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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain name and web hosting provider. Therefore we suppose that this brief evaluation of 'Free Hostia' is perhaps going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all around the Globe who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We state folks from all around the World, because the simple truth is that 'Free Hostia' currently delivers domain and hosting services in several data center sites: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering virtually the entire Globe. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in a nutshell:

Shared Website Hosting Solutions

The first detail we, at, have perceived is the reasonable prices of the shared web site hosting solutions provided by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the website hosting accounts offered by 'Free Hostia' are driven by an in-house built, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, site hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by a separate host of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting company on the Globe will have enormous predicaments with, because cPanel is a one single server based website hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being run on a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web site hosting firms are not able to 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 system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web hosting plans, which are driven by a genuine cloud webspace hosting solution. With a shared hosting package, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus preserving the web space hosting price amazingly low (since many clients use one and the same web hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a clustered webspace hosting solution, allows you to pay solely for the resources that you really need, refraining from a situation where you pay for an advanced web space hosting package that you cannot really utilize, or for a tiny web hosting plan that cannot accommodate your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny plan and upgrade as your website grows. In this way, you save money that you can expend on publicizing the website while it is still novel. Each hosting plan offered by 'Free Hostia' offers an online website building tool and over forty widely used script platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web site design solutions. 'Free Hostia' distributes shared web space hosting services in a number of different countries around the World. There is one server farm facility in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; two European data center facilities - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. That way, approximately the entire World is covered to provide you and your web page's visitors with a stable and reliable web hosting service at a convenient location. On the whole, the shared hosting plans supplied 'Free Hostia' are very well appointed and are available at a very cheap price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To customers with little or no practice, a VPS web hosting server may seem problematic to administer. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also hosts semi-dedicated web servers in its main North American data center in Chicago. Handling these accounts is comparable to handling a standard shared web page hosting package through a hosting CP user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web page hosting package such as a free website building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated hosting server account is many times larger than that of a shared web hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared web page hosting packages. When compared with a shared web space hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name allowance is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated hosting server plans do not ship with complete root access (we, at, regard this as a little downside), but the benefit is that they are managed through the same hosting CP tool as the shared website hosting packages. This hints that a known graphical user interface is offered to all customers who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a virtual private hosting server, but at the same time need more power and supplies than a virtual private web hosting server can furnish them with. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful first-class web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual private web server hosting accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical machine), whereas the virtual web servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' can be branded as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Servers

According to, huge websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous online storefronts with thousands of customers demand a much more powerful web hosting platform. It appears that the blokes from 'Free Hostia' have drawn the same conclusion too. To meet its users' anticipations, 'Free Hostia' provides an array of dedicated web servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That assessment stands on the hardware configurations the servers ship with: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt guarantee the quick and stable work of any kind of site. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server configurations furnished by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for establishing a hosting reseller business as each hosting server arrives with free invoice transaction software platform and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, think of this as a slight weakness, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of support, the Managed Services upgrade includes an assortment of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A bouquet of web space hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the splendid point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia web site hosting CP will probably render the use of any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will no doubt make you smile), beginning from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.