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A survey of Free Hostia

We, at, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain name and hosting provider. Hence we believe that this concise review of 'Free Hostia' is perchance going to be very useful for other folks from all over the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the Globe, because the mere fact is that 'Free Hostia' presently offers domain and hosting services in several datacenter locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering approximately the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in a few words:

Shared Webspace Hosting Packages

The first thing we, at, have spotted is the modest prices of the shared web page hosting solutions furnished 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 web site hosting accounts furnished by 'Free Hostia' are powered by an in-house invented, advanced cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, site hosting CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by an individual group of servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting firm in the World will have big difficulties with, since cPanel is a one-server based site hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, web hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web site hosting vendors are unable to add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must design their own file system), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared website hosting packages, which are driven by a genuine cloud site hosting platform. With a shared hosting account, each customer pays only for his/her plan, thus preserving the web space hosting price very low (since many customers use the same web hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a clustered hosting solution, allows you to pay only for the resources that you really need, avoiding a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich web page hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a small web space hosting package that cannot handle your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a low-end plan and upgrade as your web site expands. So, you save capital that you can expend on advertising the web page while it is still novel. Each website hosting plan supplied by 'Free Hostia' arrives with an online web 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 website design services. 'Free Hostia' offers shared website hosting services in a number of different countries around the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; 2 European data centers - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Thus, practically the whole Earth is covered to supply you and your web page's visitors with a stable and dependable web site hosting service at a convenient place. On the whole, the shared hosting accounts delivered 'Free Hostia' are really well stocked and are available at a very inexpensive price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To people with little or no practice, a VPS web hosting server may seem troublesome to administer. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also hosts semi-dedicated servers in its principal American datacenter facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is similar to handling a normal shared website hosting package through a webspace hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the specs of a shared site hosting account such as a free website builder and a script installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated server plan is many times greater than that of a shared web page hosting plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately FIVE times as much as compared to the shared webspace hosting packages. When compared to a shared plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated server plans do not offer full server root privileges (we, at, count this as a slight weak point), but the plus is that they are administered through the very same web site hosting CP user interface as the shared web site hosting accounts. This means that a user-friendly graphical environment is offered to all customers who are not self-confident enough to handle a private virtual hosting server, but at the same time are in need of more power and supplies than a Virtual Private Server can supply them with. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the system resources of the very same powerful first-rate servers as the ones which host the VPS hosting server accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), whereas the virtual private web servers can reach a much greater number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' can be defined as being very cheap (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to, big web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous web stores with 1000s of customers require a much more powerful web site hosting platform. It appears that the blokes from 'Free Hostia' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To answer its customers' anticipations, 'Free Hostia' provides a collection of dedicated web hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That estimate stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated hosting servers boast: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand GB of data storage and Gigabit network interface cards will no doubt guarantee the quick and stable work of any sort of web site. According to 'Free Hostia', the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from, believe that all dedicated server configurations delivered by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for commencing a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web server comes with free-of-cost invoice transaction software platform and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, think of this as a little downside, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade offers a handful of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A selection of web page hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the magnificent drag-and-drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia CP will perhaps render the use of any FTP software futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), starting from $139.95 for the Arctic package.