Originally Posted by Proficient
I bet free hosting comes with a lot of trouble customers. Consumers who want to upload illegal content. I'd shy away from free web hosting.
Like I told before I spent many years in free webhosting. It is a lot of work and I end up tiding my security so high that I can't accept new orders. Why? Because from 200 orders / day only like 3 are legit. I use to have free webhosting with no ads, so the attraction was big for abusers. First step down was when because of abusers clicking like crazy on my ads (on my main website) make a lot of clicks and I end up to have my account closed, so no more money.
I had everything like a paid webhosting:
-cPanel, SSL login cPanel, orders using WHMCS, antispam etc, so most of the paid webhosting don't have those things, and many "sentinels" checking, checking and gain checking.
My recommendation never do free webhosting.
I worked like crazy for security, to avoid my IPs to be blacklisted etc.
and for what? I used to do free webhosting to create anti fraud methods and scripts.
Most of those free webhosting are run by kids, they don't know nothing about security that's why we have spam, and phishing websites.
P.S. And believe me, it is enough 5 minutes to ruin your 25+ years in security.