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Webhost And Domain For Free
Right "free web hosting" for a very long time i have been looking for a decent hosting company that's free, but all i ever came across is companies giving out free trials for a month, the worse host you can get is the ones that let you host your site for free then place forced ads that you cant get rid of, unless you upgrade the hosting account to a paid one. Not what i was looking for, as you probably know most of these free hosting company's are financed by adverts that get displayed on your site by the hosting company, when you host with them, this is how they can afford to give you free hosting. Free hosting is also one of the most basic service that you can find on the internet, plus it wont cost you nothing.
These types of free hosts, most of them are very limited, as they place random ads that don't even match the content of your website, on the top and bottom of your web-pages. But for the people just starting out it may be the best option you can take, or is it, iam willing to show you a hosting company that for me has worked extremely well, i would say its the best free hosting service that i have ever came across, i cant say that its better than paid hosting but to me its the best one out there.
Mostly i use this free host to build information sites, as they offer you a website builder with loads of templates to choose from. If you want something different you could also use there word-press or Joomla content management software this will help you out allot, it will help you make the site of you choice much quicker and easier, plus word-press and Joomla have lots of templates and plug-ins that can help you build a site twice as quick.
Why i think that this free web host is the best one, with this free host you get 1500.0 MB of Disk Usage, 100000MB (100GB) of Bandwidth, you can either choose a sub-domain or use your own, host as many websites and domain names as you want and manage email accounts, you get c-panel control with Web-mail, Email Forwarders, 1-Click Website Restore, 1-Click Database Restore, FTP, File Manager, Backups, Website Builder, Fantastico Auto installer this installs things like WordPress, ,Joomla and many other CMS, MySQL, phpMyAdmin, Cron Jobs, IP Deny Manager, and many more other cool stuff, its all that you need if you are just starting off, or just learning on how to do it.
Theres a few people who have had problems or not liked this web host service, too tell you the truth i think its because they don't know how to use it properly or because there new to this and are not willing to learn on how to use it to its full potential, plus there's not enough information floating about, on how to do things at 000webhoost. It took me a while before i was familiar with all the software when i first started, all i can say is try it out for yourself.
GO HERE FOR FREE WEB HOSTING. www.000webhost.com. If you have any problems setting up the web host, get in touch i don't mind helping and throwing a bit more info at you, good luck.
At the moment the fantastico installer on the www.000webhost.com is down, which means you cant install word-press or Joomla automatically, you will have to use a FTP program like FileZilla Client to upload WordPress or Joomla on to the server, you can get Filezilla athttp://filezilla-project.org its for free and a great piece of software, all FileZilla asks for is if you can donate a little like a penny or something like that, just to help keep the software going and free from bugs then they will appreciate you for that. But you can just use it for free, you haven't got to pay nothing.
It all sounds a bit too much but trust me its not, if you don't know how to do this, have a look at the videos below.
How to setup your free web host
How to setup wordpress on 000webhost
When you first sign up to your free web hosting, you will get a choice between a free sub-domain name this is the address of your site, for example: (www.yoursitename.freehost.com) this is what a sub-domain name will look like, sub-domains are very long and not very easy to remember and they tend not to show up in search engines that good, unless you want it for personal or family websites then a sub-domain will be perfect for you.
The other choice is to use you own domain name, which you will have to pay for, if you are after a .com or a .co.uk, .net, .biz etc that is. But there are a few places that will give you a free domain name that works perfectly well, with the webhosting above, i suggest you go to www.dot.tk they provide the best free domain service, and its also very easy to set up with the 000webhost. You will also get a domain name that short and easy to remember, for example (www.yoursitename.tk) instead of a long boring sub-domain name that no one can remember. Your domain name is important, this is the address of you site, this address is what you give to people who you want to visit your website or blog.
Get you free domain for life and free right here.
As stated before, if you are a novice, this is the type of account that you would probably want to get but there are some shortcomings to free web hosting if you don't find the right one that is, as they will put up forced ads on your site.
Many of the free hosting services that i have ever came across do not support database management Databases are used for online data retrieval routines. Many of the free web hosting sites do not support a package that every person needs when hosting which is mySQL which allows you to program queries into your website, most don’t support multiple e-mail accounts, free host does not include modules for Flash Programming, PHP and Dynamic Hypertext Mark-up Language (DHMTL).
But www.000webhost.com does all this plus much more, this is why i said its the best webhost service you will ever came across that is completely free, with no forced ads, you can install WordPress, Joomla and many other content management software, they basically offer a service that could be sold to people but they choose to offer you it for free.
Iam in the process of writing a follow up hub on this subject, i think going to make it about how to set up a simple website or blog using both of these services. This way people on hubpages can set up there own blog or website, to maybe promote there hubs on there, or just earn a little more income from Google Ad-sense and Amazon. Let us know what you think, i will also post a link on this hub, when its done
Check Out The Next Tutorial: on how to set-up the free hosting and domain name.
- How to set-up free hosting and domain
In my recent hub free hosting and domain name with no ads, i showed you where you get a free hosting account with 000host.com, also a free domain name with Dot Tk and the FTP program, this time i am going to show you how to link these two services to