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A survey of Free Hostia

We, at, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain and hosting provider. This is why we anticipate that this succinct evaluation of 'Free Hostia' is perhaps going to be very helpful for other individuals from all around the Globe who seek domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the World, because the mere truth is that 'Free Hostia' currently supplies domain and hosting services in several datacenter sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing approximately the whole World. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in short:

Shared Webspace Hosting Services

The initial detail we, at, have noticed is the reasonable prices of the shared web space hosting solutions furnished 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 web site hosting accounts delivered by 'Free Hostia' are powered by a custom devised, innovative cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, webspace hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by a separate pack of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Earth will have considerable difficulties with, because cPanel is a single server based webspace hosting environment (each web hosting service, like email, databases, website hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web space hosting providers are unable to add extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they have to make their own file platform), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared hosting accounts, which are driven by an authentic cloud web site hosting system. With a shared web hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her package, thus maintaining the hosting price really low (because multiple clients utilize one and the same web hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud web site hosting platform, permits you to pay solely for the reserves that you indeed need, avoiding a scenario where you pay for an advanced web hosting package that you cannot actually utilize, or for a basic hosting account that cannot accommodate your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a basic plan and upgrade as your site grows. Hence, you spare money that you can spend on publicizing the website while it is still novel. Each and every site hosting plan furnished by 'Free Hostia' offers an online website building tool and more than forty widely used script software platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for site design solutions. 'Free Hostia' offers shared web site hosting services in a number of different regions across the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Hence, virtually the entire World is covered to supply you and your web site's visitors with a steady and reliable website hosting service at a preferred place. On the whole, the shared hosting accounts offered 'Free Hostia' are really well equipped and are available at a budget price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To customers with little or no practice, a VPS may seem complicated to manage. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also stores semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main American datacenter in Chicago. Handling these accounts is comparable to administering a conventional shared website hosting plan via a web page hosting CP tool. They have all the features of a shared webspace hosting package such as a free-of-cost site builder and a web application installer, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated web hosting plan is many times greater than that of a shared web site hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is about 5 times as much as compared to the shared webspace hosting accounts. When compared with a shared package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name quota is a norm too. The semi-dedicated hosting packages do not include complete root-level access (we, at, think that this is a small minus), but the advantage is that they are administered via the same Control Panel GUI as the shared accounts. This goes to say that a familiar GUI is available to all customers who are not confident enough to handle a VPS hosting server, but at the same time require more power and reserves than a private virtual server can provide them with. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful high-class web servers as the ones which host the virtual server web hosting packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), whereas the private virtual 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 dubbed as being quite inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), starting from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to, huge websites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular online stores with thousands of clients need a much more powerful web hosting environment. It seems that the guys from 'Free Hostia' have reached the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its users' expectations, 'Free Hostia' supplies an array of dedicated hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That evaluation rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated hosting servers ship with: many-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of disk storage and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly ensure the fast and stable performance of any sort of website. According to 'Free Hostia', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from, think that all dedicated server specs provided by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for initiating a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web hosting server offers free billing software platform and a free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers provided by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a tiny weakness, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides a number of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. An assortment of hosting CP (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the great point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel will possibly make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol client pointless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very cheap (still the Hepsia website hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic package.