Free web hosting is a commonly used type of hosting today. With the help of free web hosting, individuals or organizations are able to build and manage a website for free. After a brief research, you will realize that there are hundreds of companies that are offering free web hosting solutions. Of course, not all of these companies are equal and some of them have a much better offer than the others. So, before you choose a solution like this, you should learn more about the things that make a free web hosting solution good and reliable. We will use this blog post to highlight some of the most important things that you should consider.
First and foremost, you should look for hosting which is free of ads. Remember that it’s very difficult to find one that doesn’t “force” users to add ads on the website. Yet, the way these ads are shown and their content can make a huge difference. Our advice is to look for web hosting solutions which provide small and relatively discreet ads which don’t promote something that doesn’t have any connection to your website. Needless to say, these ads should not advertise things that may users want to leave your website like adult platforms, shady drugs etc.
The fact is that free web hosting solutions don’t provide large space and bandwidth because they have limited resources. Anything that is above 2 or 3GB in terms of bandwidth is a good deal. Keep in mind that in case your website needs more space in the future, most of these free web hosting providers are offering a paid package which has more space and bandwidth.
Finally, when you are looking for a free web hosting option, you should check their customer support. Unfortunately, the vast majority of providers in this field will not provide customer support. Most of them have help sections or frequently asked questions sections where you can find solutions to common problems. But, if you have a specific issue and you want to get help you will have to wait for an answer. Our recommendation is to look for free web hosting solutions which provide answers in less than 48 hours via email. If they have a live chat option or a phone number that’s even better, but once again, we have to point out that it’s very difficult to find a website like that.