a prime example of free hosting gone bad (this is from one of the biggest companies in the industry)
Office Live Small Business by a company called Microsoft was discontinued on 30 April 2012 ( this was free hosting) and MS wanted those users to migrate to their MS Office 365
Office 365 for small business
Ideal for businesses with 25 or fewer employees that want simplified IT and virtually anywhere access to familiar Office tools, email, conferencing, file sharing, and more cloud productivity services. Just $6 per user/month.
the free Office Live Small Business was designed for small businesses.
So if you cant trust MS to give and keep up free hosting then what chance has a small free hosting provider got.
We provide hosting from £2.99 a month and these get the same support and service as anyone on our £20 a month plan, but as stated if a business cannot afford £3 a month for hosting and £10 a year for a domain then they should not be in business as they must not be making money to cover themselves.