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A review of Free Hostia

We, at tangerine.gr, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain and hosting supplier. This is why we think that this brief evaluation of 'Free Hostia' is maybe going to be very useful for other folks from all over the Globe who seek domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all around the World, since the simple fact is that 'Free Hostia' presently distributes domain and hosting services in numerous server farm facility locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering nearly the entire Globe. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in brief:

Shared Hosting Solutions

The first detail we, at tangerine.gr, have seen is the low-cost prices of the shared web site hosting solutions supplied by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the website hosting accounts supplied by 'Free Hostia' are powered by an in-house invented, innovative cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by an independent stack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Earth will have great complications with, since cPanel is a one single server based site hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, website hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being handled by one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based web site hosting vendors are unable to include new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they have to invent their own file platform), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web site hosting plans, which are powered by an actual clustered web page hosting system. With a shared web site hosting package, each client pays solely for his/her plan, thus keeping the webspace hosting price very low (because a lot of users are hosted on the same hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a cloud website hosting solution, permits you to pay just for the reserves that you indeed need, escaping a scenario where you pay for a high-end site hosting plan that you cannot really utilize, or for a tiny web hosting package that cannot shelter your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a tiny plan and upgrade as your website expands. Hence, you spare money that you can expend on advertising the website while it is still novel. Every website hosting account offered by 'Free Hostia' ships with an online site builder and more than 40 widely used script platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web design solutions. 'Free Hostia' offers shared web hosting packages in several different regions around the Globe. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; two European datacenter facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Thus, virtually the whole Globe is encompassed to supply you and your web site's visitors with a stable and dependable webspace hosting service at a nearby location. On the whole, the shared hosting plans provided 'Free Hostia' are quite well appointed and are available at a budget price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To clients with little or no experience, a virtual private web hosting server may appear tough to handle. That's perhaps why 'Free Hostia' also houses semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main US data center in Chicago. Handling these plans is similar to administering a typical shared site hosting package through a web page hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the features of a shared plan such as a fee-free website builder and a web application installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated server web hosting account is many times greater than that of a shared site hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is about 5 times as much as compared to the shared website hosting plans. When compared with a shared website hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD quota is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting accounts do not come with full server root access (we, at tangerine.gr, regard this as a little negative point), but the advantage is that they are administered through the same website hosting CP interface as the shared hosting plans. This hints that a familiar graphical interface is offered to all customers who do not have enough self-condifence to administer a virtual web server, yet demand more power and supplies than a Virtual Private Server can supply them with. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the very same powerful ultramodern web servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual web server packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), while the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Free Hostia' can be dubbed as being quite inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to tangerine.gr, enormous sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular web stores with thousands of customers request a much more powerful site hosting platform. It seems that the chaps from 'Free Hostia' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To live up to its customers' expectations, 'Free Hostia' supplies an assortment of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That estimate rests on the hardware configurations the web servers boast: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network cards will no doubt guarantee the quick and stable performance of any type of site. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from tangerine.gr, believe that all dedicated server accounts supplied by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as each web server ships with free-of-charge billing software and a bonus domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at tangerine.gr, think that this is a tiny weak point, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of aid, the Managed Services upgrade includes a bouquet of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A number of web site hosting CP (CP) tools are available with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (tangerine.gr's) forecast is that the exceptional point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia website hosting CP will possibly make the utilization of any FTP software program pointless. Our (tangerine.gr's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' don't seem to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia web space hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), beginning from $139.95 for the Arctic package.