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You wish to host your site for free, but where do you do that without banner ads being added to your website? Is that even viable? It turns out that it is conceivable in fact, although there are very few hosting service providers furnishing free-of-cost website hosting accounts without commercials.

My newfound free hosting provider

Not long ago I chanced on 50webs, a US-registered hosting provider, which delivers free hosting solutions. The main reason why they can offer charge-free web hosting packages without any banner commercials is the fact that you can set up just one single free-of-cost web site hosting user account with them, whereas service providers that put banner advertisements on your websites allow you to maintain as many charge-free website hosting user accounts as you like.

Free web hosting restrictions

A lot of free hosting distributors discourage the use of their free web hosting plans just for file or image hosting purposes and the use of bandwidth for inline linking purposes. Lots of free hosting service providers disable hotlinking or remote linking and the inclusion of many computer file extensions. 50webs makes no exception and disallows remote linking by default.

File size limits

Other common limitations placed on cost-free hosting accounts by free web hosts are related to the file size. For instance, 50webs does not permit users to upload files over 500 kilobytes or big media files. Even if you try to upload a large file or a prohibited file format, it will not work out. You can upload more sizeable files and evade this limitation if you upgrade to a paid web site hosting package. 50webs provides amazingly reasonably priced hosting accounts in case you need extra resources.

File quotas

Another free web site hosting account limitation is connected with the number of files you can accommodate inside the web site hosting account. Paid web site hosting packages usually have file quotas too, but cost-free web hosting packages have much more limited file quotas. Let's take as an example the free web site hosting package furnished by 50webs. You can only have 5000 files in your cost-free web site hosting account and have to move to a paid web hosting plan if you decide to host more. The cost-free package does not offer a mail service too, so this type of web hosting service is chiefly appropriate for testing purposes or if you host a personal, non-profit web site, which needs a very small amount of bandwidth and has very few files. If your small website project begins to expand, however, you do not necessarily need to change web hosting service providers, because there also is the possibility to upgrade your web hosting package to a paid one without ever needing to change hosting servers.