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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at puxe.me, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our current domain name and web hosting distributor. This is why we suppose that this brief evaluation of 'Free Hostia' is maybe going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all around the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all over the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'Free Hostia' currently distributes domain and hosting services in several data center sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, embracing practically the entire Earth. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in short:

Shared Website Hosting Accounts

The first detail we, at puxe.me, have spotted is the low prices of the shared web page hosting solutions furnished by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web space hosting accounts offered by 'Free Hostia' are powered by a custom designed, modern cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like mail, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by a different stack of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Earth will have great predicaments with, since cPanel is a one-server based webspace hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web page hosting CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by a single web server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel site hosting distributors are unable to add new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to devise their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared hosting plans, which are powered by a real clustered web site hosting system. With a shared web hosting account, each customer pays just for his/her package, thus preserving the price very low (because numerous customers are hosted on the same server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting package, which runs on a cloud web hosting system, enables you to pay just for the reserves that you indeed require, precluding a scenario where you pay for an advanced website hosting plan that you cannot actually utilize, or for a tiny web page hosting account that cannot host your site. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a small plan and upgrade as your web page grows. So, you economize money that you can spend on publicizing the website while it is still novel. Each and every webspace hosting package delivered by 'Free Hostia' offers an online web site builder and more than 40 widely used script-driven software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web page design solutions. 'Free Hostia' offers shared website hosting solutions in a number of different regions across the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European data centers - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Thus, virtually the whole planet is covered to present you and your web page's visitors with a stable and fast website hosting solution at a convenient location. On the whole, the shared hosting solutions delivered 'Free Hostia' are really well stocked and come at a very modest price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To users with little or no practice, a VPS may appear complicated to handle. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also keeps semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main United States server farm in Chicago. Handling these accounts is comparable to managing a normal shared web hosting plan through a web site hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared website hosting account such as a free-of-cost website building tool and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated server hosting package is many times larger than that of a shared hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is about 5 times as much as compared to the shared web site hosting packages. When matched against a shared hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD quota is a rule too. The semi-dedicated server accounts do not arrive with root privileges (we, at puxe.me, deem this a minor disadvantage), but the plus is that they are managed via the same CP GUI as the shared site hosting accounts. This goes to say that a recognizable graphical interface is accessible by all clients who are not self-confident enough to manage a virtual server, yet are in need of more power and resources than a virtual web server can supply them with. This is so because the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful ultramodern servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual private web server packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), whereas the virtual 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 defined as being quite affordable (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to puxe.me, large web sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous online stores with 1000s of customers need a much more powerful web page hosting platform. It seems that the fellows from 'Free Hostia' have reached the same conclusion as well. To meet its clients' requirements, 'Free Hostia' supplies a collection of dedicated hosting servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That estimate rests on the hardware configurations the servers have: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly guarantee the fast and stable performance of any type of web site. According to 'Free Hostia', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from puxe.me, consider that all dedicated server accounts provided by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web hosting server arrives with free invoicing software platform and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers offered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at puxe.me, think of this as a minor inconvenience, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand aid, the Managed Services upgrade offers various additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. Several site hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (puxe.me's) prediction is that the great drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel will perhaps make the use of any File Transfer Protocol software program useless. Our (puxe.me's) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will definitely make you smile), commencing from $139.95 for the Arctic plan.