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A review of Free Hostia

We, at ahf.info, have picked 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain name and web hosting provider. This is why we think that this concise evaluation of 'Free Hostia' is maybe going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all around the Globe who seek domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all over the World, since the mere fact is that 'Free Hostia' presently offers domain and hosting services in multiple server farm facility sites: in America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing practically the entire World. 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 Accounts

The initial thing we, at ahf.info, have noticed is the cheap prices of the shared web page 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 thing here is that the webspace hosting accounts furnished by 'Free Hostia' are powered by an in-house invented, leading edge cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like email, databases, web site hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by a different stack of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting firm on the Earth will have huge difficulties with, because cPanel is a single server based website hosting environment (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based hosting vendors are unable to add additional functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must concoct their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared website hosting plans, which are driven by a genuine clustered webspace hosting platform. With a shared hosting account, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus maintaining the website hosting price very low (because numerous users utilize the same web hosting server). In short, a shared hosting package, which runs on a cloud web hosting system, enables you to pay solely for the resources that you indeed need, evading a situation where you pay for a powerful web page hosting package that you cannot actually use, or for a low-end website hosting package that cannot shelter your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a basic package and upgrade as your web presence grows. So, you spare capital that you can expend on promoting the site while it is still novel. Every web hosting package supplied by 'Free Hostia' boasts an online website builder and more than forty widely used script software applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for site design solutions. 'Free Hostia' distributes shared web page hosting accounts in several different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. Hence, nearly the whole Earth is covered to supply you and your site's visitors with a stable and reliable web site hosting service at a convenient location. All in all, the shared hosting solutions delivered 'Free Hostia' are really well furnished and come at a budget price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To people with little or no experience, a VPS web server may appear problematic to administer. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also houses semi-dedicated servers in its main US datacenter in Chicago. Handling these plans is similar to handling a conventional shared web site hosting package via a web site hosting CP GUI. They have all the specs of a shared web site hosting package such as a fee-free website building tool and a PHP script installer, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated hosting server account is many times bigger than that of a shared webspace hosting package. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared plans. When compared with a shared website hosting plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name quota is a principle too. The semi-dedicated server web hosting packages do not arrive with root-level access (we, at ahf.info, regard this as a tiny problem), but the good point is that they are administered via the same web hosting Control Panel tool as the shared hosting packages. This suggests that a recognizable graphical interface is offered to all customers who do not feel self-confident enough to administer a private virtual web server, but at the same time demand more power and supplies than a Virtual Private Server can supply them with. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the very same powerful ultramodern servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS hosting accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical machine), whereas the virtual private hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to 120 per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' can be labeled as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Web Servers

In ahf.info's opinion, enormous web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular online storefronts with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful web hosting environment. It appears that the blokes from 'Free Hostia' have come to the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its users' needs, 'Free Hostia' offers a collection of dedicated hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specifications the servers are offering: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit network interface cards will definitely ensure the fast and steady work of any kind of web site. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from ahf.info, believe that all dedicated server specs delivered by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for launching a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated hosting server comes with free billing software platform and a free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at ahf.info, regard this as a little drawback, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of help, the Managed Services upgrade includes a bunch of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of web space hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (ahf.info's) prognosis is that the remarkable point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia web site hosting CP will probably render the use of any FTP client useless. Our (ahf.info's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia webspace hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), beginning from $139.95 for the Arctic package.