If you want free hosting for your new business site, have you considered the pros and cons of having a free hosting account?
I’ve used free hosting in the past, and I’ll share my experience and opinion.
I would not even consider using a free web hosting service for my professional site. If you don’t mind having another company’s advertisements all over your site, then go for it.
With a free hosting service, your domain will have a messy and confusing appearance to it such as: www.free-web-hosting-service/~accountname/yourdatafiles/ (etc - which does NOT give a good impression when someone visits your site. Your objective should be to have a professional image.
I could share horror stories about my pictures totally disappearing when the company went out of business – with no notice whatsoever! I lost a lot of money due to my auctions being disrupted when all of a sudden there were no pictures of what I was selling!
The first way to accomplish this is to register your domain, such as www.carolamato.com – something recognizable! Once you register your domain, you will need a hosting service to store your files. I’ve used free hosting before when I was a power seller on ebay.uk.
Do not use free hosting if you are serious about increasing site traffic via search engine visibility – Search engines will many times eliminate content from free hosting services.
Why don’t you get off to a great start by hosting with one of the cheapest hosting for online business, Host With Carol?
The only pro I can find to having a free hosting account would be that you’re completely destitute and cannot afford less than ten bucks per month. You could take your chances and risk signing up with a free hosting service, but I recommend waiting until you have the money to invest in your online business.