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An evaluation of Free Hostia

We, at, have selected 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain and web hosting supplier. Therefore we anticipate that this brief review of 'Free Hostia' is maybe going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all over the World in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all over the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'Free Hostia' presently provides domain and hosting services in several 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 virtually the entire World. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Hosting Plans

The initial thing we, at, have detected is the budget prices of the shared hosting packages provided by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the website hosting packages provided by 'Free Hostia' are driven by an in-house created, futuristic cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by an individual pack of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting provider on the Globe will have immense predicaments with, since cPanel is a one-server based web site hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being tackled by one single server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based website hosting companies are not able to add extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to set up their own file platform), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web site hosting plans, which are powered by a real cloud hosting solution. With a shared web space hosting package, each customer pays just for his/her plan, thus retaining the site hosting price very low (because multiple customers use the same web server). In short, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered web hosting solution, enables you to pay solely for the resources that you indeed require, refraining from a situation where you pay for a feature-rich web hosting package that you cannot actually utilize, or for a low-end webspace hosting account that cannot host your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a basic package and upgrade as your web presence expands. Hence, you economize funds that you can invest in publicizing the site while it is still novel. Every website hosting account supplied by 'Free Hostia' ships with an online website builder and over forty popular script platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web page design services. 'Free Hostia' distributes shared web hosting plans in a number of different geographical regions across the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in the UK and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. That way, practically the entire World is encompassed to provide you and your web site's visitors with a steady and fast web hosting service at a convenient place. Altogether, the shared hosting services furnished 'Free Hostia' are very well furnished and come at a very low price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To people with little or no practice, a virtual private web server may seem difficult to manage. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main US data center in Chicago. Managing these plans is similar to administering a conventional shared web space hosting account through a web site hosting CP interface. They have all the features of a shared web page hosting package such as a fee-free web site builder and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated web hosting account is many times larger than that of a shared webspace hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared with the shared webspace hosting packages. When compared with a shared website hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD allowance is a norm too. The semi-dedicated web server accounts do not offer full root access (we, at, think of this as a little disadvantage), but the advantage is that they are administered through the very same web page hosting CP tool as the shared web site hosting accounts. This hints that a known graphical user interface is offered to all users who do not feel confident enough to administer a VPS, yet require more power and supplies than a virtual hosting server can deliver. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the resources of the very same powerful cutting edge servers as the ones which host the VPS web server hosting accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), while the virtual private web 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 provided by 'Free Hostia' can be dubbed as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), starting from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, enormous web sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web storefronts with thousands of customers demand a much more powerful site hosting platform. It appears that the blokes from 'Free Hostia' have drawn the same conclusion too. To meet its customers' anticipations, 'Free Hostia' provides a bouquet of dedicated hosting servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That assessment stands on the hardware specs the dedicated web hosting servers include: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit network cards will definitely ensure the fast and steady performance of any type of site. According to 'Free Hostia', the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from, think that all dedicated server packages offered by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for starting a hosting reseller business as each server arrives with free-of-cost invoice transaction software and a free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a tiny minus, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you require backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides a few extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of web space hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are available with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the remarkable point and click File Manager offered by the Hepsia site hosting CP will perhaps render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software pointless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), beginning from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.