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Cost-Free Web Hosting

You wish to host your site for free, but where do you do that without banner advertisements being embedded into your web site? Is that even feasible? It turns out that it is viable actually, although there are very few web hosting service providers furnishing cost-free web site hosting packages without adverts.

My newly found free web hosting vendor

A short time ago I came across Freehostia, a United Kingdom-based web hosting company, which provides free-of-charge hosting services. The primary reason why they can furnish free-of-cost hosting services without any commercials is the fact that you can open just one cost-free website hosting account with them, whereas hosting providers that embed banner ads on your sites allow you to create as many free-of-cost web site hosting accounts as you choose.

Free web hosting restrictions

Many free web hosting suppliers ban the use of their free-of-charge web site hosting packages for file or image hosting purposes only and the use of traffic for inline linking purposes. Many free hosting corporations disable hotlinking or inline linking and the inclusion of many computer file types. Freehostia is no exception and bans remote linking by default.

File size limits

Other common limitations imposed on free-of-cost web hosting accounts by free web hosting companies are associated with the file size. For example, Freehostia does not allow users to upload files whose size is greater than five hundred kilobytes or big media files. Even if you attempt to upload a large file or a prohibited file type, it will not work out. You can upload bigger files and dodge this limitation if you upgrade to a professional paid web hosting package. Freehostia offers astonishingly affordable website hosting accounts if you need additional resources.

File quotas

Another free web hosting account limitation is associated with the number of files you can accommodate inside the account. Paid hosting packages typically have file quotas as well, but charge-free web site hosting plans include much, much smaller file quotas. Let's take as an example the free-of-cost website hosting plan furnished by Freehostia. You can only stash 5000 files in your charge-free web hosting account and need to migrate to a paid web hosting plan if you would like to store more. The free hosting plan does not include a mail service as well, so this sort of web hosting service is mainly suitable for testing purposes or if you have a personal, non-profit web page, which requires an extremely small amount of traffic and contains a very small number of files. If your little web site project starts to increase, however, you do not necessarily have to change providers, because there also is the possibility to upgrade your web site hosting plan to a paid one without ever needing to switch servers.

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