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An evaluation of Free Hostia

We, at, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain name and hosting distributor. This is why we anticipate that this short evaluation of 'Free Hostia' is perhaps going to be quite helpful for other folks from all around the World in need of domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the Globe, since the simple fact is that 'Free Hostia' presently delivers domain and hosting services in several datacenter sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing nearly the whole Globe. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in short:

Shared Web Space Hosting Accounts

The initial detail we, at, have seen is the cheap prices of the shared web site hosting plans offered by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the webspace hosting accounts offered by 'Free Hostia' are driven by a custom created, futuristic cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web space hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being dealt with by an autonomous set of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting vendor on the Earth will have mammoth troubles with, since cPanel is a one single server based web site hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web hosting vendors are not able to add new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must make their own file platform), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting accounts, which are powered by an authentic cloud hosting system. With a shared website hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her account, thus maintaining the website hosting price amazingly low (since lots of customers share the same hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a cloud web space hosting system, permits you to pay just for the reserves that you really demand, avoiding a situation where you pay for a high-end website hosting package that you cannot truly utilize, or for a tiny webspace hosting account that cannot accommodate your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to commence with a low-end plan and upgrade as your web page expands. Thus, you spare capital that you can invest in publicizing the site while it is still brand new. Every website hosting package furnished by 'Free Hostia' ships with an online website builder and over forty popular script platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for website design services. 'Free Hostia' delivers shared website hosting plans in several different regions around the World. There is one data center in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European data centers - in the UK and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Hence, virtually the entire planet is encompassed to present you and your site's visitors with a stable and reliable web hosting service at a preferred location. Altogether, the shared hosting packages delivered 'Free Hostia' are very well furnished and are available at an affordable price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a private virtual web server may appear complicated to manage. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also offers semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main North American server farm in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to administering a normal shared hosting package through a web space hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the features of a shared plan such as a free website building tool and a web application installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated server plan is many times larger than that of a shared web site hosting package. For example, the CPU power that can be used is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared web hosting packages. When juxtaposed to a shared webspace hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD quota is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated hosting server packages do not offer complete server root access (we, at, consider this a small weakness), but the benefit is that they are managed through the same CP tool as the shared site hosting plans. This indicates that a known graphical interface is accessible by all customers who do not feel confident enough to manage a private virtual server, yet need more power and reserves than a VPS web hosting server can confer to them. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the reserves of the same powerful first-class web hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS server hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical machine), whereas the private virtual web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' can be branded as being amazingly cheap (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Servers

According to, enormous sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous online storefronts with 1000s of clients demand a much more powerful website hosting solution. It seems that the folks from 'Free Hostia' have come to the same conclusion too. To fulfil its users' requirements, 'Free Hostia' delivers an array of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specs the servers ship with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of web space and Gigabit NICs will undoubtedly ensure the quick and stable work of any sort of website. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server configurations supplied by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for initiating a hosting reseller business as every hosting server includes free invoice transaction software and a free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, consider this a small disadvantage, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade offers an assortment of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. An array of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the remarkable drag-and-drop File Manager added in the Hepsia website hosting CP will possibly make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol client pointless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia web page hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will definitely make you smile), beginning from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.