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A review of Free Hostia

We, at wathenlawyer.com, have picked 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain name and web hosting supplier. Therefore we believe that this concise review of 'Free Hostia' is probably going to be very useful for other people from all over the World who seek domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all around the Globe, because the mere truth is that 'Free Hostia' presently distributes domain and hosting services in several server farm facility locations: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering almost the entire Earth. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Site Hosting Plans

The initial thing we, at wathenlawyer.com, have spotted is the budget prices of the shared web hosting services offered 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 web space hosting packages furnished by 'Free Hostia' are powered by an in-house invented, modern cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, web hosting CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being handled by an independent host of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Earth will have considerable predicaments with, because cPanel is a one-server based web page hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, site hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web site hosting companies are not able to include extra functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to make their own file platform), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web space hosting packages, which are driven by an actual clustered site hosting solution. With a shared hosting account, each customer pays just for his/her account, thus retaining the webspace hosting price really low (since plenty of users are located on one and the same web hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a cloud website hosting platform, permits you to pay only for the resources that you actually demand, refraining from a scenario where you pay for an advanced site hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a tiny web site hosting plan that cannot handle your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny plan and upgrade as your site expands. Thus, you economize money that you can expend on publicizing the web site while it is still brand new. Each and every website hosting plan supplied by 'Free Hostia' sports an online website building tool and over forty popular script-driven software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for website design solutions. 'Free Hostia' distributes shared site hosting plans in a number of different geographical regions around the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. Hence, approximately the entire Globe is encompassed to present you and your website's visitors with a steady and fast site hosting service at a nearby place. Altogether, the shared hosting services delivered 'Free Hostia' are really well appointed and are available at a very affordable price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To people with little or no practice, a virtual private web hosting server may appear troublesome to administer. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also offers semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main North American server farm in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to administering a standard shared website hosting plan through a hosting CP GUI. They have all the features of a shared web site hosting plan such as a fee-free web site builder and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated hosting server account is many times larger than that of a shared web space hosting plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web site hosting accounts. When compared 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 Top-Level Domain allowance is a principle too. The semi-dedicated web server plans do not come with root access (we, at wathenlawyer.com, think that this is a little drawback), but the advantage is that they are managed via the very same website hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web hosting accounts. This hints that a user-friendly graphical interface is available to all clients who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a VPS web hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and resources than a VPS server can furnish them with. This is like that because the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the same powerful hyper-advanced web hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS web server hosting packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), whereas the virtual private hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' can be defined as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Servers

In wathenlawyer.com's opinion, huge websites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous web storefronts with thousands of customers call for a much more powerful web site hosting solution. It seems that the blokes from 'Free Hostia' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To meet its clients' expectations, 'Free Hostia' provides an assortment of dedicated servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That assessment is based on the hardware configurations the dedicated hosting servers ship with: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand GB of storage space and Gigabit NICs will no doubt guarantee the quick and stable work of any type of web site. According to 'Free Hostia', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from wathenlawyer.com, consider that all dedicated server configurations delivered by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web server provides free-of-charge invoice transaction software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers offered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at wathenlawyer.com, think that this is a small defect, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you require aid, the Managed Services upgrade includes an array of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of web space hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (wathenlawyer.com's) prediction is that the superb point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia hosting CP will possibly make the recourse to any FTP client futile. Our (wathenlawyer.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will no doubt make you smile), beginning from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.