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10 Great Free Web Hosting Services
10 Sites that Offer Free Web Hosting
Why pay for web hosting when there are places out there that will host your site for free? Actually, there are several good reasons. Free web hosting tends to be limited in MB space and services and also usually includes advertising on your website. If you're operating a professional website, you may want to pay to host it through an inexpensive company rather than through a free web hosting service. But if you're just putting up a personal website and/or you don't mind the limitations of free web hosting then there are certainly a plethora of web hosts out there that are happy to provide you services free of charge.
Here are ten different web hosts that have some version of free hosting:
1. 000WebHost.com. This is one of the better free web hosts out there but it's not necessarily the simplest to use. It's ideal for the person who has some familiarity with website building and design but who wants a free web host. It offers 250 MB of disk space and 100 GB of data transfer along with lots of different features.
2. 50megs. Many people have complained that this ad-supported service places too many ads on your site but some people have successfully used it for satisfying free web hosting. Interestingly, their site is suspiciously similar to FreeServers (featured below). Check it out to compare.
3. Agility Hoster. This is a good free web host for the small business or the professional solo website. With 20 MB of disk space and 5 GB of data transfer, it's comparable to or higher than other services out there. You're allowed two domains and five subdomains on this site along with five separate email accounts which is why it works for the small business.
4. AwardSpace. This free web host is one of the easiest services in terms of immediately setting up a small website. It allows you 200 MB disk space and 5 GB of monthly traffic which is considerably higher than many of the other available free services.
5. Bravenet. This is an ad-supported service that offers you free hosting with very few limitations. You can use 1.5 GB monthly, you have 50 MB of disk space and your number of domains and subdomains are unlimited. It's a Linux-based system with 24/7 customer service support and a plethora of other free tools.
6. FortuneCity. This is a favorite free web hosting service because it's been around for more than a decade so the company has worked out a lot of its kinks. You get unlimited bandwidth, 1 GB of free web space and a free blog builder to add a blog to your site at no charge. A major benefit is that there are no pop-up ads on your website when you use this company.
7. FreeHostia. This service has gotten attention as being one of the fastest free web hosts available. It gives you 250 MB of disk space and 5GB of bandwidth which is higher than most other free sites. Additionally, it does not force ads on to your website. As a result, this is considered one of the leading free web hosts in the industry.
8. FreeServers. This is an ad-supported website that gives you 50 MB of web space and 1 GB of monthly bandwidth. It doesn't, unfortunately, let you incorporate a WordPress blog which is a problem for a lot of people. But if you're looking for a basic free website, this company has established a name for itself in the business.
9. ProHosting. This free webhosting company gives you 1.2 GB monthly and 100 MB disk space so it's comparable with the other major service providers out there.
10. TopCities. This is a fun easy-to-use service that is ideal for people working in the Web 2.0 world. It has 150 MB of space and unlimited bandwidth. More importantly, it allows for easy search engine submission and form email. However, the blog service is still in the works so this is
The majority of the free web host services on this list also offer premium services at an affordable cost. You can use the free services to test out the system. If you like them and they're enough for you, you can stick with them. If you like them but want more, you can upgrade to the paid hosting.