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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at maficar.com, have picked 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain and hosting supplier. Hence we deem that this brief review of 'Free Hostia' is perhaps going to be very useful for other individuals from all around the World in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all around the World, because the simple truth is that 'Free Hostia' presently supplies domain and hosting services in numerous data center sites: in North America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, embracing almost the entire World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in brief:

Shared Website Hosting Plans

The initial detail we, at maficar.com, have detected is the inexpensive prices of the shared web page hosting packages 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 web hosting plans delivered by 'Free Hostia' are driven by an in-house invented, advanced cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web page hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on a separate group of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier in the World will have big complications with, since cPanel is a single server based hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web space hosting companies are not able to include new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to construct their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared hosting accounts, which are driven by a genuine cloud site hosting platform. With a shared web hosting account, each client pays only for his/her package, thus preserving the web site hosting price amazingly low (because plenty of clients are located on one and the same server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a clustered web hosting system, permits you to pay only for the resources that you indeed demand, refraining from a situation where you pay for a feature-rich web page hosting package that you cannot truly utilize, or for a basic hosting plan that cannot host your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a tiny package and upgrade as your web site expands. So, you economize capital that you can spend on promoting the web page while it is still novel. Each hosting package furnished by 'Free Hostia' contains an online web site builder and over forty widely used script-driven platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web page design services. 'Free Hostia' delivers shared web page hosting plans in several different countries around the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. That way, almost the whole planet is covered to provide you and your site's visitors with a steady and fast web hosting solution at a nearby place. On the whole, the shared hosting packages delivered 'Free Hostia' are really well appointed and are available at a budget price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To people with little or no practice, a VPS may seem complicated to manage. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also keeps semi-dedicated servers in its principal United States server farm facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is comparable to handling a standard shared plan via a web page hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the features of a shared package such as a free-of-charge website builder and a script installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated plan is many times greater than that of a shared web page hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web space hosting accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared web hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a rule too. The semi-dedicated web hosting plans do not arrive with server root access (we, at maficar.com, think that this is a slight inconvenience), but the advantage is that they are administered via the same hosting Control Panel interface as the shared site hosting accounts. This implies that a well-known GUI is available to all clients who do not feel self-confident enough to administer a virtual private web hosting server, but at the same time need more power and reserves than a VPS web hosting server can give them. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful avant-garde web hosting servers as the ones which host the Virtual Private Server packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), whereas the virtual private web servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to 120 per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' can be branded as being very affordable (as far as price is concerned), starting from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Web Servers

In maficar.com's opinion, big web pages such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous web shops with 1000s of customers require a much more powerful website hosting environment. It appears that the guys from 'Free Hostia' have reached the same conclusion as well. To meet its customers' anticipations, 'Free Hostia' provides a selection of dedicated hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That assessment rests on the hardware configurations the web servers sport: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly ensure the fast and steady work of any kind of site. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding sites. We, from maficar.com, deem that all dedicated server specifications offered by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as each web hosting server comes with free billing transaction software platform and a bonus domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at maficar.com, regard this as a little negative point, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of help, the Managed Services upgrade provides a selection of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, web server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A selection of website hosting CP (CP) tools are available with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (maficar.com's) forecast is that the magnificent point-and-click File Manager included in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel will perhaps make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol client useless. Our (maficar.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.