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A review of Free Hostia

We, at, have selected 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain and hosting supplier. Therefore we expect that this brief assessment of 'Free Hostia' is maybe going to be very useful for other folks from all over the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all over the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'Free Hostia' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in multiple server farm facility sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing virtually the entire planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in brief:

Shared Hosting Solutions

The initial detail we, at, have noticed is the budget prices of the shared web hosting accounts supplied by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the website hosting accounts furnished by 'Free Hostia' are driven by an in-house created, futuristic cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web site hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on an autonomous host of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting company on the Earth will have colossal troubles with, since cPanel is a one-server based web page hosting environment (each hosting service, like email, databases, website hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based site hosting firms are not able to include extra functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to develop their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web space hosting plans, which are powered by a genuine cloud hosting solution. With a shared web page hosting package, each client pays only for his/her account, thus retaining the web hosting price really low (because many users are hosted on the same web server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a clustered web space hosting system, permits you to pay solely for the resources that you really require, precluding a situation where you pay for a powerful webspace hosting plan that you cannot actually utilize, or for a small web space hosting account that cannot shelter your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a tiny plan and upgrade as your site grows. So, you save capital that you can invest in publicizing the web site while it is still new. Each and every webspace hosting account delivered by 'Free Hostia' offers an online site building tool and more than forty popular script-driven software applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web page design services. 'Free Hostia' offers shared site hosting services in several different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European data center facilities - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. That way, approximately the whole planet is covered to supply you and your web page's visitors with a steady and fast web space hosting service at a nearby place. On the whole, the shared hosting services supplied 'Free Hostia' are really well furnished and are available at a cut-rate price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no practice, a virtual private hosting server may seem complicated to manage. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also offers semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main American server farm facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is similar to handling a regular shared website hosting package via a site hosting CP interface. They have all the specs of a shared plan such as a free website building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web server hosting plan is many times greater than that of a shared website hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared to the shared web page hosting packages. When compared to a shared web space hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain quota is a norm too. The semi-dedicated web server hosting plans do not ship with complete root access (we, at, regard this as a small negative point), but the advantage is that they are managed via the same web page hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web site hosting packages. This implies that a recognizable graphical user interface is offered to all clients who do not have enough confidence to administer a VPS, but at the same time need more power and features than a virtual private web server can offer. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful avant-garde hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual web hosting server accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), whereas the VPS web servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to 120 per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' can be dubbed as being very cheap (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to, huge sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular online stores with 1000s of clients need a much more powerful web hosting platform. It appears that the chaps from 'Free Hostia' have come to the same conclusion too. To answer its customers' needs, 'Free Hostia' delivers a collection of dedicated hosting servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specs the dedicated hosting servers have: many-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will no doubt guarantee the quick and steady work of any kind of web site. According to 'Free Hostia', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server configurations supplied by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for commencing a hosting reseller business as each web server provides free invoicing software platform and a fee-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers offered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a small negative point, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you need aid, the Managed Services upgrade includes several extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of web page hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are available with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the excellent drag and drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel will possibly render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software program pointless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia website hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.