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A review of Free Hostia

We, at, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain name and web hosting vendor. Hence we consider that this brief assessment of 'Free Hostia' is probably going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all over the World in need of domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all over the Globe, because the mere truth is that 'Free Hostia' currently provides domain and hosting services in multiple data center facility locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering almost the entire planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in a few words:

Shared Web Hosting Services

The first thing we, at, have detected is the inexpensive prices of the shared web site hosting accounts delivered by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the webspace hosting plans provided by 'Free Hostia' are powered by a custom invented, futuristic cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by a separate set of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Earth will have big difficulties with, since cPanel is a one-server based web site hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel webspace hosting corporations are unable to include new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to set up their own file platform), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web site hosting plans, which are powered by an actual cloud website hosting system. With a shared webspace hosting plan, each customer pays just for his/her package, thus keeping the hosting price amazingly low (since lots of users are located on one and the same web server). In a few words, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a clustered hosting platform, allows you to pay solely for the reserves that you actually demand, averting a scenario where you pay for a high-end web page hosting account that you cannot actually use, or for a basic web site hosting account that cannot handle your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to begin with a tiny package and upgrade as your web site grows. Hence, you spare funds that you can expend on publicizing the web page while it is still novel. Every site hosting account furnished by 'Free Hostia' arrives with an online site builder and more than 40 widely used script platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web site design services. 'Free Hostia' provides shared web hosting services in several different geographical regions across the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. In this way, nearly the entire World is covered to provide you and your visitors with a stable and reliable site hosting service at a convenient place. All in all, the shared hosting plans delivered 'Free Hostia' are really well stocked and come at a very inexpensive price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To customers with little to no practice, a virtual web hosting server may seem tough to handle. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also houses semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal United States server farm in Chicago. Managing these accounts is comparable to handling a regular shared web site hosting account through a web site hosting CP GUI. They have all the specs of a shared website hosting account such as a free site builder and a script installer, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated server web hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared web hosting package. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is about FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web page hosting plans. When juxtaposed to a shared account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain quota is a principle too. The semi-dedicated web server packages do not arrive with full root access (we, at, count this as a small weakness), but the benefit is that they are managed through the very same Control Panel user interface as the shared website hosting plans. This suggests that a well-known GUI is accessible by all customers who are not confident enough to manage a private virtual web server, yet require more power and resources than a virtual web hosting server can supply them with. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful first-rate hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual web server hosting plans, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), while the VPSs 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 classified as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Servers

In's opinion, big websites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous web shops with thousands of customers need a much more powerful web page hosting platform. It seems that the guys from 'Free Hostia' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To live up to its clients' anticipations, 'Free Hostia' supplies a collection of dedicated web hosting servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That estimation rests on the hardware specs the dedicated web hosting servers boast: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit NICs will undoubtedly guarantee the fast and steady work of any kind of site. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from, think that all dedicated server solutions furnished by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server comes with free invoicing transaction software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, consider this a minor downside, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand support, the Managed Services upgrade offers various additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. Several hosting CP (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the magnificent drag-and-drop File Manager added in the Hepsia site hosting CP will possibly render the recourse to any FTP client useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia web page hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), starting from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.