Discovering a free web host is a crucial step in the process of building a website. Finding a trustworthy web host can be difficult, what with all the many options and service providers available nowadays. When you add in the feature lists and guarantees, it can be a daunting undertaking.
Nonetheless, that’s not necessarily the case. Let’s examine what most people expect from a free web host.
SPACE AND BANDWITH ON THE DISK
Disk space is the total quantity of data storage space that your free web host has made available to you. Your website’s content, such as text, photos, audio, and video files, will be stored here.
Bandwidth is the maximum rate at which visitors can enter and depart your website. When someone visits your site, they “access” it whenever they enter your domain name into their browser. When a user interacts with your website in any way—whether by viewing an image, listening to an audio clip, or downloading a file—they are leaving a signal.
If your website, for instance, features a lot of images (photographs), then you’ll need more space and data transfer.
CREATOR OF WEBSITES AND FTP
If this is your first website and you have little to no experience with scripting, it is recommended that you find a free web hosting provider that offers a free website creating application. This will allow you to easily create your website by selecting a template and inserting your own text and images.
FTP refers to the “File Transfer Protocol.” What this means is that you can upload and download your website’s files directly from your computer to your free web hosting server using this protocol. Your completed website files (including photographs and other multimedia assets) can be transferred from your own computer to the server of your hosting service. You can also use it to retrieve data that you’ve stored on your web host’s server. One of the hallmarks of a reliable free web server is unlimited FTP access at all times.
Having email services available will allow you to create @yourdomain.com email addresses, and they should be included in the free web hosting package you sign up for. The email service should allow you to set up and access your @yourdomain.com emails on your mobile devices in addition to providing a webmail interface (so you can login and manage your emails using a web browser).
TIME AND SUPPORT
Always go with a free web server that offers free, dependable phone and email assistance.
Despite the fact that no host can ensure a 100% guaranteed uptime (consider circumstances outside of their control, such as a city power outage), they should include “just-in-case” methods to restrict website and email downtime to a minimal amount. Some examples of such precautions are always-on server and network monitoring, redundant hardware and network configurations, and a local backup power source. Even if you have no idea what any of this means, your free web host should have this information readily available on their site. If you aren’t sure, you should inquire further.
A free web host will offer you all the above capabilities without charging you a dime. Ads on banners shouldn’t force you to lower your prices. You should avoid using a free web server that inserts adverts into your website.