Choosing Between Free Or Paid Web Hosting

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If you are a beginner and going to start a blog then there might be a question regarding whether to use a free or a paid hosting?

For a new person who doesn’t know much about blogging arising such questions is normal because they newbies often think that why not to try free hosting for experience and then shift to the premium one.

So in this posts I am going to help that what to choose between when you stuck between free or paid web hosting?

For a moment just ignore the cost factor, now let’s elaborate the difference that will help you to make the right decision in this regard.

The very first thing that you must consider is the intent or purpose of your website.

Are you looking for a convenient way to share photos of family and friends? Or, are you considering something a little more complex such as adding multiple pages with different content on each?

How About a Website To Promote a Product Or Business?

The purpose of your website will act as a key component in determining which type of hosting service is the best match with your site.

Now just take an example of a very personal level blog for personal posting, then your files may not heavy in size and also with such level of blog you don’t expect tons of traffic. As result, you won’t require a lot of storage space and bandwidth for running your site.

If this is the case, a free hosting service may meet your needs. Like aforementioned free web hosting are also useful if you’re inexperienced in creating web pages.

This type of service can provide an excellent opportunity for you to learn and practice your HTML skills. You could even use a free service as a test site before uploading your web pages to your live website.

But here is the most important thing you must keep in mind that almost all of the free web hosting providers provide very limited features compared to premium (paid) web hosting services, but normally offer web space and bandwidth is sufficient to host a small website.

To Help Offset Costs, Though, Most Free Providers Will Place Advertisements On Your Web Pages.

With paid hosting, you’ll find a selection of available plans to choose from. The plans include the handsome amount of storage space, bandwidth, free sub-domains and allow the creation of custom email accounts. Generally the hosting provider also offers free domain name with the hosting plan.

Another great benefit of using a paid hosting services is the technology. The companies offer various in-house tools to make the site speed faster. Plus the companies offer SSD hosting too where the servers contain SSD’s. And as we all know that the solid state drives are designed for fast reading and writing speeds. So a hosting with SSD drives may help in improving the speeds.

Support services is another benefit you enjoy with paid web hosting. Normally in a free hosting the provider allows the user to contact them only via emails in the case of any help. While in the paid hosting the providers offer the multiple support channels like Live Chat, Call and email. Also, you will get the help on the priority basis.


Compared to free web hosting, you’ll also find that the services provided by paid web hosting companies are much more reliable. Cost wise, there is no charge to register for a free web hosting service, although you may be required to purchase your own domain name (in case if you don’t want to use free sub-domain). For a basic paid service, you can expect to pay anywhere from $3 to $10 per month that is a very small price for the improved service, support and features you receive.

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