Free Web Hosting

Introduction to free web hosting:

Some web hosting providers offer free web hosting. However most of this type of web hosting comes with some nuisance like ads. Most of them also don’t allow the hosting of your own domain name like

Free hosting always carries addresses like!-ID etc… Hence, for one who is interested in doing a clean, decent site, this is not an option.

Free web Hosting examples hosts:

Geocoties, Tripode, Netfirms are all examples of this type of web hosting.

Advantages of free web hosting

  • The main, but only advantage is, no dent in your pocket!
  • Site building tools may be provided free.

Disadvantages of free web hosting

  • No domain name of your own.
  • No matching e-mail accounts
  • Limited monthly data transfer / limited bandwidth.
  • Ads will be shown on the site – sometimes very annoyingly.
  • Disk space will be limited – but may be sufficient for most small sites.
  • Very limited tech support.
  • Limited or no database support


Free web hosting is best suited for small sites with low traffic, like family sites or sites about hobbies. It is not recommended for high traffic or for serious business. Technical support is often limited, and feature options are few.

Very often you cannot use your own domain name at a free web hosting site. That’s a fully qualified name like cant be used. You have to use a name provided by your host like This is hard to type, hard to remember, and not very professional.

Next : Cheap / Budget Web Hosting

Quotable Quotes: “Action makes more fortunes than caution.”