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  Post #46 (permalink)   07-24-2014, 11:13 AM
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Free hosting is a catch most of the times. It has its own pros and cons. However, thinking logically it is never a good method to acquire new customers. Why would a person who wants free hosting pay for something he does not care much about? Any sane person for whom his website's uptime and security is important would signup for a paid plan as it is. So with free hosting, you are almost inviting unwanted and trouble makers on your servers.
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Free hosting just have hiddden charges on the next billing period.
 
 
 


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Any sane person for whom his website's uptime and security is important would signup for a paid plan as it is. So with free hosting, you are almost inviting unwanted and trouble makers on your servers.
Yes, if kids are running free webhosting you are right. I am running free webhosting (not for a profit, or to catch new customers * it is difficult and you have no control *, I have other things and purposes, and for non-profit organizations). If your level of security and the way how you let people using your services is low than you are in trouble. In my case I am telling you a reality from let's say 20 free orders 19 are abusers, and of course I am rejecting this. Not with today technology abusers can't do like they did before, so they will look for free webhosting providers run by kids only. I think this is the problem why we have spam, abuser etc, because of those kids running free webhosting. I did free webhosting since 2003, but at that time was for other purposes like testing anti-fraud systems, programs etc.

All I can say it is interesting doing free webhosting, there is a lot of action....


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I did free hosting for registered charities and community groups, but before their hosting started they had to provide their charity number, so we could check this against other details provided with charity commission and for community groups they had to be registered as a community group with their local authority so we could check and verify.

this works great for 4 years then as my main business grew i sold this to a specialist charity web host.
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Its better to have paid hosting than free because free hosting will always gone without notice
 
 
 


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"Free", the word itself describes the meaning of it. For Business or eCommerce Portal even for a Personal Blog who have few 100 visitors in a day, good quality hosting is compulsory for maximum server up-time, speed, on time support.
Free hosting may be good for personal pages who have less visitors or very simple pages for personal use who do not care about speed, support or server up-time because without a payment, how a hosting provider can provide quality hosting and support.
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Free hosting is good when you are getting a paid hosting plan at free of cost in return of Back link/sponsorship.

If you want to use free hosting for commercial business then I will suggest you to keep away from freebies.
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Free hosting is good when you are getting a paid hosting plan at free of cost in return of Back link/sponsorship.

If you want to use free hosting for commercial business then I will suggest you to keep away from freebies.
This can only work if the site has traffic which results in sales for the company (which would be more profitable for the site to consider an affiliate program).

We have a system in place which will credit clients with 10% of the package price for a link back (our system automatically detects the link). This is fine (and is on top of other promotions) as we can still cover our own costs though a completely free service needs to benefit the provider somehow otherwise, there is no difference in a free hosting company.
 
 
 


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I did free hosting for registered charities and community groups,
Was wondering if somebody would mention this option. I still provide free hosting for community service websites. This is the only situation I would ever consider offering free hosting.

If you're talking about free hosting as a business model, it requires extreme scale. If it is an inducement to gain customers, I think it just attracts the wrong element.
 
 
 


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Do you provide free hosting for business websites?
with mine they had to provide proof they were a registered charity or a non-profit community group. if they were a business then they did not get free hosting
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The best approach I've seen so far. If you want to play serious and earn money - be an adult and pay for your hosting. If you are raising funds for charity - prove it.

Free hosting is for freeloaders and usually comes with a ton of headache. Paid hosting makes you a customer and grants you certain rights. Correct choice of hosting provider is the key in any case.
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If you are raising funds for charity - prove it.
Yes, provide us hosts with your charity number, so we can check this with charity commission to see if its a legitimate charity and then we can check with the charity itself to see if you have permission to use their name. ( we have in the past had people try to get free hosting when they had no permission for charity to use their name)
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You'll spend too much time creating layers of security, reading logs,
Ummm ... don't you do this anyway?
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