Article by Jerry Low
Geek dad, SEO data junkie, investor, and founder of Web Hosting Secret Revealed. Jerry has been building Internet assets and making money online since 2004. He loves mindless doodling and trying new food.
I don’t recommend free web host for any webmasters who are serious with their websites – especially if you are making any sort of money from it.
However, with that being said, I do recognize in certain cases it is necessary to minimize the hosting cost down to zero. For instances, a free web host would be a good choice for school projects, teaching/learning medium for teachers/students, charity events, and so on.
For the benefit of those who need a free web host – no matter why you need it – here is a list of 30 really good free hosting service providers. Check them out!
XtreemHost provides free hosting which includes domain name, MySQL and PHP support without ads. Their service also comes with 5.5 GB of disk space (with 4MB maximum file size) and 200 GB data transfer every month.
Zymic offers free web hosting service that is comparable to that of a paid service from other providers (well, that’s what they said on their website ;)). Zymic hosting comes with 5 GB of disk space for every account – users can make unlimited number of accounts— 50 GB data transfer every month and free hosting features.
AwardSpace claims that it is trusted by over one million customers. This free hosting plan includes 250MB of disk space, 5GB data transfer every month, 1 domain hosting, 3 sub-domains, 100% no ads, PHP5, MySQL v.5 database, FTP access, and others.
Host-Ed comes with both free and paid web host services. The free hosting service includes 250MB of disk space (with 2MB file size limit), and 5GB data transfer every month. However, Host-Ed does mention that their paid hosting is 70% faster than the free host.
T35 has been providing web hosting service since 1997. This hosting company claims to have 99.9% uptime, has a real-time member count of 1,756,075 at the time of writing, offers backup for their free and paid hosting service, and runs with a 24/7 support team. T35 free web host service comes with unlimited web space and bandwidth but with forced ads text links and only allows sub-domain URL.
LeadHoster free hosting service comes with 250MB web space, 5GB monthly bandwidth allowance, FTP, CGI, MySQL, and others but with forced ads banners.
FreeDomainSite management say that they are the only place on the internet that offers free domain name registration, free web hosting, and everything else that you need to get your site up and running for free. The free hosting service includes 1GB web space, unlimited bandwidth, no forced ads and others.
FreeHostia has to be the best looking website on earth (check out their beautiful, cool background – I love it so much)! The web host claims itself as the hosting paradise on Earth – the free hosting plan comes with 24/7 support, no set-up fee, no top and bottom banner ads, 250MB disk space, 6GB monthly traffic, and others.
1ASP Host started back in 1998 and it’s one of the few who offer ASP hosting. 1ASP Hostfree service includes 100MB disk space, 1GB monthly bandwidth, active server pages support, and windows-based hosting but with text-link bottom forced ads.
PHPNet provides a wide variety of services with 24/7 technical support for all products, including the free hosting service. The free hosting provider actually claims that its server technology is light-years ahead of nearly all other hosts who utilize single server solution which is more prone to overloading and failure. The free hosting service includes 350MB disk space and 15GB data transfer every month.
AgilityHoster claims that it has fast servers, personal customer approach, more than 500,000 sites hosted, and the best 24/7 customer support. The free hosting service includes 250MB web space, 5GB monthly bandwidth with no forced ads.
AtSpace free hosting plan comes with 50MB web space, unlimited bandwidth, 99.9% uptime guarantee, and no forced ads. The web host also provides some very affordable hosting plans, ranging from $1.99/mo to $3.99/mo.
000WebHost stands for $0.00 webhost. 000WebHost provides free hosting services for websites that take less than 1GB disk space and 100GB data transfer every month.
100WebSpace claims that hosting with it will be a *wonderful* experience; unfortunately, I found that the video on its homepage rather annoying :p. This free hosting service includes 100MB web space, 3GB bandwidth per month but with banner-top and text-links forced ads.
DomainDlx free hosting service includes 100MB web space and 1GB bandwidth but with text-link bottom forced ads. The site design is exactly the same as 1 ASP Host hence I believe the two hosts are actually managed by the same company.
007Sites free hosting service includes 700MB web space, 7GB monthly bandwidth, a friendly support forum, and an easy to use WYSIWYG editor (which is great!). However, do note this free hosting service comes with a forced top banner ads.
ByetHost covers a wide variety of web hosting services, including the free hosting that comes with 250MB web space and 20GB monthly bandwidth without forced ads.
Black Apple Host claim that its service is backed by powerful servers (Intel Xeon Processors, 8GB RAM), fast network speed with multiple GB backbones, and intelligent support staffs that are always happy to help. The free hosting service includes 5GB disk space, 20GB monthly bandwidth but with text-link bottom forced ads.
BatCave offers lucrative free hosting deal: 250MB disk space, 5GB monthly bandwidth, and no forced ads.
JumpLine comes with 10GB web space and 100GB monthly bandwidth without ads. Unfortunately, their free service will only last for 12 months.
HelioHost offers its own professional-level services with a twist and claims that they beat most professional hosts when it comes to feature and what is more is that their service is for free. This free web hosting service comes with 250MB web space and 2.5GB monthly bandwidth with no forced ads.
GoFreeSeve is a wonderful free hosting service that covers 1 GB disk space (which is one of the largest free storage you can get online), 40GB monthly bandwidth, and no forced ads.
FreeHostingCloud provides free hosting service that supports up to 2,000 visits per month. It’s more like a free trial for the company’s premium hosting service. Unfortunately, this free hosting service is unavailable here in my country due to continued abuse and/or frauds.
X10 tagline is pretty bold – “free hosting for the masses”. This free host covers basiscally everything from unlimited disk storage to unmetered bandwidth.
RipWay is one of the few that provides free hosting and PHP scripting in the same time. This free host comes with 30MB web space, 750MB monthly bandwidth, and no forced ads.
ProFuseHost covers 100MB, 1GB monthly bandwidth, and no forced ads.
50Webs offers both free and paid hosting services. The free hosting plan includes 60MB web space, unlimited bandwidth, and no forced ads.
TopCities – 150MB web space, unlimited bandwidth, and no forced ads.
Hosting-Engine free hosting service comes with 250MB of disk space, 5GB data transfer every month, 1 domain hosting, MySQL v.4/5 database, PHP4/5, as well as CGI feature.
Biz.ht claims to be the number one free green web host with its 100% wind-powered web hosting service. This green, free hosting service comes with 250MB disk space and 5GB monthly bandwidth.