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A survey of Free Hostia

We, at, have selected 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain and hosting vendor. Therefore we consider that this brief assessment of 'Free Hostia' is probably going to be very useful for other people from all over the World who need domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all around the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'Free Hostia' currently supplies domain and hosting services in several server farm facility sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering approximately the entire World. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in a few words:

Shared Website Hosting Accounts

The first thing we, at, have perceived is the low-cost prices of the shared web space hosting solutions provided by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web site hosting accounts delivered by 'Free Hostia' are driven by an in-house created, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being run on an independent group of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting company on the Earth will have considerable predicaments with, because cPanel is a one single server based webspace hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being handled by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web site hosting companies cannot add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they have to develop their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared website hosting packages, which are driven by an actual clustered web space hosting system. With a shared website hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her package, thus keeping the price really low (since numerous users are hosted on one and the same web hosting server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud web page hosting solution, allows you to pay just for the resources that you really need, precluding a scenario where you pay for a high-end webspace hosting account that you cannot really utilize, or for a tiny web site hosting package that cannot shelter your site. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a tiny package and upgrade as your website expands. That way, you save cash that you can invest in promoting the website while it is still new. Each website hosting package delivered by 'Free Hostia' comes with an online site builder and more than 40 widely used script-driven software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web site design solutions. 'Free Hostia' distributes shared webspace hosting plans in several different countries around the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; 2 European datacenters - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Hence, nearly the entire Earth is encompassed to provide you and your website's visitors with a steady and fast web page hosting service at a preferred place. All in all, the shared hosting accounts provided 'Free Hostia' are very well equipped and come at a cut-rate price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little to no practice, a VPS may appear problematic to handle. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also houses semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main US server farm in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to administering a standard shared web hosting plan through a Control Panel user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared webspace hosting package such as a free-of-charge site building tool and a web application installer, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated web server plan is many times bigger than that of a shared web space hosting plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared web site hosting accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared site hosting account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is big: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain allowance is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated web server hosting plans do not ship with complete root access (we, at, regard this as a small downside), but the plus is that they are managed through the very same web page hosting Control Panel interface as the shared web site hosting plans. This suggests that a familiar graphical environment is accessible by all clients who are not confident enough to administer a virtual web hosting server, but at the same time need more power and features than a VPS hosting server can bestow on them. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the same powerful top-class servers as the ones which accommodate the Virtual Private Server web hosting packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), whereas the private virtual web servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' can be labeled as being very affordable (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, big websites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online storefronts with 1000s of customers need a much more powerful hosting solution. It appears that the guys from 'Free Hostia' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its customers' requirements, 'Free Hostia' provides a collection of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That estimate stands on the hardware specs the dedicated hosting servers ship with: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of data storage and Gigabit NICs will doubtlessly ensure the fast and steady work of any kind of web site. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding sites. We, from, believe that all dedicated server packages supplied by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for beginning a hosting reseller business as each hosting server arrives with free-of-charge invoice transaction software platform and a fee-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a little disadvantage, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of help, the Managed Services upgrade includes several additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. An assortment of web page hosting CP (CP) tools are available with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the outstanding point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel will possibly render the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol client pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia web page hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will no doubt make you smile), starting from $139.95 for the Arctic package.