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A review of Free Hostia

We, at horizonunderground.com, have selected 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain and web hosting supplier. Hence we think that this concise evaluation of 'Free Hostia' is maybe going to be quite helpful for other folks from all around the World who seek domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all around the World, since the mere truth is that 'Free Hostia' presently supplies domain and hosting services in numerous server farm locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing practically the entire planet. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in short:

Shared Site Hosting Packages

The initial thing we, at horizonunderground.com, have detected is the cut-rate prices of the shared website hosting solutions delivered 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 site hosting packages furnished by 'Free Hostia' are powered by a custom invented, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, web space hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by an autonomous pack of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting company on the Earth will have immense complications with, because cPanel is a single server based webspace hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being dealt with by a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web site hosting distributors are unable to include additional functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they have to devise their own file platform), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web hosting accounts, which are driven by an actual clustered web space hosting system. With a shared webspace hosting account, each customer pays solely for his/her account, thus keeping the webspace hosting price really low (because numerous users are hosted on one and the same server). In brief, a shared hosting package, which runs on a cloud web space hosting solution, enables you to pay just for the reserves that you indeed need, evading a scenario where you pay for a high-end website hosting account that you cannot really use, or for a basic web hosting plan that cannot accommodate your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to begin with a small plan and upgrade as your web page grows. So, you spare money that you can expend on advertising the site while it is still novel. Each site hosting account provided by 'Free Hostia' comes with an online web site builder and more than 40 widely used script-driven software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for site design services. 'Free Hostia' furnishes shared site hosting accounts in a number of different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; 2 European datacenters - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. In this way, nearly the whole Globe is covered to present you and your website's visitors with a steady and reliable web hosting service at a convenient place. Altogether, the shared hosting packages offered 'Free Hostia' are quite well stocked and come at a very attractive price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little to no experience, a VPS web hosting server may appear hard to administer. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also houses semi-dedicated servers in its main United States data center in Chicago. Managing these plans is similar to administering a typical shared hosting account via a site hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared account such as a free-of-cost website building tool and a web application installer, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated hosting server package is many times bigger than that of a shared web hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is almost FIVE times as much as compared to the shared webspace hosting accounts. When contrasted with a shared website hosting package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain allowance is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated web hosting plans do not come with full root access (we, at horizonunderground.com, deem this a slight downside), but the advantage is that they are managed through the same hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web hosting plans. This means that a well-known graphical user interface is available to all users who are not self-confident enough to administer a VPS hosting server, but at the same time require more power and features than a VPS web server can offer. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful avant-garde web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual web server accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), whereas the private virtual web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' can be dubbed as being very inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to horizonunderground.com, big web sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular online shops with thousands of clients demand a much more powerful web site hosting solution. It seems that the chaps from 'Free Hostia' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To answer its clients' expectations, 'Free Hostia' provides a number of dedicated servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specs the dedicated web servers have: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of storage space and Gigabit NICs will no doubt guarantee the quick and steady performance of any kind of web site. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from horizonunderground.com, believe that all dedicated server configurations supplied by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for starting a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server provides free-of-cost billing transaction software platform and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers offered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at horizonunderground.com, deem this a little weakness, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you need assistance, the Managed Services upgrade offers a handful of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A handful of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (horizonunderground.com's) prediction is that the exceptional drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel will probably make the use of any FTP client futile. Our (horizonunderground.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will definitely make you smile), starting from $139.95 for the Arctic package.