Web Hosting Articles

  Home arrow Web Hosting Articles arrow Page 2 - How to Pick a Free Web Host
Web Hosting Articles  
Web Hosting FAQs  
Web Hosting How-Tos  
Web Hosting News  
Web Hosting Reviews  
Web Hosting Security  
Weekly Newsletter 
Developer Updates  
Free Website Content 
 RSS  Articles
 RSS  Forums
 RSS  All Feeds
Write For Us 
Contact Us 
Site Map 
Privacy Policy 
  >>> SIGN UP!  
  Lost Password? 

How to Pick a Free Web Host
By: Krissi Danielsson
  • Search For More Articles!
  • Disclaimer
  • Author Terms
  • Rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars / 18

    Table of Contents:
  • How to Pick a Free Web Host
  • How sites offer hosting for free
  • Making sense of features
  • Some popular free Web hosts

  • Rate this Article: Poor Best 
      Del.ici.ous Digg
      Blink Simpy
      Google Spurl
      Y! MyWeb Furl
    Email Me Similar Content When Posted
    Add Developer Shed Article Feed To Your Site
    Email Article To Friend
    Print Version Of Article
    PDF Version Of Article




    How to Pick a Free Web Host - How sites offer hosting for free

    (Page 2 of 4 )

    As mentioned above, there really is no free lunch. By choosing a free Web host, you are going to have to accept some form of advertising. This is how the free hosts make their money. In most cases, the advertising comes in the form of a banner or pop-up ad on your site.

    Before signing up for a free Web host, it is a good idea to check exactly what type of advertising to expect. Obviously, embedded banner ads on your site will be far less annoying to your visitors than popup ads. However, even some embedded banner ad hosts may be better than others. Check to see whether you can be allowed to control the placement of the banner, for example. If you can put the banner at the bottom of the page, that could be preferable to being forced to run the banner ad at the top.

    Regardless of whether the host offers banner ads or popups, it is also a wise move to visit some other sites hosted by the particular company you are considering. Most hosts have a directory or list of featured "showcase" sites on their home pages. Looking at these lets you get an idea of the types of ads you can expect to appear on your site.

    If you find a host that claims it will not require you to run ads on your site, the site may require you to click on banners in its file manager page as its alternate way of making money. However, you will want to check the fine print very carefully in the terms of agreement. Some hosts that offer ad-free free Web hosting may be collecting your email address and selling it off to marketing firms that send unsolicited commercial email. In this case, it's possible to set up a dummy email account just to get the free space, but you may be better off accepting the banner ad. If you very strongly wish to avoid banner ads, you are probably better off investigating a low-cost paid host. There are hosts out there that charge as little as $5 per month for a reasonable amount of Web space.

    More Web Hosting Articles Articles
    More By aaron


    - Top Wordpress Plugins for SEO
    - Top Drupal Evaluation and Rating Modules
    - Free Network Monitoring Programs for Max Per...
    - E-store Hosting: Free Options for Beginners
    - Dropbox: The Ultimate File-Sharing and Synci...
    - Reviewing the Best Free Web Hosting Sites
    - Businesses Turn to Reseller Web Hosting for ...
    - Multiple Data Center Hosting
    - Web Hosting Goes Green
    - Web Hosting Technology Overview
    - Collaborate: An Examination of Tools for Gro...
    - Social Networking Security
    - Domain Names 101
    - Top Software to Help Manage Your Websites
    - The Evolution of Phishing

    Developer Shed Affiliates


    © 2003-2019 by Developer Shed. All rights reserved. DS Cluster - Follow our Sitemap