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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain and hosting vendor. This is why we believe that this succinct assessment of 'Free Hostia' is perhaps going to be quite useful for other people from all around the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all around the World, since the simple truth is that 'Free Hostia' presently delivers domain and hosting services in several datacenter sites: in America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing nearly the entire planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in a nutshell:

Shared Webspace Hosting Solutions

The initial detail we, at, have noted is the modest prices of the shared site hosting packages provided 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 thing here is that the web space hosting accounts delivered by 'Free Hostia' are powered by an in-house devised, avant-garde cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, site hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by an individual pack of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation in the World will have mammoth troubles with, because cPanel is a one-server based hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by one single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel webspace hosting vendors are not able to include additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to invent their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web page hosting plans, which are driven by an actual clustered web site hosting system. With a shared webspace hosting package, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus retaining the web space hosting price amazingly low (since lots of clients are located on one and the same web server). In short, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered site hosting solution, allows you to pay only for the resources that you actually require, refraining from a situation where you pay for a feature-rich site hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a low-end site hosting package that cannot handle your web page. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a basic plan and upgrade as your web presence grows. Thus, you save funds that you can invest in advertising the web site while it is still new. Each and every web site hosting package delivered by 'Free Hostia' arrives with an online website builder and more than 40 popular script platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web page design services. 'Free Hostia' furnishes shared hosting services in a number of different regions around the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; 2 European server farms - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Thus, virtually the entire World is covered to supply you and your web page's visitors with a steady and fast web page hosting service at a desired location. Altogether, the shared hosting services provided 'Free Hostia' are really well equipped and come at an affordable price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To people with little or no experience, a VPS server may appear tough to manage. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also houses semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main American server farm in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to handling a regular shared web page hosting plan via a web space hosting CP interface. They have all the features of a shared web page hosting plan such as a free website building tool and a web application installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated hosting package is many times larger than that of a shared package. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared web hosting plans. When contrasted with a shared hosting plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name allowance is a trend too. The semi-dedicated server packages do not come with full server root privileges (we, at, think of this as a small downside), but the plus is that they are administered through the very same web page hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared plans. This signifies that a known GUI is accessible by all clients who do not have enough self-condifence to handle a VPS web server, but at the same time need more power and supplies than a virtual web hosting server can furnish them with. This is so because the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful avant-garde web servers as the ones which host the private virtual server accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), while the virtual web servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to 120 per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' can be categorized as being amazingly cheap (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In's opinion, enormous websites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous web shops with 1000s of customers demand a much more powerful web space hosting platform. It appears that the guys from 'Free Hostia' have come to the same conclusion as well. To meet its customers' anticipations, 'Free Hostia' supplies a bouquet of dedicated web servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That assessment stands on the hardware specifications the dedicated web servers arrive with: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly ensure the quick and stable performance of any sort of web site. According to 'Free Hostia', the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server packages delivered by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for initiating a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web server ships with free invoice transaction software and a bonus domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers offered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a little weak point, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade includes an array of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. An array of hosting CP (CP) GUIs are available with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the outstanding point-and-click File Manager available in the Hepsia webspace hosting CP will probably make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol client futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia web page hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will definitely make you smile), beginning from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.