Sep 07 2008

Free Site Hosting

Many people who want a website may wish to start out with a free hosting service to host their site.

Some Free Hosts

*www.bravenet.com/

*freewebs.com/

*www.50megs.com/

*www.tripod.lycos.com/

*geocities.yahoo.com/

*www.homestead.com/

Some Free Blog Hosts

*http://www.blogger.com

*http://www.wordpress.com

*http://www.typepad.com

*http://www.livejournal.com

*http://clearblogs.com/

*http://blog.com/

*http://blogster.com/

*http://www.bravenet.com/webtools/journal/

*http://www.tblog.com/

*http://bloghi.com/blog/reg

*http://www.vox.com

*http://www.xanga.com/

Some Advantages to a Free Host

– you generally you can’t break it, even if you aren’t experienced at using it

– they come with point and click layouts, changes, colors, etc

– one click publishing in most cases, so you don’t need a lot of programs to get the job done

– free – that’s a big perk if you’re just starting out

– mostly customizable via templates and such that are easy to use and install

Some Disadvantages

– the rules are decided upon by someone else, and they can remove your site at any time, so make sure you back up anything you put there

– free sites are notorious for use by spammers (sad but true)

– limitations – certain types of features, plugins, and monetizations won’t work on free hosting

– small bandwidth

– low reliabilty servers in some cases

– your great url will be part of someone else’s url

-lack of tech support on some of the sites

Never house anything you value on a free site. It could be here today and gone tomorrow.

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