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What you should know about free webspace hosting

Numerous hosting distributors at present are delivering free web hosting services, attracting more and more customers. The free service is OK if you manage a personal web page or if you do not wish to spend money for a paid professional web page hosting solution. Let's take a gaze at some of the strong and weak points of the charge-free webspace hosting service in general.

Good Point No.1: Free Web Hosting is... Free-of-Charge

The most significant advantage is that you obtain a top free hosting solution - this would exclude any costs connected with owning a personal page, a weblog, a forum, or even a small-sized corporate site. Since the free web hosting distributors are also offering standard shared hosting packages, they will give their best to provide you with a decent service and to persuade you that their web hosting servers are dependable. If you get a reliable charge-free service, it implies that you'd get an even better paid service, so it is in their own best self-interest to furnish you with a rock steady free-of-cost web site hosting solution. This will render you more prone to consider ordering a cloud web hosting package from them in the future.

Good Point Number 2: Spares You Money

The free hosting service is a suitable choice if you do not want to spend cash for your site or you are performing your first moves in web site design and wish to find out how well you can do, but you are unwilling to spend money for that. In addition, if you would like a web portal for a special event such as a class gathering, a fund raising mission, or local elections, you may consider a free web hosting solution as you will not be bound by any service-level 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 utilize once the event has elapsed.

Weak Point No.1: Forced Advertisements

Irrespective of how adequate the cost-free hosting solution might appear, it also has negative aspects ? exactly because it is charge-free. Since the customers do not pay for their website hosting accounts, the only way for the hosting service provider to provide this service is to include adverts on each page of your web portal. Some web hosting suppliers even use pop-up windows and this may hinder the guests to your website from exploring it or from coming back again in the near future. The advertisements will also render any corporate site look unprofessional ? very few people would buy anything from a web hosting corporation that cannot afford to invest money in its own online portal.

Negative Side No.2: Insufficient Technical Support

There are some technical limitations as well. Since the hosting service is free-of-charge, the server storage, web traffic and file size quotas are traditionally quite limited, whereas e-mail or database support is not invariably available. You can upgrade either the entire plan to a reliable hosting package, or you can upgrade only one single feature, such as disk storage, on the basis of the upgrade choices offered by the free web hosting distributor that you avail of. Another minus is that you may obtain restricted or no client and technical support and that there is no warranty for the stability of the hosting servers. Every provider would like to provide stable services, but as long as you do not pay a single copper, as is the case with the free site hosting service, you cannot insist on obtaining such solutions.

Half-Priced Web Hosting - The Worthier Alternative?

Considering the pluses and minuses of the free-of-cost website hosting solution, you can select whether you demand such a plan or a paid professional one. Some web hosting companies such as 'Digital Vines ', for example, provide different standard web hosting packages that are quite cheap and significantly exceed the resources furnished by any charge-free web space hosting package.