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On the web hosting market, a phenomenon called free hosting still exists. For what purposes can the free hosting solution be used?

Assess your web development skills

When I'm starting a small online project, I often pick a charge-free hosting plan and then move on to a professional paid one if I choose to continue developing the website project. So for me, the free-of-charge web site hosting solution is great to start with, whether to test a brand new idea, to check your web development skills or just to get your small web site project online. But, naturally, I wouldn't use a free web hosting services provider for a bigger project, because free-of-cost website hosting accounts usually include lots of limitations.

Why is the free-of-charge web site hosting service free?

One of the reasons why the free web hosting platform is appropriate only for testing purposes or small web projects is the circumstance that the free web hosting companies incorporate ads on your sites. The ads allow the web hosts to offer you the free web hosting solution, since the adverts sponsor the hosting distributor and pay the expenses related to the maintenance of the hosting servers. If you think about it, not paying a monthly or yearly tax and having an ad on your web page instead is not such a bad deal, if you host a small-scale family-oriented web page or just would like to assess your web content development capabilities. Certain web hosts such as FreeHostia Web Hosting, however, do not put adverts on your web pages, but you can set up only one free-of-charge account with them.

Limitations of the free website hosting platform

Cost-free hosting accounts, though, normally include restrictions related to the sort of websites you can have and the size of the files you can upload. FreeHostia Web Hosting, for instance, permits you to store up to five thousand files in your free-of-cost web site hosting account and does not allow you to upload files greater than 500KB. You are also restricted by the amount of server hard drive storage space that you can use, so even though you can register up to 10 domain names, you can only host small-scale online portals that do not contain sizeable files. The free web hosting accounts supply you with File Transfer Protocol access, but it can be utilized only for managing your web files and you cannot use it for file storage or file sharing purposes. You should also remember that if your hosting user account stays dormant for more than four weeks, it will be instantaneously closed to free up some disk drive space on the hosting company's web hosting servers for other free users.

What if the free website hosting service is not enough?

If the free-of-cost web hosting account you are having is limiting you too much, FreeHostia Web Hosting offers you the opportunity to move to a reasonably priced hosting plan without the need to transfer your web site hosting account to a different web hosting server. Their Starter web hosting package costs only 3 USD per month if you pay for twelve months in advance, which is remarkably cheap! It includes a built-in online site builder and a very useful one-click open-source PHP-based script installer that can make your life much easier, so it's absolutely worth it to upgrade your free-of-charge web hosting account if you want to have no file size restrictions and to get free bonuses.