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You would like to host your site for free, but where do you do that without banners being forced upon your site? Is that even possible? It turns out that it is viable in fact, although there is a very small number of web hosting distributors offering free-of-charge web site hosting plans without advertisements.

My newly discovered free hosting solutions provider

Not long ago I discovered FreeHostia Web Hosting, a United States-based web hosting packages provider, which furnishes free-of-cost web hosting accounts. The major reason why they can provide free website hosting plans without any adverts is the fact that you can open just one charge-free website hosting user account with them, whereas hosting suppliers that embed advertisements on your web sites allow you to maintain as many free website hosting accounts as you desire.

Free website hosting restrictions

A lot of free hosting distributors ban the use of their free web site hosting accounts just for file or image hosting purposes and the use of traffic for remote linking purposes. Lots of free hosting service providers disallow hotlinking or remote linking and the inclusion of different computer file types. FreeHostia Web Hosting is no exception and bans inline linking by default.

File size restrictions

Other typical restrictions forced on free-of-charge hosting accounts by free web hosting service providers are associated with the size of the files. For example, FreeHostia Web Hosting does not allow customers to upload files over 500 kilobytes or large media files. Even if you try to upload a sizeable file or a prohibited file type, it will not work out. You can upload larger files and avoid this limitation if you upgrade to a professional paid hosting package. FreeHostia Web Hosting furnishes remarkably reasonably priced web hosting accounts if you require more resources.

File quotas

Another free hosting account restriction is connected with the amount of files you can store inside the web hosting account. Paid hosting packages normally involve file quotas too, but free web site hosting accounts have much more limited file quotas. Let's take as an example the free hosting plan provided by FreeHostia Web Hosting. You can only accommodate 5000 files in your free-of-cost web hosting account and have to upgrade to a paid web site hosting package if you choose to store more. The free-of-charge web site hosting package does not include a mail service too, so this type of web hosting service is mostly appropriate for testing purposes or if you have a personal, not-for-profit portal, which requires a very small amount of traffic and has very few files. If your small web site project begins to grow, however, you do not necessarily need to change web hosting providers, because there also is the possibility to upgrade your web hosting plan to a paid one without the need to change web servers.