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A review of Free Hostia

We, at, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain name and hosting provider. Hence we think that this brief evaluation of 'Free Hostia' is perchance going to be very helpful for other individuals from all around the Globe who seek domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all around the World, because the mere fact is that 'Free Hostia' presently provides domain and hosting services in multiple data center facility sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing almost the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in a few words:

Shared Web Space Hosting Accounts

The initial detail we, at, have observed is the reasonable prices of the shared website hosting services offered by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the website hosting packages delivered by 'Free Hostia' are driven by a custom invented, cutting edge cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being handled by an individual group of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting firm on the Earth will have considerable predicaments with, because cPanel is a one-server based web site hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by a single server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel webspace hosting firms cannot add extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must invent their own file platform), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared webspace hosting accounts, which are powered by a real cloud site hosting solution. With a shared webspace hosting plan, each client pays solely for his/her package, thus keeping the site hosting price really low (because many customers utilize one and the same web hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a clustered website hosting solution, allows you to pay just for the resources that you indeed need, precluding a situation where you pay for a powerful web page hosting package that you cannot actually utilize, or for a basic web space hosting plan that cannot shelter your web site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a small plan and upgrade as your web site grows. Thus, you spare capital that you can invest in promoting the site while it is still new. Every site hosting plan furnished by 'Free Hostia' contains an online site building tool and over 40 popular script-driven software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web site design solutions. 'Free Hostia' supplies shared web page hosting plans in several different countries around the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; two European data centers - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. That way, nearly the entire Earth is covered to present you and your web page's visitors with a stable and fast website hosting service at a nearby location. On the whole, the shared hosting services supplied 'Free Hostia' are very well appointed and are available at a very cheap price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To customers with little or no experience, a virtual server may appear difficult to manage. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also keeps semi-dedicated web servers in its principal United States data center facility in Chicago. Administering these plans is comparable to managing a typical shared web page hosting account via a site hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the specs of a shared web site hosting account such as a fee-free web site builder and a web application installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared web space hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared accounts. When compared to a shared site hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name quota is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated server hosting plans do not offer root privileges (we, at, deem this a minor problem), but the plus is that they are managed via the very same CP GUI as the shared web space hosting accounts. This goes to say that a known GUI is accessible by all users who do not feel confident enough to manage a private virtual web server, but at the same time are in need of more power and supplies than a virtual web hosting server can supply them with. This is so because the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful first-class servers as the ones which accommodate the Virtual Private Server web hosting accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), while the virtual private web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Free Hostia' can be defined as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, huge websites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous online shops with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful web space hosting environment. It appears that the guys from 'Free Hostia' have reached the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its users' anticipations, 'Free Hostia' supplies an assortment of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specs the hosting servers are offering: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt ensure the quick and steady performance of any kind of web site. According to 'Free Hostia', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server solutions supplied by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for initiating a hosting reseller business as every server comes with free invoicing transaction software platform and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a small problem, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand backing, the Managed Services upgrade includes an array of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. An assortment of site hosting CP (CP) interfaces are available with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the remarkable drag-and-drop File Manager included in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel will possibly make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.