Go for Cheap Instead of Free Web Hosting
You may go with free hosting since you get your own(as per you think) website and that too without spending a penny. In the mean time, I have experienced many disadvantages /limitations with some Free Hosting companies (I will not write their names here).
It’s true that free hosting services provide hosting for $0.00. The question is how much reliable are they? Following are some of my harsh experiences.
- Forced Ads
This is the most pathetic when you run your website because inline text ads create hindrance for the reader of your blog. At times, they have pop-ups which may affect SEO of your site. Moreover, there are many a times irrelevant ads. This condition is either stated in TOS of the company or sometimes hidden.
- Limited Bandwidth
When you start your website, it has less traffic so can cope up with it. The problem arises when your blog grows, it will lead to your server clash as it crosses Bandwidth limitations. There are no chances. You cannot depend on them for reliability other than to revive your website database.
You will never know when your site is down as the web-host (I experienced) had downtime for most of the time. This takes away many visitors, especially in prime times.
- Poor technical support
While being a free user and open new ticket, they simply ignore your query. You will have to handle the problems by yourself and solve them. On the other hand, they provide free assistance to premium users.
- Account suspension
Your free account can be terminated at any time, whole efforts can go in vain in no time. This leads to misunderstandings and visitors will no more trust on you.
As a starter, free hosting approach is very natural choice (it saves money). Moreover, you will get an experience of using cpanel. Other things include installation of various script /software and that too for free.