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A survey of Free Hostia

We, at, have selected 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain and hosting distributor. Hence we deem that this short assessment of 'Free Hostia' is perchance going to be quite helpful for other people from all over the World in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all over the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'Free Hostia' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in several data center locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing practically the whole Earth. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in short:

Shared Site Hosting Solutions

The initial detail we, at, have noticed is the cut-rate prices of the shared web site hosting solutions 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 hosting packages supplied by 'Free Hostia' are driven by a custom developed, advanced cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., runs on a separate pack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Globe will have huge predicaments with, because cPanel is a single server based website hosting environment (each hosting service, such as email, databases, CP, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel website hosting corporations are unable to include new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to devise their own file platform), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared webspace hosting accounts, which are powered by a genuine cloud web space hosting system. With a shared website hosting account, each customer pays just for his/her account, thus retaining the website hosting price really low (since multiple customers share the same web hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a cloud web hosting solution, enables you to pay only for the reserves that you actually need, avoiding a situation where you pay for an advanced webspace hosting package that you cannot actually utilize, or for a small web page hosting plan that cannot handle your web site. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a basic package and upgrade as your web site expands. Hence, you spare funds that you can invest in promoting the site while it is still new. Each website hosting plan provided by 'Free Hostia' boasts an online website builder and over 40 widely used script-driven platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web design services. 'Free Hostia' distributes shared site hosting solutions in a number of different regions around the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. In this way, nearly the whole Earth is covered to provide you and your web site's visitors with a stable and fast webspace hosting solution at a desired place. On the whole, the shared hosting solutions delivered 'Free Hostia' are very well stocked and come at a good price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To clients with little or no practice, a virtual web server may appear problematic to manage. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also hosts semi-dedicated web servers in its main United States server farm in Chicago. Handling these accounts is similar to administering a conventional shared web page hosting plan through a CP GUI. They have all the specs of a shared site hosting account such as a free-of-cost website building tool and a web application installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated hosting server account is many times larger than that of a shared web space hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared web space hosting accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared web page hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain allowance is a principle too. The semi-dedicated server accounts do not ship with root access (we, at, count this as a slight drawback), but the benefit is that they are managed through the very same webspace hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web page hosting accounts. This signifies that a user-friendly GUI is offered to all customers who are not confident enough to administer a private virtual hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and system resources than a private virtual web server can furnish them with. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the same powerful leading edge hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS hosting packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), whereas the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' can be classified as being very affordable (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In's opinion, large sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous web shops with 1000s of customers require a much more powerful web page hosting solution. It seems that the blokes from 'Free Hostia' have drawn the same conclusion too. To meet its users' anticipations, 'Free Hostia' provides a bouquet of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specifications the dedicated servers arrive with: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit network cards will definitely guarantee the fast and stable performance of any kind of web site. According to 'Free Hostia', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server packages delivered by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server provides free-of-charge invoice transaction software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated hosting servers provided by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a little downside, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of help, the Managed Services upgrade includes a selection of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. Several web site hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are available with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the outstanding point-and-click File Manager included in the Hepsia web site hosting CP will perhaps make the use of any File Transfer Protocol client futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic package.