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A survey of Free Hostia

We, at frick-stb.at, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain name and web hosting vendor. This is why we think that this concise review of 'Free Hostia' is perchance going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all around the Globe who seek domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all over the World, because the simple truth is that 'Free Hostia' currently delivers domain and hosting services in multiple server farm facility locations: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing virtually the whole Earth. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Hosting Solutions

The first thing we, at frick-stb.at, have spotted is the inexpensive prices of the shared web hosting accounts provided by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web site hosting accounts offered by 'Free Hostia' are driven by a custom designed, leading edge cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, website hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being handled by a separate group of web servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting firm on the Earth will have big troubles with, since cPanel is a single server based website hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, runs on one single web server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based hosting firms are not able to include additional functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to create their own file platform), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web site hosting accounts, which are driven by a real clustered web page hosting platform. With a shared hosting account, each customer pays just for his/her package, thus keeping the web site hosting price amazingly low (since multiple clients are located on the same web server). In short, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a cloud web site hosting system, permits you to pay just for the resources that you really demand, averting a scenario where you pay for a high-end site hosting plan that you cannot actually use, or for a tiny web site hosting plan that cannot handle your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a tiny plan and upgrade as your web presence grows. That way, you spare funds that you can spend on publicizing the website while it is still brand new. Each and every webspace hosting plan furnished by 'Free Hostia' offers an online web site builder and more than 40 popular script software applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for site design solutions. 'Free Hostia' supplies shared webspace hosting packages in several different regions across the World. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Thus, almost the whole Earth is encompassed to provide you and your visitors with a stable and reliable hosting solution at a nearby location. On the whole, the shared hosting plans furnished 'Free Hostia' are very well stocked and come at a very attractive price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To clients with little or no experience, a private virtual web server may seem troublesome to handle. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also hosts semi-dedicated servers in its main United States server farm in Chicago. Handling these packages is similar to administering a regular shared webspace hosting package via a web site hosting CP tool. They have all the specs of a shared web space hosting account such as a free-of-charge site building tool and a web application installer, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated web hosting server plan is many times greater than that of a shared hosting package. For example, the CPU power that can be used is about FIVE times as much as compared with the shared site hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared web page hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain allowance is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated accounts do not offer full root-level access (we, at frick-stb.at, deem this a tiny drawback), but the benefit is that they are administered via the very same web page hosting CP interface as the shared web space hosting plans. This signifies that a well-known graphical interface is available to all users who do not feel self-confident enough to handle a private virtual hosting server, yet demand more power and reserves than a VPS web hosting server can confer to them. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful avant-garde web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS server hosting packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), while the VPS web servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' can be categorized as being very affordable (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

In frick-stb.at's opinion, huge web sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online shops with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful webspace hosting environment. It seems that the fellows from 'Free Hostia' have come to the same conclusion too. To live up to its clients' requirements, 'Free Hostia' offers an assortment of dedicated web servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That assessment is based on the hardware specs the dedicated web servers boast: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt ensure the fast and steady performance of any type of website. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from frick-stb.at, consider that all dedicated server accounts delivered by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for starting a hosting reseller business as each server comes with free invoice transaction software platform and a free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at frick-stb.at, think of this as a minor disadvantage, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides an array of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A selection of web site hosting CP (CP) tools are available with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (frick-stb.at's) prediction is that the magnificent drag and drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web site hosting CP will perhaps render the recourse to any FTP software program pointless. Our (frick-stb.at's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia site hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.