Building a website is as simple as write your words, design a layout and add all the content on an assigned web page, but on the completion of the website you will need a space over the net to upload it, here comes the role of web hosting services. If you are a beginner in setting up a website, then you could have visited a lot of different free and paid web hosting providers and you could still be confusing where to host your website. In fact, for beginners the idea of putting up a website free of charge could be an attractive idea.
As we all know that free web hosting is nothing new in the current online market, but still because of its several advantages it has been continuously doing great day by day. Free web hosting services is the best way to start for new clients who want a way to start their own business. But before starting to use these services you must have all the basic knowledge of hosting and affordable hosting services.
In fact, when weighing the pro and cons of free web hosting, first of all you have to disregard the fact that you won’t be paying a cent while using free web hosting. However, it is necessary to consider the major drawbacks of free web hosting, especially if you are going to use your website for business transactions.
The greatest issue with free web hosting is advertisement. Because these hosting providers offer their services for free, their sources of income would be through advertising. And because of this, each and every website under that registers with them contain different banner advertisements. You have to keep in mind that free web hosting providers oblige their customers to display large banners.
Free web hosts will usually provide a subdomains (yoursite.example.com) or a directory (www.example.com/~yourname), if you want, you can buy your own domain for your website, this is great way to start your online business.
So, what are the features that make free web hosting services good and easy to use:
- No advertisement or choose the way to display provider ads (some provider require link back to their homepage on your website, it’s easy to do and acceptable)
- Allow FTP access to upload and delete files
- Support MySQL and PHP (at least not too old) or your website’s programs language
- Has a support community to solve your problem
- Can access to a control panel for easier web management
The important factor. Most of the time, free is not really free and it’s not running forever. It’s may die tomorrow or your data and files will be crash anytime, make your backup as you can. Don’t forget it!
Here are the ones that still stand after the showdown. In no particular order, of course. I’ll only mention the disk space and monthly data transfer for quick comparison purposes. Please refer to each service provider’s website for the full list of features as they will be too long to list down here.
000webhost.com ($0.00 webhost), is an industry leader in providing top class free web hosting services without advertising! There are no hidden costs, no adverts, and no restrictive terms. Lighting fast speeds, maximum reliability and fanatical user support are just a few of the features you’ll receive with our service.
This is greatest free web hosting that I has ever used before. Current, I’m still using it for my personal projects. It gives you:
- Disk space: 1.5GB
- Bandwidth: 10GB/month
- Custom Control Panel
- Support PHP and MySql
- Has a lot good features as add-on domain, email, packed domain…
I highly recommend for those who want to start their own website with free web hosting. It’s good as paid web hosting.
Byet gives you the choice of your sub domain. You can stick with yoursite.byethost.com, or you can pick from another 7 great names we have available. With MySQL, PHP, FTP, VistaPanel (our specially designed control panel) and other features, you can host heaps of scripts with no worries. Adding your own domain registered at any domain registrar is just a few clicks and is hosted on your free Byet account!
sign-up process was tricky – you will be forced to see sponsored advertisements before filling out registration form. Not a big deal, but some visitors may get tired of this. In other case, it may be worth to continue registering with ByetHost, because you will get 250 MB space, 6 GB bandwidth and everything else what is needed for complete Internet activity – PHP/MySQL support, subdomains and add-on domains manager, FTP access, etc. They alway offer Premium Hosting to you as they can, don’t angry about that.
Someone feels tired with ByetHost but someone feels goods, let tries it by yourself.
At Zymic we offer free web hosting, with a level of professionalism any paid web hosting company offers, along with a full range of free hosting features.
We pride ourselves in being one of the most reliable and feature packed free web hosting services on the net. Our free hosting features include PHP/MySQL, free sub-domain names, Ad-free hosting and an overly generous disk and transfer allowance. Zymic.com’s free web hosting is ideal for personal and business websites.
Zymic Free Hosting provided by LunarPages. Like 2 free web hosting services above, they allow a lot features for your website. However, currently they don’t allow .htaccess files, so you can’t use any form of SEF URLs (human-friendly/search engine friendly). Again, this will stop anyone with a normal database-driven site using this service. An .htaccess file performs several vital functions on a site, including security, SEF URLs, redirects and so on. No htaccess file like no dynamic site (one using a database).
xtreemhost is a web hosting service that provides free and cheap unlimited hosting including PHP and MySQL support, domain name support, etc. without ads! We take support seriously for both free and premium clients. Accounts are created instantly!
Xtreemhost was good when it started but it’s has big problem as FTP speed if you want upload a ton of files to website.
PIPNI offer free web hosting since 2003.PIPNI is the fastest growing web hosting company on the Czech Internet with the biggest number of hosted foreign domains. The Free Web Hosting Plan has full features as Paid Plan but they not guarantee, no technical support, no backup, no SMTP server… about your website.That’s mean you must take care about your website.
I’ve tried it for 3 year, it’s good for personal website if you don’t care about hosting uptime, sometimes you data will be roll back without notice…
There are so many pit-holes in free hosting services, but still I would prefer to use them to host your non-profit sites or websites that are in their opening stages. If you plan to own a website of personal interest free web hosting will be the best media to explore your interest. You can use it just like social media websites.