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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at, have selected 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain name and web hosting vendor. Hence we expect that this concise assessment of 'Free Hostia' is perchance going to be very helpful for other individuals from all over the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting services. We say folks from all over the World, since the simple truth is that 'Free Hostia' presently provides domain and hosting services in multiple data center facility sites: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering virtually the entire planet. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in a few words:

Shared Web Space Hosting Solutions

The initial detail we, at, have observed is the cheap 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 called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web site hosting packages furnished by 'Free Hostia' are driven by an in-house developed, innovative cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by an independent stack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Globe will have immense difficulties with, because cPanel is a one-server based site hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by a single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web page hosting vendors cannot add new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must concoct their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared website hosting plans, which are powered by a real clustered site hosting system. With a shared plan, each client pays only for his/her plan, thus retaining the website hosting price amazingly low (since plenty of users are hosted on one and the same server). In short, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a cloud web space hosting solution, allows you to pay solely for the resources that you actually require, avoiding a situation where you pay for an advanced hosting plan that you cannot truly use, or for a low-end web space hosting account that cannot shelter your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a low-end plan and upgrade as your web site grows. In this way, you save cash that you can invest in advertising the web page while it is still brand new. Each and every hosting plan offered by 'Free Hostia' boasts an online web site builder and over forty widely used script-driven platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for site design solutions. 'Free Hostia' supplies shared site hosting accounts in a number of different regions across the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. Thus, nearly the entire Globe is covered to supply you and your site's visitors with a stable and fast web hosting service at a convenient place. All in all, the shared hosting plans furnished 'Free Hostia' are really well equipped and are available at a cut-rate price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To people with little or no practice, a private virtual hosting server may seem problematic to administer. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also hosts semi-dedicated servers in its principal US server farm facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is similar to managing a regular shared web site hosting package through a web site hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared plan such as a free-of-cost website builder and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated hosting package is many times bigger than that of a shared hosting plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is almost FIVE times as much as compared to the shared packages. When compared to a shared website hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD quota is a principle too. The semi-dedicated server web hosting packages do not arrive with full root access (we, at, regard this as a little weakness), but the benefit is that they are managed through the very same Control Panel user interface as the shared website hosting accounts. This suggests that a known GUI is accessible by all clients who do not have enough self-condifence to administer a private virtual web hosting server, yet demand more power and reserves than a virtual private web server can offer. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the very same powerful cutting edge web servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual hosting server accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), while the VPS web servers can reach a much greater number (80 to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Free Hostia' can be labeled as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to, enormous sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous web shops with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful web page hosting environment. It seems that the folks from 'Free Hostia' have drawn the same conclusion too. To live up to its clients' demands, 'Free Hostia' delivers an array of dedicated servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That evaluation is based on the hardware configurations the dedicated web servers are offering: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit NICs will doubtlessly ensure the quick and stable performance of any type of web site. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server accounts furnished by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for commencing a hosting reseller business as each server includes free-of-charge billing software and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a small minus, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand assistance, the Managed Services upgrade includes several supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the excellent drag-and-drop File Manager included in the Hepsia hosting CP will probably make the use of any FTP software program useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will no doubt make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic package.