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An evaluation of Free Hostia

We, at, have selected 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain and hosting distributor. This is why we expect that this brief evaluation of 'Free Hostia' is maybe going to be quite useful for other individuals 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 mere fact is that 'Free Hostia' currently furnishes domain and hosting services in several server farm sites: in North America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing practically the whole World. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in short:

Shared Web Space Hosting Accounts

The first detail we, at, have detected is the cheap prices of the shared web site hosting packages furnished by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the site hosting plans delivered by 'Free Hostia' are driven by an in-house devised, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as email, databases, web hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on an independent bunch of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting company on the Earth will have colossal troubles with, because cPanel is a one-server based web site hosting environment (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, website hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being dealt with by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based web 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 construct their own file platform), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web hosting packages, which are driven by a real cloud webspace hosting solution. With a shared site hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her package, thus keeping the site hosting price very low (because plenty of customers share the same web server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a cloud web page hosting system, allows you to pay solely for the reserves that you really require, evading a situation where you pay for an advanced web site hosting plan that you cannot really utilize, or for a basic hosting account that cannot host your website. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a tiny package and upgrade as your site expands. That way, you economize cash that you can spend on promoting the site while it is still novel. Every web site hosting plan delivered by 'Free Hostia' includes an online website building tool and over forty popular script-driven software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for website design solutions. 'Free Hostia' furnishes shared web hosting services in several different countries across the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; 2 European datacenters - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. That way, approximately the whole Earth is encompassed to supply you and your web page's visitors with a steady and fast web site hosting service at a preferred location. Altogether, the shared hosting packages delivered 'Free Hostia' are quite well stocked and are available at an affordable price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no experience, a virtual private web server may appear complicated to administer. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also hosts semi-dedicated servers in its principal United States datacenter facility in Chicago. Managing these packages is similar to administering a standard shared site hosting account via a web page hosting CP GUI. They have all the features of a shared web hosting package such as a free-of-charge web site builder and a script installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated web hosting account is many times greater than that of a shared website hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared webspace hosting plans. When compared to a shared web hosting account, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name quota is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting accounts do not come with full root access (we, at, deem this a minor weak point), but the benefit is that they are administered via the very same hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared website hosting packages. This hints that a user-friendly graphical environment is accessible by all customers who do not have enough self-condifence to manage a private virtual web server, yet are in need of more power and supplies than a VPS web server can deliver. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the very same powerful first-rate hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual server web hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), while the Virtual Private Servers can reach a much greater number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' can be categorized as being amazingly affordable (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, large sites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular web storefronts with 1000s of clients request a much more powerful web site hosting environment. It seems that the blokes from 'Free Hostia' have reached the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its users' demands, 'Free Hostia' offers a number of dedicated web hosting servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That estimation is based on the hardware specs the dedicated servers come with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of data storage and Gigabit network interface cards will beyond doubt ensure the fast and steady performance of any sort of web site. According to 'Free Hostia', the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server accounts offered by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for beginning a hosting reseller business as each dedicated server ships with free-of-charge billing transaction software and a fee-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a minor minus, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need backing, the Managed Services upgrade includes a selection of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. An array of webspace hosting CP (CP) interfaces are available with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the exceptional drag and drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web space hosting CP will possibly make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol client futile. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very cheap (still the Hepsia hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will no doubt make you smile), beginning from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.