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On the shared web hosting marketplace, a service called free-of-cost website hosting still exists. For what purposes can the free-of-cost hosting service be used?

Explore your web design abilities

When I'm starting a little web project, I ordinarily start with a free web hosting plan and then move on to a professional paid one if I elect to continue developing the online project. So for me, the free-of-charge web hosting solution is great to commence with, whether to test a brand new idea, to verify your web design abilities or simply to get your little online project online. But, by all means, I wouldn't use a free hosting packages provider for a more sizeable web project, since charge-free web hosting solutions typically have lots of restrictions.

Why is the free-of-cost hosting service free?

One of the reasons why the free web hosting platform is suitable only for testing purposes or small website projects is the fact that the free web hosting vendors incorporate banner advertisements on your web sites. The ads allow the hosting firms to offer you the free web hosting solution, since the adverts subsidize the web hosting plans provider and cover the expenses connected with the maintenance of the hosting servers. When you think about it, not paying a monthly or annual fee and having an advertisement on your web page instead is not such a bad thing, if you have a small-sized family-oriented site or just wish to evaluate your website design capabilities. Certain hosting vendors like 50webs.com, though, do not place banner advertisements on your web pages, but you can create just one charge-free web site hosting account with them.

Limitations of the cost-free hosting platform

Free-of-cost web hosting plans, however, usually include limitations with regard to the sort of websites you can establish and the size of the files you can upload. 50webs.com, for instance, permits you to have no more than 5000 files in your free-of-charge account and does not permit you to upload files whose size exceeds 500KB. You are also restricted by the amount of hard disk storage space that you can use, so although you can host up to ten domain names, you can only host small-size web pages that do not contain large files. The free-of-cost web hosting accounts grant you File Transfer Protocol access, but it can be utilized only for managing your web files and you cannot use it for file hosting or file sharing purposes. You should also keep in mind that if your website hosting user account remains inactive for more than one month, it will be instantaneously erased to free up some disk drive space on the web hosting distributor's web servers for other free web hosting account owners.

What if the free web hosting service is not enough?

If the charge-free web site hosting account you are using is limiting you too much, 50webs.com offers you the ability to switch to a modestly priced hosting plan without needing to move your account to a different web server. Their Starter hosting plan costs only $3 US dollars per month if you pay for twelve months in advance, which is incredibly cheap! It includes an in-built online site builder and a very handy 1-click PHP script installer that can make your life much easier, so it's totally worth it to upgrade your free-of-charge website hosting account if you want to have no file size limits and to get extra bonuses.