A survey of Free Hostia
We, at evec.ec, have chosen 'Free Hostia' to be our present domain name and hosting vendor. This is why we imagine that this brief assessment of 'Free Hostia' is probably going to be quite useful for other folks from all around the World in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all over the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'Free Hostia' currently provides domain and hosting services in multiple data center facility sites: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing virtually the entire World. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Free Hostia' in a nutshell:
Shared Web Space Hosting Packages
The first detail we, at evec.ec, have spotted is the reasonable prices of the shared site hosting accounts furnished by 'Free Hostia'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web space hosting accounts furnished by 'Free Hostia' are driven by a custom created, cutting edge cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, website hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by an autonomous set of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Globe will have big complications with, because cPanel is a one single server based web space hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by a single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web hosting providers cannot add additional functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to set up their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web page hosting accounts, which are powered by an actual clustered webspace hosting system. With a shared webspace hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus keeping the hosting price very low (because multiple customers utilize one and the same hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which runs on a clustered site hosting platform, permits you to pay just for the reserves that you really demand, evading a scenario where you pay for a powerful webspace hosting account that you cannot truly utilize, or for a small web hosting plan that cannot handle your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to kick off with a small plan and upgrade as your web page expands. So, you spare money that you can spend on advertising the website while it is still brand new. Each web space hosting plan offered by 'Free Hostia' offers an online site builder and over 40 widely used script-driven platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for site design solutions. 'Free Hostia' delivers shared webspace hosting packages in several different regions around the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; 2 European server farms - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, virtually the entire Globe is covered to supply you and your web site's visitors with a steady and fast web page hosting solution at a nearby location. Altogether, the shared hosting packages supplied 'Free Hostia' are very well furnished and come at a budget price (starting from $0.00 for the Chocolate plan).
Semi-dedicated Web Servers
To people with little to no practice, a private virtual web server may seem troublesome to handle. That's probably why 'Free Hostia' also houses semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal American data center in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to handling a regular shared site hosting plan through a site hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the features of a shared web hosting package such as a free-of-cost site builder and a web application installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated web server account is many times bigger than that of a shared web page hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is about 5 times as much as compared to the shared website hosting packages. When matched against a shared website hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is big: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD allowance is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated server hosting packages do not ship with complete root-level access (we, at evec.ec, think of this as a small inconvenience), but the benefit is that they are managed through the same web space hosting CP user interface as the shared web space hosting packages. This indicates that a known GUI is offered to all customers who do not have enough self-condifence to manage a Virtual Private Server, yet need more power and resources than a private virtual server can give them. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful hyper-advanced web servers as the ones which host the VPS web server hosting accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), while the VPS hosting servers can reach a much greater number (80 to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Free Hostia' can be categorized as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $29.95 for the Boabab package.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
In evec.ec's opinion, big web sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web storefronts with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful webspace hosting environment. It seems that the blokes from 'Free Hostia' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To fulfil its customers' expectations, 'Free Hostia' supplies a selection of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That estimate rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated web servers sport: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly guarantee the fast and steady performance of any kind of web site. In 'Free Hostia's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from evec.ec, consider that all dedicated server configurations provided by 'Free Hostia' are also suitable for starting a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web hosting server ships with free-of-cost invoicing transaction software platform and a charge-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers delivered by 'Free Hostia' are all unmanaged. We, at evec.ec, consider this a little defect, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides various supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A number of site hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (evec.ec's) forecast is that the superb drag and drop File Manager available in the Hepsia Control Panel will probably render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software useless. Our (evec.ec's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Free Hostia' don't appear to be very cheap (still the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), beginning from $139.95 for the Arctic package.