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An evaluation of Free Hostia

We, at, have selected 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain and web hosting provider. Hence we deem that this short assessment of 'Free Hostia' is probably going to be very helpful for other folks from all over the Globe who need domain name and web hosting services. We say individuals from all around the Globe, since the simple fact is that 'Free Hostia' currently offers domain and hosting services in numerous server farm sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing virtually the whole World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in short:

Shared Site Hosting Services

The first detail we, at, have discerned is the reasonable prices of the shared web page hosting packages provided by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web site hosting accounts offered by 'Free Hostia' are powered by an in-house built, advanced cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by an autonomous set of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting corporation in the World will have immense problems with, since cPanel is a single server based webspace hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, runs on one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web site hosting suppliers cannot include new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they have to design their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared hosting accounts, which are powered by a genuine clustered hosting platform. With a shared web page hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus maintaining the hosting price really low (since numerous customers share one and the same hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a clustered web hosting system, enables you to pay just for the resources that you actually require, escaping a situation where you pay for a high-end hosting plan that you cannot truly utilize, or for a basic webspace hosting plan that cannot handle your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a basic package and upgrade as your website grows. That way, you save funds that you can expend on advertising the web page while it is still new. Each website hosting account supplied by 'Free Hostia' includes an online web site building tool and over forty popular script-driven platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web site design services. 'Free Hostia' delivers shared website hosting services in a number of different regions around the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in the UK and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. That way, almost the whole World is encompassed to supply you and your web site's visitors with a steady and reliable webspace hosting service at a nearby location. As a whole, the shared hosting services provided 'Free Hostia' are really well furnished and come at a very attractive price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To people with little to no practice, a VPS web hosting server may seem problematic to manage. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also stores semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main United States server farm facility in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to handling a regular shared website hosting plan through a webspace hosting CP GUI. They have all the specs of a shared web hosting account such as a free-of-cost site building tool and a script installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated package is many times bigger than that of a shared web page hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is almost FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web site hosting accounts. When contrasted with a shared web space hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain quota is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated web server accounts do not arrive with complete server root access (we, at, count this as a small inconvenience), but the advantage is that they are managed via the same website hosting CP user interface as the shared hosting packages. This means that a well-known graphical user interface is accessible by all clients who do not feel self-confident enough to administer a virtual private web hosting server, but at the same time need more power and system resources than a virtual private hosting server can supply them with. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the very same powerful top-class servers as the ones which host the virtual web server accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), while the virtual private web hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' can be dubbed as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Servers

In's opinion, big web sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web stores with 1000s of customers request a much more powerful hosting platform. It seems that the fellows from 'Free Hostia' have come to the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its customers' anticipations, 'Free Hostia' supplies a collection of dedicated servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That estimate rests on the hardware specifications the hosting servers are offering: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of web space and Gigabit network interface cards will definitely guarantee the fast and stable work of any sort of website. According to 'Free Hostia', the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from, think that all dedicated server solutions supplied by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for starting a hosting reseller business as each server ships with free-of-cost billing transaction software platform and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers offered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a small drawback, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you require assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides a few additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. An assortment of web space hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the impressive point and click File Manager offered by the Hepsia Control Panel will probably make the use of any File Transfer Protocol software program pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), starting from $139.95 for the Arctic package.