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A survey of Free Hostia

We, at, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain and hosting provider. This is why we presume that this short review of 'Free Hostia' is maybe going to be very useful for other individuals from all over the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all over the Globe, because the mere fact is that 'Free Hostia' currently provides domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter facility locations: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing virtually the whole World. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in a few words:

Shared Web Space Hosting Plans

The first detail we, at, have detected is the budget prices of the shared 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 hosting. The good news here is that the web space hosting accounts furnished by 'Free Hostia' are powered by an in-house invented, innovative cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being handled by an independent host of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Earth will have colossal predicaments with, because cPanel is a one-server based webspace hosting environment (each hosting service, like email, databases, Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., runs on a single web server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel website hosting firms cannot include new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to make their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web page hosting plans, which are powered by a real clustered web space hosting solution. With a shared web site hosting plan, each client pays only for his/her account, thus retaining the price very low (since numerous customers are located on the same web hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a clustered site hosting system, permits you to pay solely for the resources that you really demand, precluding a scenario where you pay for a high-end web space hosting plan that you cannot really use, or for a basic web hosting plan that cannot shelter your web site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a low-end package and upgrade as your site expands. That way, you economize funds that you can expend on publicizing the web site while it is still novel. Each site hosting plan furnished by 'Free Hostia' comes with an online site building tool and over forty popular script software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web page design solutions. 'Free Hostia' supplies shared web page hosting solutions in several different geographical regions across the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. Hence, practically the whole Earth is covered to present you and your web site's visitors with a stable and reliable website hosting solution at a nearby location. All in all, the shared hosting packages delivered 'Free Hostia' are very well stocked and are available at a very low price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To customers with little or no practice, a virtual private hosting server may seem complicated to manage. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also offers semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal North American datacenter facility in Chicago. Handling these plans is similar to administering a regular shared hosting account via a hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared plan such as a free site building tool and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated web hosting server account is many times bigger than that of a shared site hosting package. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is almost FIVE times as much as compared to the shared site hosting plans. When matched against a shared hosting package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD quota is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated hosting packages do not come with complete root-level access (we, at, deem this a slight disadvantage), but the benefit is that they are managed through the very same web hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared webspace hosting accounts. This means that a user-friendly graphical environment is available to all clients who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a virtual server, yet need more power and supplies than a virtual web server can deliver. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the very same powerful high-end servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS web hosting plans, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), whereas the virtual web servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' can be categorized as being very cheap (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Web Servers

In's opinion, enormous web pages such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online stores with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful web hosting environment. It appears that the guys from 'Free Hostia' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its customers' requirements, 'Free Hostia' provides a selection of dedicated hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That evaluation stands on the hardware configurations the servers have: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 GB of web space and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly guarantee the fast and stable performance of any type of site. According to 'Free Hostia', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server accounts delivered by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for beginning a hosting reseller business as each and every server provides free invoicing software platform and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a small drawback, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides a number of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A number of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the remarkable point and click File Manager included in the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel will possibly make the use of any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will no doubt make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.