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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at, have selected 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain and hosting supplier. Hence we presume that this brief evaluation of 'Free Hostia' is perchance going to be very useful for other individuals from all around the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all around the World, since the simple fact is that 'Free Hostia' presently delivers domain and hosting services in numerous server farm facility locations: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing practically the whole Globe. 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 Webspace Hosting Plans

The first thing we, at, have spotted is the budget prices of the shared website hosting packages provided by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the site hosting accounts offered by 'Free Hostia' are powered by a custom designed, avant-garde cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being handled by an individual group of servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Earth will have great difficulties with, since cPanel is a single server based webspace hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel hosting providers are unable to include new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they have to make their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared site hosting packages, which are powered by an actual cloud website hosting system. With a shared account, each customer pays just for his/her account, thus preserving the site hosting price amazingly low (because multiple clients are located on one and the same server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a cloud site hosting solution, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you actually require, evading a scenario where you pay for a high-end web site hosting account that you cannot really use, or for a tiny webspace hosting package that cannot handle your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to commence with a tiny package and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. Thus, you save capital that you can spend on promoting the site while it is still new. Every site hosting plan delivered by 'Free Hostia' includes an online web site builder and more than forty popular script-driven software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web page design services. 'Free Hostia' furnishes shared webspace hosting solutions in a number of different regions around the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European datacenters - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. In this way, nearly the entire Globe is encompassed to provide you and your site's visitors with a stable and reliable web page hosting solution at a nearby place. As a whole, the shared hosting services delivered 'Free Hostia' are really well stocked and come at an excellent price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no practice, a private virtual web hosting server may seem troublesome to administer. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also stores semi-dedicated servers in its principal United States server farm facility in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to administering a normal shared web space hosting package through a web space hosting CP tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared hosting account such as a free-of-charge site building tool and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated package is many times larger than that of a shared web space hosting plan. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared site hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared webspace hosting plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name quota is a rule too. The semi-dedicated plans do not offer full server root privileges (we, at, think of this as a slight minus), but the benefit is that they are managed via the same webspace hosting CP user interface as the shared web space hosting plans. This signifies that a familiar graphical environment is accessible by all users who are not self-confident enough to administer a private virtual web hosting server, yet are in need of more power and features than a virtual server can confer to them. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the reserves of the very same powerful first-class hosting servers as the ones which host the private virtual server packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per server), while the private virtual web servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' can be labeled as being quite inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, enormous websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web stores with 1000s of clients request a much more powerful webspace hosting platform. It seems that the chaps from 'Free Hostia' have reached the same conclusion too. To fulfil its customers' demands, 'Free Hostia' supplies a number of dedicated servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That evaluation stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated web hosting servers boast: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of data storage and Gigabit network interface cards will no doubt ensure the fast and stable work of any sort of site. According to 'Free Hostia', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from, think that all dedicated server specs furnished by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for commencing a hosting reseller business as each and every server ships with free billing software and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, count this as a little problem, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need backing, the Managed Services upgrade includes a few extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. An array of hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are available with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the magnificent drag-and-drop File Manager included in the Hepsia web space hosting CP will perhaps render the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol client pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.