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A review of Free Hostia

We, at exclusivekauri.co.nz, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain and hosting supplier. This is why we deem that this brief review of 'Free Hostia' is perchance going to be very useful for other individuals from all around the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all around the World, since the mere truth is that 'Free Hostia' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in numerous server farm locations: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing approximately the whole 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 Site Hosting Packages

The first detail we, at exclusivekauri.co.nz, have perceived is the inexpensive prices of the shared web hosting packages supplied by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the website hosting accounts delivered by 'Free Hostia' are driven by an in-house devised, avant-garde cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on a separate bunch of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting company on the Earth will have immense predicaments with, since cPanel is a single server based site hosting environment (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web page hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being run on a single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel hosting corporations are unable to add new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they have to make their own file platform), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared webspace hosting packages, which are driven by an actual clustered hosting solution. With a shared web site hosting plan, each customer pays just for his/her plan, thus maintaining the webspace hosting price very low (since plenty of customers share one and the same hosting server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a cloud webspace hosting platform, allows you to pay only for the resources that you actually demand, precluding a situation where you pay for a powerful webspace hosting plan that you cannot actually use, or for a low-end website hosting plan that cannot handle your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to commence with a small package and upgrade as your web site expands. In this way, you spare money that you can expend on publicizing the web site while it is still new. Each site hosting package delivered by 'Free Hostia' arrives with an online website builder and over forty widely used script software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web page design solutions. 'Free Hostia' distributes shared web hosting plans in a number of different geographical regions across the World. There is one data center in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; two European server farms - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. Hence, virtually the entire Globe is covered to present you and your website's visitors with a stable and dependable site hosting solution at a nearby place. On the whole, the shared hosting services supplied 'Free Hostia' are really well equipped and are available at a budget price (starting from $2.95 for the Watercircle plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To people with little to no experience, a virtual private hosting server may appear problematic to handle. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also houses semi-dedicated servers in its main US server farm in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to handling a normal shared site hosting package via a webspace hosting CP user interface. They have all the specs of a shared website hosting package such as a free-of-charge website building tool and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated web hosting server account is many times greater than that of a shared hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is nearly FIVE times as much as compared to the shared accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared web hosting account, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is big: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain quota is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated server hosting accounts do not come with root access (we, at exclusivekauri.co.nz, deem this a little downside), but the plus is that they are managed via the very same web space hosting Control Panel interface as the shared plans. This indicates that a well-known graphical interface is available to all users who do not have enough self-condifence to handle a VPS web hosting server, yet are in need of more power and system resources than a private virtual hosting server can confer to them. This is so because the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful top-class hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual server hosting packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical machine), while the private virtual servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Free Hostia' can be classified as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $29.95 for the Boabab package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In exclusivekauri.co.nz's opinion, large web sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous online storefronts with 1000s of customers need a much more powerful web page hosting platform. It appears that the folks from 'Free Hostia' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its users' expectations, 'Free Hostia' delivers a bouquet of dedicated web servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That estimate stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated web hosting servers have: many-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will no doubt guarantee the fast and steady work of any sort of web site. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from exclusivekauri.co.nz, deem that all dedicated server configurations supplied by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as every dedicated server ships with free-of-cost invoice transaction software platform and a free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at exclusivekauri.co.nz, consider this a minor problem, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you require help, the Managed Services upgrade includes a bunch of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. Several web space hosting CP (CP) tools are available with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (exclusivekauri.co.nz's) prediction is that the excellent drag and drop File Manager included in the Hepsia hosting CP will perhaps render the use of any File Transfer Protocol client pointless. Our (exclusivekauri.co.nz's) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia web hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will no doubt make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic package.