Free Website Hosting- Is It Worth It?

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Most people get lured by free website hosting. Of course, anytime you mention the word “free”, it invokes possibilities of bucking the system and actually getting what you want for nothing. Really?

Unfortunately, many people get sucked into this marketing ploy without really looking at what they are getting for free. You often see the words of free website hosting or host your site for free or free domain. You might as well be getting nothing, because technically, that’s free.

Most sites that we have reviewed will offer such treasures as free website builder and free hosting but when you look at the print, you are in for a shock. Most of these companies will offer you this prize but for people who don’t understand the nuts and bolts of what you get with this great package, they are in shock when they can’t do anything with their site because they are lacking everything you need to succeed.

Most of the free website hosting we looked at offered you basically a free website builder but unless you upgrade to their lowest per month hosting package, you are stuck with very limited disk space, very limited bandwidth, absolutely zero customer service or technical help. If you are lucky, you might get a few email accounts. Some of them don’t even offer you an email account.
On a lot of them as well, you get their ads splattered all over your site and the only way to remove them is to upgrade to their hosting service with a fee of course. Nice!

In addition to the great things you get with your free website hosting, you also have very limited databases, limited sub domains, limited scripts and platforms to work with and once again, very limited disk space.  So my question to you is this, “Is this what you want”?

You could just use one of the great shared hosting plans that are out there right now and have all the unlimited disk space and bandwidth you want along with incredible customer service. And all with no ads or banners floating across your site. What you don’t realize is that if you were to upgrade from your free website hosting on their server, they usually will charge you more in the long run.

It’s a simple situation where all you have to do is your homework. Remember back when you were taking your final exam and you did homework so you wouldn’t fail the test. Well now you are in hosting school and all you have to do is compare plans and see what you want. There are great options, but always remember that almost in every case, nothing is for free.