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You wish to host your web site for free, but where do you do that without banner adverts being added to your website? Is that even feasible? It turns out that it is possible indeed, even though there are very few hosts supplying free-of-cost web site hosting solutions without ads.

My newly discovered free hosting supplier

A short while ago I found FreeHostia Web Hosting, a United States-registered web hosting company, which furnishes free-of-charge hosting packages. The main reason why they can furnish charge-free website hosting packages without any banner commercials is the fact that you can set up only one single charge-free web site hosting account with them, whereas hosting suppliers that incorporate ads on your sites allow you to open as many free web site hosting user accounts as you like.

Free web hosting restrictions

Many free web site hosting providers prohibit the use of their free web hosting packages for file or image hosting purposes solely and the use of traffic for hotlinking purposes. A lot of free web hosting providers prohibit hotlinking or remote linking and the inclusion of many computer file types. FreeHostia Web Hosting makes no exception and disallows remote linking by default.

File size limitations

Other common restrictions set on charge-free web hosting accounts by free hosting companies are related to the size of the files. For example, FreeHostia Web Hosting does not allow users to upload files whose size is greater than five hundred kilobytes or big audio and video files. Even if you try to upload a big file or a prohibited computer file type, it will not work out. You can upload bigger files and bypass this restriction if you upgrade to a paid website hosting plan. FreeHostia Web Hosting provides amazingly affordable hosting packages should you require more resources.

File quotas

One additional free hosting account restriction is connected with the number of files you can accommodate inside the account. Paid website hosting packages normally involve file quotas too, but charge-free web hosting accounts include much, much smaller file quotas. Let's take as an example the free hosting plan delivered by FreeHostia Web Hosting. You can only host 5000 files in your cost-free account and need to switch to a paid hosting package if you would like to store more. The free-of-cost website hosting plan does not include a mail service too, so this kind of service is mainly good for testing purposes or if you host a personal, non-profit web site, which needs an extremely small amount of bandwidth and has a very small number of files. If your little website project begins to expand, though, you do not necessarily need to change hosting service providers, because there also is the possibility to upgrade your hosting plan to a paid one without the need to change web hosting servers.