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A review of Free Hostia

We, at, have picked 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain name and hosting distributor. Hence we believe that this succinct assessment of 'Free Hostia' is perhaps going to be very useful for other people from all over the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all over the Globe, since the mere truth is that 'Free Hostia' presently supplies domain and hosting services in several server farm facility locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing practically the whole World. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in a few words:

Shared Hosting Plans

The initial thing we, at, have observed is the low-cost prices of the shared web site hosting services offered by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web space hosting packages offered by 'Free Hostia' are powered by a custom devised, ultramodern cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on a separate stack of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation in the World will have considerable predicaments with, since cPanel is a one-server based webspace hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web space hosting firms cannot include extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must set up their own file platform), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web hosting plans, which are driven by a real clustered webspace hosting solution. With a shared site hosting package, each customer pays only for his/her account, thus retaining the site hosting price amazingly low (because many users utilize the same web server). In brief, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a clustered website hosting solution, permits you to pay just for the resources that you actually need, evading a scenario where you pay for an advanced hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a basic hosting account that cannot shelter your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny plan and upgrade as your web site expands. Thus, you spare money that you can invest in promoting the web site while it is still novel. Every hosting plan delivered by 'Free Hostia' offers an online website building tool and over forty widely used script platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'Free Hostia' supplies shared web site hosting accounts in several different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; two European data center facilities - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Hence, almost the entire planet is encompassed to provide you and your web site's visitors with a steady and dependable webspace hosting service at a nearby location. As a whole, the shared hosting plans delivered 'Free Hostia' are really well stocked and are available at a very modest price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To customers with little to no experience, a VPS server may seem tough to administer. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also offers semi-dedicated web servers in its main United States data center facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is comparable to administering a standard shared account through a web space hosting CP tool. They have all the features of a shared plan such as a free-of-cost website builder and a PHP script installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated web server hosting package is many times larger than that of a shared web hosting package. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared web page hosting packages. When matched against a shared web page hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name quota is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated server web hosting packages do not come with full server root access (we, at, regard this as a tiny disadvantage), but the good point is that they are administered through the very same web space hosting CP tool as the shared hosting plans. This suggests that a user-friendly graphical user interface is accessible by all users who do not have enough confidence to administer a virtual web hosting server, but at the same time require more power and system resources than a VPS web server can bestow on them. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the resources of the very same powerful high-end hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual web server hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), while the virtual hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Free Hostia' can be defined as being quite inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to, big web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous online shops with 1000s of customers need a much more powerful web hosting platform. It appears that the fellows from 'Free Hostia' have come to the same conclusion too. To satisfy its customers' expectations, 'Free Hostia' delivers an assortment of dedicated servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That evaluation stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated hosting servers are offering: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand GB of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly ensure the fast and steady work of any sort of site. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server accounts offered by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for starting a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web hosting server offers free-of-cost billing transaction software and a bonus domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a slight problem, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand backing, the Managed Services upgrade offers a bunch of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A selection of web space hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the splendid drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web space hosting CP will probably render the recourse to any FTP software pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very cheap (still the Hepsia Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will definitely make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic package.