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Choosing Between Paid and Free Web Hosting Services

  • Category : Web Hosting
  • Posted on : Mar 19, 2013
  • Views : 1,264
  • By : Odalis J.

Internet is providing persons and organizations all kinds of openings ; away from free e mail accounts and after this to free website hosting. With a domain name, or rather a registered domain name, that you could have your website hosted without no need of paying a single penny . All the same, before getting taken in by the allure of free and signing up indecisively to in such free hosting accounts , it is necessary to first evaluate your requirements. Else, you certainly will end up at a cross-road.

While free web hosting may be a cost effective solution to your website requirement, at one time or every other, there may be a price to pay. Free web hosting normally have various restrictions, and unless you are newbie who would like to try out some skills on web practice, then it may not be your best option for a serious web business. First, most free network hosting companies will offer a special network space, bandwidth, add on functionalities and support. Usually, the free offering is only on trial basis , where you get down paying for it thereafter.

Evaluate your requirements.

If you want to put up a personal internet site or blog for a little period of time, then a free hosting plan may be suitable for you. However, this is not applicable to all the cases . Some blog software like WordPress requires a database to install in, and if your free web hosting plan does not volunteer a database, then it means its not possible to you. As a matter of fact, most free web hosting plans will not provide databases. If they do, then most likely they will be fixed.

If the free web hosting offering has a boundary on monthly bandwidth like most of them do, then it might not be worthy for a web site with big traffic . Other things to look out for include custom e mail accounts , the type of server platform your website runs on, for example, UNIX operating system or Windows, applications like ecommerce shopping carts, PHP, MySql and Ruby , among others.

If you want a website for a business , a free web hosting plan may not be your best option, especially when its a long term stage business. The reason being that there are many services that you may require to expand your website, of which the free web hosting plan may not provide . However, if the plan allows you to upgrade your plan to paid up, then you may begin there.

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