Free Web Hosting And Its Disadvantages
As they say, you get what you pay for. So generally anything given for
free may not be worth that much. This goes as well for free
services. In choosing a free web host, one must be
cautious for it may not provide that level or reliability that you may be
looking for in a web hosting service.
hosting, certain restrictions are likely. For instance,
free hosts rely on advertisements as their source of revenue. Ads, even
those of competing sites, may be placed on sites that they
host for free. Certain browsers and customers are irritated by such
ads and do not wish for advertisements to affect their browsing
hosting plan provides limited if not no support at all.
Quite often you may only find as support an FAQ page if you have
questions. Even if a complaint is filed, most of the time problems are not
corrected or changed.
Server breakdowns may frequently occur with a free web host. The website’s
needs may not be fully supported because the
bandwidth is not enough. Many websites would be competing for the
resources. Many if not most
web hosts that offer free
hosting services fail in practice.
There are only a limited number of free web hosts that offer larger
space. Other free web hosts also restrict and do not
allow the use of certain file types. MP3 files for example,
that use a lot of bandwidth may not be allowed for certain
Some free web hosts require the usage of sub
domain names which makes the
name longer and harder to remember. The longer the URL
length the bigger are the chances of people misspelling and forgetting the
website’s address resulting to either people not being able to easily and
efficiently locate your website.
Come to think about it such disadvantages shouldn’t be disregarded at all
for the information highway is such a competitive market. Browsers and
visitors may not want to return to your website especially if it
frequently experiences technical difficulties and suffer
server breakdowns. Banner advertisements that distract and interrupt
internet browsing may irritate them as well.
When a business
website is being set up, a free web host should be avoided. Having a
website that is substandard may label the business as not credible and
substandard as well. A personal or information website can make do with a
web host especially at the beginning. But for a website to grow,
money has to be invested.
|James Brown writes about
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