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  Post #31 (permalink)   11-19-2010, 10:46 AM
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Totally agree with Steve-Hostirian, if your data is very important,I think free hosting will not be your choice .
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  Post #32 (permalink)   11-25-2010, 09:13 PM
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It is very difficult to find a better free hosting service providers offer the highest possible and that basic services are considered in general for beginners or those who experience their first sites whereas when you purchase a hosting account guarantees some basic truths, such as stability and control over your files but

  Post #33 (permalink)   11-26-2010, 07:48 AM
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Free web hosting is not preferable for serious needs.Does not provide same speed, privacy, connectivity. The difference between two depends on your needs.

  Post #34 (permalink)   11-26-2010, 09:25 AM
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go for paid hosting if you need reliability and performance

  Post #35 (permalink)   11-28-2010, 03:45 AM
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If a hosting-company is young, developing and needs advertising, it can propose free hosting too. It will give a free hosting to interesting projects with a good traffic in exchange for a "hosted by" link or banner. The quality of service no different from as paid hosting in this company.
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  Post #36 (permalink)   11-28-2010, 11:37 AM
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There are some seemingly reliable free hosts out there. The thing to remember though, is that the better ones have a business plan. Let me explain...

Some of the better free hosts will plaster ads everywhere they can. If this does not bother you, fine. It will, however, bother your visitors.

Others offer free hosting without ads, hoping they can convert you to paid hosting in the future. They way they do this is by disabling/limiting some features, putting you on a slower server, etc. Then they can offer you a "better" pais upgrade when you start to notice.

Free hosting is not suited for any type of serious site, or even a semi serious business. You'll end up regretting it in the end, even if you upgrade after many visitors are already annoyed with your site.

  Post #37 (permalink)   12-05-2010, 06:00 PM
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What is difference. Certainly uptime and the support is better on paid hosting. On the paid hosting you also have some installation scripts as fantastico, or something like that. On free... I do not think that they will provide you software like that.

Also the free hostings have bigger limitation.

  Post #38 (permalink)   12-05-2010, 06:59 PM
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Free hosting has horrible uptime as apposed to Paid hosting.
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  Post #39 (permalink)   12-05-2010, 10:33 PM
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This has been one of the hottest topics in the Web Hosting industry. "Free" is never free. You are always worried about the Uptime and the Free Hosting provider may go off without letting you host your data and may miss use your data or databases.
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  Post #40 (permalink)   12-07-2010, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by UhnHost View Post
Free hosting has horrible uptime as apposed to Paid hosting.
Ah, the good old argument. As for uptime, I have seen free web hosting providers providing spectacular service and uptime and I have seen paid providers failing miserably.

Yes, if you want at least to expect a reliable service, a paid hosting provider outweighs the free one any day, but this cannot be said indefinitely for all of them.

  Post #41 (permalink)   12-07-2010, 10:42 PM
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1. What is difference between free and paid hosting?

Whenever I try to find a host for one of my websites, I always have to look up free hosts just for the heck of it. Yes, there are usually limits as to how much space there should be, and a lot of the free hosts will require you to put up advertisements or links back to their site, but sometimes it's well worth it.

Most of my sites don't require all that much space to begin with, so I like to experiment with different free hosts to see if any of them work. I've never heard of host1free before, but I had very positive experiences using

2. Are those companies known well and are they reliable?

I'm afraid I don't know either company, but if I were you, I'd see if they were able to be located on one of the web hosting review sites. I always choose the ones with the highest overall rating.

  Post #42 (permalink)   12-11-2010, 01:16 AM
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Generally it's like night and day between paying for web hosting and getting free web hosting. It's such a vague question though, do you have any other particular questions though??

Support "should" be better when your paying for it. Sometimes that isn't the case though..
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  Post #43 (permalink)   12-20-2010, 10:15 AM
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  Post #44 (permalink)   12-20-2010, 09:11 PM
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If you are a serious person who wants to start a hosting business for sure you will choose to go and get a paid hosting to secure your site and your customers. It also enhance your credibility knowing that you are financially stable to support your business and not going to vanish after a couple of months. If you really want to succeed you will need to invest time, effort and even money to your business just for it to grow.
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  Post #45 (permalink)   12-21-2010, 05:49 AM
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This is a long thread! ^_^ Let me summarize the points the best I can:
1. If your website collects and stores information, go for paid hosting.
2. If your website projects a brand name, go for paid hosting.
3. If your website does neither, free hosting may do.

That may be too simplistic. But I won't say free hosting is totally valueless. Free hosting are good for blogging, making informal online surveys, featuring an upcoming event, etc.
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