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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain name and web hosting distributor. Hence we presume that this succinct review of 'Free Hostia' is probably going to be quite useful for other folks from all around the World in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all around the Globe, because the mere fact is that 'Free Hostia' currently offers domain and hosting services in several server farm facility locations: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing practically the entire World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in brief:

Shared Web Space Hosting Accounts

The first thing we, at, have noticed is the cut-rate prices of the shared webspace hosting services provided 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 site hosting packages supplied by 'Free Hostia' are driven by an in-house invented, ultramodern cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, webspace hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., runs on an individual set of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting firm on the Earth will have mammoth complications with, because cPanel is a single server based hosting environment (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web page hosting providers are not able to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to devise their own file system), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared hosting plans, which are driven by a real cloud website hosting solution. With a shared web hosting account, each customer pays solely for his/her account, thus preserving the site hosting price amazingly low (because many users are located on the same server). In a few words, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a clustered webspace hosting platform, enables you to pay just for the resources that you really demand, refraining from a situation where you pay for an advanced web page hosting account that you cannot actually use, or for a low-end web page hosting package that cannot accommodate your site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a small plan and upgrade as your web presence expands. Hence, you save money that you can spend on advertising the site while it is still novel. Each webspace hosting plan delivered by 'Free Hostia' offers an online website builder and over 40 widely used script-driven platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web design services. 'Free Hostia' delivers shared web space hosting plans in several different countries around the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in the UK and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Hence, nearly the whole Globe is covered to present you and your visitors with a steady and fast web space hosting service at a nearby location. All in all, the shared hosting packages offered 'Free Hostia' are quite well furnished and come at a very reasonable price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no practice, a private virtual web server may appear tough to manage. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also stores semi-dedicated servers in its principal US data center facility in Chicago. Handling these packages is similar to administering a regular shared web page hosting plan through a web site hosting CP user interface. They have all the specs of a shared web hosting account such as a free website builder and a web application installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated server hosting package is many times bigger than that of a shared web site hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is almost 5 times as much as compared with the shared webspace hosting plans. When compared to a shared web site hosting account, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name quota is a pattern as well. The semi-dedicated web server plans do not include server root access (we, at, count this as a little problem), but the benefit is that they are administered via the same web site hosting CP GUI as the shared web space hosting accounts. This suggests that a well-known graphical environment is accessible by all customers who are not confident enough to manage a virtual private web hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and system resources than a virtual private hosting server can give them. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful hyper-advanced servers as the ones which host the private virtual web server hosting packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), whereas the private virtual servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Free Hostia' can be dubbed as being quite inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, big web pages such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular online storefronts with 1000s of clients need a much more powerful hosting environment. It seems that the chaps from 'Free Hostia' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its customers' requirements, 'Free Hostia' supplies an array of dedicated hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That estimate rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated web hosting servers boast: many-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of web space and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly guarantee the quick and steady work of any sort of site. According to 'Free Hostia', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from, think that all dedicated server specs supplied by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as each web server offers free billing transaction software platform and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, consider this a small downside, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand assistance, the Managed Services upgrade offers an array of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. An assortment of web space hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are available with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the remarkable drag and drop File Manager included in the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will probably make the utilization of any FTP software useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia website hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.