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Lol yeah I know the saying you get what you pay for and with free hosting I shouldn't have any big expectations, but I want to start building my site on a free host and once everything is done I'd probably swtich to a paid hosting depending on my needs.

I checked few and the one that cought my eye was 1freehosting.com 
Has anyone tried it? Are they reliable? What's the uptime and is it safe or once I register they will start selling my mail and I'll start receiving spam mail nonstop?

Any information and suggestion would be appreciate it.

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You could go with 000webhost. They're very reliable in terms of both up time and management. They do have a limit of 100GB bandwidth-wise but it's great for low or medium level sites.
I've tried them myself and have had zero problems so far. I've also heard considerably great reviews about them from other sources a lot of times.

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You could go with 000webhost. They're very reliable in terms of both up time and management. They do have a limit of 100GB bandwidth-wise but it's great for low or medium level sites.

I've tried them myself and have had zero problems so far. I've also heard considerably great reviews about them from other sources a lot of times.

 

000webhost is pretty good. In terms of features they are comparable to a paid host with databases and emailing allowed but let me tell you that they limit you far before 100GB of bandwidth and aren't very helpful in terms of support. I had my site removed without any notice before I moved over to a paid host. Presumably because my site was too resource intensive.

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000webhost is pretty good. In terms of features they are comparable to a paid host with databases and emailing allowed but let me tell you that they limit you far before 100GB of bandwidth and aren't very helpful in terms of support. I had my site removed without any notice before I moved over to a paid host. Presumably because my site was too resource intensive.

 

You are right their support is not at all supportive and they might take down your website any time they want to but at least they give a reason for removing your website. I usually use 000webhost for experimenting purposes. If you are new and want to just get the hang of a web hosting/website creation it is a really good place to start but if you want to host a website that you are interested in working on long term and later moving it to a paid hosting plan make sure you make regular back ups so that all of your data does not gets lost because they can delete your website any time they want.

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You know, this is a great idea, to get the ball rolling on certain projects. I can't afford to get paid hosting right now, so your idea of using free hosting just to have a place to get the site built and for testing, etc. seems like a reasonable option.

 

You can also setup an offline server on your own computer using something like wampserver. I've done this before while building and testing a forum site, but I kind of like the idea of using a free hosting service just as well.

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You know, this is a great idea, to get the ball rolling on certain projects. I can't afford to get paid hosting right now, so your idea of using free hosting just to have a place to get the site built and for testing, etc. seems like a reasonable option.

 

You can also setup an offline server on your own computer using something like wampserver. I've done this before while building and testing a forum site, but I kind of like the idea of using a free hosting service just as well.

 

I tried to install wampserver once on my computer in order to try to learn some web development. I never figured out how to get it working or may be I was not enough motivated at that time. I did not know you could use it to host your own website and use your computer as an offline server thanks for sharing the info. It might come in handy some day.

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I did not think that there was a huge advantage with free web hosting. I mean you could play around with the server, but I just prefer paying for my domain and web hosting so I would get a better ranking. Not to mention free does not give you full control.  

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I did not think that there was a huge advantage with free web hosting. I mean you could play around with the server, but I just prefer paying for my domain and web hosting so I would get a better ranking. Not to mention free does not give you full control.  

 

I agree free does not give you full control but the features and amount of control on 000webhost is really great. They have so many good features they are offering for free which include creating your own @website.com emails, cron jobs and many more. The features are more than enough for a newbie to learn about a web hosting. Now that I have switched to a paid hosting plan I don't see my self going back or hosting a website on a free web hosting ever again,  

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If you want to mess around with your website, then you don't need free hosting for that. Save all your files in folder and that can be your mini-hosting. Simply click on the HTML and it will show up in your browser. You can click everything on your page as long as everything is either:

Web-based (i.e an external URL)

In your directory (in this case the folder you saved everything.)

 

I designed my first site like this and it didn't cost me a penny!

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I am going to recommend against free hosting, hosting is so cheap these days that you can get a paid hosting account for the price of a happy meal. If you can not afford that then maybe its time to rethink your priorities. 

 

P.S. Free hosting is going to be one headache after another and your website is going to have zero reliability.

 

Greg

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I use 1freehosting.com. I wanted a free hosting for my portfolio since it gets very few visits and the site is not 100% done since i'm still working on the blog aspect. It has worked out pretty well for me. I think I've had it for over a year since I first started to work on the site and it only was down once.

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I use 1freehosting.com. I wanted a free hosting for my portfolio since it gets very few visits and the site is not 100% done since i'm still working on the blog aspect. It has worked out pretty well for me. I think I've had it for over a year since I first started to work on the site and it only was down once.

 

Never heard of the web host before. I will go check them out and may be even writer a review about them on my blog. These days I am writing a lot of web hosting reviews, I am trying to promote a few web hosting companies on my blog and get in to affiliate marketing. 

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I agree with other people who say not to use free web hosting. It's very limiting in my opinion, and not always the most reliable. If you immediately begin with a good idea on a paid web host, you can get right into the meat of things without wasting time on a free host.

Free hosting, as already said, is very limiting. Even if some sites have plenty of features and options, you are not completely free to use your imagination. Some things are still in a cookie-cutter format, and that can be highly discouraging.

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http://www.000webhosting.com is fantastic; I've used them and had decent reliability.  I wouldn't use them for a production, business-need server though.

 

Another alternative that I've used and was happy with is http://www.bugs3.com/

 

You can also host your own web server with http://www.DynDNS.org.  This service acts as a dynamic dns relay.  Paired with port forwarding on your home router, you can actually have a valid website completely hosted on your PC that is accessible from the internet.  You will still want to do some digging on beefing up your security, as it does allow access in to your computer from the outside world.

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On 2/26/2015 at 12:55 PM, KenBrace said:

When I need to test a script or show something online real quick without wanting to purchase anything I always use Hostinger. They are the best free host that I've encountered so far.

 

http://hostinger.co.uk

That is what I am using right now, I just hope that they can still provide free hosting because actually they are now asking for you to upgrade. 

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On 12/23/2013 at 12:36 AM, NiTianErXing said:

Lol yeah I know the saying you get what you pay for and with free hosting I shouldn't have any big expectations, but I want to start building my site on a free host and once everything is done I'd probably swtich to a paid hosting depending on my needs.

I checked few and the one that cought my eye was 1freehosting.com 
Has anyone tried it? Are they reliable? What's the uptime and is it safe or once I register they will start selling my mail and I'll start receiving spam mail nonstop?

Any information and suggestion would be appreciate it.

Well some people complain about a lousy customer support which directs one to PayPal to lighten your pocket of almost $5.Others complain about downtimes and general inefficiency in their services,some people equally say good things about them. Since it is free up to the point it no longer becomes free,there is no harm in giving them a trial to confirm if the reviews are true or false.You may just have to save towards using a paid site where all the services are top notch to justify your payments.

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