With all the offers you can find on the Internet these days it might be quite tempting to choose a free hosting service. But there are many reasons for which you should never pursue this path. Choosing a non-expensive, but paid host will not only prove much more satisfactory, but it will also save you lots of money on the long run.
Free hosts include their own advertising. If you choose a paid host you won’t have any code inserted in your pages and you will have a clean running website. Nothing is worse than having your host capitalizing on your back or having banners and links all over your space. This will make the website look bad, it will steal your visitors and it will also rob you of potential income.
All the ads which a free host places could be your ads. Do you think that they are actually offering anything for free? They have more to win on your back than they have to lose. All the people visiting your website see their ads, some might click them and that brings them income.
Suppose now you would choose a paid hosting service. If you were to place the same ads on your pages by yourself and thus attracting that income to you I can 100% assure you that you would win enough to cover your host expenses.
In other words, when you don’t choose a paid web host you get a much less satisfactory service. You will have very limited bandwidth and disk space, plus many blocked features. And if this wasn’t enough, you get all these ads placed all over your website. By simply doing the maths you will realize that it’s much more advantageous to choose the paid option – you will have high quality service, no ads and even more – it won’t be free, but if you choose to you can end up with more money gained than spent!
What a paid web hosting service offers is professionalism. If you respect yourself and you want to start a well-working business you should definitely go for professional hosting from the very beginning. Your visitors will be able to load your pages quickly and with no problems, they won’t see any random ads and they will be fully satisfied with what you are offering. To all these, just add the fact that on the long run you will end up saving more than you would with a free host.
Of course, if you are just developing a website for testing or for fun, keep it free. But as soon as you are finished testing and you want to go pro, go for the non-expensive, smart paid web hosting service!