Trying to select a reliable free web host can be a daunting task especially with so many service providers and options available nowadays. The task may be more difficult than it is.
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular features that a free web hosting provider should offer:
Disk space and bandwidth
Disk space refers to the amount of storage space allocated to you by your free web hosting provider. This space will be used to store your website files, including text files, images, audio, etc. that you use for your website.
Bandwidth refers to the amount of data transfer allowed on your website. I mean, every time a visitor types your website name in his browser, browses, downloads and browses his files, he consumes the amount of bandwidth.
For example, if your website contains a lot of graphics (such as photographs), you will need more storage space and more bandwidth.
Website Builder & FTP
If this is your first website and you have little experience, look for a free web hosting provider that offers a free website builder app where you can create your own website simply by choosing a template and adding your own text and images.
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It’s your website’s file transfer protocol from your computer to your free web hosting server, or vice versa. This allows you to upload finished website files (including images and other multimedia files) from your computer to your service provider’s server. It also allows you to download your files from your web hosting server back to your computer. A good free web hosting provider should provide open FTP access 24/7.
Yes, your free web hosting provider should provide you with email services – so you can set up your email accounts In addition to an easy mail interface (so you can log in and manage your emails using your web browser), a mail service should include Email also has POP3 and SMTP access so you can set up and access email messages using your mobile devices.
Support and professionalism
You should always choose a free web hosting service with good support and a constant presence.
While no host can offer 100% guaranteed uptime (think of issues outside their control, like city power outages), they should keep website and email downtime to a very minimum. These actions may include 24/7 server and network monitoring. While you may not fully understand these technical aspects, look to see if your free web hosting provider has listed them somewhere on their website. If not, ask them about it.
If you are looking for a free web hosting provider, then you should expect to pay absolutely nothing for all the essential features mentioned above. But they may display ads on your site so that they can benefit from your site visits to profit
When Internet users want to view your website, all they need to do is type your website address into their browser. Their computer will then connect to your server and your web pages will be shown to them through the browser.
Most web hosting companies require you to have your own domain (www.example.com) in order to be their customer. If you don’t have a domain, web hosting companies will help you buy one.