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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at, have picked 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain name and hosting distributor. This is why we expect that this concise evaluation of 'Free Hostia' is perhaps going to be quite helpful for other people from all around the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all over the World, since the simple truth is that 'Free Hostia' currently provides domain and hosting services in multiple server farm sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering nearly the whole Globe. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in short:

Shared Webspace Hosting Services

The initial thing we, at, have perceived is the low-cost prices of the shared website hosting packages supplied 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 site hosting packages offered by 'Free Hostia' are powered by a custom designed, advanced cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being dealt with by a different stack of servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Globe will have immense difficulties with, since cPanel is a single server based web hosting platform (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web space hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based webspace hosting companies are unable to include additional functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they must concoct their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web site hosting packages, which are powered by an authentic cloud webspace hosting system. With a shared web page hosting plan, each client pays just for his/her plan, thus maintaining the price really low (because lots of users are hosted on the same web hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a cloud web page hosting platform, enables you to pay solely for the resources that you indeed require, refraining from a scenario where you pay for an advanced website hosting plan that you cannot truly utilize, or for a tiny hosting account that cannot host your site. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a low-end package and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. That way, you save funds that you can invest in advertising the website while it is still new. Every web page hosting plan supplied by 'Free Hostia' arrives with an online web site building tool and more than forty popular script-driven platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for website design services. 'Free Hostia' supplies shared site hosting services in a number of different regions across the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; two European data centers - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. That way, virtually the entire planet is covered to provide you and your visitors with a steady and fast website hosting solution at a preferred location. Altogether, the shared hosting packages offered 'Free Hostia' are quite well appointed and come at an attractive price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To people with little or no experience, a private virtual hosting server may appear tough to administer. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also houses semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal US datacenter in Chicago. Administering these accounts is similar to administering a typical shared website hosting package through a hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the specs of a shared package such as a free-of-cost web site building tool and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated hosting package is many times greater than that of a shared web hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared site hosting packages. When matched against a shared account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name quota is a principle too. The semi-dedicated hosting server packages do not offer root privileges (we, at, consider this a little disadvantage), but the benefit is that they are administered via the very same hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared webspace hosting accounts. This implies that a user-friendly graphical interface is available to all users who are not confident enough to manage a VPS hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and system resources than a VPS server can furnish them with. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the same powerful first-rate web servers as the ones which host the virtual web server plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), whereas the private virtual web hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Free Hostia' can be dubbed as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Servers

According to, huge websites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular web shops with thousands of customers require a much more powerful web page hosting platform. It appears that the fellows from 'Free Hostia' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its clients' needs, 'Free Hostia' delivers a selection of dedicated web hosting servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That assessment rests on the hardware configurations the web hosting servers are offering: many-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of web space and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt guarantee the fast and stable performance of any kind of web site. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server solutions delivered by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for establishing a hosting reseller business as every web server arrives with free-of-charge invoice transaction software platform and a bonus domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers offered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a minor problem, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand support, the Managed Services upgrade provides an assortment of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A bouquet of web space hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are available with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the impressive point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel will perhaps make the recourse to any FTP client futile. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from $139.95 for the Arctic package.