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  Post #16 (permalink)   05-03-2010, 12:28 PM
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Preference between Paid and Free hosting depends on your need.
If you are going for personal site where there is not going to be more traffic then choose Free Hosting or your option is to start official site where traffic is going to be more then u have to for Paid hosting.
Regarding performance and reliabilty Free hosting is not upto the mark and minimal satisfication only.
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  Post #17 (permalink)   05-05-2010, 03:30 AM
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You get what you pay for.

Premium web hosting, you're paying for the support, reliability, uptime, etc. With free web hosting, you can't expect to have the same benefits and perks.
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  Post #18 (permalink)   05-05-2010, 04:39 PM
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The difference is like day and nite! (No pun intended and no I'm not Kid Cudi)

Free hosting won't ever give you the reliability paid hosting will. You'll probably get less support. Fewer features. And of course, there is the major risk of them shutting down on you.

Sure paid hosts can shut down and ruin your work but it is up to you to choose the most trust worthy one. I chose ************** because they've been around since the late 90's.

Others might choose Blue Host or Host Gator (both which suck) because they hear the name a lot.
 
 
 


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The difference is like day and nite! (No pun intended and no I'm not Kid Cudi)

Free hosting won't ever give you the reliability paid hosting will. You'll probably get less support. Fewer features. And of course, there is the major risk of them shutting down on you.

Sure paid hosts can shut down and ruin your work but it is up to you to choose the most trust worthy one. I chose ************** because they've been around since the late 90's.

Others might choose Blue Host or Host Gator (both which suck) because they hear the name a lot.
Do you work for **************? You refer them in almost every thread
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  Post #20 (permalink)   07-22-2010, 04:52 AM
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Well In free web hosting, free web space can be used to practice programming.

For creating a small personal website free web hosting plan is great, but there are disadvantages with free web hosts :
1. They cannot afford to offer 24/7 or any support .
2. They do not allow FTP access and data transfer is not offered.
3. There can be a problem if one's website generates more traffic.
4. You will be under sub-domain resulting in poor search engine rankings most of the time.
5. Very few free web hosts offer control panel.
6. Some free web hosting plans support a programming language but several do not.

With paid web hosting you get :
1. 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 are being offered by a lot of paid web hosting plans.
2. More disk space and data transfer, and can add more files to ones website which can also handle more traffic.
3. Paid sites offer FTP access.
4. Programming languages such as PHP, ASP, CGI/Perl, the majority of paid web hosting plans is supporting Cold fusion and JSP.
5. Your own domain name will result in better search engine ranking.
6.Most paid web hosts offer 24/7 supports.
7. With this you don't have unwanted text or banner ads

Itís not free this is the only major disadvantage of paid web hosting
 
 


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  Post #21 (permalink)   10-01-2010, 01:04 AM
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Hello,
Website owners are often faced with a difficult decision right from the beginning of their online venture. This decision is to choose a web hosting service for their website. Not only are there hundreds of web hosting companies offer their services at affordable prices, but there are also some that offer free hosting to their customers. Here we look in detail at the major differences between having a free hosting service versus a paid hosting service and the impact it can have on your website.
 
 
 


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  Post #22 (permalink)   10-19-2010, 01:22 PM
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Free web hosting means, here you get free web space on their hosting server to create and host your web site for free. It has several advantages, but mainly that it costs nothing (no money and no credit cards needed).Where paid web hosting means, A company receives the revenue through the fees that are paid to companies by website owners.
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  Post #23 (permalink)   10-19-2010, 04:33 PM
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Simple, fair and square and fast answer.

Free Hosting - might be good BUT for a limited time (resources MUST end), but it is usually bad from tons of advertisements and no truly safe and constant resources and features that provider can offer you. He can do everything to you and for any reason or even no reason at all. You can not be sure if you will not be banned tommorow just because he wanted add someone else or just missclicked you. ( no big deal for free hositng providers) It causes more troubles for client than profits. Waste of time and nerves.
Few $ per month for holy piece and constant, certain service features with true support and tools useful for client is better choice, isn't it?
And that better choice leads us to paid hosting providers.
 
 
 


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  Post #24 (permalink)   10-20-2010, 04:46 AM
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There is nothing free in this world. Everywhere you must pay, and if it is not money it'll be space, powers, bandwidth, security etc. Think about it
 
 
 


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  Post #25 (permalink)   10-20-2010, 12:19 PM
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Free doesn't always mean "free" does it?

Look at anything that is offered free in the internet. Free email services are not secure and reliable. Social networking sites who claim that they are free are facing loads of privacy issues.

What I am trying to say is, your hosting provider somehow needs to get money (he is not running a charity). So, for that purpose, you can choose to pay yourself or you can choose the provider to earn money by using you.

In the end, I would say that for data security, support and quality, do please go for paid hosting. Since web hosting is a saturated industry, now-a-days we are finding quality hosting for even $1 per month.
 
 


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  Post #26 (permalink)   11-17-2010, 07:55 PM
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hard to trust free hosting, if you want peace of mind, pay for it imo
 
 
 


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  Post #27 (permalink)   11-18-2010, 02:27 AM
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Free hosting might be good for kids who are on Internet. However, if it is a Business site or a Blog, you should never opt for such Free Hosting. The servers are mostly down.
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  Post #28 (permalink)   11-18-2010, 03:50 AM
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I recommend you to go with paid hosting because free hosting provides you with only limited features, options, services and support whereas paid hosting provides with instant support and services. Also you get unlimited disk-space and can get your own Domain name with paid hosting.
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  Post #29 (permalink)   11-18-2010, 08:30 AM
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Might as well go with a free plan if you are thinking of going with unlimited disk space.
Free actually exists. Unlimited is a lie.
 
 
 


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  Post #30 (permalink)   11-19-2010, 10:40 AM
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Paid are dependable most.. rather then free.
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