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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at eaa.info, have selected 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain and web hosting distributor. This is why we presume that this concise evaluation of 'Free Hostia' is maybe going to be quite useful for other folks from all over the World who seek domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all over the World, since the mere truth is that 'Free Hostia' currently offers domain and hosting services in several data center facility locations: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering virtually the whole Globe. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in a nutshell:

Shared Website Hosting Accounts

The first detail we, at eaa.info, have discerned is the cut-rate prices of the shared web hosting plans offered by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web space hosting accounts offered by 'Free Hostia' are driven by a custom devised, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by a separate pack of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting corporation in the World will have great difficulties with, because cPanel is a single server based hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by a single web server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel website hosting vendors are not able to add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they must construct their own file platform), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared website hosting plans, which are driven by a real clustered web hosting platform. With a shared site hosting package, each client pays only for his/her plan, thus keeping the hosting price very low (because a lot of customers use the same web server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a clustered web hosting solution, permits you to pay solely for the resources that you actually require, averting a situation where you pay for a high-end web space hosting package that you cannot actually utilize, or for a small web space hosting account that cannot host your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a basic package and upgrade as your web page expands. So, you economize cash that you can expend on publicizing the website while it is still brand new. Every web space hosting package furnished by 'Free Hostia' offers an online website building tool and more than 40 widely used script-driven software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for website design services. 'Free Hostia' provides shared hosting plans in a number of different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one server farm facility in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in the UK and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. In this way, approximately the entire Globe is encompassed to present you and your web page's visitors with a stable and reliable website hosting service at a convenient place. On the whole, the shared hosting plans provided 'Free Hostia' are really well stocked and are available at a very low price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a private virtual web hosting server may seem hard to manage. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also stores semi-dedicated web servers in its main US data center in Chicago. Managing these accounts is comparable to administering a regular shared hosting account via a web hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the specs of a shared hosting plan such as a free site building tool and a web app installer, but the amount of system resources offered 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 utilized is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared web hosting accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared web space hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name allowance is a principle too. The semi-dedicated server hosting packages do not arrive with root-level access (we, at eaa.info, deem this a tiny disadvantage), but the advantage is that they are administered via the same web page hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared hosting accounts. This implies that a user-friendly graphical interface is available to all customers who do not feel confident enough to administer a virtual private hosting server, yet are in need of more power and reserves than a virtual web server can provide them with. This is like that because the semi-dedicated web servers share the reserves of the very same powerful cutting edge web hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS web server hosting plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), while the private virtual hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' can be categorized as being very cheap (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Servers

According to eaa.info, big sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online storefronts with thousands of clients require a much more powerful web page hosting environment. It seems that the chaps from 'Free Hostia' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To answer its users' anticipations, 'Free Hostia' delivers a collection of dedicated web hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That estimate stands on the hardware configurations the servers are offering: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit network cards will definitely guarantee the fast and steady work of any sort of web site. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from eaa.info, believe that all dedicated server packages furnished by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each and every web hosting server provides free invoicing transaction software and a free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated hosting servers offered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at eaa.info, count this as a slight problem, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of aid, the Managed Services upgrade provides various extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. Several hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (eaa.info's) prediction is that the amazing point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia hosting CP will probably make the recourse to any FTP software useless. Our (eaa.info's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very cheap (still the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will no doubt make you smile), beginning from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.