Is free web hosting really free?

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I heard that free web hosting will provide you the space, but you will also have the advertisement such as banners or google adsense on your web. Is it true? Is there any free web hosting that will not do this?
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Generaly most "free" web hosts will sk you have a link on your site that directs users back to their main page. http://www.freewebs.com used to be quiet good, they said you could either use a text or image based link. I decided for a text based as they didnt say it had to be visible so I made the font colour the same as my background colour.

Think they have changed the rules now though :P
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or posting in forums...
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Lesli wrote:
I heard that free web hosting will provide you the space, but you will also have the advertisement such as banners or google adsense on your web. Is it true? Is there any free web hosting that will not do this?

Anyway, it's still free as in you don't have to pay anything. You just have to give up some things.
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there may be a free webhosting that provides you free hosting BUT you have to use a subdomain of their site. Other word: no such thing as Free lunch.
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All free webhosts need to benefit in some way from providing the service. Generally this means that they'll stick an advertisment on your website.
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There's only a such thing as "free" if there's also a such thing as "getting screwed over".

See, you might be able to get the hosting for free at the moment, but rest, uhh, assured, that you will be getting screwed over sooner or later.
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Cyberspace, does exist, and will cost somebody something, somewhere - so be sure you'l have plough something back to your host somewhere....
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I know a person who owns a hosting business, and when he has some free space he gives it out for free without ads or posts on forums.
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Tchuki wrote:
Generaly most "free" web hosts will sk you have a link on your site that directs users back to their main page. http://www.freewebs.com used to be quiet good, they said you could either use a text or image based link. I decided for a text based as they didnt say it had to be visible so I made the font colour the same as my background colour.

Think they have changed the rules now though :P


haha... smart. thanks for the tips :roll:
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If you're planning on getting a webhost just to give having your own website a try, free webhosts aren't that bad. I'm not sure if they're still online, but back in the days (oh geeze) I used to cruise the FreeWebSpace.Net forums a lot.
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Nothing comes free in this world. There is always a catch behind every offer that is free.
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Tchuki wrote:
Generaly most "free" web hosts will sk you have a link on your site that directs users back to their main page. http://www.freewebs.com used to be quiet good, they said you could either use a text or image based link. I decided for a text based as they didnt say it had to be visible so I made the font colour the same as my background colour.

Think they have changed the rules now though :P

It's a black SEO trick I think. And you can be banned for it.
As for the really free hosting I don't think it exists in the world. In this life you have to pay for everything. Nothing is given for free.
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i found http://www.evenhosting.com its a really good, relible free host, all they ask in return is that you post 10 posts before you apply for the hosting, and then 2 a month from then on! its not really alot to ask for free hosting.
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Dave White wrote:
Nothing comes free in this world.

That's what my parents ALWAYS tells me; "Nothing is free in this world except from your FATHER & MOTHER"...
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I believe free hosting is doomed to extinction, how can it compete with cheap hosting plans?
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I think most of them are supported by ads
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there are few offering ad-free hosting but some features are disabled like smtp.
but if you really want a better ad-free no-cash hosting, you can settle for a post-for-host offers.
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coyouth wrote:
Dave White wrote:
Nothing comes free in this world.

That's what my parents ALWAYS tells me; "Nothing is free in this world except from your FATHER & MOTHER"...
So True :D

If you are planning on setting up real deal site you might as well pay for a low cost web host. If it's just for fun go with a free one.
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if you want cheap, 1&1.com has some really affordable hosting packages.

I just signed up with them yesterday, so I'm not sure how good they are, but for the price it's at least worth a shot. And today is the last day of their 6 months half off sale.

Might be worth looking into. and they give free domain name on registering.
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http://vdap.com currently offers free up to three websites for any webmater who has an account with them. With them, you can create active server pages by inserting their predefined control name. In other words, without programing skill, you can build database driven web pages include selling/shipping online feature. All you need to know is HTML.

To register as a webmaster, you need to have an invitation code. They gave me 2 but I already invited my friends.
Just go to there site and ask them.
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we havw cheap hosting photongroups@yahoo.com

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