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    Which is the best free Web hosting provider

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    I want to purchase webhosting service. Can you suggest a best Web hosting service? You may also explain about the free services available.
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  • Few things to ask yourself -

    1) How much space do you need?
    2) Do you need indian hosting or offshore host?

    Most of the hosts these days offer space upto 10GB for their basic plan. And as you pay more the space will increase. So you have to keep an eye on this requirement.

    Next is the datacenter location.

    The benefit of using the offshore hosting is that they offer better uptime compared to Indian hosts. Also the pricing wise Indian hosts are more expensive. And you may also find that technical support for the Indian host is not that good. Most of them are using the reseller panels from offshore hosts.

    However do note that hostgator has indian datacenter. So their prices and support is good. But recently they were sold out to EIG group and their service has now reduced.

    If you're serious about blogging then I recommend you to choose the offshore host. You can select from hosts like siteground, hawkhost, hostnine, site5,godaddy and asmallorange. There are many other hosts out there however do make sure that those are not part of EIG group. As the service of EIG groups' hosting is not upto the quality mark.

    I personally use Arvixe but surely going to switch to some other hosts as I am facing technical issues there. I'd say go with Siteground if you wish to go for better tech support and hosting price. And if you have limited needs hawkhost can be a good option.

  • Since you have asked about a free Web hosting service provider, it would be a little tougher to find one. You may find a lot of sites that allow you to build your site free of any charge. But, being free - they lack in certain functionality. Besides, such services offer low bandwidth and low disk space. The customer service will also be not much reliable.
    However, if you are just starting off it would be a better idea to opt for a free service. You can always migrate to a paid service once you begin getting decent traffic.

    A couple of such free Web hosting services include -

    It provides you a disk space of 2000 MB. It supports around 50 scripts and a free website builder.

    This is a collaboration between Hostgator and Google. It is aimed at getting the smaller businesses online by providing necessary support. It offers you a free .net domain and free Web hosting for one year.

    Please note that with the free Web hosting services,you will not be able to get a own domain as in , instead you get a customised domain name like www.your

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