What you should know about free web site hosting
Many web hosting suppliers now are providing charge-free hosting plans, tempting more and more customers. The charge-free service is apt if you have a personal web page or if you do not want to invest money for a paid professional site hosting plan. Let's analyze some of the positive and negative points of the free-of-cost web page hosting service in general.
Perk Number 1: Charge-Free Web Site Hosting is... Free
The greatest benefit is that you obtain a top free hosting solution - this would eliminate any costs associated with administering a personal page, a weblog, a forum, or even a small-sized corporate web page. Since the free webspace hosting vendors are also furnishing standard shared hosting plans, they will give their best to offer you a decent service and to convince you that their web servers are trustworthy. If you obtain a satisfactory free service, it indicates that you'd receive an even better paid service, so it is in their own best self-interest to offer you a steady free-of-charge website hosting solution. This will make you more likely to contemplate getting a cloud web hosting solution from them in the not too distant future.
Upside No.2: Saves You Cash
The free hosting solution is an appropriate choice if you do not wish to spend cash for your web site or you are performing your initial moves in website design and would like to view how well you can manage, but you are unwilling to pay money for that. Also, if you want a site for a certain occasion like a class gathering, a fund raising mission, or regional elections, you may consider a free-of-charge web hosting account as you will not be confined by any service agreements and you will not have to pay on a monthly or yearly basis for the web site hosting account, which you may not even utilize after the event has passed.
Inconvenience No.1: Forced Adverts
Regardless of how appropriate the charge-free hosting service might appear, it also has negative sides ? precisely because it is cost-free. Since the customers do not pay for their web page hosting packages, the only way for the web hosting vendor to provide this solution is to embed commercials on each and every page of your web portal. Certain companies even avail of popup windows and this may discourage your website visitors from exploring it or from returning again in the future. The commercials will also make any business web portal appear unprofessional ? few people would purchase anything from a web hosting service provider that cannot afford to pay for its own personal online portal.
Negative Side Number Two: Minimal Tech Support
There are some tech restrictions too. Since the hosting service is cost-free, the web storage space, monthly bandwidth and file size quotas are typically quite restricted, whereas electronic mail or database support is not invariably available. You can upgrade either the entire package to a reliable hosting package, or you can upgrade just one feature, such as server space, based on the upgrade options provided by the free web hosting vendor that you use. Another disadvantage is that you may obtain restricted or no customer and technical support and that there is no guarantee for the stability of the web hosting servers. Every web hosting supplier wants to offer stable services, but since you do not pay any money, as is the case with the free site hosting service, you cannot demand to obtain such solutions.
Half-Priced Web Hosting - The Worthier Alternative?
Judging the pluses and minuses of the cost-free site hosting service, you can decide whether you demand such an account or a professional one. Certain web hosting hosting service providers like 'BizTalk Hosting ', for instance, offer a number of regular web hosting packages that are very cheap and vastly exceed the resources offered by any charge-free website hosting package.