Since there are many free web hosting services out there, it is
important to know
how you will find the right one that is suitable for
your requirements. The following suggestions may be helpful:
1. Storage Space: Must be enough to take care of your present
needs and future needs. If you are expecting to add more content or
information you have to select a service that will give you adequate
space sufficient enough atleast for a few years.
2. Advertisements: See what type of advertisements are allowed
on the site. If the hosting service inserts pop ups and pop downs in
each page you will be at a disadvantage at your site visitors may not
like it. Text links from the hosting service is a better option. Better
still if they allow you to host your own banners and text links besides
theirs. Some services also let you register your site with other
advertisers to earn some revenue through pay per clicks or commission
3. Tools: See what tools and resources the hosting service
provides besides the storage space. Some hosting services are extra
generous in providing free website building tools, scripts to make your
site more interactive and options to create secure web pages. Some
hosting services even allow you to point your site to a registered
domain, besides letting your have free email accounts with your own
4. Bandwidth: This is a very important consideration. Many
free web hosting services provided limited bandwidth, which means your
site will have problems or it may be on hold once it exceeds the
specified bandwidth. Look for a service that provides adequate bandwidth
depending upon what your needs are.
5. Technolgy Platform. If you are aiming to build a website
that uses propriety technology such as asp or . net or MS SQL you may
have to select a hosting service that provides matching technology
platform such as windows platform. If you intend to build a
database driven website you may have to see whether your database is
compatible with the hosting environment and whether your hosting company
can protect it form unauthorized intrusion or data corruption.
6. Reliability: Make sure that the hosting service has
adequate resources and technical know how to maintain and manage your
website/s in the long run. Check their background, how many sites they
are hosting, how secure are their servers, how they are growing and what
is their source of revenue other than advertisement revenue.
7. Privacy Concerns: Your hosting service may run programs in
the background on the server side to gather information about the
they use the information.
8. Reputation: Do a few searches on the hosting service to
know their background. You can type in the name of the hosting service
followed by key words like "complaints", "problems",
"problem history", etc. in the search engine text box to find
out what others are saying about the service.
9.Location: If the hosting service is from a different
country, make yourself familiar with the legal aspects of doing business
with a foreign company. See what are the risks involved and how
comfortable you are doing business with them. Make sure that you or your
site visitors do not become victims of scam artists and con men of the
internet. See what protection or remedy you can expect from the local
laws applicable to the hosting company in the event your run into
Free web hosting services are actually free in a very limited sense.
The service comes with many limitations and its users have little choice
in making important decisions about their websites. They are more
suitable for family websites and personal home pages and for learning
purposes. But if you are intending to do some serious business or open
an e-commerce website read the terms and conditions carefully and
consider all the pros and cons.
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