Apr
24
2013

Try WordPress On Free Web Hosting

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MOST IMPORTANT NOTE: I DO NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE TO START A WORDPRESS BLOG WITH FREE HOSTING. ANY FREE WEB HOSTING MUST BE USED FOR ONLY EXPERIMENTING PURPOSE.

That is because there are too many risks of hosting a WordPress.org blog on free hosting. More information below.

In the previous article we were discussing about starting a blog with some little investments like a domain name and a web hosting. Then we discussed about the 3 best web hosting providers for a WordPress blog.

Free WordPress Web Hosting
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Now if you are hesitating a bit before investing in a web hosting plan, then you can use a free web host to try WordPress for free. You can also get a free sub-domain from these sites to point your WordPress blog to. And after trying out the basics of WordPress, you can get a web hosting plan and host your new site with it.

Before having a look at these free web hosting providers, let us have a look at the disadvantages and risks with free web hosting.

Risks and Disadvantages of using a Free Web Host

  • Very low disk space.

  • Low bandwidth.
  • No support team with most of the free web hosts.
  • No guarantee of uptime and even your whole blog! (Even if they say so).
  • Your blog may be deleted any time! (Even if they guarantee your safety. I have the proof myself because my test blog was automatically deleted after few weeks without my concern!)
  • Forced advertisement on some free web hosting sites.

So that is why I don’t recommend anyone to trust these free web hosting providers for their commercial blog.

Free Web Hosting Providers

Here I will mention 3 of the best free web hosting providers for hosting a WordPress blog. These web hosts are chosen on the basis of web space, bandwidth and other features along with their nature of forcing advertisements or not.

1. Byet Host

For my test blog, I used Byet Host and I was able to install WordPress very easily on it. Also I found the uptime to be very decent.

Some of the main features of Byet Host are:

  • 1000 MB Disk Space
  • FTP account and File Manager
  • Control Panel
  • MySQL databases & PHP Support
  • Free tech support
  • Addon domain, Parked Domains, Sub-Domains
  • Free Community Access (Forums)
  • Clustered Servers
  • No forced ads.

More info here.

2. 000WebHost

000WebHost is actually a very famous free web hosting provider. This web host has been providing free hosting options since the last 2 years.

Some of the main features of 000WebHost are:

  • 1500 MB Disk Space
  • 3 GB data transfer
  • 99% uptime
  • Automated weekly backups
  • Autoinstaller for 10 scripts including WordPress.org
  • PHP with MySQL database support
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • No forced ads.

More info here.

3. 100WebSpace

100WebSpace.com provides two basically free plans. One with forced ads and other without ads that cost $0.99/month.

Some of the main features of 100WebSpace are:

  • 100 MB Disk Space
  • 3 GB data transfer
  • 24/7 Customer support
  • 1 domain and 10 sub-domains supported
  • FrontPage extensions support
  • MySQL database with 5MB storage

More info here.

Beware!

Once again, I would like to remind you all that you SHOULD NEVER go for free web hosting if you are serious about your blog.

Use any of these free web hosts to experiment and get the feel of WordPress and then go for paid WordPress hosting.

What do you say about them?

Do comment and let us know!

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About the Author: Mahaveer Verma

Mahaveer Verma is the admin of Blogging Panorama. He is a student with great interest in blogging and technology. In this blog, he shares his knowledge about Blogging and SEO. Follow him on Google+

9 Comments+ Add Comment

  • Even though I'm serious with blogging, I'm using a freehosting service.
    They are more reliable than the premium hosting I was using before.
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  • Really? Using a free hosting service can be risky and dangerous. Think over it again. There are many reliable paid hosting services also. If your experience with one hosting was not good, then try another one.

    Do have a look at my top 3 list of web hosting services for blogs in the commentluv link below.
    My recent post Top 3 Web Hosting Providers For Your WordPress Blog

  • I didn't have idea that there are free web hosting for self hosted WordPress blogs! Though using them is not always recommended, still I believe these can be a great source for hosting blogs who are not willing to invest primarily in their blogging life.
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  • Yes. Using them for professional and commercial blogs is NEVER recommended. But for experimenting and for those about whom you described in your comment; this can be a great thing.

    Thanks for reading Taswir :)
    My recent post Starting A Perfect Blog With Little Investment

  • Neither Free or not the most important is it meets up your wants and needs.

  • Yes that's the most important thing :)
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  • Great post…
    But now free hosting's server get more and more down.
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  • Hi

    Well, Brilliantly Described Points.

    Actually, In the beginning of my career, faced Problems with this number of times.

    So, I would say, Very Good Information shared, keeping in mind, it will help many in upcoming days..

    Keep the good work up.

    Have a nice weekend.

    ~ Lisa

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