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A survey of Free Hostia

We, at, have picked 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain and web hosting supplier. This is why we expect that this succinct assessment of 'Free Hostia' is perchance going to be quite useful for other folks from all around the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all over the Globe, since the mere fact is that 'Free Hostia' currently delivers domain and hosting services in several server farm facility sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing approximately the whole Globe. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in short:

Shared Web Space Hosting Services

The initial detail we, at, have detected is the low-cost prices of the shared site hosting solutions furnished by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web space hosting packages furnished by 'Free Hostia' are powered by a custom designed, advanced cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like email, databases, webspace hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being handled by an autonomous host of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation in the World will have mammoth problems with, because cPanel is a single server based webspace hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, web hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by one single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web page hosting vendors are not able to add extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to create their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web site hosting accounts, which are powered by a genuine clustered webspace hosting solution. With a shared plan, each customer pays just for his/her account, thus maintaining the web hosting price very low (since numerous clients utilize the same web server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud hosting platform, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you actually need, avoiding a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich webspace hosting plan that you cannot actually use, or for a small web hosting account that cannot handle your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a small package and upgrade as your web page grows. That way, you economize money that you can invest in promoting the web site while it is still new. Each web space hosting package supplied by 'Free Hostia' ships with an online web site building tool and over forty popular script software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web page design services. 'Free Hostia' offers shared webspace hosting services in a number of different countries around the World. There is one server farm facility in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; two European server farms - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. Thus, virtually the entire planet is covered to supply you and your website's visitors with a stable and fast web site hosting service at a desired location. All in all, the shared hosting services delivered 'Free Hostia' are very well equipped and come at an excellent price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no practice, a virtual private web server may appear difficult to handle. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also offers semi-dedicated web servers in its main North American datacenter facility in Chicago. Handling these plans is similar to administering a regular shared web page hosting plan through a site hosting CP interface. They have all the features of a shared web page hosting account such as a free-of-cost web site builder and a script installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web server hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared package. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared to the shared site hosting plans. When contrasted with a shared web hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated accounts do not come with complete server root access (we, at, count this as a small inconvenience), but the plus is that they are managed via the very same web space hosting CP user interface as the shared web site hosting accounts. This signifies that a known GUI is available to all clients who do not have enough self-condifence to administer a virtual private web hosting server, yet require more power and features than a private virtual web hosting server can furnish them with. This is so because the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the very same powerful high-class web servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual web hosting server accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per server), whereas the virtual servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to 120 per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' can be classified as being amazingly affordable (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to, huge sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular web storefronts with thousands of customers request a much more powerful web space hosting solution. It appears that the blokes from 'Free Hostia' have drawn the same conclusion too. To fulfil its customers' needs, 'Free Hostia' delivers a collection of dedicated web hosting servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That estimation stands on the hardware specs the dedicated web servers come with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand GB of web space and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly ensure the fast and steady work of any kind of site. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server specs furnished by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as every hosting server ships with free billing software platform and a bonus domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a minor problem, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you require help, the Managed Services upgrade includes a selection of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the splendid drag and drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel will possibly render the use of any FTP software useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic package.