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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at, have selected 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain name and hosting distributor. Therefore we imagine that this concise evaluation of 'Free Hostia' is perchance going to be very useful for other people from all over the World who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We state folks from all over the World, since the mere truth is that 'Free Hostia' currently provides domain and hosting services in several server farm facility sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing almost the entire planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in short:

Shared Web Site Hosting Solutions

The first detail we, at, have noticed is the low-cost prices of the shared web hosting services furnished by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the hosting packages furnished by 'Free Hostia' are driven by a custom created, modern cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being tackled by an independent group of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting distributor in the World will have considerable troubles with, since cPanel is a one-server based website hosting platform (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, site hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web hosting companies cannot add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to design their own file system), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared hosting packages, which are driven by a genuine cloud website hosting solution. With a shared web page hosting account, each customer pays solely for his/her package, thus keeping the hosting price really low (because multiple customers use one and the same server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which runs on a clustered web page hosting platform, permits you to pay only for the reserves that you actually need, evading a situation where you pay for a powerful web page hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a small site hosting plan that cannot handle your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a basic package and upgrade as your web page grows. Hence, you economize cash that you can invest in advertising the website while it is still brand new. Each and every website hosting plan offered by 'Free Hostia' includes an online website builder and over 40 popular script-driven software platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web design services. 'Free Hostia' supplies shared web hosting packages in a number of different regions across the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. Hence, nearly the entire planet is covered to provide you and your site's visitors with a steady and reliable webspace hosting service at a preferred place. Altogether, the shared hosting packages delivered 'Free Hostia' are very well appointed and come at a very inexpensive price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little or no practice, a virtual private web server may appear troublesome to manage. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also houses semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main North American datacenter facility in Chicago. Administering these accounts is comparable to handling a regular shared web hosting package via a web space hosting CP GUI. They have all the features of a shared web page hosting package such as a fee-free site builder and a script installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web hosting server package is many times larger than that of a shared web page hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is about FIVE times as much as compared with the shared hosting accounts. When contrasted with a shared web page hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD quota is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated hosting accounts do not ship with complete server root access (we, at, regard this as a small weak point), but the benefit is that they are administered through the very same web site hosting CP user interface as the shared web space hosting packages. This signifies that a recognizable graphical user interface is available to all customers who are not confident enough to handle a VPS web hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and supplies than a virtual private web hosting server can provide them with. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the system resources of the very same powerful hyper-advanced servers as the ones which host the VPS server hosting plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), whereas the virtual private 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 provided by 'Free Hostia' can be categorized as being very inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Servers

According to, large sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online storefronts with thousands of clients need a much more powerful website hosting platform. It seems that the guys from 'Free Hostia' have reached the same conclusion as well. To live up to its clients' demands, 'Free Hostia' delivers a selection of dedicated servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That evaluation is based on the hardware configurations the web hosting servers boast: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of data storage and Gigabit network interface cards will definitely guarantee the quick and steady performance of any kind of site. According to 'Free Hostia', the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server packages offered by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as each and every web hosting server ships with free invoice transaction software and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers provided by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a minor inconvenience, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need assistance, the Managed Services upgrade includes a few supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. An assortment of web space hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the impressive drag-and-drop File Manager included in the Hepsia web page hosting CP will perhaps render the use of any FTP client useless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia CP and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from $139.95 for the Arctic package.