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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain and web hosting distributor. This is why we suppose that this concise evaluation of 'Free Hostia' is maybe going to be quite useful for other folks from all around the Globe who need domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all around the World, because the simple fact is that 'Free Hostia' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter facility locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing nearly the entire Earth. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in a nutshell:

Shared Website Hosting Plans

The first thing we, at, have detected is the low-cost prices of the shared hosting plans delivered by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the site hosting accounts supplied by 'Free Hostia' are driven by a custom devised, avant-garde cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, web space hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being run on a separate bunch of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting firm on the Earth will have huge complications with, because cPanel is a one single server based web space hosting environment (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being handled by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web site hosting companies are unable to include extra functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must make their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared hosting packages, which are driven by an actual cloud web space hosting solution. With a shared web site hosting plan, each client pays just for his/her plan, thus maintaining the price very low (because a lot of users are located on one and the same hosting server). In short, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud web site hosting solution, enables you to pay just for the reserves that you really demand, refraining from a situation where you pay for a feature-rich web page hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a basic web page hosting plan that cannot host your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to kick off with a low-end package and upgrade as your web site grows. So, you spare capital that you can invest in promoting the site while it is still new. Every web page hosting plan furnished by 'Free Hostia' ships with an online website building tool and more than forty popular script-driven software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web site design services. 'Free Hostia' offers shared web space hosting packages in several different countries around the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; two European data centers - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. That way, approximately the entire planet is encompassed to present you and your visitors with a steady and fast web site hosting service at a preferred location. On the whole, the shared hosting services supplied 'Free Hostia' are quite well equipped and come at a very good price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To people with little to no experience, a VPS hosting server may seem difficult to manage. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also stores semi-dedicated web servers in its main US data center in Chicago. Administering these accounts is similar to administering a standard shared web page hosting plan via a webspace hosting CP tool. They have all the specs of a shared web page hosting plan such as a free-of-charge web site building tool and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated web server plan is many times greater than that of a shared webspace hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is nearly FIVE times as much as compared to the shared site hosting packages. When compared to a shared web page hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated server web hosting plans do not include root access (we, at, deem this a tiny defect), but the benefit is that they are managed through the same site hosting Control Panel interface as the shared hosting packages. This indicates that a recognizable graphical user interface is available to all customers who do not feel confident enough to manage a private virtual server, but at the same time are in need of more power and system resources than a VPS web hosting server can furnish them with. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful high-class hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the Virtual Private Server web hosting accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), whereas the virtual hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Free Hostia' can be classified as being amazingly cheap (as far as price is concerned), starting from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, big web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous web storefronts with thousands of customers require a much more powerful web site hosting solution. It appears that the chaps from 'Free Hostia' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its clients' demands, 'Free Hostia' supplies a number of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That evaluation stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated servers arrive with: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of data storage and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly guarantee the fast and steady performance of any type of website. According to 'Free Hostia', the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server solutions offered by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web server provides free-of-charge invoicing software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a small weakness, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need support, the Managed Services upgrade provides a few extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A selection of site hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the superb point and click File Manager offered by the Hepsia site hosting CP will perhaps make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol client pointless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will no doubt make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic package.