Top 6 Free Web Hosting Companies

Just type ‘free web hosting’ in Google and you should come across myriad alternatives. In fact the options are so many that it may leave you more confused than before. With that knowledge, we have drafted this blog which aims to shed light on some of the most promising names when it comes to free web hosting.

Take at look at 6 of those, what they have to offer, and what all you can expect from them.

1.  OOOWebhost

000webhost.com has been offering free web hosting services since 2007. It offers a number of features and specifications that make it on the top 1 position in the race.

Features

  • Ad-free hosting
  • Auto installer (Joomla, WordPress etc)
  • MySQL and PHP database support
  • Free website builder

Specifications

  • Cpanel: Control Panel
  • 2MySQL databases
  • 10 GB Bandwidth
  • 1GB Disk space

Uptime Guarantee

000Webhost guarantees an uptime of 99.9%. Sure, you may experience few downtimes which are essential for server maintenance, but they should not cause any kind of interference in everyday activities of your business.

Upgrade option

You can always go premium by opting for one of the paid plans by 000webhost. The paid plans start as low as $3.49/mo.

2. 5 GB Free

5GBfree is relatively a new website which became more popular ever since its claims to offer technologies like PCI, SAS 70 type II certified data center and CloudLinus. It offers free web hosting, following some exceptional features and specifications.

Features

  • MySQL & PHP database support
  • Ad-free hosting
  • Auto installer

Specifications

  • Cpanel
  • 3 MySQL databases
  • 20 GB Bandwidth
  • 5 GB Disk space

Uptime and reliability

Well, the service provider mentioned no uptime and there is no assurance of reliability so far. There are just three options available to backup your databases and files in the back end.

Upgrade options

If you want to upgrade the plan, then you have to pay $2.95/month for pro account which is same as what other reliable hosts offer. If you are looking to have an email account with your domain then you will have to upgrade to the pro account.

3. Dreamnix

Dreamnix is another provider of free website hosting services which is a subsidiary of BusinessICS International Limited. The latter has been functional since 1999. It has its data centers across Hong Kong, Amsterdam, and LA to make sure it can meet the strictest criteria.

Features

  • 1 GB SSD drive storage
  • WordPress autoinstaller
  • Ad-free hosting
  • MySQL and PHP support

Uptime

If the company website is to be believed, then it offers an astounding uptime of 99.9%. The company stores user data on SSD cloud infrastructure thus giving the users maximum uptime and reliability.  What’s more, since the data centers of the company are spread out around the world, the uptime has to be promising.

Upgrade Options

When you’ve worn out the free plan and feel like upping the ante by going by more premium features, you can always switch to one of the paid plans.

4. Free Hosting No Ads

The company has been a part of the free website hosting game for a good 8 years. It has been functional since 2010 and claims to be an ideal platform for small business websites, personal websites, blogs, and forums. As the name makes it abundantly clear you don’t get any of those annoying ads which tend to bug most website users. FreeHostingNoAds has always used this feature as its USP.

Specifications

  • No ads
  • PHP and MySQL Database support
  • Online support
  • Free auto script installer like Joomla, WordPress, and phpBB,
  • Free website builder tool
  • 100s of free templates

Uptime

It looks like FreeHostingNoAds doesn’t use uptime as a way to sell its service. While it’s not clear as to what type of uptime to expect from the company, you can surely get free customer support.

Upgrade Options

The paid plans by the company are incredibly cheap. For a small fee of $1.99 you can get everything you get all the premium features and as a bonus also get ad credit worth of $125.

5. Awardspace

Awardspace has been hosting companies since 2004 making it one of the longstanding names in the industry. The company has been constantly improving its service ever since it first hit the market.

Features

  • Auto Installer (Joomla, WordPress, etc.)
  • Free website builder tool
  • Ads free experience
  • SPAM protection

 Specifications

  • 1 GB Disk space
  • 5GB bandwidth
  • MySQL Database
  • cPanel access

Uptime

The company does offer uptime reliability but it’s not for free account holders. If you want uptime guarantees, you’re going to have to subscribe to one of the paid plans by the company.  Awardspace offers Service level Agreement of 99.9% server uptime to paid users.

Upgrade Options

If you want to spring things to paid plans, you can start as low as $4.99 per month. This is their lowest paid plan and the most expensive one is priced at $9.99 per month.

6. FreeHosting.com

The name itself has the word ‘free’ in it. This is what the company is predominantly about. It’s about giving free web hosting service. And, here’s what you can expect from Freehosting.com:

Features

  • Auto Installer like Joomla and WordPress
  • Free PHP support
  • MySQL database
  • Ads free experience

Specifications

  • 10 GB disk space
  • 250 GB bandwidth
  • cPanel access
  • 1 MySQL database

Uptime guarantees

As such the company doesn’t seem to have made any claims in this regard. So, it is hard to say what to expect when it comes to uptime and availability.

Conclusion

That wraps up the list of 6 popular names in the industry. All of them have their ups and downs. But, by comparison, it looks like 000webhost takes the cake if you talk about free website hosting services.

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