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An evaluation of Free Hostia

We, at, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain and web hosting provider. This is why we presume that this brief assessment of 'Free Hostia' is probably going to be very useful for other individuals from all over the World in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We state folks from all around the World, since the mere truth is that 'Free Hostia' currently furnishes domain and hosting services in numerous data center locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing virtually the whole World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Hosting Accounts

The first thing we, at, have spotted is the reasonable prices of the shared web page hosting services offered 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 web site hosting accounts offered by 'Free Hostia' are driven by an in-house designed, ultramodern cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, site hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by a separate set of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting company in the World will have big predicaments with, because cPanel is a one single server based site hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, site hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based website hosting firms are not able to include new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to design their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared site hosting plans, which are powered by a genuine clustered web space hosting platform. With a shared web space hosting package, each customer pays solely for his/her account, thus maintaining the web site hosting price really low (because lots of users are located on one and the same web hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a clustered site hosting solution, permits you to pay just for the reserves that you indeed demand, escaping a situation where you pay for a powerful hosting plan that you cannot actually utilize, or for a low-end web hosting package that cannot host your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a small plan and upgrade as your website expands. Hence, you save capital that you can spend on promoting the web page while it is still new. Every web space hosting account delivered by 'Free Hostia' ships with an online site building tool and more than forty popular script-driven software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web site design solutions. 'Free Hostia' offers shared web hosting accounts in a number of different regions across the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; two European datacenters - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Thus, approximately the whole planet is covered to supply you and your website's visitors with a stable and reliable hosting solution at a nearby place. On the whole, the shared hosting packages furnished 'Free Hostia' are quite well appointed and are available at a very reasonable price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To customers with little or no experience, a virtual server may seem hard to administer. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also offers semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main North American datacenter in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to managing a typical shared web site hosting plan via a Control Panel user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared webspace hosting account such as a free-of-charge web site builder and a web application installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated server package is many times bigger than that of a shared web site hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is nearly FIVE times as much as compared with the shared hosting packages. When juxtaposed to a shared web space hosting plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name quota is a norm too. The semi-dedicated server hosting plans do not come with full server root access (we, at, regard this as a small downside), but the plus is that they are managed via the same site hosting CP tool as the shared site hosting packages. This signifies that a known graphical environment is available to all users who do not have enough confidence to administer a virtual hosting server, yet need more power and resources than a private virtual hosting server can provide them with. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the same powerful first-rate web hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual hosting server packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), while the private virtual hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' can be categorized as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to, large sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous web stores with 1000s of customers call for a much more powerful site hosting environment. It seems that the guys from 'Free Hostia' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its users' needs, 'Free Hostia' offers a selection of dedicated web servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That estimation rests on the hardware specs the dedicated servers boast: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand GB of web space and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly ensure the quick and stable performance of any kind of site. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server plans supplied by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for commencing a hosting reseller business as each web server offers free invoice transaction software platform and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, think of this as a tiny negative point, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you require backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides an array of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, web server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A number of site hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the great point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia webspace hosting CP will possibly make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol client futile. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia site hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), starting from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.