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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at, have selected 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain and hosting distributor. Therefore we deem that this brief review of 'Free Hostia' is perhaps going to be quite helpful for other people from all over the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all over the Globe, since the mere fact is that 'Free Hostia' currently supplies domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering approximately the entire World. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in short:

Shared Webspace Hosting Solutions

The first thing we, at, have noticed is the budget prices of the shared web page hosting solutions supplied by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web site hosting plans offered by 'Free Hostia' are driven by a custom created, futuristic cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web site hosting CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by an individual group of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor in the World will have huge troubles with, since cPanel is a one-server based web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by one single server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web site hosting vendors are not able to include additional functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must design their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared site hosting accounts, which are powered by a real clustered hosting system. With a shared hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her account, thus keeping the site hosting price really low (because lots of users are hosted on one and the same hosting server). In short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a clustered web page hosting platform, allows you to pay just for the resources that you really need, averting a scenario where you pay for a powerful web hosting plan that you cannot really utilize, or for a small web page hosting package that cannot shelter your website. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a tiny package and upgrade as your web page expands. So, you spare money that you can expend on advertising the web site while it is still novel. Every web site hosting account delivered by 'Free Hostia' sports an online site building tool and over forty popular script-driven platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web design solutions. 'Free Hostia' delivers shared website hosting accounts in several different geographical regions across the World. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European server farms - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. That way, approximately the entire planet is encompassed to present you and your website's visitors with a stable and fast web space hosting solution at a convenient place. As a whole, the shared hosting services furnished 'Free Hostia' are very well appointed and come at an attractive price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To users with little or no practice, a VPS hosting server may appear complicated to handle. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also houses semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main United States datacenter facility in Chicago. Handling these accounts is similar to handling a standard shared webspace hosting plan through a web hosting CP interface. They have all the specs of a shared hosting plan such as a free-of-charge website builder and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated account is many times greater than that of a shared hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is approximately 5 times as much as compared with the shared accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared site hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name quota is a norm too. The semi-dedicated server accounts do not ship with complete server root access (we, at, think that this is a slight weakness), but the advantage is that they are administered through the very same website hosting Control Panel interface as the shared hosting plans. This signifies that a familiar graphical interface is accessible by all clients who do not have enough self-condifence to manage a virtual private web server, yet require more power and resources than a virtual hosting server can offer. This is so because the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the same powerful leading edge servers as the ones which host the virtual server packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), while the VPS hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' can be labeled as being very affordable (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Servers

According to, large sites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular web stores with 1000s of customers need a much more powerful web space hosting environment. It seems that the blokes from 'Free Hostia' have drawn the same conclusion too. To answer its customers' anticipations, 'Free Hostia' supplies an assortment of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That evaluation rests on the hardware specs the hosting servers arrive with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand GB of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will undoubtedly guarantee the quick and steady work of any sort of site. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server specifications offered by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for beginning a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server offers free-of-cost billing software and a fee-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers offered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a slight weakness, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of help, the Managed Services upgrade includes several extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, web server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. An array of web space hosting CP (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the remarkable point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel will probably render the utilization of any FTP software useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very cheap (still the Hepsia web page hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic package.