In my opinion, with the cheap costs of the hosts these days and with the ability to use coupons, it doesn’t make sense to use free web hosting. But I’ve seen people say that if you are newbie webmaster and you have a simple website that has straightforward demands and needs a free web hosting service is going to be enough. It does not cost a thing and it basically gives you exactly what you need, so it would not be so bad. Some of the paid services offered by companies can be priced so high and if you do not have the budget to pay for this, you basically have no choice.
Unfortunately, experts would discourage the use of free web hosting services for a lot of reasons and they are the following:
- The lack of or the inefficiency of customer support is going to be the most important disadvantage that you need to consider, especially if you are not adept at troubleshooting problems. Since they are not being paid, you cannot require them to support your needs, so this is going to be a big problem.
- Some free web hosting services will not cost you anything, but they will require reciprocation through the publishing of advertisements that will destroy the overall esthetic of your website. You have no control over the advertisements that will be placed on your account, so you may receive campaigns that are irrelevant to your site, and therefore further hurt your reputation in the web.