Exabytes vs ServerFreak

If you're looking for a good web hosting company in Malaysia, two companies you have probably heard of are Exabytes and ServerFreak. Both of them have their advantages and disadvantages. In this review, I'll be doing a comparison of them to help you choose which is more suitable for you.

Exabytes - most popular web hosting company in Malaysia

Exabytes - most popular web hosting company in Malaysia
Exabytes - most popular web hosting company in Malaysia

Exabytes

Exabytes is a large and established web hosting company. They've been in business since 2001, so they have over a decade of experience. They have been ranked the top web host in Malaysia since 2005 by popular hosting sites such as 100Webhosting.com, so many people choose them without giving it too much thought.

Exabytes serves both personal and business accounts, and now has more than 60,000 customers and registered domains. While these are impressive numbers, it's best to look closely at what they offer before choosing them.

Exabytes offers a wide range of web hosting plans. They also have services beyond web hosting, such as online malls and Ezi Voucher. The following are some of their most popular web hosting plans.

Personal Web Hosting

These plans are suitable for people who only want a personal website. There are also 3 choices here, EBiz Beginner, EBiz Home and XStudent.

EBiz Beginner is the least expensive plan offered by Exabytes, at only 99 cents per month (based on signing up for 2 years). With this plan, however, you can only have one domain and email account.

Small Business Hosting,there are three plans that fit under this category. They are EBiz Plus, EBiz Gold and EBiz Unlimited. Exabytes promotes EBiz Unlimted the most, and this is the plan that offers the most features, such as:

  • Unlimited Space and Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Free Site Migration
  • Free Website Templates

This plan gives you the greatest value, especially since Exabytes often runs special promotions on it. Right now, for example, you can sign up for EBiz Unlimited for as little as $2.59 per month. You should note, however, that the rates they offer are based on signing up for 24 months.

Exabytes also offers more advanced hosting options, such as:

  • Cloud Hosting
  • VPS Hosting (Virtual Private Server)
  • Dedicated Server

Exabytes offers some of the most comprehensive web hosting services you can find anywhere. This means that if you are considering them, you should look over their many plans carefully so you choose the best one for your needs.


ServerFreak web hosting

ServerFreak web hosting
ServerFreak web hosting

ServerFreak

ServerFreak isn't quite as big or well known as Exabytes. Still, they aren't newcomers to the web hosting scene either. They've been in business since 2003, so they also have close to a decade of experience.

Whereas Exabytes is impressive with its size and many choices for hosting plans, ServerFreak provides a more personalized type of service. This doesn't mean, however, that they don't also offer highly professional web hosting options.

In fact, when it comes to certain choices, you actually have more flexibility with ServerFreak than with Exabytes.

Linux and Windows Hosting Options

Like most web hosts, ServerFreak offers several Linux hosting options.

cPanel vs DirectAdmin - With Linux hosting you can choose between cPanel and DirectAdmin. Whereas most web hosts offer cPanel, not everyone is familiar with DirectAdmin.

This is an interface that is designed to be extremely simple and user friendly. It also uses fewer resources than other control panels, which helps improve site performance.

ServerFreak's DirectAdmin hosting also offers Installatron, which allows you to install more than 50 popular scripts instantly.

With cPanel, you can install an even larger number of scripts (more than 140) using Softaculous.

ServerFreak offers 5 different plans for cPanel Linux hosting. You can choose between monthly payments, annual and biannual subscriptions.

  1. Supreme - 3GB Storage, 2 Domains -RM 100 (annually)
  2. Deluxe - 10 GB Storage, 5 Domains - RM 180 (annually)
  3. Elite - 25 GB Storage, 10 Domains - RM 300 (annually)
  4. Platinum - 50 GB Storage, 20 Domains - RM 499 (annually)
  5. Gold - 100 GB Storage, 30 Domains - RM 699 (annually)

ServerFreak also offers an option for Windows hosting for those who prefer this. With Windows hosting, you get the very efficient DotnetPanel from where you can manage your site.

You can also install many different scripts with Windows hosting, using the Microsoft Web App Gallery. Here you can easily install popular applications such as Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, image galleries and lots more.

ServerFreak focuses on providing solid and straightforward service with no hidden fees. They also offer a full 30 day money back guarantee on all of their hosting plans.


Exabytes vs ServerFreak

Exabytes vs ServerFreak
Exabytes vs ServerFreak

Exabytes vs ServerFreak - Which is Better?

When comparing Exabytes and ServerFreak, there is no conclusive winner. They both have their strong points. Both are reliable and experienced and offer a wide range of choices for hosting plans.

While both offer excellent support, Exabytes is the larger company and is therefore a bit less personal in their approach. ServerFreak is not exactly a small company, but they are still able to give you more personal attention.

ServerFreak offers you an additional option for Linux hosting that you don't get with most other companies (including Exabytes) - DirectAdmin, which you may find easier to use than cPanel.

Exabytyes, for its part, offers a wider range of advanced hosting plans (VPS, Dedicated Server, Cloud Hosting).

If you are thinking about signing up with either of these web hosts, you will have to spend some time comparing their many plans.

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