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A survey of Free Hostia

We, at, have picked 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain and hosting vendor. Hence we expect that this short assessment of 'Free Hostia' is maybe going to be very useful for other individuals from all around the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all over the World, because the mere fact is that 'Free Hostia' presently offers domain and hosting services in multiple data center facility sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing approximately the whole Earth. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in short:

Shared Web Page Hosting Plans

The first thing we, at, have noticed is the cheap prices of the shared site hosting accounts furnished by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web hosting plans provided by 'Free Hostia' are powered by an in-house designed, avant-garde cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by an individual set of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Globe will have great problems with, since cPanel is a one-server based web page hosting environment (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web site hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based website hosting companies are unable to include extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must create their own file system), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web space hosting accounts, which are powered by an actual clustered site hosting system. With a shared webspace hosting package, each customer pays only for his/her account, thus preserving the hosting price really low (because a lot of customers are located on the same server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud hosting solution, allows you to pay only for the reserves that you actually need, avoiding a situation where you pay for a powerful site hosting plan that you cannot really use, or for a small web site hosting package that cannot host your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a tiny plan and upgrade as your web presence expands. Hence, you save capital that you can invest in promoting the site while it is still novel. Each and every website hosting plan supplied by 'Free Hostia' contains an online website builder and over 40 widely used script software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for site design services. 'Free Hostia' provides shared web space hosting accounts in a number of different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one server farm facility in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; 2 European datacenters - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. In this way, approximately the whole planet is covered to supply you and your site's visitors with a steady and fast web hosting service at a preferred location. On the whole, the shared hosting accounts delivered 'Free Hostia' are quite well appointed and are available at a very good price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no experience, a VPS web server may appear difficult to administer. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also keeps semi-dedicated web servers in its main US server farm facility in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to handling a conventional shared web space hosting plan through a web space hosting CP GUI. They have all the specs of a shared website hosting account such as a free-of-charge web site building tool and a web app installer, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated server web hosting account is many times greater than that of a shared webspace hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared website hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain allowance is a norm too. The semi-dedicated server packages do not arrive with complete server root access (we, at, deem this a little minus), but the advantage is that they are administered through the same site hosting Control Panel interface as the shared site hosting packages. This goes to say that a recognizable graphical user interface is offered to all users who do not have enough confidence to handle a private virtual web hosting server, yet need more power and supplies than a private virtual web server can furnish them with. This is so because the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the same powerful high-class hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual server hosting plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), while the virtual private web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to 120 per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' can be labeled as being amazingly cheap (as far as price is concerned), starting from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, huge websites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous web storefronts with 1000s of clients require a much more powerful web space hosting environment. It appears that the blokes from 'Free Hostia' have come to the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its customers' anticipations, 'Free Hostia' provides an array of dedicated servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specifications the hosting servers include: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of web space and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly ensure the fast and stable performance of any kind of website. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from, think that all dedicated server configurations offered by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as every web server offers free-of-charge billing software and a fee-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers provided by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a little problem, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade provides a handful of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A number of web page hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are available with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the superb point and click File Manager included in the Hepsia site hosting CP will probably render the utilization of any FTP software program pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will definitely make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.