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An evaluation of Free Hostia

We, at learnnow.co.il, have selected 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain name and web hosting provider. Therefore we think that this short evaluation of 'Free Hostia' is probably going to be very useful for other individuals from all over the Globe who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all around the World, because the simple truth is that 'Free Hostia' currently furnishes domain and hosting services in numerous server farm locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering approximately the whole planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in short:

Shared Webspace Hosting Solutions

The first detail we, at learnnow.co.il, have perceived is the low-cost prices of the shared web page hosting plans supplied by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the website hosting plans provided by 'Free Hostia' are powered by a custom invented, innovative cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by an independent host of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting vendor in the World will have considerable complications with, because cPanel is a single server based web page hosting environment (each hosting service, such as email, databases, Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, etc., runs on a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web hosting firms cannot include additional functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must build their own file system), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web page hosting plans, which are driven by a real clustered site hosting platform. With a shared website hosting package, each customer pays only for his/her plan, thus maintaining the web site hosting price amazingly low (since lots of users are located on one and the same hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud webspace hosting platform, enables you to pay just for the reserves that you really demand, evading a scenario where you pay for a powerful web page hosting package that you cannot truly utilize, or for a small webspace hosting plan that cannot handle your site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to kick off with a basic package and upgrade as your web page grows. Thus, you spare money that you can invest in publicizing the web page while it is still new. Each and every web site hosting plan provided by 'Free Hostia' sports an online web site builder and over 40 widely used script-driven platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for website design solutions. 'Free Hostia' distributes shared site hosting plans in several different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. Hence, nearly the whole planet is encompassed to supply you and your web site's visitors with a stable and reliable web hosting service at a nearby location. As a whole, the shared hosting services furnished 'Free Hostia' are very well appointed and come at a very low price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To clients with little or no experience, a virtual hosting server may appear complicated to administer. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also houses semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main US server farm facility in Chicago. Administering these packages is similar to administering a typical shared hosting plan via a web site hosting CP tool. They have all the specs of a shared web page hosting package such as a free-of-charge site builder and a script installer, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated hosting package is many times bigger than that of a shared web space hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is approximately FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web page hosting plans. When matched against a shared hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain allowance is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting server plans do not ship with complete server root access (we, at learnnow.co.il, think of this as a little drawback), but the good point is that they are administered through the very same web hosting CP tool as the shared website hosting packages. This goes to say that a well-known graphical user interface is offered to all clients who do not have enough self-condifence to manage a virtual hosting server, but at the same time need more power and supplies than a virtual private hosting server can confer to them. This is so because the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the reserves of the same powerful cutting edge web servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), while the private virtual hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to 120 per physical machine). 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), starting from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In learnnow.co.il's opinion, large sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous online stores with thousands of customers call for a much more powerful webspace hosting platform. It seems that the chaps from 'Free Hostia' have reached the same conclusion as well. To meet its customers' expectations, 'Free Hostia' supplies an array of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specs the dedicated hosting servers have: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will no doubt guarantee the fast and stable work of any kind of website. According to 'Free Hostia', the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from learnnow.co.il, believe that all dedicated server solutions supplied by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web hosting server offers free-of-cost invoicing software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at learnnow.co.il, consider this a slight weakness, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you require assistance, the Managed Services upgrade offers an assortment of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A bunch of web hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (learnnow.co.il'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 File Transfer Protocol client useless. Our (learnnow.co.il's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will no doubt make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.