When we began our research into free web hosting, we did not expect to find many quality options. If you only want a personal blog, we knew WordPress.com offered free blogs, and that there were also some other free blogging options out there.
We found some even better options. All of the below hosts offer similar services to traditional web hosts completely free with no ads.
000webhost was the most surprising find. This free web host offers all of the same features you get with a traditional shared hosting service such as HostGator or Bluehost. The service is free for life and has no ads.
Here are just some of the features of 000webhost:
- 1,000 mb of storage
- 10 gb of bandwidth
- Domain hosting
- cPanel control panel
- Free website builder
- Autoinstaller for popular apps like WordPress and Joomla
- Free e-mail
- Full PHP and MySQL support
Visit their website for a full list of features. They also offer two paid premium plans in the off chance that the free plan is not enough. Their paid plans are good, but not any cheaper than other web hosts, so if you do want a paid plan you might want to consider one of our Top 10 hosts like SiteGround or InMotion.
Freehostia offers a lot of features, a lot more than we expected to find in any free web host. They allow you to host up to 5 domains on one account, 250 mb of disk storage space, 6 gb of monthly traffic, 3 e-mail accounts, 1 MySQL database, and they also offer an autoinstaller for popular applications. They also offer paid packages if needed.
5gbFree is another good option if you are looking for free web hosting. They offer as you can imagine, 5 gb of hosting space but then also 10 gb of bandwidth, 1 ftp account, 3 MySQL databases, 1 add-on domain, 1 parked domain, cPanel, and PHP support. The most notable thing they do not offer is any e-mail accounts with their free accounts.
FreeHosting.com offers more monthly traffic than any of the other free web hosting services. They offer 10 gb of storage space, 250 gb of monthly traffic, cPanel, 1 MySQL, 1 e-mail account, domain hosting, and an FTP account.
All of the services listed here offer free web hosting with no ads, but Free Web Hosting No Ads sure emphasizes that!
Byethost offers 1 gb of storage space, 50 gb of bandwidth, cPanel, 5 MySQL databases, and 5 e-mail accounts along with many more features. Check out their website for the amazing number of features they offer.
In conclusion, there are some really amazing free web hosting options out there. If you are just starting out and do not want to spend a lot of money to get started. All of these options offer no ads hosting that allows you to use your own domain name. My preference would be for the hosts that offer cPanel as that will make it easier for you to move to a traditional paid host in the future.