Exabytes: 15+ Years of Delivering Secure, Scalable Hosting and Online Marketing Solutions to Thousands of SMEs Around the World

TL; DR: In 2001, Chan Kee Siak, then a 19-year-old entrepreneur, founded Exabytes and quickly took the Malaysian hosting market by storm. Today, the company serves more than 65,000 clients across 121 countries on upward of 1,000 servers. Exabytes delivers an array of hosting options, including managed WordPress, shared, virtual, and dedicated server solutions, with a focus on providing quality services and top-notch support. These offerings, coupled with the host’s powerful marketing and SEO tools, are empowering small- and medium-sized businesses around the globe to build their brands and turn profits in the competitive online marketplace.

In 2001, Chan Kee Siak was a new entrepreneur, having started a business selling PC parts to earn extra cash while attending college. One day, he found himself at his desk surveying his most recent delivery of computer hardware.

He was only, and, as 19-year-olds tend to do, Chan began contemplating his future. And something told him that being a student and running a part-time freelance hardware business might not be for him.

“[Computers had] always been my interest and hobby,” Chan said in an interview. “I prefer the type of business where I don’t have to meet clients face to face every day. Ideally, the business can be delivered over the internet via an autopilot system and still generate recurring income. I figured a web hosting business model seemed like the right fit for me.”

After studying industry trends, Chan saw the revenue possibilities of setting up shop in the local Malaysian hosting market. So, he followed his gut, dropped out of college, and founded Exabytes.

Chan Kee Siak founded Exabytes at age 19 and grew the company into a competitor in the global hosting market.

The business started small but quickly gained a reputation with site owners throughout Malaysia as a reliable hosting provider. In just 16 years, Chan has scaled the company to serve more than 65,000 clients in 121 countries.

Exabytes was able to gain traction in global markets, in large part, because it offers a one-stop shop where businesses can turn for domain registry, hosting, and marketing solutions. By offering high-performing shared, virtual, dedicated server, and managed WordPress hosting at affordable rates, Exabytes is helping small- and medium-sized businesses widen revenue streams online and enjoy big returns on investments.

Easily Build and Launch WordPress Sites With Feature-Packed Backends

WordPress is undoubtedly the most popular content management system on the web, as the open-source software powers nearly 30% of all websites. This widespread use is mainly due to the software’s ease of use and high level of customization.

Exabytes knows that many of the online businesses running on WordPress require a robust managed hosting solution with proven performance and reliability, and that’s what the host delivers. Exabytes’s WordPress packages come with the latest version of the CMS pre-installed. And, when updates or patches are necessary, Exabytes takes care of them. The goal is to allow site owners to focus on their business missions rather than the complexities of hosting.

The host offers a number of tiered managed WordPress hosting plans based on customer need. For just a few dollars per month, bloggers can get a basic site up and running in just minutes.

Exabytes’s entry-level WordPress plan provides the bandwidth and storage needed to blast messages out to online audiences. And, once site traffic and business missions scale, the host makes it simple to upgrade to higher tiers of service with expanded feature sets and functionalities that include marketing tools and improved security protocols.

Exabytes conducts daily and weekly backups and restores to prevent data loss. The company has also custom built an optimized WordPress platform that uses SSD drives for files and databases, so customers get the best performance from their sites whether they’re used for blogging, business marketing, or eCommerce. And technical support is available around the clock.

“Over the years, we have received great support along with a great service. Staff are quick to reply to any queries and questions,” said James Wilkins of Fat Cow Media. “[We look] forward to continuing our working relationship for many years to come.”

Tried-and-True Hosting Options for Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Exabytes also offers shared hosting plans at budget-friendly rates made for budding web entrepreneurs and SMBs. Delivering plans compatible with both Windows and Linux, Exabytes’s shared hosting packages come with the bandwidth and storage capacities needed to successfully run a business online.

Exabytes also offers business-specific hosting solutions that marry the simplicity of shared hosting with the performance levels of virtual private servers. A a bonus, the easy-to-use control panel makes site management a breeze no matter a user’s level of technical proficiency.

Upgrades and site migrations are available at any time by the Exabytes IT team, so scaling upward is simple and fast. Exabytes’s Prime, Premium, and Enterprise plans cover a range of user needs with its lowest service offering of 10 websites, 60GB storage, 2GB memory, and 1CPU. Its Premium and Enterprise levels range from 30 to unlimited hosted sites, 120GB to 240GB of storage, 3GB to 4GB of memory, and two CPUs. All levels come with unmetered bandwidth, SSL/HTTPS, and unlimited email accounts.

The dedicated resources of business hosting solutions eliminate the need to share space. This results in better processing power and increased memory for faster site performance.

Powerful Servers, Tight Security Measures, and Global Datacenters

Power-packed VPS hosting, which boasts fast, scalable, and secure virtual private servers ideal for scaling web apps, is available in Exabytes’s Asian and US markets. This option gives users full root access and offers high uptime and performance guarantees.

To ease the usual headaches of making the move from, say, a shared hosting environment to VPS, Exabytes offers a seamless migration service. Exabytes’s migration management saves customers time and ensures that provisioning takes place in just seconds so sites experience little to no interruption.

SSDs are known for having lower access time, less latency, and IOPS up to 100x more than normal drives, and have become the go-to option for customer data. Not wanting to rely on caching, Exabytes virtual private servers utilize 100% enterprise-grade SSDs.

Powered by Linux, Exabytes’s managed dedicated servers are designed with maximized performance in mind to handle heavy traffic workloads. The company has honed its processes to give users reliable uptime and full redundancy.

Businesses running on Exabytes’s dedicated servers enjoy premium support via email, live chat, and remote access help with 24/7/365 server support monitoring. Customers have access at root level to edit server files and perform installations. All Linux server plans include a user-friendly cPanel interface, free daily backups, and MySQL.

Global datacenters are available in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the US. The US center located in Denver sports a sizable cage and two private offices in a facility boasting more than 15 years of continuous uptime.

Helping Businesses Optimize Web Marketing and Maximize ROI

Exabytes offers a variety of online marketing solutions for businesses interested in developing robust brand-building campaigns and strategies. Users gain access to resources focused on SEO, Google Adwords, and Facebook Ads, which represent three of the top lead-generating platforms on the market.

SEO helps a user’s site rank high in search engine results, magnifying their reach. Exabytes enables site owners to obtain higher rankings with advanced keyword research, content marketing, technical markup, and link building.

Exabytes’s comprehensive Google AdWords campaign management services include competitor research and analysis, copywriting, testing, and reporting. The host works with Google’s display network to help build brand awareness and reduce ad spending. The host also delivers remarketing to capture sales through targeted follow-up and Gmail advertising.

In addition to feature-packed online marketing options, Exabytes provides a monthly in-depth report and audit for search engine rankings, insight from Google Analytics, and customizable reports specific to a customer’s website. And, with its Facebook ad campaigns, Exabytes allows users to launch new products, generate leads, and promote videos to boost brand influence.

Exabytes helps businesses be masters of their own digital domains. By creating a bouquet of hosting and online marketing solutions backed by high-performance servers, Exabytes continues to secure its position as a powerhouse in the industry.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
April Fitzgerald

April FitzGerald has taught digital media technology at the college level for the past 10 years. Her courses focus on graphic design, multimedia production, and web design and development with a dash of programming thrown in. April's goal is to combine her artistic and technical skills to share entertaining tales of up-and-coming technologies and trends in the ever-changing digital world so that readers — from beginners to seasoned vets — can learn from and share in the experience.