How to get free hosting for website or blog:
After registering your domain name, next step is to get website hosting so your website can go live online. This is easy but a good and reliable website hosting company’s cheapest plan can cost you 3-10$ per month. This amount is not much if your website is generating some income, but for new websites or blogs where website maker is just new in business, paying this amount maybe a headache because mostly people of Pakistan or India while starting their blogs or websites don’t want to pay anything unless they start some earning or they don’t just have a credit card to pay hosting fees for their website.
Free website hosting. The term may seem catchy or lame because hosting means server space, bandwidth, staff and hence expenses. You usually get what you pay for. If a free hosting service or method seems too good to be true, it probably is. So there might be a compromise between web hosting speed, price and/or annoying ads appearing on your site. Most of the free website hosting companies that are claiming are not reliable or just new in business that it is not reliable to go for them. But in many cases for new blogs where traffic is too low, speed is not matter as the server load is very reduced. So hosting your website on a free web host might be an option.
Where to get Free Website Hosting?
There are many options for a free hosting like making your website on a third party website like WordPress.com, Blogspot.com, or Weebly.com etc. But here, we will not discuss that because the downside of using these is that you will be limited to using their provided themes/plugins and above all, like me, you might want the joy of having your website independent. 🙂
Other option is to choose from thousands of free hosts out there. There are pros and cons of each host like some will be slow and other may be showing ads. The best option is 000webhost.com. You might have listen the term if you are in websites hosting and internet for a while now. This company is in business for years now and reputed for free site hosting. It is true that they have paid options also and they are using free hosting as a tool to promote their paid plans but their free hosting plan has also evolved as a business itself. When I started making websites I used their hosting for years. I still have account with 000webhost. This Hosting is ad free, speed is not slow, and uptime is also very good. Although I am currently hosting my website on a vps of another company. Later I will also write on how to get free vps hosting with a reputable company like amazon bacause tech savvy people are always hungry for new experiments.
Here is a link to the website: www.000webhost.com. Their free plan includes 100GB Bandwidth, 1.5GB of hosting space, enough for a website, PHP and MySQL etc. You can host there your static HTML website or even a WordPress blog.
Pros and Cons of Free Website Hosting:
Pros of using these services:
- Free hosting and support
- DIY (Do It Yourself) tools
- Easy to set-up and manage
Cons of using these services:
- Limited space and bandwidth