What you should know about free-of-charge hosting
A lot of hosting vendors as of now are offering cost-free website hosting packages, alluring more and more clients. The free service is okay if you own a personal website or if you are unwilling to invest money for a paid professional webspace hosting service. Let's survey some of the advantages and disadvantages of the free webspace hosting solution in general.
Strong Point Number 1: Free Web Hosting is... Free
The greatest strength is that you obtain a top free hosting solution - this would eliminate any expenses associated with keeping a personal web page, a weblog, a forum, or even a small-scale business page. Since the free web space hosting companies are also providing standard shared hosting packages, they will do their best to offer you a steady service and to persuade you that their web hosting servers are stable. If you obtain a satisfactory free-of-cost service, it signifies that you'd get an even greater paid service, so it is in their best self-interest to offer you a trustworthy cost-free web space hosting service. This will render you more likely to think about purchasing a cloud web hosting account from them in the future.
Perk Number Two: Saves You Money
The free hosting solution is an adequate choice if you do not wish to give cash for your website or you are making your first moves in website design and want to see how well you can manage, but you are unwilling to pay money for that. Also, if you need an online portal for a certain occasion such as a class gathering, a fund raising mission, or local elections, you may consider a free web page hosting solution as you will not be confined by any service contracts and you will not have to pay on a monthly or yearly basis for the web page hosting plan, which you may not even use once the occasion has passed.
Negative Side Number 1: Forced Adverts
Irrespective of how reliable the charge-free web site hosting service might seem, it also has weak points ? precisely because it is cost-free. Since the customers do not pay for their webspace hosting accounts, the only way for the web hosting corporation to offer this solution is to place ads on each page of your web site. Certain web hosting service providers even avail of pop-up windows and this may restrain the guests to your website from examining it or from coming back again in the future. The advertisements will also make any corporate web portal look amateurish ? very few people would buy anything from a company that cannot afford to spend money for its own web page.
Drawback No.2: Limited Tech Support
There are some technical limitations as well. Because the hosting service is free-of-cost, the hard disk space, bandwidth and file size quotas are generally quite limited, whereas mail or database support is not invariably available. You can upgrade either the whole plan to a reliable hosting plan, or you can upgrade only one feature, such as web space, based on the upgrade choices provided by the free hosting distributor that you are using. Another negative aspect is that you may be provided with insufficient or no customer and technical support and that there is no warranty for the reliability of the web servers. Every web hosting company would like to offer reliable services, but as long as you do not pay any money, as is the case with the cost-free site hosting solution, you cannot hope to obtain such services.
Half-Priced Website Hosting - The Finer Option?
Weighing the strong and weak points of the free-of-charge hosting service, you can choose whether you need such an account or a paid professional one. Some web hosting web hosting corporations such as 'Max Host Plus ', for example, offer several standard web hosting plans that are quite cheap and extremely exceed the resources furnished by any free-of-charge web space hosting package.