Some information about hosting.
Deciding to use hosting services you should define the terms of the provision of hosting services first of all. The main criterion that determines the quality and quantity of services provided to you is your readiness to shell out for all of this. It should be understood that free hosting can’t be free at all. You’ll be charged for using it in quite another way. This can be done by providing enough space on your page to place some advertising. In such a way on your “free” website somebody can earn his living.
But anyway we should find out whether it’s advisable to use the services of free web hosting or not. First, I can confess that it is convenient if you want to place your home page for example. It goes without saying that this page has nothing in common with large projects especially if you do it for the first time. Secondly, free hosting services are often provided in order to “test” a particular web hosting provider. I just mean that there’s a possibility that this particular free hoster is going to be paid very soon once this “test” is completely accomplished.
Do not use the services of free web hosting if you plan to develop your site in the nearer future. Why? It’s simple in fact. At first, as you can see various numerous ads placed on your site by a particular web hosting provider often spoils the appearance of the website. Generally, a large number of advertisements on the homepage greatly distorts the unique appearance and often deters potential visitors.
Moreover, there’s one scary thing in this case. The matter is that free hosting providers have the right to close your innocent page hosted on the rights of free hosting. They can do it almost any time. If your data is lost as the result of an unpredictable accident then your files won’t be restored in this case. And I hope it’s clear that the number of seats allocated to you on the server of free hosting is supposed to be very small. I mean the general amount of disk space provided in this case. So most likely you will be able to accommodate only the simplest pages without the possibility of adding to them a number of different elements and additions.
Most free servers do not support complicated programming languages such as PHP, Perl, CGI, and MySQL, and so on. Moreover, free hosters provide extremely bad traffic. So it’s an additional reason to reject this idea. It goes without saying that paid hosting is deprived of all those shortcomings mentioned above. So it’s up to you to define your objectives as for your temporary or permanent presence on the World Wide Web.