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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at, have picked 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain name and hosting distributor. Hence we deem that this short review of 'Free Hostia' is perhaps going to be very helpful for other folks from all over the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all around the Globe, because the simple truth is that 'Free Hostia' currently delivers domain and hosting services in several data center facility locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing nearly the entire World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in brief:

Shared Web Space Hosting Services

The initial detail we, at, have detected is the modest prices of the shared web site hosting solutions supplied by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web page hosting accounts furnished by 'Free Hostia' are driven by a custom developed, leading edge cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by an independent pack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Globe will have enormous difficulties with, because cPanel is a one single server based webspace hosting environment (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being handled by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web hosting suppliers are unable to include new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must develop their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web space hosting plans, which are driven by a real cloud web space hosting solution. With a shared site hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her package, thus keeping the site hosting price amazingly low (because lots of clients share the same hosting server). In short, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a clustered web page hosting solution, permits you to pay solely for the resources that you indeed need, escaping a scenario where you pay for a powerful web site hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a low-end website hosting account that cannot shelter your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to kick off with a small package and upgrade as your web presence expands. That way, you spare money that you can spend on publicizing the site while it is still new. Each and every web hosting account delivered by 'Free Hostia' arrives with an online site building tool and more than 40 popular script platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web design solutions. 'Free Hostia' provides shared website hosting plans in a number of different geographical regions across the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; 2 European server farms - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. That way, practically the whole World is encompassed to provide you and your website's visitors with a steady and reliable hosting service at a convenient location. As a whole, the shared hosting packages furnished 'Free Hostia' are quite well furnished and are available at a very modest price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To people with little to no practice, a virtual private web server may appear tough to handle. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also hosts semi-dedicated servers in its main United States datacenter facility in Chicago. Handling these plans is similar to handling a typical shared site hosting account through a web space hosting CP user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web site hosting plan such as a free site building tool and a web app installer, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated web server hosting package is many times greater than that of a shared web site hosting plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is nearly FIVE times as much as compared to the shared website hosting accounts. When contrasted with a shared webspace hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated web server accounts do not arrive with full root access (we, at, consider this a minor downside), but the advantage is that they are administered via the very same web hosting CP interface as the shared plans. This suggests that a recognizable GUI is available to all users who are not self-confident enough to manage a virtual private hosting server, but at the same time need more power and supplies than a private virtual web hosting server can offer. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the reserves of the same powerful leading edge web servers as the ones which host the virtual web server accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), whereas the private virtual web hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to 120 per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' can be categorized as being very inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to, huge web sites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular web storefronts with thousands of clients request a much more powerful web site hosting environment. It seems that the guys from 'Free Hostia' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To answer its clients' demands, 'Free Hostia' offers an array of dedicated web hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That estimation is based on the hardware specifications the web hosting servers sport: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 GB of web space and Gigabit NICs will doubtlessly ensure the quick and stable work of any type of web site. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server packages provided by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for establishing a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated server includes free invoicing software platform and a fee-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a small negative point, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need help, the Managed Services upgrade offers several additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A bouquet of hosting CP (CP) interfaces are available with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the great drag and drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will perhaps render the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol client useless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), starting from $139.95 for the Arctic package.