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You would like to host your web site for free, but where do you do that without banner adverts being displayed on your web site? Is that even feasible? It turns out that it is conceivable in fact, although there is a very small number of web hosting corporations supplying free web site hosting plans without advertisements.

My newfound free host

Not long ago I discovered 50 Webs, a US-based hosting supplier, which provides free hosting plans. The main reason why they can offer free-of-cost website hosting services without any web banners is the fact that you can create just one free-of-charge web site hosting user account with them, whereas hosts that incorporate banner ads on your websites permit you to maintain as many charge-free hosting user accounts as you wish.

Free hosting limits

Many free website hosting distributors discourage the use of their free hosting plans for file or image hosting purposes solely and the use of traffic for hotlinking purposes. Lots of free hosting distributors prohibit hotlinking or remote linking and the inclusion of many file formats. 50 Webs makes no exception and disallows hotlinking by default.

File size limits

Other typical limitations imposed on free web hosting accounts by free web hosting firms are connected with the file size. For instance, 50 Webs does not allow users to upload files whose size is larger than 500 kilobytes or large media files. Even if you attempt to upload a large file or a banned computer file type, it will not work out. You can upload more sizeable files and escape this restriction if you upgrade to a paid hosting plan. 50 Webs delivers astonishingly cheap web hosting accounts if you require more resources.

File quotas

One additional free web hosting account restriction is connected with the number of files you can accommodate inside the web hosting account. Paid hosting plans usually include file quotas as well, but cost-free web site hosting plans include much, much smaller file quotas. Let's take as an example the free-of-cost hosting plan offered by 50 Webs. You can only accommodate five thousand files in your cost-free web hosting account and have to upgrade to a professional paid web hosting package if you would like to store more. The free web hosting plan does not offer an e-mail service as well, so this type of web hosting service is chiefly appropriate for testing purposes or if you have a family-oriented, non-profit portal, which needs an extremely small amount of web traffic and has very few files. If your little website project begins to expand, however, you do not necessarily need to switch hosting providers, because there also is the option to upgrade your plan to a paid one without ever needing to change web servers.