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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at chaoshq.co.uk, have selected 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain name and hosting distributor. Therefore we suppose that this short review of 'Free Hostia' is perhaps going to be quite useful for other people from all around the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all over the Globe, since the mere truth is that 'Free Hostia' currently furnishes domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing virtually the whole Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in short:

Shared Web Page Hosting Accounts

The first thing we, at chaoshq.co.uk, have seen is the cut-rate prices of the shared webspace hosting services delivered 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 site hosting plans delivered by 'Free Hostia' are powered by an in-house designed, futuristic cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by an individual stack of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Globe will have mammoth predicaments with, since cPanel is a one single server based website hosting environment (each hosting service, like email, databases, website hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel site hosting distributors cannot add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to set up their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared webspace hosting accounts, which are driven by an actual cloud website hosting solution. With a shared web space hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her account, thus maintaining the site hosting price very low (since a lot of clients are located on one and the same hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a cloud web page hosting platform, enables you to pay solely for the resources that you really require, evading a scenario where you pay for a high-end web hosting package that you cannot truly utilize, or for a low-end web site hosting plan that cannot handle your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny plan and upgrade as your website grows. That way, you economize cash that you can spend on advertising the web page while it is still new. Every web site hosting plan provided by 'Free Hostia' comes with an online web site builder and over forty popular script software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web site design services. 'Free Hostia' furnishes shared webspace hosting solutions in a number of different geographical regions across the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; two European data centers - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Thus, almost the entire Earth is covered to present you and your web page's visitors with a steady and dependable web space hosting solution at a convenient location. On the whole, the shared hosting packages provided 'Free Hostia' are really well equipped and come at a budget price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To customers with little to no experience, a virtual private hosting server may appear tough to manage. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also houses semi-dedicated servers in its main North American data center in Chicago. Handling these plans is similar to administering a normal shared webspace hosting package via a Control Panel tool. They have all the specs of a shared site hosting plan such as a free-of-charge site builder and a PHP script installer, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated web server account is many times greater than that of a shared package. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web page hosting accounts. When matched against a shared web page hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a principle too. The semi-dedicated web server accounts do not come with full root privileges (we, at chaoshq.co.uk, deem this a little drawback), but the benefit is that they are managed through the same site hosting CP user interface as the shared site hosting packages. This goes to say that a well-known graphical environment is offered to all clients who are not self-confident enough to manage a VPS web hosting server, but at the same time are in need of more power and resources than a virtual private hosting server can provide them with. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the same powerful high-end web servers as the ones which host the Virtual Private Server web hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), whereas the virtual private web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' can be dubbed as being amazingly cheap (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to chaoshq.co.uk, big sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous web shops with thousands of customers need a much more powerful web hosting platform. It seems that the folks from 'Free Hostia' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its customers' expectations, 'Free Hostia' offers an array of dedicated web hosting servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That assessment is based on the hardware specifications the hosting servers come with: many-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand GB of data storage and Gigabit NICs will definitely guarantee the quick and stable performance of any type of website. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from chaoshq.co.uk, deem that all dedicated server accounts provided by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for commencing a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server provides free billing transaction software and a bonus domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers provided by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at chaoshq.co.uk, regard this as a slight problem, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you require help, the Managed Services upgrade includes a number of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. Several web site hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (chaoshq.co.uk's) forecast is that the outstanding point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel will possibly render the utilization of any FTP software pointless. Our (chaoshq.co.uk's) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), starting from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.