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An evaluation of Free Hostia

We, at tatianatort.com, have selected 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain and web hosting supplier. This is why we expect that this succinct assessment of 'Free Hostia' is maybe going to be very useful for other folks from all around the Globe who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all over the World, since the mere fact is that 'Free Hostia' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing almost the whole Earth. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in a few words:

Shared Website Hosting Plans

The first detail we, at tatianatort.com, have detected is the cheap prices of the shared site hosting packages supplied by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web page hosting packages supplied by 'Free Hostia' are driven by an in-house built, futuristic cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, etc., is being handled by an independent set of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Earth will have huge complications with, because cPanel is a single server based website hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, site hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web hosting companies are not able to include extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to construct their own file platform), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared site hosting packages, which are driven by an actual cloud webspace hosting system. With a shared website hosting account, each customer pays only for his/her package, thus preserving the webspace hosting price very low (since multiple clients share one and the same server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a cloud webspace hosting solution, allows you to pay solely for the reserves that you really need, refraining from a situation where you pay for a powerful site hosting package that you cannot actually use, or for a tiny web hosting plan that cannot host your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a small package and upgrade as your site expands. So, you spare money that you can spend on advertising the web site while it is still new. Every web space hosting account delivered by 'Free Hostia' contains an online web site building tool and over 40 popular script platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for site design services. 'Free Hostia' delivers shared website hosting accounts in several different geographical regions across the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; two European server farms - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. In this way, approximately the entire World is encompassed to present you and your site's visitors with a stable and dependable web page hosting solution at a nearby location. On the whole, the shared hosting plans provided 'Free Hostia' are quite well appointed and are available at a cut-rate price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To customers with little or no practice, a private virtual web server may seem complicated to administer. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also offers semi-dedicated servers in its main North American data center facility in Chicago. Administering these accounts is similar to handling a regular shared account through a webspace hosting CP interface. They have all the specs of a shared web hosting plan such as a fee-free web site builder and a web app installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web server hosting account is many times larger than that of a shared web hosting plan. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is almost 5 times as much as compared with the shared hosting plans. When contrasted with a shared site hosting package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain quota is a trend too. The semi-dedicated hosting plans do not arrive with complete server root access (we, at tatianatort.com, think that this is a minor disadvantage), but the good point is that they are administered through the same hosting CP interface as the shared webspace hosting packages. This goes to say that a known graphical environment is accessible by all clients who do not feel confident enough to handle a virtual hosting server, yet demand more power and reserves than a virtual private web hosting server can deliver. This is so because the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the same powerful first-rate servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual server web hosting plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical machine), while the private virtual hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' can be branded as being amazingly cheap (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to tatianatort.com, enormous web pages such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular web stores with 1000s of customers require a much more powerful web page hosting environment. It appears that the chaps from 'Free Hostia' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To satisfy its users' demands, 'Free Hostia' provides a selection of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That assessment is based on the hardware specifications the hosting servers include: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand GB of disk storage and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly ensure the fast and stable work of any type of web site. According to 'Free Hostia', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from tatianatort.com, think that all dedicated server configurations provided by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for initiating a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web hosting server comes with free billing software platform and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers offered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at tatianatort.com, think that this is a tiny minus, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you require assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides several additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. Several web page hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (tatianatort.com's) prognosis is that the impressive drag and drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel will perhaps render the use of any File Transfer Protocol software program useless. Our (tatianatort.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia web site hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will no doubt make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic package.