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​5 Best Free Web Hosting


There are several free web hosting providers in the market. Selecting one is very difficult. I have also spent hours searching for Best Free Web Hosting, my findings are:

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1. 000webhost

000webhost

I would rate 000webhost.com as the best free WordPress hosting solution. It offers incredible features like

  • 1500 MB Space
  • 100 GB Monthly Bandwidth
  • 5 add-on Domains
  • 5 Sub Domains
  • 5 Email Accounts
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • 1 FTP Account
  • 99% Uptime Guarantee
  • Script installer
  • Custom Error Page
  • No advertisements

They claim that there paid services are even better. The only drawback is that there is no support. Though they claimed 1 click installation of WordPress under the name “Fantastico De Luxe 1-Click Autoinstaller” but I didn’t find that working at all.

2. Byethost

bytehost

Byethost.com is another great  free web hosting provider. They also offer PHP, MySQL hosting along with No Pop-ups or ads.

  • 1000 MB Space
  • 50 GB Monthly Bandwidth
  • 5 Addon domains
  • 5 Parked domains
  • 5 Sub domains
  • 24/7 support
  • Script installer
  • PHP 5
  • MySQL
  • FTP

This hosting was also perfect but several customers have reported that as soon as their site received some traffic people at Byethost.com sent them mail regarding upgrading the account to a pro or paid version, As they opted out for it their free account was suspended.

3. Freehostia

freehostia

Freehostia offers least number of features but still it is free. It offers only 250 MB storage space and 6 GB Monthly Bandwidth. Chocolate free web hosting plan by Freehostia offers following features.

  • 250 MB Space
  • 6 GB Monthly Bandwidth
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Perl
  • Free Script Installer
  • 5 Domains Hosted
  • 15 Sub Domains
  • 50 Parked Domains
  • Custom MX and A Records
  • NS Records
  • 3 Email Accounts
  • Email Auto-responder
  • Custom Error Page
  • 1 FTP Account

4. PhpNet

PhpNet

PhpNet is also a good free WordPress hosting service compatible with your PHP/MySQL scripts.

  • 350 MB disk space
  • 15 GB of monthly data transfer

Though it offers more storage than Freehostia still I would rate it lower than it because of complexity in registration & setting up of website.

5. Host-Ed

  • 1 GB disk space
  • 10 GB of monthly data transfer

You can host up to 3 domains on a single Host-Ed account. If your account is inactive for quite a long period of time they may clear all the content. This makes it very risky to use.

I would suggest you not to opt for any of the free web hosting services for any of your client or your main ventures. As nothing comes free, every thing has its cost. It is better to pay a small amount for a paid hosting than to risk your valuable efforts. These all free web hosting services are many a times down & may lead to loss of traffic & search engine rankings. In case your site is down by a virus attack or malware you wont be getting any support from any of these hosting companies. Instead I would recommend GoDaddy which offers a free domain name with annual hosting plans. Their hosting packages start to as low as Rs. 150 per month.

Weebly is another free web hosting alternative. Though they add a footer on every free website, For beginners who want a static website it is a good option. Site builder is also very easy to use.


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