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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at, have selected 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain and hosting supplier. Therefore we consider that this succinct assessment of 'Free Hostia' is probably going to be quite helpful for other people from all around the World in search for domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all over the World, since the simple fact is that 'Free Hostia' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in numerous data center sites: in America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering virtually the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in a nutshell:

Shared Website Hosting Accounts

The initial detail we, at, have seen is the low-cost prices of the shared web site hosting plans delivered by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the hosting packages supplied by 'Free Hostia' are driven by an in-house invented, advanced cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being handled by a separate group of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Earth will have considerable complications with, since cPanel is a one single server based site hosting environment (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being handled by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based hosting distributors cannot include additional functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to create their own file system), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared hosting packages, which are driven by an authentic clustered web hosting system. With a shared web page hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus keeping the web hosting price really low (since many clients share the same web server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a clustered site hosting solution, permits you to pay solely for the reserves that you really require, evading a situation where you pay for a feature-rich site hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a basic web site hosting account that cannot handle your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to commence with a basic package and upgrade as your site grows. Thus, you spare capital that you can invest in promoting the web site while it is still new. Every webspace hosting package furnished by 'Free Hostia' comes with an online site builder and more than forty widely used script-driven software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web site design solutions. 'Free Hostia' furnishes shared web site hosting packages in a number of different countries around the World. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; two European datacenters - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Hence, almost the whole Earth is covered to present you and your web page's visitors with a steady and fast hosting service at a desired place. On the whole, the shared hosting plans delivered 'Free Hostia' are quite well stocked and come at a cut-rate price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To customers with little or no practice, a VPS web server may seem difficult to administer. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also hosts semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main American data center facility in Chicago. Administering these plans is comparable to handling a typical shared website hosting package via a webspace hosting CP tool. They have all the features of a shared web site hosting package such as a fee-free site builder and a script installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated web server package is many times bigger than that of a shared web site hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is nearly 5 times as much as compared to the shared web hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name allowance is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting server packages do not include full server root access (we, at, deem this a little drawback), but the benefit is that they are administered via the same site hosting Control Panel interface as the shared web page hosting accounts. This goes to say that a recognizable GUI is accessible by all users who are not confident enough to handle a virtual private hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and supplies than a virtual private web hosting server can provide them with. This is like that because the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the very same powerful high-end web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS web hosting server plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), whereas the private virtual hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' can be labeled as being very inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

In's opinion, large web sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web shops with 1000s of clients request a much more powerful website hosting solution. It appears that the blokes from 'Free Hostia' have reached the same conclusion too. To answer its users' demands, 'Free Hostia' delivers a number of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That assessment stands on the hardware specs the web hosting servers come with: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of data storage and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly guarantee the quick and stable work of any sort of website. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server plans supplied by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as every web hosting server arrives with free-of-charge invoice transaction software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers provided by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, consider this a small weakness, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand support, the Managed Services upgrade provides an assortment of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A selection of Control Panel (CP) GUIs are available with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the splendid point and click File Manager offered by the Hepsia web hosting CP will probably render the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol client futile. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will no doubt make you smile), starting from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.