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You would like to host your website for free, but where do you do that without banner ads being displayed on your site? Is that even feasible? It turns out that it is viable indeed, even though there are very few providers furnishing charge-free web site hosting plans without ads.

My newly discovered free web hosting packages provider

A short time ago I discovered FreeHostia.com, a United States-based hosting corporation, which delivers free website hosting accounts. The main reason why they can offer free-of-cost web site hosting services without any banner commercials is the circumstance that you can open only one free-of-charge web hosting account with them, whereas web hosting companies that incorporate advertisements on your web sites permit you to open as many cost-free hosting accounts as you wish.

Free web site hosting restrictions

A lot of free website hosting providers ban the use of their free web hosting packages just for file or image hosting purposes and the use of traffic for remote linking purposes. A lot of free hosting suppliers disallow hotlinking or remote linking and the use of different computer file extensions. FreeHostia.com is no exception and disallows remote linking by default.

File size limitations

Other common limitations imposed on charge-free web site hosting accounts by free web hosting providers are connected with the file size. For instance, FreeHostia.com does not allow users to upload files whose size is bigger than 500KB or sizeable audio and video files. Even if you try to upload a sizeable file or a prohibited computer file type, it will not work out. You can upload bigger files and bypass this restriction if you upgrade to a professional paid web hosting plan. FreeHostia.com delivers quite inexpensive web site hosting solutions in case you need extra resources.

File quotas

Another free web site hosting account restriction is associated with the number of files you can accommodate inside the account. Paid web site hosting plans usually include file quotas as well, but charge-free web site hosting accounts include much, much smaller file quotas. Let's take as an example the free hosting solution supplied by FreeHostia.com. You can only host five thousand files in your free-of-cost website hosting account and need to switch to a professional paid website hosting package if you need to store more. The free-of-cost web site hosting package does not include an email service too, so this sort of service is chiefly appropriate for testing purposes or if you have a personal, non-profit online portal, which requires a very small amount of traffic and includes very few files. If your little web site project begins to grow, though, you do not necessarily have to switch hosting providers, since there also is the option to upgrade your web hosting plan to a paid one without the need to switch web hosting servers.