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A survey of Free Hostia

We, at renperfmerch.com, have picked 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain and hosting supplier. This is why we deem that this brief assessment of 'Free Hostia' is maybe going to be quite helpful for other people from all over the World in need of domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all around the Globe, since the mere truth is that 'Free Hostia' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in numerous data center sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering approximately the whole Globe. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Page Hosting Services

The first thing we, at renperfmerch.com, have noted is the low prices of the shared site hosting plans furnished by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web hosting packages delivered by 'Free Hostia' are driven by a custom designed, futuristic cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, runs on an autonomous set of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting firm in the World will have immense problems with, since cPanel is a single server based website hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being served by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based website hosting vendors are unable to add extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to build their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared website hosting plans, which are powered by a real clustered web space hosting solution. With a shared web hosting account, each customer pays only for his/her plan, thus retaining the website hosting price really low (because plenty of users are located on the same hosting server). In short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a cloud web space hosting solution, allows you to pay only for the resources that you really need, averting a situation where you pay for a powerful web space hosting account that you cannot actually use, or for a basic site hosting account that cannot host your website. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a basic package and upgrade as your web site expands. In this way, you spare funds that you can spend on promoting the web site while it is still brand new. Each and every hosting account delivered by 'Free Hostia' comes with an online site building tool and over forty widely used script-driven software applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web site design services. 'Free Hostia' delivers shared web space hosting accounts in several different geographical regions around the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; two European data center facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Thus, virtually the whole World is encompassed to present you and your website's visitors with a stable and fast web hosting solution at a preferred location. Altogether, the shared hosting services provided 'Free Hostia' are very well appointed and come at a very cheap price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To users with little to no experience, a private virtual server may seem tough to handle. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also keeps semi-dedicated servers in its main United States data center facility in Chicago. Handling these plans is similar to handling a normal shared web site hosting account through a hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared hosting plan such as a free-of-cost website builder and a PHP script installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated server web hosting plan is many times larger than that of a shared webspace hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is about FIVE times as much as compared with the shared plans. When contrasted with a shared web page hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain quota is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated web server hosting packages do not ship with full server root access (we, at renperfmerch.com, count this as a slight defect), but the plus is that they are managed via the same site hosting Control Panel GUI as the shared packages. This means that a well-known graphical interface is offered to all customers who are not self-confident enough to manage a VPS, yet are in need of more power and resources than a Virtual Private Server can supply them with. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the very same powerful hyper-advanced web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual private web server accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical machine), while the VPS web hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' can be labeled as being very cheap (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Web Servers

In renperfmerch.com's opinion, large web sites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular web shops with 1000s of clients need a much more powerful hosting platform. It appears that the folks from 'Free Hostia' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To meet its clients' expectations, 'Free Hostia' supplies an assortment of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That estimate stands on the hardware specs the dedicated servers sport: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit NICs will no doubt guarantee the fast and stable performance of any kind of website. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from renperfmerch.com, believe that all dedicated server specifications delivered by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for launching a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated server comes with free-of-charge invoicing transaction software and a free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers offered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at renperfmerch.com, think that this is a tiny problem, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade offers an assortment of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of web site hosting CP (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (renperfmerch.com's) prediction is that the superb point and click File Manager offered by the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel will perhaps make the recourse to any FTP client futile. Our (renperfmerch.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia web page hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), beginning from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.