Free Web Hosting Service
A free web hosting service is a web hosting service that is free, usually advertisement-supported and of limited functionality.
Very small Bandwidth per month compared to paid hosting
Prevents hotlinking of files
Do not allow certain file types (for example MP3,MPEG etc.)
Automatic insertion of banner ad or popup ads into all web pages
Do not provide any uptime guarantee
Free web hosts will either provide a subdomain (yourname.example.com) or a directory (www.example.com/~yourname). In contrast, paid web hosts will usually provide a Second-level domain along with the hosting (www.yourname.com). Some free hosts do allow use of separately-purchased domains. Rarely, a free host may also operate as a domain name registrar, but their registry services are usually more expensive than others.
A few free web hosts have a basic package for free, and enhanced packages (with more features) for a cost. This allows users to try the service for an initial trial (see how it performs compared to other hosts), and then upgrade when (and if) needed.
Free hosting may be having the following limitation:
Limitation on the size of each hosted file
Some free host may be providing these extra features:
A web based control panel
File transfer via FTP
Scripting languages: PHP, ASP
Relational databases such as MySQL
Scheduled processes, known as cronjobs
Free email accounts for the domain or subdomain hosted
automated testing tool
load testing tool
stress testing tool
website testing tool
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