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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at 2ndsite.riversideprintgroup.com, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain and hosting supplier. This is why we anticipate that this succinct review of 'Free Hostia' is maybe going to be very useful for other people from all over the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all over the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'Free Hostia' currently provides domain and hosting services in numerous server farm facility sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing approximately the entire planet. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in brief:

Shared Web Page Hosting Services

The initial thing we, at 2ndsite.riversideprintgroup.com, have spotted is the budget prices of the shared web page hosting solutions supplied by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web space hosting plans furnished by 'Free Hostia' are powered by an in-house built, ultramodern cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, runs on a separate host of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting company on the Earth will have huge difficulties with, because cPanel is a one-server based site hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, web hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being served by a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel hosting distributors are not able to add additional functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must set up their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared hosting accounts, which are driven by a real cloud site hosting solution. With a shared webspace hosting account, each customer pays only for his/her account, thus preserving the site hosting price amazingly low (because numerous users share one and the same server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a cloud webspace hosting solution, enables you to pay solely for the resources that you indeed need, evading a situation where you pay for a powerful site hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a low-end webspace hosting account that cannot accommodate your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to begin with a basic plan and upgrade as your website expands. Thus, you economize cash that you can invest in advertising the web site while it is still brand new. Each website hosting account provided by 'Free Hostia' sports an online site builder and more than 40 widely used script-driven software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for site design solutions. 'Free Hostia' offers shared webspace hosting plans in several different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. In this way, approximately the whole Globe is encompassed to present you and your web site's visitors with a steady and dependable webspace hosting solution at a convenient location. All in all, the shared hosting services furnished 'Free Hostia' are very well stocked and come at a very inexpensive price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To people with little to no experience, a VPS hosting server may seem troublesome to manage. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main American data center in Chicago. Handling these plans is similar to managing a normal shared web page hosting package through a webspace hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the features of a shared webspace hosting package such as a free-of-cost web site builder and a web app installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated server web hosting plan is many times greater than that of a shared web hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is approximately FIVE times as much as compared to the shared hosting accounts. When matched against a shared webspace hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD allowance is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated server web hosting plans do not offer full server root privileges (we, at 2ndsite.riversideprintgroup.com, count this as a slight minus), but the plus is that they are administered through the same CP interface as the shared webspace hosting packages. This indicates that a known GUI is accessible by all customers who do not feel self-confident enough to administer a virtual server, yet need more power and system resources than a virtual web hosting server can give them. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the very same powerful top-class web hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS web hosting plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), while the private virtual hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to 120 per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' can be classified as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), starting from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

In 2ndsite.riversideprintgroup.com's opinion, enormous websites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous online shops with thousands of clients need a much more powerful web hosting environment. It appears that the blokes from 'Free Hostia' have reached the same conclusion too. To satisfy its customers' demands, 'Free Hostia' supplies a bouquet of dedicated web hosting servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That assessment rests on the hardware specs the dedicated web servers ship with: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit network interface cards will no doubt ensure the fast and steady work of any kind of website. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from 2ndsite.riversideprintgroup.com, consider that all dedicated server plans provided by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for commencing a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server arrives with free-of-cost invoice transaction software and a bonus domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers provided by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at 2ndsite.riversideprintgroup.com, think that this is a slight minus, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need aid, the Managed Services upgrade offers a bouquet of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of site hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (2ndsite.riversideprintgroup.com's) prognosis is that the excellent point-and-click File Manager available in the Hepsia site hosting CP will probably make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software useless. Our (2ndsite.riversideprintgroup.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia site hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will no doubt make you smile), starting from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.