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A review of Free Hostia

We, at, have picked 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain and web hosting provider. Therefore we deem that this succinct review of 'Free Hostia' is probably going to be very useful for other folks from all over the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all around the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'Free Hostia' currently delivers domain and hosting services in numerous server farm locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing virtually the entire Globe. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in brief:

Shared Website Hosting Solutions

The first detail we, at, have discerned is the low prices of the shared site hosting solutions supplied 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 webspace hosting plans furnished by 'Free Hostia' are powered by a custom developed, leading edge cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like email, databases, hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being served by an individual group of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting provider in the World will have big problems with, since cPanel is a single server based site hosting environment (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based webspace hosting providers cannot include additional functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to construct their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web space hosting packages, which are driven by an actual cloud web site hosting solution. With a shared plan, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus retaining the web space hosting price really low (since plenty of users use one and the same web hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a clustered site hosting system, allows you to pay only for the resources that you indeed require, refraining from a scenario where you pay for a high-end website hosting package that you cannot really use, or for a basic web hosting plan that cannot accommodate your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a basic plan and upgrade as your web site grows. That way, you economize money that you can invest in promoting the site while it is still brand new. Each and every web space hosting plan offered by 'Free Hostia' includes an online website building tool and more than forty widely used script platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for site design solutions. 'Free Hostia' furnishes shared hosting packages in a number of different countries across the World. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European datacenters - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Thus, nearly the entire World is covered to supply you and your website's visitors with a stable and fast website hosting service at a convenient place. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions furnished 'Free Hostia' are quite well furnished and are available at a very attractive price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To people with little or no experience, a VPS server may seem problematic to administer. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main North American datacenter in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to handling a conventional shared hosting account via a webspace hosting CP user interface. They have all the specs of a shared webspace hosting package such as a free-of-cost website building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated hosting package is many times greater than that of a shared web site hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is almost FIVE times as much as compared to the shared hosting accounts. When compared to a shared site hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name quota is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated hosting server accounts do not ship with complete server root access (we, at, deem this a minor downside), but the plus is that they are administered via the same web site hosting Control Panel tool as the shared site hosting accounts. This hints that a familiar GUI is offered to all customers who are not confident enough to manage a virtual web hosting server, but at the same time are in need of more power and resources than a private virtual web hosting server can confer to them. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful first-rate web servers as the ones which host the virtual private web hosting server plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), while the virtual private web servers can reach a much higher number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' can be branded as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), starting from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In's opinion, huge web pages such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous web shops with 1000s of customers request a much more powerful web hosting platform. It seems that the chaps from 'Free Hostia' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To live up to its customers' demands, 'Free Hostia' provides an array of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That assessment rests on the hardware specs the web hosting servers are offering: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network cards will beyond doubt ensure the fast and steady performance of any sort of site. According to 'Free Hostia', the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring web sites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server specifications furnished by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated hosting server offers free billing software platform and a free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers offered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, think of this as a minor problem, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand support, the Managed Services upgrade offers a few additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of website hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the impressive point and click File Manager included in the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel will probably render the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia web space hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will no doubt make you smile), starting from $139.95 for the Arctic package.