Domain Registry has open “.my” country code top level domain name for public registration since Jan 2008, there’s one more opportunity for us to secure the shortest domain name ever has (even shorter than “.com”). Think about we can register a pronounceable domain name extension “.my” while other countries don’t have this advantage such as Singapore “.sg”, Thailand “.th”, China “.cn”, Hong Kong “.hk” and United Kingdom “.uk”. Imagine your English name is Ross and had registered a domain name “ross.my”, you can proudly tell people your personal website is “Ross-Dot-My” or print it on your name card, I believe most people would surprise that you have such a short, simple and memorable online identity. This is your personal branding.

10 years ago, I believe no one will buy the domain name “kennywong.com” when it’s still available. Today, all TLD extensions (.com, .net, .org, .info, .us, .biz) with domain name “kennywong.com” are no longer available. It is a good lesson for me to learn the important of online identity and its potential opportunity.

What is the requirement for “.my” extension Country Level Domain Names registration?

For Malaysian citizen, you just need to submit (fax/email) a copy of Malaysian I.C. to the domain name register.

Many people think that “.my” registration required ROB or Business entity in Malaysia, it is not true. There are two domain extension allowed personal registration- “.my” and “.name.my”.

Exabytes vs Shinjiru

RM75 for a “.my” domain name is a good deal (Exabytes declared this is the cheapest price in Malaysia). For the moment, there are only 2 web hosting service providers- Exabytes and Shinjiru can offer “.my” extension domain name at this price.

Exabytes: RM75 for first year registration and RM120 for subsequent years renewal (more info: http://www.exabytes.com.my/services/domain/)
Shinjiru: RM77 for first year registration and subsequent years renewal (more info: http://www.shinjiru.com.my/webHosting/domainPriceGuide.html)

Tips

RM75 is a promotion price, the subsequent years domain name renewal fee is still remain unchange RM120. You can first register with Exabytes (at RM75) and transfer to Shinjiru for subsequent years renewal (RM77), so you still can enjoin the cheapest price in town.