Oh, the internet. A vast ocean of web hosting platforms for those that wants to build their own blogs, manage their own products and share cat videos. It’s a wonderful place, especially with free hosting, you can host your blog for free right? You have your blog up, people are seeing it, but is it really free? Is there ever really going to be such a thing as free hosting? Are you ever going to be able to have total control over your website without someone looming over you? The answer, unfortunately, is no.
Restraining your content
Websites aren’t free, and neither is web hosting. No matter what you do or try you will always be restrained somehow with web hosting. One of the ways you’re restrained is simple to understand. Are you using their services to build your website right? You can only use their services. If you go to WordPress, for example, sure you can build a blog, but you can only use the services that they provide to you. You can’t add anything outside to it and that’s infuriating! How are you going to do what you love with that kind of restriction?
Free Advertisement, Courtesy of You
Another way you’re unintentionally paying for your free’ hosting is that sites like WordPress and many others put their name in your URL. Of you have a high profile blog with the tag wordpress.com’ at the end not only is it going to look unprofessional, but you’re unintentionally helping them promote their site as a whole. You are a promotional tool for them and it’s not only frightening but frustrating. You work hard on your site, and they take the credit with that little name tag at the end of the URL.
Another way you pay is with many sites, you get ads. If you aren’t a member’ and use their services you are bombarded with ads. Which bring the company revenue if you like it or not. These ads are sometimes quite vulgar and unprofessional. They could make your site look like a promiscuous website when all you want to do is write book reviews. This not only is frustrating, but it could detriment your business by driving away your client base.
File transfer Protocol’ may be restricted, meaning that you won’t be able to transfer any files to anyone else. This is commonly restricted on a wide variety of free’ hosting sites, and sometimes isn’t included in bought plans, but you can find certain plans with unlimited file sharing without to much trouble.
Using HTTPS allows you to make and create online stores. Without this you won’t be selling anything, putting another restriction on your free hosting services. If web hosting was really free why can’t you do everything you want to do with your website?
Free’ hosting is never really free. You’re always paying somehow, either through ads, with the company name at the end of your URL or in other ways. If you’re looking for a quality experience you’ll need to pay for a hosting site, most hosting sites are only a few dollars a month and are easy to manage and maneuver. Helping you to create your own website, with your own custom URL, and the ads you choose, if you choose to have ads. No more naked people running all over that literature based blog you have. Stop trying to find a truly free hosting site, they simply don’t exist and start trying to find a good hosting site. Having a great experience with a great host is much better than having a horrible experience with a free host. Most hosting sites are roughly 4 dollars a month, affordable and professional looking making this a great way to get yourself out there in a professional manner. Free hosting simply isn’t real, and it’s time to take your site to the next level.
Signing off: There is no such thing as free, but there are certain web hosts which allow cashback and coupon on their products. Now the question comes how do i find those coupon and cashback offers? Well, you don’t have to hunt all over the internet. Head over to the CouponDadi website (which is an aggregator of coupons codes) has over 50% saving offers on Bigrock and Godaddy. Help yourself out!
I will catch you real soon.