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You want to host your web site for free, but where do you do that without advertisements being added to your website? Is that even feasible? It turns out that it is possible indeed, although there is a very small number of service providers supplying free hosting accounts without commercials.

My newfound free hosting plans provider

A short while ago I chanced on FreeHostia, a US-based host, which offers cost-free hosting accounts. The chief reason why they can deliver charge-free web hosting accounts without any ads is the circumstance that you can open only one single charge-free web site hosting account with them, whereas hosting companies that put advertisements on your sites allow you to maintain as many free website hosting accounts as you want.

Free web site hosting limits

Many free website hosting firms discourage the use of their free-of-cost website hosting accounts just for file or image hosting purposes and the use of traffic for remote linking purposes. A lot of free web hosting distributors forbid hotlinking or direct linking and the inclusion of many file extensions. FreeHostia makes no exception and forbids hotlinking by default.

File size restrictions

Other typical limitations forced on cost-free web hosting accounts by free hosting firms are associated with the file size. For example, FreeHostia does not permit customers to upload files whose size is larger than 500KB or big audio and video files. Even if you try to upload a big file or a banned computer file format, you will not succeed. You can upload bigger files and dodge this restriction if you upgrade to a professional paid hosting account. FreeHostia supplies quite inexpensive web hosting packages in case you need extra resources.

File quotas

Another free hosting account restriction is connected with the number of files you can store inside the web site hosting account. Paid website hosting packages usually involve file quotas as well, but free hosting accounts have much, much smaller file quotas. Let's take as an example the cost-free website hosting plan furnished by FreeHostia. You can only save five thousand files in your free website hosting account and have to migrate to a paid web site hosting account if you wish to host more. The charge-free hosting package does not include an e-mail service as well, so this sort of web hosting service is primarily applicable for testing purposes or if you own a family-oriented, non-profit web page, which needs an extremely small amount of web traffic and has a very small number of files. If your little website project begins to expand, however, you do not necessarily have to swap hosting providers, because there also is the option to upgrade your hosting plan to a paid one without ever having to swap hosting servers.