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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain name and hosting supplier. Hence we consider that this concise review of 'Free Hostia' is perchance going to be very useful for other individuals from all around the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We say folks from all around the Globe, since the mere fact is that 'Free Hostia' presently offers domain and hosting services in multiple data center sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering nearly the entire Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in a few words:

Shared Web Site Hosting Solutions

The initial thing we, at, have detected is the reasonable prices of the shared web page hosting accounts supplied by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the webspace hosting plans delivered by 'Free Hostia' are powered by an in-house developed, ultramodern cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like email, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being dealt with by an independent group of web servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Globe will have big predicaments with, since cPanel is a one single server based website hosting environment (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web site hosting CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on a single server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web site hosting corporations cannot include additional functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they must design their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared webspace hosting accounts, which are powered by an actual clustered web site hosting system. With a shared web page hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her package, thus retaining the site hosting price amazingly low (because lots of users utilize the same hosting server). In short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a clustered web hosting platform, enables you to pay just for the resources that you indeed need, avoiding a situation where you pay for a feature-rich website hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a tiny web page hosting package that cannot handle your site. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a tiny plan and upgrade as your online presence expands. Hence, you save money that you can invest in promoting the site while it is still new. Every hosting package supplied by 'Free Hostia' sports an online web site builder and over 40 widely used script-driven software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'Free Hostia' offers shared webspace hosting solutions in a number of different countries across the World. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. That way, virtually the whole planet is covered to provide you and your web site's visitors with a steady and reliable web hosting service at a nearby place. As a whole, the shared hosting solutions provided 'Free Hostia' are quite well furnished and are available at a good price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To clients with little to no practice, a private virtual web hosting server may appear tough to handle. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also offers semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal United States datacenter facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is comparable to handling a standard shared web space hosting plan through a webspace hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the features of a shared web hosting account such as a fee-free web site building tool and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated package is many times larger than that of a shared webspace hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is about FIVE times as much as compared with the shared packages. When compared to a shared website hosting account, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain allowance is a standard too. The semi-dedicated hosting server packages do not come with root access (we, at, deem this a slight defect), but the advantage is that they are administered via the very same web hosting CP tool as the shared hosting packages. This signifies that a recognizable graphical interface is available to all users who do not feel confident enough to handle a private virtual web server, yet demand more power and supplies than a virtual web hosting server can provide them with. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the system resources of the very same powerful first-class web servers as the ones which host the virtual server plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), whereas the private virtual web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' can be categorized as being quite inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, big web sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web storefronts with 1000s of customers call for a much more powerful hosting environment. It appears that the folks from 'Free Hostia' have come to the same conclusion too. To fulfil its customers' demands, 'Free Hostia' provides an assortment of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specifications the dedicated web hosting servers have: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand GB of disk space and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly guarantee the fast and stable performance of any type of website. According to 'Free Hostia', the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server configurations supplied by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web server comes with free-of-cost billing transaction software and a fee-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers offered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, think of this as a tiny weak point, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand backing, the Managed Services upgrade includes a number of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A selection of website hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the excellent drag-and-drop File Manager included in the Hepsia webspace hosting CP will probably render the use of any File Transfer Protocol software pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic package.