Top 10 Reasons to avoid free webhosting

 Top 10 Reasons to avoid free webhosting

Top 10 Reasons to avoid free webhosting

Free thing is good just because it’s free. But sometimes it costs you more. If you want to host your site on a free web host, you need to think again. Here is the Top 10 Reasons to Avoid free Webhosting :-

  1. Limited Bandwidth
  2. Limited Storage space
  3. Time Limit
  4. Limited viewing
  5. Lack of security
  6. Slow loading pages
  7. Lack of credibility
  8. Support
  9. Lack of Features
  10. Slow Loading Pages

Limited Bandwidth

Free web hosting services only allow so much bandwidth capacity. If visitors find your site clunky or slow, they won’t want to visit your site again because of the frustration. Premium web hosts like HostGator offer unlimited bandwidth capacity. For visitors to enjoy.

Limited Storage Space

Free web hosting services have a limited storage space for their users. If you have content or files that are larger than the capacity that your free web hosting service allows, then you won’t be able to use it on your site. Premium changes the game in this regard. You can upload and keep large content and files in storage for future use or upload them onto your site for your visitors to see.

Time Limit

Free web hosting services have a time limit. You won’t be able to continue using the website because it will expire. If you’re not around to stay on top of renewals, then your site will automatically expire and someone else can claim your domain immediately. This means that the brand identity you took the time to build disappears forever. To avoid such headaches, go premium. GatorHost offers packages that include reminders and a term that works right for you.

Limited Viewing

Many people who carry smartphones or tablet devices use them to research online. If your free web hosting service is not to date with its services, your website won’t be mobile or tablet device friendly. This could hurt your image and reputation. Premium hosts make all sites mobile and tablet friendly as a default.

Lack of Security
Even big and reliable hosting services are facing these issues and they are trying their best to enhance their security. So we can have a safe side there. Hackers normally target free hosts and find the loopholes.

Generally in shared hosting, if the hackers are able to access one website, then they can easily gain access to all the other sites by using malware or other hacking techniques. Don’t be a victim of this.

Slow Loading Pages
Remember Google hates that. More importantly, your readers hate that. You don’t want your readers to bookmark your post (say some tutorial) and forget that completely right?

Free hosts have poor configurations, so you will have issues while loading the pages. Adding more fuel to the fire, even some cache plugins will not work.

 LACK OF CREDIBILITY

Free web hosting services are all glitter and no gold. In a time when the cost of paid hosting has reduced drastically, it is surprising how website builders still fall for the “web hosting for free” schemes circulating online that claim to offer you the best of facilities without paying a penny. Also, hosting your website via a free platform speaks volumes about your business and entrepreneurial skills.

Support
A big-name hosting provider sees you as an ID number, not a customer. They’ll expect you to understand how to operate web hosting, and if you don’t know how to set something up that’s your problem.

With the personal service offered to our clients, everything is set up for you. We’ll never expect you to get your head around DNS set up, FTP Clients, SSL integration or server management. You sit back and relax while we take care of the tech stuff!

Lack of Features

Free Hosts won’t have many important functions a normal “web host” should have. They have restricted features which is only available for premium account holders. They won’t have fantastico, Softaculous and more. Why we need them? Because you won’t have any problem for installing WordPress, it takes only few clicks.

That’s not the end, you have unlimited features on premium web hosts and that’ll save you lots of time, so that you can work on other stuffs.

 Slow Loading Pages

Remember Google hates that. More importantly, your readers hate that. You don’t want your readers to bookmark your post (say some tutorial) and forget that completely right?

Free hosts have poor configurations, so you will have issues while loading the pages. Adding more fuel to the fire, even some cache plugins will not work.

 

CONCLUSION:-In conclusion, like with all things in life you ultimately get what you pay for. You might not be able to physically see and touch the hardware that’s powering your website, but it’s important not to take it for granted and assume all web hosts are created equal.

Abhishek

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