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May 17, 2022 8.00 pm
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Basic Features of Free Web Hosting.

It's essential to look for a free web hosting service. A free web hosting provider provides the following services:

Disk space and bandwidth.

Disk space is the amount of storage space supplied by a free web hosting service. It is where you keep your website files, such as text, photos, and audio.
Bandwidth refers to the amount of traffic allowed to access and exit your website. Access means when a visitor types your website address into their browser. If your website has a lot of photos, you'll require a lot of storage and bandwidth.


Website Creator and FTP

If this is your first website and you have no limited scripting experience, look for a free web hosting provider that offers a free website that creates an application that lets you choose a template and add your text and images to your website.

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol.

It's the protocol for transferring website files from your computer to your accessible web hosting server and back. It allows you to upload your completed website files (including images and other multimedia files) from your computer to your service provider's server. It also lets you download your files from your web hosting server to your computer. Good free web hosting providers should provide 24/7 unrestricted FTP access.

Email.

Yes, your free web hosting provider must provide you with email services. You can build email accounts @ yourdomain.com.In addition to a webmail interface (so you can log in and manage emails with your web browser), the email service should also include POP3 and SMTP access, and you can set up and access your @ yourdomain.com emails with your mobile devices.

Support and working hours.

You can always choose a free web hosting service that offers free and reliable phone and email assistance.
While no host can guarantee 100% uptime, "in-case" limits the website’s downtime and email activity. These steps may include 24/7 server and network monitoring, redundant hardware and network configurations, and an onsite backup power supply. While you may not fully comprehend the technical aspects, look to see if your free web hosting provider has these listed somewhere on their website. If not, ask them about it.


Pricing.

If you are looking for a free web hosting provider, you do not have to pay for all the basic capabilities listed above. You do not have to compromise on pricing with banner ads.