There are a lot of costs when it comes to websites, from design to developing and maintenance, so it is understandable to try and save a little, at least where possible.
While not everyone can benefit from choosing a free hosting provider, for some people it is a perfect solution, at least in the beginning, when they are just getting started. As long as you pick someone trust-worthy and reliable, there’s no reason why you couldn’t have a fully functional and successful website and also cut down on your expenses.
Here are 5 of the best free web hosting providers you can find right now:
- Wix.com. It is one of the best solutions if you just want to have/host a simple website, without too many videos and complex data. Wix comes with a very user-friendly drag-and-drop interface which helps you build basic sites, 500MB storage and 500MB bandwidth. There are no eCommerce tools included with the free version. You’ve got a single dashboard from which you can track and manage the performance of your website. And in case you are worried about dealing with too much traffic, worry no more. You can keep your optimism, because Wix can handle heavy traffic quite impressively.
- WordPress. This must be one of the most widely known and used providers of free hosting (and more) on the market. It is still popular, reputable, it still powers almost 30% of all websites and its free plan includes several useful features: 3GB storage, dozens of free, mobile-friendly themes, unlimited bandwidth and more.
- Weebly. It is another free, great option. Weebly comes with 500MB storage, unlimited bandwidth, SSL security and SEO tools. When it comes to its website builder, you can either go with drag-and-drop or customize their free templates, via CSS and HTML. Chat and email support are included with the free plan and Weebly is reliable and fast when it comes to loading your website.
- Byethost. It is an US based provider and hosts over a million sites. It is quite generous when it comes to server space, offering 1 GB, but it does have a limited bandwidth: 50GB/month, which translates into approximately 10,000 visitors/month. It is user-friendly, has a good 24/7 customer support, FTP account and file manager and it is compatible with MySQL/PHP. Byethost also boasts on being the fastest free host in the world, and while that might be an exaggeration or a subjective opinion, this provider does indeed offer an impressive speed.
- AwardSpace. This is a reputable provider with over 10 years of experience when it comes to web hosting. Among AwardSpace’s strengths we have to mention the guaranteed 99.9%uptime, the fact that it is 100% ad free and the 1 email account and spam filter included with the free plan. AwardSpace offers 1GB storage, but unfortunately, the bandwidth is quite limited, only 5GB/month. AwardSpace also comes with Joomla and WordPress Installer. When it comes to customer support, it is also kind of limited for the free plan, which is a bit of a drawback because other providers offer more.