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How To Choose Best Free Web Hosting

Mar 1, 2008
Some web hosting companies offer hosting services for free. People who are going to have websites for the first time can open an account in any free hosting websites. You can either point your domain to the free host or create your open sub domain with the host. So for a starter, you need not spend even a penny to start a personal website. Free web hosting also includes free file and image hosting. These sites allow you to host your files and images for free, but there will be restrictions in the size of the uploaded file.

How do they offer free web hosting?

The answer to this question is simple. They place advertisements on your website at the top, bottom or anywhere in your webpage. They get money from the clicks generated from the advertisements on your website. Most of the hosts give pop up advertising which will be really irritating to some users. But this is their normal earning factor.

Is there any limitations? Yes, there might be many limitations. If you have signed up for a free hosting account, it might take 1 hour to 1 week to get your account activated. Many of the free web hosts approve new accounts manually. Since it is free, there won't be any PHP, MySql, ASP support. The numbers of email IDs, FTP accounts are also limited. Most of the web host won't give you the possibility to add additional domains to your account. All files are not supported for uploading to the server. Most of the hosts don't allow you to upload compressed zip files for security reasons. Use a search engine to find your free web host.

There are also many forum based websites which offer post to host features. Here you have to register first to become a member for free. Then you can post in the forum by creating a thread or making a reply to another thread. By doing this you will start accumulating points. These points can be exchanged for a free hosting account. The more you post, the more features you will get in your hosting accounting. You can get more space, bandwidth, e-mail IDs in these websites. This is also an interesting concept. The owner of the website earns by displaying advertisements in the website. Thus, it helps both the owner and the members of the website simultaneously. If you don't posts regularly in the forum, your account might be suspended.

If you are not satisfied with the free plan, you can upgrade to paid services. Paid services offer customized hosting with good customer support. It's not necessary to move to a paid account, unless you are not satisfied with the current free services. Enjoy free hosting without spending your money.
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Tanty Denasti is the owner of vps-solutions . Vps-solutions is also providing cheap and affordable VPS hosting. She can be reach for more information about web hosting and VPS hosting at her vps-solutions
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