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Top Free Web Hosting Services to Host Your Website

There are a lot of different free hosting services. Some of them have awful quality and some of them are great. Some of them put ads onto your site and some don’t.

The qualities vary in terms of server uptime, speed, number of add-on domains, number of SQL databases, etc.

Also the different hosts provide different amounts of disk space, bandwidth and features. Free web hosts are usually slower than their premium versions. Mostly there is no customer service coming with a free host, just a forum where you can search, usually your question has already been asked and answered by someone else. Therefore if you are the type of person who cannot figure things out on your own, you should sign up for a discounted web hosting service instead.

Of course the purpose of providing you free hosting is to later upgrade you to a premium plan. Once your traffic increases and you reach your limits, you will have to upgrade. In theory by the time this happens, you should already be making money to cover it.

Such free hosting is a great way to set up your site and test it for profitability. As you normally get a free subdomain, you can start building your site even before you physically purchased your domain. Then you add your domain, and you have a whole year to make it profitable before your domain expires. At the end of the year you can opt to just scratch the whole thing and you only paid $10 for your experiment.

The following hosts are all ad-free and I personally tried them all and I was satisfied with their service.

000Webhost

  • 99% Uptime guarantee
  • 10 GB (10,000 MB) of bandwidth!
  • 1.5 GB disk space
  • 2 MySQL databases
  • Unlimited free subdomains
  • 5 email accounts
  • 500 requests per minute
  • 20,000 inodes
  • PHP, MySQL, No Ads
  • One click website installer
  • Free Website builder
  • Free domain name hosting
  • Free Cpanel web hosting admin
  • Instant account activation, no fees!
  • Free E-mail services (IMAP/POP3…)
  • Auto Installer (WordPress, Joomla…)

They are the number one free webhost, over 200,000 backlinks to their site. Their name stands for $0.00 Webhost.

By default, any website on 000webhost is accessible via its 000webhost domain, which has the form yourdomain.000webhostapp.com. For example, you would access website named ‘my-example’ with my-example.000webhostapp.com. To make website accessible through a non-000webhost domain name (for example, joesdomain.com), you must add custom domain(s) to your website.

000Webhost also provides free sub-domains, e.g. yoursubdomain.uphero.com. There are about 20 more domains to choose from.

000Webhost is powered bu Hostinger, and there are usually specials for Premium domains and domains. E.g. at the time of this writing you can get a domain for $4.49 and a month of premium hosting for $2.15 if you have a free account. (These prices are subject to change.)

Featured as the “Best Free Web Host” by most web hosting reviews, 000webhost guarantees no hidden costs, no adverts, and no restrictive terms. Lightning fast speed, maximum reliability and fanatical user support are just a few of the features you’ll receive with our free web hosting service.

The only problem I personally found with them was with the fact that their domain redirection forwards you to an https version of your domain and they don’t support SSL on their free plan. However you can submit a ticket through their forum and they actually help you out, therefore I strongly recommend them.

“I tried 000webhost for a few weeks and i was planning to try out the LiveMediaShare script with it, that being said, this plan obviously did not work very well and it was mostly just a failed experiment on my end. That experience aside, considering the fact that you get free hosting and many options for both building and uploading files to your website: it’s a pretty good alternative to paid hosting. While i wouldn’t personally recommend it for professional use, it can be very handy when you’re just starting out or just want to try out making your own website instead of using Weebly, Webs or sub-domain hosting of that nature. Their support team was also very quick and helpful to respond to me when i had troubles.”

ByetHost

  • Free setup, never expires, always free
  • 1 GB (one gigabyte!) Disk Space
  • 50 GB bandwidth
  • FTP account and File Manager
  • Control Panel
  • 5 MySQL databases & PHP Support
  • Free 24/7 tech support
  • 5 Addon domains, 5 Parked Domains, Sub-Domains
  • Free Community Access (Forums)
  • Clustered Servers
  • No ads!
  • https SSL on all free hosting domains advertised but it won’t work if root certificates are not already uploaded on their server, free Let’s Encrypt SSL is a premium feature.

Once your account is activated you can, from within your Control Panel create extra sub-domains from a list of attractive domain names.

Premium hosting starts from $3.99/month with unlimited disk space and 20 add-on domains.

ByetHost is actually a very fast host, even in free hosting.

They have the best customer service I have seen for a free host, with a support ticket system right from your control panel and they often respond within minutes, which is really amazing.

One thing I ran into with them is that they block cookies and this results in an error message when I log into my WP admin panel. It says “Your browser cookies need to be enabled to use WordPress.” It takes a second try to log in.

This same cookie blocking also messed up my website when I tried to use a specific CDN service. All the graphics disappeared. Their support said that their servers are only compatible with Cloudflare CDN.

I am happy with their services.

X10Hosting

  • 99% Uptime guarantee
  • Unlimited bandwidth!
  • Unlimited disk space
  • 2 MySQL databases
  • 2 free subdomains
  • 2 free add-on domains
  • 3 email accounts
  • PHP, MySQL, No Ads
  • Free Website builder
  • Free Cpanel web hosting admin
  • Instant account activation, no fees!
  • Auto Installer (WordPress, eCommerce, Joomla…)

I personally used this host for my website and it was great. They exclude certain countries though from their free hosting plans, therefore you need to see if their free plan is available for your country.

If you create your account in a certain country, you need to access it from the same country, otherwise you will not be able to log in. You need to log in at least once a month into your hosting control panel (not the WordPress admin panel) to keep your account active, otherwise you will get disabled.

They also have a good support system, you get an answer in a few hours.

Their upgrade price is $6.95/month or $5.95/month if you pay for a whole year. Not very cheap.

Ok, if you’re looking for a Free hosting company to host a Simple low strain, low visitors website, or just want to practice with HTML, Web Design, etc. you won’t find better than x10 Free Hosting.

When your site becomes Famous, their paid service is extremely affordable too with added goodness.”

5GBFree

  • 99% Uptime guarantee
  • 20 GB bandwidth
  • 5 GB disk space
  • 3 MySQL databases
  • 1 free subdomain
  • 1 free add-on domain
  • PHP, MySQL, No Ads
  • Free Website builder
  • Free Cpanel web hosting admin
  • Instant account activation, no fees!
  • Auto Installer (WordPress, eCommerce, Joomla…)

You can have as many accounts as you wish, even under the same email address, as long as they all abide by their Acceptable Use Policy.

If your site traffic exceeds the benefits of what a 5GBFree hosting account can provide, they also offer a 5GB Pro option. For just $2.95 a month, bump those 5 gigs up to an unlimited amount of space. The Pro account also includes unlimited bandwidth, unlimited 24/7 support, unlimited MySQL databases, and a whole lot more.

This is the theory. I tried to use this host, but I was unable to install WordPress as I got a  “php  not working for the domain” error message. I searched their forum. Then I signed up for their forum, at which point I got the message that I am not authorized to view the forum (I could view the forum when I had no account.) I sent a message to the forum administrator, but I wasn’t able to get a response.

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