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A survey of Free Hostia

We, at, have selected 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain name and web hosting vendor. This is why we imagine that this succinct assessment of 'Free Hostia' is maybe going to be quite useful for other individuals from all around the World in search for domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all around the World, because the simple truth is that 'Free Hostia' currently offers domain and hosting services in several datacenter locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering approximately the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in short:

Shared Web Site Hosting Plans

The first thing we, at, have discerned is the inexpensive prices of the shared site hosting plans supplied by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the webspace hosting plans supplied by 'Free Hostia' are powered by an in-house invented, advanced cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by an autonomous group of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting provider in the World will have considerable difficulties with, since cPanel is a single server based web space hosting environment (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web page hosting distributors cannot add new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must set up their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web page hosting accounts, which are driven by an authentic cloud website hosting solution. With a shared website hosting package, each client pays only for his/her package, thus keeping the site hosting price amazingly low (since many users share the same web hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered web page hosting system, permits you to pay just for the resources that you really require, refraining from a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich web space hosting package that you cannot truly utilize, or for a small web page hosting package that cannot shelter your website. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to kick off with a small plan and upgrade as your site expands. So, you save capital that you can expend on advertising the site while it is still new. Every web hosting package provided by 'Free Hostia' ships with an online website builder and over 40 widely used script-driven software applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web site design services. 'Free Hostia' distributes shared web page hosting accounts in a number of different geographical regions across the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; 2 European server farms - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Thus, approximately the entire Earth is encompassed to provide you and your web page's visitors with a stable and fast site hosting solution at a nearby location. On the whole, the shared hosting services provided 'Free Hostia' are very well equipped and are available at a good price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little or no experience, a virtual web hosting server may seem hard to administer. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main United States data center facility in Chicago. Administering these accounts is similar to handling a conventional shared webspace hosting package via a webspace hosting CP GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared hosting account such as a fee-free site builder and a script installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated server hosting plan is many times greater than that of a shared website hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is about FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web hosting packages. When compared to a shared webspace hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a trend too. The semi-dedicated server web hosting accounts do not include server root access (we, at, count this as a little weakness), but the benefit is that they are managed through the same hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web site hosting plans. This signifies that a user-friendly GUI is available to all users who do not feel confident enough to handle a virtual private web hosting server, but at the same time need more power and resources than a Virtual Private Server can confer to them. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the very same powerful leading edge servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS hosting accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), whereas the virtual hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to 120 per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Free Hostia' can be defined as being very cheap (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, huge web sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web storefronts with 1000s of customers require a much more powerful hosting platform. It appears that the blokes from 'Free Hostia' have drawn the same conclusion too. To fulfil its customers' demands, 'Free Hostia' supplies a bouquet of dedicated hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That estimation rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated web hosting servers include: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly ensure the fast and steady performance of any type of website. According to 'Free Hostia', the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from, think that all dedicated server plans offered by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web server includes free-of-charge billing software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a little downside, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand aid, the Managed Services upgrade includes a bunch of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of webspace hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the exceptional point-and-click File Manager available in the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel will probably make the use of any File Transfer Protocol client futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), beginning from $139.95 for the Arctic package.