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An evaluation of Free Hostia

We, at talhan.com, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain and hosting provider. Therefore we believe that this succinct assessment of 'Free Hostia' is perchance going to be very useful for other people from all around the World in search for domain name and web hosting services. We say individuals from all around the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'Free Hostia' currently supplies domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing almost the whole World. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Free Hostia' in brief:

Shared Web Site Hosting Plans

The first thing we, at talhan.com, have perceived is the inexpensive prices of the shared webspace hosting packages supplied by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the website hosting accounts offered by 'Free Hostia' are driven by a custom developed, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like email, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by a different host of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Earth will have huge complications with, since cPanel is a single server based hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based site hosting corporations are not able to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to build their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared hosting packages, which are powered by a real clustered web space hosting platform. With a shared web page hosting account, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus keeping the web space hosting price amazingly low (since lots of clients are hosted on the same web hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a cloud site hosting system, allows you to pay only for the resources that you really need, escaping a situation where you pay for a high-end web site hosting plan that you cannot actually use, or for a low-end web space hosting package that cannot accommodate your website. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a low-end package and upgrade as your web presence expands. Thus, you save funds that you can invest in promoting the web page while it is still novel. Every site hosting plan supplied by 'Free Hostia' boasts an online site builder and more than 40 popular script software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web site design services. 'Free Hostia' delivers shared webspace hosting packages in several different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European data centers - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. Hence, approximately the entire Globe is covered to supply you and your web page's visitors with a stable and reliable web space hosting solution at a convenient location. On the whole, the shared hosting packages delivered 'Free Hostia' are very well equipped and are available at an excellent price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To people with little or no practice, a VPS web hosting server may appear troublesome to manage. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also offers semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal US server farm in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to managing a typical shared site hosting plan through a site hosting CP interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web hosting plan such as a free-of-cost web site builder and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web server plan is many times bigger than that of a shared webspace hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is nearly FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web page hosting accounts. When contrasted with a shared web page hosting plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain allowance is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated server hosting packages do not ship with complete server root access (we, at talhan.com, count this as a tiny problem), but the advantage is that they are managed through the same web hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web site hosting plans. This implies that a familiar graphical user interface is accessible by all customers who are not self-confident enough to administer a virtual private web hosting server, yet are in need of more power and resources than a virtual server can deliver. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the very same powerful first-rate servers as the ones which host the virtual server packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), while the private virtual hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to 120 per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' can be classified as being amazingly cheap (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to talhan.com, big web pages such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous web stores with 1000s of customers need a much more powerful web hosting environment. It seems that the fellows from 'Free Hostia' have reached the same conclusion too. To live up to its clients' requirements, 'Free Hostia' supplies a collection of dedicated web servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That evaluation is based on the hardware configurations the dedicated web hosting servers have: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly ensure the quick and stable performance of any type of web site. According to 'Free Hostia', the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding sites. We, from talhan.com, deem that all dedicated server solutions supplied by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as every web hosting server includes free-of-charge billing transaction software platform and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at talhan.com, regard this as a slight problem, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you require assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides a bunch of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A bouquet of web hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (talhan.com's) prognosis is that the amazing drag and drop File Manager included in the Hepsia CP will perhaps render the use of any FTP software program pointless. Our (talhan.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very low priced (still the Hepsia hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will definitely make you smile), beginning from $139.95 for the Arctic package.