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An evaluation of Free Hostia

We, at, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain and hosting supplier. This is why we anticipate that this short evaluation of 'Free Hostia' is perhaps going to be very useful for other folks from all around the World who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all over the World, since the simple truth is that 'Free Hostia' currently supplies domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering virtually the entire World. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in brief:

Shared Website Hosting Packages

The initial detail we, at, have perceived is the reasonable prices of the shared web page hosting accounts delivered by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the website hosting accounts supplied by 'Free Hostia' are powered by a custom designed, advanced cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, runs on an independent group of servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting company on the Earth will have considerable complications with, because cPanel is a one-server based web hosting environment (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by one and the same web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel webspace hosting suppliers are unable to add additional functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they have to make their own file system), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting accounts, which are driven by an authentic clustered webspace hosting platform. With a shared web site hosting plan, each customer pays just for his/her plan, thus maintaining the price amazingly low (because multiple customers use one and the same web hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a cloud web page hosting platform, permits you to pay just for the resources that you really require, evading a situation where you pay for an advanced website hosting package that you cannot really use, or for a low-end web site hosting plan that cannot shelter your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to begin with a tiny package and upgrade as your online presence expands. In this way, you save cash that you can expend on advertising the web site while it is still brand new. Each and every web space hosting account delivered by 'Free Hostia' comes with an online website builder and over forty widely used script-driven software applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web page design services. 'Free Hostia' delivers shared website hosting accounts in several different geographical regions across the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; 2 European datacenters - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. Hence, nearly the entire planet is encompassed to supply you and your website's visitors with a stable and reliable site hosting service at a convenient location. All in all, the shared hosting plans delivered 'Free Hostia' are quite well stocked and come at an excellent price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To people with little or no practice, a private virtual web server may appear troublesome to handle. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also keeps semi-dedicated servers in its principal US server farm in Chicago. Managing these accounts is similar to handling a typical shared web page hosting account through a CP tool. They have all the specs of a shared web site hosting account such as a free-of-charge web site building tool and a script installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated account is many times larger than that of a shared hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is almost FIVE times as much as compared to the shared site hosting plans. When matched against a shared web page hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated web server hosting plans do not ship with complete root access (we, at, deem this a slight weakness), but the plus is that they are administered via the very same web space hosting Control Panel interface as the shared hosting plans. This means that a recognizable graphical interface is available to all users who are not self-confident enough to manage a VPS web server, but at the same time demand more power and system resources than a virtual web server can give them. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the very same powerful leading edge hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS hosting server plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), whereas the private virtual servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to 120 per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' can be branded as being amazingly cheap (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, big web sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous web storefronts with 1000s of clients demand a much more powerful hosting solution. It seems that the fellows from 'Free Hostia' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To live up to its customers' requirements, 'Free Hostia' delivers a selection of dedicated servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That estimate is based on the hardware specs the web servers arrive with: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand GB of web space and Gigabit NICs will definitely ensure the fast and stable performance of any kind of web site. According to 'Free Hostia', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server packages supplied by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated server provides free-of-charge invoicing transaction software platform and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers provided by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a little defect, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand aid, the Managed Services upgrade includes a few extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A number of web space hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are available with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the exceptional drag and drop File Manager available in the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel will perhaps make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will definitely make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.