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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at, have selected 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain name and hosting supplier. This is why we presume that this succinct review of 'Free Hostia' is probably going to be quite useful for other people from all around the World who need domain name and web hosting services. We say folks from all around the World, since the simple truth is that 'Free Hostia' presently supplies domain and hosting services in numerous data center facility sites: in America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing practically the whole planet. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Page Hosting Services

The initial thing we, at, have noticed is the low prices of the shared site hosting accounts furnished by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the website hosting plans delivered by 'Free Hostia' are driven by an in-house created, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web page hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by an independent set of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting firm on the Globe will have considerable troubles with, because cPanel is a one-server based website hosting platform (each hosting service, like mail, databases, website hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, etc., runs on one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel website hosting suppliers cannot add new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must set up their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared website hosting accounts, which are powered by an authentic clustered site hosting platform. With a shared web page hosting package, each customer pays solely for his/her account, thus retaining the website hosting price really low (since numerous clients use one and the same server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a cloud webspace hosting system, allows you to pay just for the reserves that you actually require, precluding a situation where you pay for a high-end web page hosting package that you cannot truly utilize, or for a small webspace hosting plan that cannot accommodate your web page. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a low-end package and upgrade as your website grows. Hence, you save funds that you can invest in advertising the web page while it is still brand new. Each website hosting package furnished by 'Free Hostia' ships with an online web site builder and more than forty widely used script software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'Free Hostia' supplies shared hosting services in a number of different geographical regions across the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European datacenter facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. Hence, nearly the whole Globe is covered to provide you and your web page's visitors with a steady and fast webspace hosting service at a preferred place. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions supplied 'Free Hostia' are really well appointed and are available at a very reasonable price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To clients with little to no practice, a VPS web server may appear troublesome to manage. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also hosts semi-dedicated web servers in its principal United States data center facility in Chicago. Handling these accounts is similar to administering a typical shared web hosting account via a site hosting CP user interface. They have all the specs of a shared web hosting plan such as a free-of-cost site builder and a script installer, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated server web hosting package is many times bigger than that of a shared web space hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared webspace hosting plans. When juxtaposed to a shared web site hosting plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD allowance is a standard too. The semi-dedicated web hosting server packages do not include root-level access (we, at, consider this a little inconvenience), but the good point is that they are managed through the very same hosting CP tool as the shared accounts. This implies that a recognizable graphical user interface is accessible by all users who are not self-confident enough to handle a VPS web hosting server, yet demand more power and features than a virtual private web hosting server can confer to them. This is like that because the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful high-class web servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual server web hosting plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), whereas the virtual hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to 120 per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' can be branded as being quite inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to, enormous web pages such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular web storefronts with thousands of customers need a much more powerful web hosting platform. It appears that the chaps from 'Free Hostia' have come to the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its users' needs, 'Free Hostia' provides an assortment of dedicated web servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That assessment is based on the hardware configurations the dedicated hosting servers ship with: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of disk space and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly guarantee the fast and steady work of any type of web site. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from, think that all dedicated server solutions provided by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for commencing a hosting reseller business as every server comes with free-of-charge invoicing transaction software platform and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers provided by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a little negative point, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides a number of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of site hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are available with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the amazing drag-and-drop File Manager added in the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel will possibly render the recourse to any FTP software program pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), starting from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.