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Free-of-Charge Hosting

You would like to host your web site for free, but where do you do that without commercials being added to your site? Is that even feasible? It turns out that it is viable in fact, even though there are very few web hosting distributors providing free-of-cost website hosting solutions without commercials.

My newfound free hosting solutions provider

A short while back I chanced on FreeHostia, a UK-based web hosting distributor, which offers free website hosting solutions. The primary reason why they can supply cost-free hosting solutions without any advertisements is the circumstance that you can set up just one free-of-charge web site hosting account with them, whereas hosting distributors that place web banners on your websites allow you to open as many free-of-charge hosting accounts as you like.

Free web hosting restrictions

A lot of free web hosting firms disallow the use of their free-of-charge web site hosting accounts for file or image hosting purposes solely and the use of bandwidth for inline linking purposes. Many free web hosts disable hotlinking or inline linking and the inclusion of various computer file types. FreeHostia makes no exception and prohibits hotlinking by default.

File size restrictions

Other typical restrictions placed on cost-free web site hosting accounts by free hosting vendors are related to the file size. For example, FreeHostia does not allow clients to upload files greater than 500KB or sizeable media files. Even if you try to upload a big file or a disallowed computer file type, it will not work out. You can upload larger files and evade this limitation if you upgrade to a paid hosting package. FreeHostia supplies very reasonably priced website hosting plans in case you need extra system resources.

File quotas

One additional free web hosting account limitation is associated with the number of files you can store inside the hosting account. Paid web site hosting plans normally include file quotas as well, but free website hosting plans include much more limited file quotas. Let's take as an example the charge-free web site hosting package provided by FreeHostia. You can only store 5000 files in your charge-free web hosting account and need to migrate to a paid website hosting package if you have to store more. The free-of-charge website hosting package does not offer an electronic mail service too, so this kind of web hosting service is primarily good for testing purposes or if you own a family-oriented, non-profit website, which requires an extremely small amount of traffic and includes a very small number of files. If your small web site project starts to enlarge, however, you do not necessarily need to swap hosting providers, since there also is the possibility to upgrade your web site hosting package to a paid one without ever having to switch web hosting servers.

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