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An evaluation of Free Hostia

We, at, have picked 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain name and web hosting supplier. This is why we presume that this concise assessment of 'Free Hostia' is probably going to be quite helpful for other folks from all around the Globe who need domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the World, because the simple fact is that 'Free Hostia' presently supplies domain and hosting services in several data center locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing nearly the entire planet. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Page Hosting Services

The initial thing we, at, have seen is the inexpensive prices of the shared webspace hosting solutions delivered by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web page hosting plans provided by 'Free Hostia' are driven by an in-house built, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by an individual stack of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation in the World will have considerable predicaments with, since cPanel is a single server based site hosting environment (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based hosting corporations are not able to add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they must create their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared site hosting accounts, which are driven by an actual cloud webspace hosting system. With a shared web site hosting account, each client pays just for his/her plan, thus preserving the price amazingly low (because many clients utilize the same server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a cloud website hosting platform, allows you to pay only for the reserves that you actually require, avoiding a scenario where you pay for a powerful web space hosting account that you cannot really use, or for a basic web hosting plan that cannot host your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny package and upgrade as your web page expands. Thus, you spare funds that you can spend on promoting the web page while it is still brand new. Each web space hosting account offered by 'Free Hostia' contains an online website builder and more than 40 popular script-driven software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for website design solutions. 'Free Hostia' distributes shared web space hosting services in a number of different geographical regions around the World. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; 2 European data centers - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. In this way, virtually the entire Earth is covered to supply you and your web site's visitors with a steady and reliable hosting service at a desired place. On the whole, the shared hosting packages offered 'Free Hostia' are very well stocked and are available at a cut-rate price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To customers with little or no experience, a VPS may appear difficult to manage. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also stores semi-dedicated servers in its main United States data center facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is comparable to handling a normal shared hosting package through a web space hosting CP GUI. They have all the specs of a shared web page hosting package such as a fee-free web site builder and a web application installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated hosting account is many times bigger than that of a shared hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is about FIVE times as much as compared with the shared packages. When matched against a shared site hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain quota is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated server hosting accounts do not ship with complete root access (we, at, consider this a tiny problem), but the plus is that they are administered through the very same web hosting Control Panel interface as the shared web page hosting packages. This suggests that a user-friendly GUI is accessible by all customers who do not have enough self-condifence to manage a virtual private web server, yet are in need of more power and supplies than a virtual private web server can bestow on them. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the same powerful high-end servers as the ones which host the virtual server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), while the private virtual hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to 120 per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' can be classified as being very inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In's opinion, huge web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular online stores with thousands of clients request a much more powerful web space hosting platform. It seems that the guys from 'Free Hostia' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its clients' anticipations, 'Free Hostia' supplies an assortment of dedicated web hosting servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That estimate is based on the hardware specs the dedicated web hosting servers boast: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will undoubtedly guarantee the fast and stable performance of any kind of website. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from, think that all dedicated server accounts offered by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for beginning a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web server ships with free-of-cost invoicing transaction software platform and a bonus domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a small downside, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of support, the Managed Services upgrade provides a bunch of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bunch of web page hosting CP (CP) GUIs are available with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the excellent drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will possibly make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol client futile. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia web space hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will no doubt make you smile), starting from $139.95 for the Arctic package.