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A review of Free Hostia

We, at, have picked 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain name and web hosting supplier. This is why we suppose that this concise assessment of 'Free Hostia' is probably going to be quite helpful for other people from all over the World in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all over the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'Free Hostia' currently delivers domain and hosting services in several datacenter sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering virtually the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in a nutshell:

Shared Webspace Hosting Services

The initial thing we, at, have observed is the affordable prices of the shared site hosting packages furnished by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the webspace hosting plans delivered by 'Free Hostia' are driven by an in-house built, ultramodern cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like mail, databases, web hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by an autonomous group of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting corporation in the World will have great difficulties with, because cPanel is a one single server based webspace hosting environment (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., runs on one single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based website hosting distributors are unable to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must invent their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web site hosting accounts, which are powered by an authentic cloud site hosting platform. With a shared web page hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus retaining the price amazingly low (since multiple customers are located on one and the same web server). In short, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a cloud web hosting system, allows you to pay only for the resources that you actually need, averting a situation where you pay for a powerful web page hosting package that you cannot actually use, or for a low-end web hosting account that cannot host your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a low-end package and upgrade as your website expands. In this way, you save money that you can spend on advertising the site while it is still novel. Every website hosting plan furnished by 'Free Hostia' comes with an online website builder and over 40 widely used script-driven software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for site design solutions. 'Free Hostia' offers shared site hosting services in a number of different countries across the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; 2 European data centers - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Thus, nearly the entire planet is covered to present you and your website's visitors with a stable and fast site hosting service at a desired place. All in all, the shared hosting solutions furnished 'Free Hostia' are quite well furnished and are available at a very reasonable price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little to no practice, a private virtual web server may seem problematic to manage. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also stores semi-dedicated servers in its main United States server farm facility in Chicago. Managing these packages is similar to administering a standard shared hosting account through a web page hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the specs of a shared account such as a free-of-charge site builder and a web application 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 account. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is almost FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web site hosting packages. When juxtaposed to a shared web site hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD quota is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated web server packages do not ship with full root privileges (we, at, regard this as a slight drawback), but the advantage is that they are administered through the very same webspace hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web space hosting packages. This signifies that a familiar graphical interface is accessible by all customers who do not feel confident enough to manage a virtual private hosting server, yet are in need of more power and system resources than a virtual hosting server can bestow on them. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the resources of the same powerful top-class web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS hosting server packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), while the virtual servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' can be labeled as being quite inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In's opinion, huge sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous web storefronts with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful website hosting environment. It appears that the folks from 'Free Hostia' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To meet its clients' expectations, 'Free Hostia' provides a number of dedicated web hosting servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specifications the dedicated servers are offering: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of web space and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly guarantee the fast and stable work of any type of web site. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring web sites. We, from, believe that all dedicated server specs supplied by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for starting a hosting reseller business as each dedicated server comes with free invoicing transaction software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, consider this a tiny minus, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you need backing, the Managed Services upgrade includes an assortment of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. Several web space hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the magnificent drag-and-drop File Manager included in the Hepsia webspace hosting CP will possibly make the use of any File Transfer Protocol software pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), beginning from $139.95 for the Arctic package.