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A survey of Free Hostia

We, at, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain and web hosting vendor. Hence we anticipate that this concise evaluation of 'Free Hostia' is perchance going to be quite helpful for other people from all over the World in search for domain name and web hosting services. We say individuals from all over the World, since the simple fact is that 'Free Hostia' currently distributes domain and hosting services in several data center facility locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing approximately the whole Globe. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Space Hosting Solutions

The initial detail we, at, have noted is the low-cost prices of the shared web page hosting plans offered by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web hosting packages delivered by 'Free Hostia' are powered by an in-house designed, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, web page hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by an independent set of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting firm on the Globe will have colossal problems with, since cPanel is a one single server based web site hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, webspace hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web site hosting suppliers are not able to include new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to concoct their own file system), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web site hosting packages, which are driven by an authentic cloud site hosting platform. With a shared web site hosting account, each customer pays only for his/her account, thus keeping the web space hosting price amazingly low (since a lot of clients utilize the same web server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a clustered web site hosting platform, allows you to pay just for the resources that you actually require, evading a situation where you pay for a powerful hosting plan that you cannot really use, or for a tiny web page hosting package that cannot accommodate your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a low-end package and upgrade as your web page grows. So, you spare funds that you can invest in publicizing the web page while it is still novel. Each and every webspace hosting plan supplied by 'Free Hostia' comprises an online web site building tool and over forty popular script-driven software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for website design solutions. 'Free Hostia' provides shared web hosting services in a number of different countries across the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European datacenters - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. That way, almost the whole planet is covered to present you and your visitors with a stable and reliable website hosting service at a nearby place. Altogether, the shared hosting plans delivered 'Free Hostia' are quite well furnished and are available at a very low price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To users with little or no practice, a VPS may seem complicated to handle. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also stores semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main United States data center in Chicago. Administering these packages is comparable to managing a normal shared hosting plan through a hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the specs of a shared web space hosting account such as a free website building tool and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated web server package is many times greater than that of a shared web space hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be used is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared web page hosting packages. When matched against a shared web page hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain allowance is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated server packages do not ship with full root access (we, at, consider this a small weakness), but the advantage is that they are administered via the very same site hosting Control Panel interface as the shared web space hosting packages. This indicates that a known graphical user interface is available to all users who are not confident enough to handle a private virtual server, yet are in need of more power and system resources than a virtual web server can deliver. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the reserves of the same powerful hyper-advanced web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual hosting server packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), whereas the private virtual web servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to 120 per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Free Hostia' can be branded as being amazingly cheap (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, huge websites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous web stores with 1000s of clients call for a much more powerful hosting solution. It appears that the blokes from 'Free Hostia' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To meet its users' expectations, 'Free Hostia' offers a selection of dedicated web hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That estimate rests on the hardware specs the servers ship with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand GB of disk space and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly guarantee the quick and steady performance of any kind of site. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server accounts offered by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for commencing a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server offers free-of-charge invoice transaction software and a fee-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers provided by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, count this as a tiny drawback, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides an assortment of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A bouquet of web page hosting CP (CP) GUIs are available with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the magnificent drag-and-drop File Manager included in the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will probably render the use of any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia site hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will no doubt make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.