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An assessment of Free Hostia

We, at yupiusa.com, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain name and hosting distributor. Hence we consider that this brief evaluation of 'Free Hostia' is perhaps going to be very useful for other individuals from all over the World who need domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the World, because the mere fact is that 'Free Hostia' currently distributes domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter facility locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing nearly the whole World. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in a few words:

Shared Web Site Hosting Services

The initial thing we, at yupiusa.com, have seen is the cut-rate prices of the shared web site hosting services supplied by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web page hosting packages offered by 'Free Hostia' are powered by an in-house invented, cutting edge cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web space hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, runs on a separate stack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting vendor on the Globe will have mammoth problems with, because cPanel is a single server based site hosting environment (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, etc., is being tackled by one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based web site hosting distributors are unable to add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they must construct their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting accounts, which are driven by an authentic cloud hosting platform. With a shared package, each client pays just for his/her plan, thus keeping the price amazingly low (because plenty of customers use one and the same web server). In short, a shared hosting package, which runs on a clustered site hosting platform, allows you to pay solely for the reserves that you really require, refraining from a situation where you pay for a high-end webspace hosting package that you cannot actually utilize, or for a basic site hosting package that cannot handle your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to start with a small package and upgrade as your web presence grows. Hence, you economize money that you can spend on publicizing the site while it is still novel. Each and every web hosting plan supplied by 'Free Hostia' includes an online web site building tool and over forty widely used script software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for website design solutions. 'Free Hostia' distributes shared site hosting plans in several different geographical regions around the World. There is one server farm in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. In this way, approximately the entire World is encompassed to present you and your web page's visitors with a steady and reliable site hosting solution at a desired place. All in all, the shared hosting services provided 'Free Hostia' are really well equipped and come at an affordable price (beginning from $0.00 for the Chocolate package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To users with little or no practice, a virtual hosting server may seem difficult to administer. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also offers semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main North American datacenter in Chicago. Administering these accounts is similar to handling a regular shared website hosting package via a Control Panel tool. They have all the features of a shared webspace hosting account such as a free-of-charge website building tool and a web application installer, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated server plan is many times greater than that of a shared plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared web space hosting accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared site hosting account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated hosting packages do not come with root privileges (we, at yupiusa.com, count this as a slight inconvenience), but the advantage is that they are administered through the same website hosting CP interface as the shared web hosting packages. This suggests that a well-known graphical user interface is offered to all users who are not self-confident enough to administer a VPS web hosting server, yet are in need of more power and resources than a VPS web server can bestow on them. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful ultramodern hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS web server hosting packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web 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 a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Free Hostia' can be classified as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $29.95 for the Boabab plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to yupiusa.com, large web sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous online shops with thousands of customers require a much more powerful site hosting environment. It seems that the guys from 'Free Hostia' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To satisfy its clients' anticipations, 'Free Hostia' supplies a bouquet of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That estimate is based on the hardware specs the dedicated web servers have: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of disk space and Gigabit network interface cards will no doubt guarantee the fast and steady work of any sort of website. According to 'Free Hostia', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring web sites. We, from yupiusa.com, consider that all dedicated server packages furnished by 'Free Hostia' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated server ships with free-of-charge invoicing transaction software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at yupiusa.com, regard this as a minor weakness, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade offers various extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A handful of web space hosting CP (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (yupiusa.com's) prediction is that the amazing drag and drop File Manager available in the Hepsia CP will possibly make the utilization of any FTP software program useless. Our (yupiusa.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), beginning from $139.95 for the Arctic package.