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You would like to host your site for free, but where do you do that without banners being incorporated on your site? Is that even conceivable? It turns out that it is conceivable indeed, even though there is a very small number of hosting suppliers providing cost-free web site hosting solutions without ads.

My recently found free hosting plans provider

A short while ago I stumbled upon FreeHostia Hosting, a United States-registered web hosting company, which delivers free-of-charge hosting plans. The main reason why they can provide free web hosting plans without any banner advertisements is the fact that you can open just one single free-of-charge website hosting user account with them, whereas hosting firms that force banner adverts on your sites permit you to have as many free-of-charge web hosting accounts as you want.

Free website hosting restrictions

Many free website hosting suppliers disallow the use of their free-of-charge web site hosting packages for file or image hosting purposes solely and the use of traffic for remote linking purposes. Lots of free web hosting service providers prohibit hotlinking or direct linking and the inclusion of various file formats. FreeHostia Hosting makes no exception and prohibits hotlinking by default.

File size limitations

Other common restrictions placed on cost-free web hosting accounts by free hosting corporations are associated with the file size. For example, FreeHostia Hosting does not permit customers to upload files whose size is larger than 500KB or large 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 dodge this restriction if you upgrade to a professional paid web site hosting account. FreeHostia Hosting supplies quite inexpensive hosting packages in case you need extra system resources.

File quotas

Another free web site hosting account limitation is associated with the amount of files you can accommodate inside the hosting account. Paid hosting plans usually include file quotas too, but free-of-charge web site hosting packages have much, much smaller file quotas. Let's take as an example the free hosting package provided by FreeHostia Hosting. You can only accommodate five thousand files in your free-of-charge account and have to migrate to a professional paid hosting account if you would like to store more. The cost-free hosting package does not offer an e-mail service as well, so this kind of web hosting service is predominantly good for testing purposes or if you have a family-oriented, not-for-profit web site, which requires a very small amount of bandwidth and includes a very small number of files. If your tiny website project starts to expand, however, you do not necessarily have to swap web hosting providers, since there also is the possibility to upgrade your web site hosting plan to a paid one without ever needing to swap web hosting servers.