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You would like to host your web site for free, but where do you do that without banner commercials being incorporated on your web site? Is that even feasible? It turns out that it is conceivable in fact, although there are very few web hosting companies offering free hosting services without commercials.

My newly discovered free web hosting solutions provider

A short time ago I found FreeHostia.com, a United States-based hosting solutions provider, which provides charge-free web hosting accounts. The prime reason why they can provide free-of-charge web site hosting plans without any commercials is the fact that you can maintain only one charge-free hosting account with them, whereas web hosting suppliers that display web banners on your sites permit you to have as many charge-free web hosting accounts as you like.

Free website hosting limits

Many free website hosting corporations ban the use of their cost-free website hosting accounts for file or image hosting purposes only and the use of bandwidth for hotlinking purposes. A lot of free web hosting providers disable hotlinking or inline linking and the use of different computer file formats. FreeHostia.com is no exception and prohibits hotlinking by default.

File size limits

Other typical restrictions set on free hosting accounts by free hosting corporations are related to the size of the files. For example, FreeHostia.com does not allow customers to upload files bigger than 500KB or big media files. Even if you try to upload a sizeable file or a forbidden computer file format, it will not work out. You can upload more sizeable files and escape this restriction if you upgrade to a professional paid web site hosting plan. FreeHostia.com supplies quite inexpensive website hosting packages if you require more resources.

File quotas

Another free web site hosting account limitation is related to the number of files you can store inside the website hosting account. Paid web hosting plans usually include file quotas too, but cost-free hosting packages have much, much smaller file quotas. Let's take as an example the cost-free web site hosting package furnished by FreeHostia.com. You can only save 5000 files in your cost-free account and need to migrate to a professional paid website hosting plan if you would like to host more. The free-of-charge web site hosting plan does not include an email service as well, so this sort of web hosting service is primarily applicable for testing purposes or if you host a family-oriented, non-profit web portal, which requires a very small amount of web traffic and contains very few files. If your small web site project starts to expand, though, you do not necessarily need to switch web hosting service providers, since there also is the possibility to upgrade your web hosting package to a paid one without ever having to swap hosting servers.