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A review of Free Hostia

We, at, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain name and web hosting distributor. This is why we consider that this short assessment of 'Free Hostia' is probably going to be quite useful for other people from all around the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all over the World, because the mere fact is that 'Free Hostia' presently offers domain and hosting services in several datacenter sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing nearly the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in a nutshell:

Shared Hosting Accounts

The initial detail we, at, have perceived is the inexpensive prices of the shared webspace hosting plans supplied by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web page hosting plans provided by 'Free Hostia' are powered by a custom built, leading edge cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web site hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by an independent host of web servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor in the World will have immense difficulties with, because cPanel is a one-server based hosting environment (each hosting service, like mail, databases, Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, etc., runs on one single web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based website hosting suppliers cannot add additional functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to create their own file platform), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared hosting plans, which are powered by an authentic clustered web site hosting solution. With a shared web page hosting plan, each client pays just for his/her plan, thus retaining the site hosting price really low (since plenty of clients use the same web hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a cloud web site hosting system, permits you to pay only for the reserves that you really require, evading a scenario where you pay for an advanced site hosting plan that you cannot truly utilize, or for a basic web site hosting plan that cannot handle your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny plan and upgrade as your site grows. That way, you spare capital that you can invest in publicizing the web site while it is still novel. Each web hosting plan provided by 'Free Hostia' comprises an online website building tool and over forty popular script-driven software platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for site design services. 'Free Hostia' distributes shared web hosting services in several different geographical regions across the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; two European data center facilities - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. That way, practically the whole World is covered to supply you and your site's visitors with a stable and dependable site hosting solution at a desired location. On the whole, the shared hosting solutions offered 'Free Hostia' are quite well equipped and come at a cut-rate price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To people with little to no experience, a virtual web hosting server may appear troublesome to administer. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also keeps semi-dedicated web servers in its main North American datacenter facility in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to administering a regular shared web site hosting plan through a web site hosting CP user interface. They have all the features of a shared web space hosting plan such as a free-of-charge website building tool and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated hosting account is many times greater than that of a shared site hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is almost 5 times as much as compared to the shared hosting plans. When compared to a shared package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain quota is a trend too. The semi-dedicated hosting server packages do not arrive with root-level access (we, at, think that this is a small problem), but the plus is that they are administered via the same site hosting CP user interface as the shared packages. This indicates that a recognizable graphical user interface is available to all customers who do not feel confident enough to manage a Virtual Private Server, but at the same time need more power and reserves than a virtual web hosting server can deliver. This is like that because the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful avant-garde servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), while the VPSs can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Free Hostia' can be dubbed as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Servers

According to, enormous web pages such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous web stores with thousands of clients demand a much more powerful hosting solution. It appears that the blokes from 'Free Hostia' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its users' expectations, 'Free Hostia' offers an assortment of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That estimation stands on the hardware specifications the dedicated web servers boast: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of web space and Gigabit network cards will no doubt guarantee the fast and steady performance of any kind of website. According to 'Free Hostia', the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server solutions supplied by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for initiating a hosting reseller business as each web hosting server includes free-of-cost billing transaction software platform and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, count this as a little minus, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides a handful of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of web hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the great point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia web site hosting CP will possibly render the use of any File Transfer Protocol software pointless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very cheap (still the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will no doubt make you smile), beginning from $139.95 for the Arctic package.