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You wish to host your site for free, but where do you do that without banners being embedded into your site? Is that even viable? It turns out that it is conceivable actually, even though there are very few web hosting distributors supplying free web hosting accounts without ads.

My newfound free hosting provider

A short time ago I came across FreeHostia Web Hosting, a US-registered hosting supplier, which supplies free hosting plans. The prime reason why they can provide cost-free web hosting accounts without any ads is the circumstance that you can have just one free website hosting user account with them, whereas hosting suppliers that incorporate web banners on your web sites allow you to open as many free hosting accounts as you want.

Free hosting restrictions

Many free website hosting vendors ban the use of their free-of-charge web hosting packages for file or image hosting purposes solely and the use of bandwidth for inline linking purposes. Lots of free web hosting vendors forbid hotlinking or remote linking and the use of many file formats. FreeHostia Web Hosting is no exception and prohibits hotlinking by default.

File size restrictions

Other common restrictions set on free-of-cost web site hosting accounts by free web hosting service providers are associated with the size of the files. For example, FreeHostia Web Hosting does not permit customers to upload files whose size is larger than 500KB or sizeable media files. Even if you attempt to upload a large file or a banned computer file type, you will not succeed. You can upload larger files and evade this limitation if you upgrade to a professional paid website hosting plan. FreeHostia Web Hosting supplies pretty cheap website hosting packages in case you need additional system resources.

File quotas

Another free hosting account limitation is connected with the amount of files you can host inside the account. Paid web site hosting accounts typically have file quotas too, but charge-free hosting accounts include much more limited file quotas. Let's take as an example the free-of-charge website hosting package delivered by FreeHostia Web Hosting. You can only accommodate 5000 files in your free-of-cost hosting account and have to upgrade to a paid web hosting plan if you have to host more. The free-of-charge web hosting package does not offer an email service too, so this sort of web hosting service is predominantly suitable for testing purposes or if you have a family-oriented, not-for-profit web page, which needs an extremely small amount of bandwidth and contains a very small number of files. If your small website project starts to increase, though, you do not necessarily have to swap hosting service providers, because there also is the option to upgrade your website hosting package to a paid one without the need to swap web servers.