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A review of Free Hostia

We, at, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain name and hosting distributor. Hence we believe that this succinct assessment of 'Free Hostia' is probably going to be very useful for other people from all over the Globe who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all over the World, since the simple truth is that 'Free Hostia' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in several datacenter sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering practically the whole Earth. 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 Packages

The first thing we, at, have discerned is the affordable prices of the shared web site hosting accounts provided by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web site hosting accounts delivered by 'Free Hostia' are driven by an in-house built, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being dealt with by a different stack of web servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Globe will have enormous predicaments with, because cPanel is a one single server based web space hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by a single server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel hosting companies cannot include extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to construct their own file platform), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web site hosting packages, which are powered by an authentic cloud web page hosting solution. With a shared web space hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus maintaining the web site hosting price amazingly low (because lots of clients use one and the same hosting server). In short, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered web space hosting solution, allows you to pay only for the resources that you actually require, refraining from a scenario where you pay for an advanced web space hosting package that you cannot truly utilize, or for a basic webspace hosting account that cannot handle your web page. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a tiny package and upgrade as your web site grows. So, you save cash that you can expend on promoting the web page while it is still novel. Every web hosting plan supplied by 'Free Hostia' comes with an online site building tool and over 40 popular script software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'Free Hostia' distributes shared web site hosting packages in several different countries across the World. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European server farms - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. Thus, almost the whole Earth is covered to supply you and your website's visitors with a steady and fast web site hosting solution at a desired location. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions supplied 'Free Hostia' are quite well equipped and come at a very good price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To users with little or no practice, a virtual private web hosting server may appear problematic to handle. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also stores semi-dedicated servers in its main United States datacenter facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is similar to handling a normal shared site hosting account via a Control Panel GUI. They have all the specs of a shared web page hosting package such as a free-of-cost web site builder and a web application installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated server hosting package is many times bigger than that of a shared web page hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared to the shared site hosting accounts. When matched against a shared plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name allowance is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated web hosting server accounts do not include full root privileges (we, at, consider this a slight weakness), but the good point is that they are administered through the same web page hosting CP GUI as the shared site hosting plans. This goes to say that a familiar graphical user interface is available to all clients who do not feel confident enough to manage a private virtual hosting server, but at the same time need more power and reserves than a VPS web hosting server can supply them with. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the system resources of the very same powerful avant-garde web servers as the ones which host the VPS web hosting server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), whereas the virtual hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' can be classified as being amazingly cheap (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, huge sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web storefronts with thousands of customers require a much more powerful web hosting solution. It seems that the fellows from 'Free Hostia' have reached the same conclusion too. To answer its customers' requirements, 'Free Hostia' provides a bouquet of dedicated hosting servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specifications the dedicated hosting servers arrive with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of web space and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly guarantee the fast and stable work of any sort of website. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server accounts supplied by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for establishing a hosting reseller business as each hosting server arrives with free-of-cost invoicing software platform and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at, regard this as a small minus, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade includes several extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A handful of hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the superb point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia website hosting CP will possibly make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software program useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia web page hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will no doubt make you smile), starting from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.