Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New APEX Hosting Provider

It seems as if there is another entry into the APEX Hosting Provider space.

MaxApex is offering APEX hosting with five pre-configured plans:
  • Free
  • Starter
  • Standard
  • Professional
  • Enterprise
Details of each can be found on their site.

It's good to see more companies getting into this space, as there is definitely more APEX applications being developed these days, and a lot of them will need a place to call home.

11 comments:

Gary Myers said...

Interesting offering. I'm not quite sure what you can do on Apex (or Oracle in general) with a 5-10 MB data volume.

Scott said...

I guess you get what you pay for...

Since the 5MB is just data, you can build quite a large application with little data in 5MB. It's amazing how big 5MB is when it's just text. We're so used to a 1 page Word document being about that size! :)

- Scott -

Anonymous said...

5 MB is for free.
MaxApex is also offering larger accounts upto 1GB.
I compared its prices with other hosting providers and found that it is quite cheap

Adil

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but their site looks like a joke. I hope the service is a lot better!

Scott said...

I don't know if the site itself is a "joke", but some of the T&C's are definitely "laughable" and may even make you cry:

11. MaxApex reserves the right to terminate any website consuming large volume of system resource. It may also give an option to the website owner to pay extra amount to continue the website.

What would constitute large? This leave it open to interpretation, which is scary.

14. Any contents containing sensitive data (credit card number etc) is not allowed

I would consider customer data "sensitive"; does that mean we cannot store that?

15. Any contents related to terrorist activities is not allowed

Ummm... that will stop them...


18. MaxApex reserves full rights to change/add/delete contents to its terms and condition without any notice

Whoa...

20. Mentioned price is for pre-payment term only. MaxApex can change the prices anytime without any notice

Double-whoa!

27. MaxApex is not responsible for any type of damage/loss of data stored on our servers or your data is hacked or leaked. It is purely customer’s responsibility to take offsite backups and secure their data of their data.

And the proverbial straw that would break the camel's back... I guess it pays to read the EULAs after all!

Anonymous said...

MaxApex's terms & conditions are almost the same as what other hosting providers are offering.

Refer to Revion.com's T&C

"Any content containing a persons or organizations sensitive personal data, including but not limited to credit card numbers, social security numbers, and drivers license numbers is prohibited. Any content related to terrorist groups is prohibited. "

"Any web site that uses a high amount of server resources (such as, but not limited to, CPU time, memory usage, and network resources) will be given the option to either pay additional fees (which will depend on the resources required), reduce the resources used to an acceptable level, or upgrade its service to a Dedicated Server plan. Revion Solutions, Inc shall be the sole arbiter of what is considered to be a high server usage level."

"Revion Solutions, Inc reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any provision of its Terms of Use at any time without notice."

Rerfer to Shellprompt.net

"Shellprompt reserves the right to revise it's policies at any time, without notice. "

"All pricing is guaranteed for the term of the pre-payment. Shellprompt reserves the right to change prices at any time"

"Whilst Shellprompt maintains its own backup policies, Shellprompt is not responsible for any damage or loss of data stored on our machines. It is the customers responsibility to ensure that any data they deem critical is backed up offsite. Custom backup solutions may be obtained from Shellprompt but are in no way given by default. "

And all remaining hosting providers have almost the same type of T&C

Adil

Scott said...

That doesn't make any of them "right"...

The problem with T&C's is that no one reads them and then when they violate them, they complain. It's nobody's fault but the consumer, yet the consumer does not want to take the blame.

I've worked with enough contracts to tell that the MaxApex's T&C's were not written by an attorney, as things like what constitutes "excessive usage" are simply not defined, where as in Revion's, it is a bit more clear.

Anonymous said...

I contacted them to see about the platform.

The packages are based on XE with no SSL option.

That's fine, I guess, if it meets the customer needs.

But I think the platform should be explicit.

It seems some providers are explicit while others are ambiguous.

Eli

Scott said...

Interesting... It does pay to do your research before buying anything! :)

If XE is sufficient, then it's still not a bad deal; however, the lack of SSL and EE is a serious drawback to those considering serious business applications that take advantage of more advanced database features.

- Scott -

Hans said...

Last wednesday I visited the stand of AppsHosting at the OOW2008.

They were (I think) the only apex hosting provider at the OOW2008 and had a very enthusiastic talk about their hosting packages.

Has anyone experience with their service?

Hans,
The Netherlands

Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever used Enciva.com for APEX hosting?