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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at, have picked 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain and web hosting distributor. Therefore we suppose that this short assessment of 'Free Hostia' is perhaps going to be quite useful for other folks from all around the World in search for domain name and web hosting services. We say individuals from all around the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'Free Hostia' presently provides domain and hosting services in multiple server farm facility locations: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing almost the entire Globe. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in short:

Shared Site Hosting Services

The first thing we, at, have spotted is the affordable prices of the shared website hosting packages offered by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the webspace hosting packages supplied by 'Free Hostia' are driven by a custom created, innovative cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on an independent pack of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting firm on the Globe will have great difficulties with, since cPanel is a single server based web page hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by a single server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based hosting suppliers cannot include extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they must make their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared website hosting accounts, which are driven by an actual clustered web page hosting system. With a shared web space hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her account, thus preserving the webspace hosting price very low (because plenty of customers are located on one and the same web server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting account, which runs on a clustered web page hosting system, allows you to pay solely for the reserves that you really demand, precluding a situation where you pay for an advanced site hosting plan that you cannot truly utilize, or for a basic web hosting account that cannot handle your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a small plan and upgrade as your web site expands. In this way, you economize cash that you can expend on publicizing the site while it is still new. Each and every web space hosting package supplied by 'Free Hostia' offers an online website building tool and more than 40 widely used script software platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web site design services. 'Free Hostia' provides shared hosting solutions in several different countries across the Globe. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. In this way, practically the entire planet is covered to supply you and your visitors with a steady and fast web site hosting solution at a desired place. Altogether, the shared hosting accounts provided 'Free Hostia' are really well furnished and are available at a low-cost price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To clients with little or no experience, a VPS server may appear complicated to handle. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also stores semi-dedicated servers in its main US datacenter in Chicago. Managing these accounts is similar to handling a regular shared hosting plan via a web hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the features of a shared site hosting package such as a free web site builder and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated server hosting plan is many times greater than that of a shared hosting package. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is nearly FIVE times as much as compared with the shared webspace hosting accounts. When compared to a shared site hosting package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting packages do not come with server root access (we, at, consider this a minor defect), but the good point is that they are administered via the very same website hosting CP interface as the shared packages. This means that a familiar GUI is offered to all clients who do not feel confident enough to administer a private virtual server, yet need more power and reserves than a virtual web hosting server can furnish them with. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the same powerful cutting edge hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the Virtual Private Server plans, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), while the virtual private web servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to 120 per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Free Hostia' can be classified as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), starting from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to, huge sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous online shops with 1000s of clients demand a much more powerful site hosting platform. It appears that the chaps from 'Free Hostia' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To meet its customers' requirements, 'Free Hostia' provides a number of dedicated servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That estimate is based on the hardware specs the dedicated web hosting servers have: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of data storage and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt ensure the quick and steady work of any sort of site. According to 'Free Hostia', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from, believe that all dedicated server specifications delivered by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as every server provides free invoicing software platform and a fee-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, count this as a minor negative point, 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 several extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A number of web page hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the outstanding drag-and-drop File Manager added in the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will possibly render the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol client useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), beginning from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.