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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain and hosting distributor. Hence we deem that this brief evaluation of 'Free Hostia' is probably going to be quite useful for other individuals from all over the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all around the Globe, since the mere truth is that 'Free Hostia' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in several server farm facility locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing nearly the entire Earth. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in short:

Shared Web Page Hosting Plans

The first detail we, at, have noticed is the cut-rate prices of the shared web hosting services 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 website hosting plans furnished by 'Free Hostia' are powered by a custom devised, avant-garde cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by a different stack of servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting firm on the Globe will have enormous troubles with, since cPanel is a single server based web space hosting environment (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web hosting suppliers are not able to include extra functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to devise their own file platform), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web site hosting packages, which are driven by an authentic cloud web hosting solution. With a shared web site hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus maintaining the website hosting price amazingly low (because a lot of users utilize one and the same web server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a clustered web page hosting platform, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you indeed demand, averting a situation where you pay for a feature-rich web hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a small website hosting package that cannot shelter your site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a small plan and upgrade as your site expands. Hence, you economize money that you can expend on promoting the web site while it is still novel. Every web site hosting account supplied by 'Free Hostia' boasts an online site builder and over forty widely used script software platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web page design services. 'Free Hostia' furnishes shared hosting accounts in several different regions around the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; 2 European data centers - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. Hence, nearly the whole Globe is covered to provide you and your website's visitors with a steady and fast web space hosting solution at a desired location. All in all, the shared hosting services offered 'Free Hostia' are quite well furnished and come at a very attractive price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To people with little or no experience, a VPS web hosting server may appear hard to administer. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also keeps semi-dedicated servers in its principal North American server farm in Chicago. Administering these accounts is similar to managing a typical shared website hosting plan via a web page hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared site hosting plan such as a free-of-cost web site building tool and a PHP script installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated web hosting plan is many times greater than that of a shared webspace hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is almost 5 times as much as compared to the shared web space hosting packages. When compared to a shared hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD quota is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated plans do not include complete root access (we, at, deem this a slight minus), but the good point is that they are administered via the same web page hosting CP tool as the shared web space hosting packages. This implies that a familiar graphical interface is accessible by all clients who do not feel self-confident enough to administer a private virtual web server, yet demand more power and supplies than a private virtual web hosting server can offer. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the same powerful ultramodern web servers as the ones which host the virtual server accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), while the virtual web servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' can be defined as being very affordable (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In's opinion, large web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous online shops with thousands of customers call for a much more powerful hosting solution. It appears that the folks from 'Free Hostia' have come to the same conclusion too. To live up to its users' needs, 'Free Hostia' supplies a selection of dedicated hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That assessment is based on the hardware configurations the servers come with: many-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit NICs will doubtlessly ensure the quick and stable work of any sort of website. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server specifications delivered by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web hosting server offers free invoice transaction software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, think of this as a small weakness, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of aid, the Managed Services upgrade provides a few extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. An assortment of web hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are available with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the outstanding drag and drop File Manager included in the Hepsia web space hosting CP will perhaps make the use of any FTP software program useless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia web site hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), beginning from $139.95 for the Arctic package.