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Free or Paid Web Hosting?


It really depends on what your needs are and what you are trying to accomplish. There are advantages and disadvantages for both paid and free web hosting.



Free web hosting



Advantages:



– The most obvious benefit is that it’s free.


– You can use your free web space to practice programming. Not many, but some free web hosting plans support a programming language such as PHP, ASP, CGI/Perl, Coldfusion or JSP.


– A free web hosting plan is great for creating a small personal website.

Disadvantages:

– A bunch of free web hosts place their banner and text ads on your website.


– With a large number of free hosts, your website is placed in a sub-domain or a folder (www.yourwebsite.freehosting.com or www.freehosting.com/yourwebsite) which sometimes results in poor search engine rankings.


– Because they are offering free hosting, the majority of free web hosts can not afford to offer 24/7 or any support.


– Very few free web hosts offer a control panel with their plans.


– Another flaw with free web hosts is many don’t allow FTP access which is an obstacle if you have many files to upload.


– Free web hosting plans don’t offer much disk space or data transfer. This could be a problem if you have a lot of large files or if your website generates a lot of traffic.

Paid web hosting



Advantages:


– With paid hosting, you will now have any unwanted text or banner ads placed on your website.


– Your website will not be placed in a sub-domain or folder. You will have your own domain name (yourwebsite.com) which will not only result in better search engine rankings, it also looks more professional.


– Most paid web hosts offer 24/7 support.


– A lot of paid web hosting plans offer a control panel such as cPanel, Vdeck, Plesk or Ensim which offer features like web stats, the ability to password protect directories, and the ability to create web based email accounts.


– Most paid web hosts offer FTP access.
– The majority of paid web hosting plans support at least one programming language to offer you PHP web hosting, ASP web hosting, CGI web hosting, Coldfusion web hosting or JSP web hosting.


– With the more disk space and data transfer you get with paid hosting, you can add more files to your
website and it can handle more traffic.

Disadvantages:

– The only disadvantage here is that it’s not free.

Shared Web Hosting

Shared web hosting is a type of web hosting service, wherein numerous websites are placed in one component of server which is linked to internet. Every individual website has its own place, section or partition in the server that separates it from other websites. This is a very cost effective method of hosting web, where numerous people share the entire cost of maintaining the server.

Shared web hosting makes use of a web control panel. It can be from Cpanel, Plesk, H-sphere or any other control panel system. There are various share hosting providers, who cater to numerous customers wanting to host web. These providers handle the entire installation procedure, security checks, technical details and other service factors. Most of the servers have Linux operating system called as LAMP.

Methods Of Shared web hosting:

Shared web hosting can be carried out in two different ways. The first method is Name based shared hosting, which has numerous host names on individual machine. It also has own IP address. While browsing the internet, web browser asks for resource from the server via http/. It admits the required resource as request and server takes this information and shows the requested website.

The second method involves IP based shared web hosting. In this case, every individual host has distinct IP address. The server is designed in such way that, it houses many virtual interfaces on one physical interface. The software in the server takes the IP address sent by client and locates the website to be shown. The main benefit of using IP shared hosting is that, it employs its own SSL certificate.

Webinar: Introduction to Unlimited cPanel Hosting – Part 1

This webinar is designed to give information on our Unlimited Web and Email Hosting offering which is available for as low as $2.49month. The webinar details all the features, benefits and future updates to our Hosting offering.

Webinar: Introduction to Unlimited cPanel Hosting – Part 2

This webinar is designed to give information on our Unlimited Web and Email Hosting offering which is available for as low as $2.49month. The webinar details all the features, benefits and future updates to our Hosting offering.

Webinar: Introduction to Unlimited cPanel Hosting – Part 3

This webinar is designed to give information on our Unlimited Web and Email Hosting offering which is available for as low as $2.49month. The webinar details all the features, benefits and future updates to our Hosting offering.