What you should understand about free web hosting
A large number of hosting providers as of now are supplying cost-free website hosting accounts, attracting more and more clients. The cost-free solution is apt if you keep a personal web portal or if you do not wish to spend cash for a paid professional web site hosting package. Let's have a peek at some of the strengths and weaknesses of the charge-free site hosting service as a whole.
Positive Side No.1: Free-of-Cost Site Hosting is... Free-of-Cost
The most important advantage is that you obtain a top free hosting solution - this would exclude any costs associated with owning a personal site, an online blog, a forum, or even a small-size company site. Since the free website hosting vendors are also providing standard shared hosting plans, they will attempt to offer you an adequate service and to reassure you that their hosting servers are reliable. If you get a stable cost-free service, it denotes that you'd get an even finer paid service, so it is in their own interest to provide you with a steady free web hosting service. This will make you more prone to contemplate purchasing a cloud web hosting package from them in the near future.
Benefit Number 2: Spares You Cash
The free hosting solution is an appropriate alternative if you do not want to invest cash in your web site or you are making your first steps in web site design and wish to examine how well you can manage, but you are unwilling to give money for that. Moreover, if you require a website for a given occasion such as a class reunion, a fundraising operation, or regional elections, you may consider a free-of-cost web space hosting solution as you will not be bound by any service agreements and you will not need to pay on a monthly or yearly basis for the web page hosting solution, which you may not even make use of after the occasion has passed.
Weak Point Number One: Forced Commercials
No matter how adequate the free web hosting solution might look, it also has weak sides ? exactly because it is cost-free. Since the customers do not pay for their hosting accounts, the only way for the hosting firm to provide this service is to embed advertisements on each page of your web site. Some web hosting distributors even utilize pop-up windows and this may restrain your web page visitors from exploring it or from coming back again in the future. The ads will also make any company page seem amateurish ? very few people would buy anything from a hosting vendor that cannot afford to pay money for its own personal website.
Drawback No.2: Restricted Tech Support
There are some tech restrictions as well. As the hosting service is free, the storage space, monthly traffic and file size quotas are mostly quite limited, while email or database support is not always available. You can upgrade either the whole package to a reliable hosting package, or you can upgrade only one feature, such as data storage space, on the basis of the upgrade options provided by the free web hosting corporation that you are availing of. Another disadvantage is that you may receive inadequate or no customer and tech support and that there is no warranty for the stability of the web servers. Every web hosting firm would like to offer dependable solutions, but as long as you do not pay a single copper, as is the case with the free hosting solution, you cannot demand to receive such solutions.
Half-Priced Hosting - The Preferable Choice?
Weighing the positive and negative points of the free web site hosting solution, you can pick whether you demand such a package or a paid professional one. Some web hosting hosting corporations like 'Duo Servers ', for instance, provide different standard web hosting plans that are very cheap and significantly exceed the resources offered by any cost-free web hosting package.