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You wish to host your web site for free, but where do you do that without banner commercials being placed on your website? Is that even possible? It turns out that it is feasible actually, even though there are very few hosts offering cost-free website hosting plans without advertisements.

My recently found free host

I recently came across Free Hostia, a United States-registered web hosting provider, which provides cost-free website hosting plans. The major reason why they can supply charge-free hosting plans without any adverts is the circumstance that you can maintain only one single cost-free web hosting account with them, whereas web hosting providers that put adverts on your web sites permit you to have as many free-of-charge website hosting user accounts as you desire.

Free web hosting restrictions

A lot of free website hosting corporations disallow the use of their free-of-charge website hosting packages for file or image hosting purposes only and the use of traffic for hotlinking purposes. A lot of free hosting vendors disallow hotlinking or inline linking and the use of different computer file types. Free Hostia makes no exception and prohibits hotlinking by default.

File size limitations

Other common restrictions placed on free-of-cost website hosting accounts by free web hosting suppliers are connected with the size of the files. For instance, Free Hostia does not permit customers to upload files larger than 500 kilobytes or sizeable audio and video files. Even if you try to upload a big file or a banned file type, it will not work out. You can upload larger files and avoid this restriction if you upgrade to a professional paid web site hosting account. Free Hostia provides astonishingly cheap website hosting solutions if you need additional system resources.

File quotas

One additional free web hosting account restriction is connected with the number of files you can host inside the hosting account. Paid hosting plans typically include file quotas as well, but cost-free website hosting plans have much, much smaller file quotas. Let's take as an example the free hosting package provided by Free Hostia. You can only host five thousand files in your free-of-charge account and need to upgrade to a professional paid website hosting package if you desire to store more. The charge-free web hosting plan does not include a mail service as well, so this kind of service is primarily suitable for testing purposes or if you own a family-oriented, not-for-profit portal, which requires a very small amount of web traffic and contains very few files. If your little web site project begins to grow, though, you do not necessarily need to change web hosting service providers, because there also is the option to upgrade your hosting package to a paid one without ever needing to swap hosting servers.