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Why and How you would use Free Hosting Service?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by TomBran, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. TomBran

    TomBran Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Just curious to know why most of the people would like to use the free hosting service like 000webhost. Is it just for spamming, or bad activities or people really use these services for their legit websites? Personally I do not host any important website on free hosting providers. Please give your suggestions and tell how you have used free hosting service in past and WHY?

    Thanks.
     
  2. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I used a free hosting service when I built my first ever website :)
     
  3. Bespin

    Bespin Newbie

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    Most people only use free hosting for illegal activities.. all joking a side, seriously, illegal activities.
     
  4. DuckingOutstanding

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    Personally, I use it as a learning environment (free) for new CMS's/Applications....That's how I learned WP (+ BB Press, buddy press, woocommerce and myriad other plugins that materially change your WP environment to the point where it's practically learning a (albeit similar) brand new CMS/Blog Platform (some argue WP isn't a CMS, but throw in a few of the most popular plugins and objectively look at the manner in which it operates and the "It's just a blog platform" argument no longer has any credibility) , Joomla, OpenCart, Drupal, PrestaShop, Concrete5, phpBB, and many others.... Actually served me very well...

    So well, actually, that I now offer my own free hosting service lol... Wizzyhost (dot) us .....But truth be told, I can't think of a better, completely free, way to learn web apps/design/development and the basics of cpanel, ftp, chron jobs, and webmail than hands on with a free host that provides all of those elements (such as WizzyHost dot US, incidentally lol)...

    There's my 2 cents
     
  5. rabbitking

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    The great part of IM is you can start with some change in your pocket, but you do need change. That means not using free web hosting
    and looking for deals in the hosting marketplace. Sometimes you can get decent hosting for a very affordable price.
     
  6. ariyes

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    Ones i was part of a free hosting company, I saw lots of clients signup there everyday but i dont know why over 40% clients was Nigerians! and most of the clients in that company was doing something shady. But i was curious, they make lots of money by doing shady thing, why they use Free hosting? lol

    But Not all of the clients are bad, there was good clients, good real websites too. Its was hard to keep them in long run because for those bad clients. they make the server busy with wired php scripts, blacklist the server IP, Spamming etc etc.