Making Free Website – Pros and Cons !
There are numerous hosting companies who are giving their customers the facility to create free websites in which they give a domain, website builder, some disk space and moreover, some of them also offer you a email ID. After registering on their sites, the services will be activated within 24 hours or so.
Today, I am going to elaborate you about some of pros and cons of using the services of Free Domain providers. In my opinion, every Free thing is not reliable. Although, they give you great facilities and I had seen that many service providers give their services for free for the first year or so and later on when your sites becomes popular and when they feel that you became totally dependent on your website and won’t put your steps backwards, these hosting providers start charging you with large amounts and finally due to some financial or budget problems, the customers closes his website.
Once you have created your website using these free hosting providers, you will have to face the following problems:
- Limited Facilities: You will get limited bandwidth, limited disk space and of-course limited customer support.
- Low Quality Servers: Definitely their servers are of low quality. Once you start getting lots of traffic in your site, the server becomes down or crashes.
- Ugly Domains: This is the major disadvantage bearing these type of services. You will get ugly domain names. For example, if your site name isxyz and your free hosting providers site isabc.com then you will getxyz.abc.com as your domain name.
- No Access through FTP: I had seen many free website with almost no ftp access. Means you can’t upload or download the backups through ftp providers like FileZilla etc. They have the full power to close your website anytime.
- Self Advertisements: In connection with the above point 4, they will have access to your public_html folder and finally they start advertising on your site with their publisher account, making them earn lot of income.
- Low Rank in Search Engines: I have seen that many search engines, won’t give good rankings in their search results and hence you will never get quality users.
- Bad Customer Support: Their customer support is very-very bad. Once you create, you get stuck with them.
If the above points hit your mind, then I would recommend you to spend few dollars and create your website with good hosting companies and get full control of your website.
Advantages and My Choice:
Although 100% of free domain providers are not coming to this category. If you will ask me that what would I had been chosen if I would have gone for free hosting, then I would always recommend these two free domain providers:
The above two free hosting providers are at the top most providers and their customer support through their forums and also provide you with quality service and speed.