Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Use Domain Free Web Hosting For a Quick and Easy Web Presence

by Fei Lim

Anyone can have a website with domain free web hosting. You don't have to be experienced with website design. Neither do you have to have any money. If you know what you want to say on your website and have a general idea of the image you want to project, you will be able to create a free website using professional online web creation tools. Furthermore, with the right hosting company you won't have to pay to get up and running.

There is a vast range of free web hosting options. It is important to carefully read the terms and conditions of service to fully understand what you are agreeing to. For example, many free hosting services will place advertisements on your web site as a form of payment. If you have no control over the types of advertisements on your site, you can end up being embarrassed when they are totally inappropriate. Can you imagine a church website with a large, colorful gambling banner advertisement flashing across the top of it? That's a real example of the pitfalls of free hosting with the wrong hosting company.

If you need a web presence but don't expect high traffic, domain free web hosting is a quick, easy, and free way to get started. A number of very reputable hosting companies offer free hosting and an online website creation tool with the obvious expectation that as you grow you will need to pay for hosting. This is because higher traffic sites need a greater bandwidth to function properly. If a site is too slow, visitors will click away and never see your message.

Whereas in the past, free web hosting generally came with basic, unprofessional looking sites, this is no longer the case. It pays to take your time and compare quality, upgrade prices and services of companies offering a free hosting option. Yahoo is now offering such a service and there is talk that Google is planning to do the same. In fact, Google has already introduced what they call small business starter pages. These are free website pages which allow a small business to get a free website presence, however they will have to pay to activate Google Adwords on their mini-site and their ability to market through the site is limited.

If you are seriously considering creating a professional looking website and you want to get your feet wet with free hosting, would have to be one of the best options available, if not the best. Their website creator is easy to use and the result is a professional, clean looking site. Best of all, they don't put ads on your site. You can purchase your own domain name through them and upgrade easily to paid services whenever you want.

Some hosting companies offer free hosting for domain names purchased through them. However, this form of domain free hosting can ultimately be costly if the hosting services are inadequate and ongoing costs of upgraded services are expensive. Domain names can be purchased relatively inexpensively so the primary consideration in choosing a free hosting provider should be the long term as well as short term benefits they are able to offer you.

Free web hosting provides a wonderful opportunity to get a professional looking website up and running quickly and you don't have to wait until you have a decent internet marketing budget. However, it is important to choose a hosting company that has reasonably priced, high quality, paid services for when you want to upgrade. You also need to know whether or not the website will be transferable to another hosting company in the future. You may find you are permanently locked in to a hosting company, particularly if you are dependent on their website creation tool.

Free web hosting with the right hosting company can give you an almost immediate web presence. Choose your hosting company wisely and you won't look back.

About the Author

Fei Lim is the CEO, Founder, and Owner of Flizard Technologies. Flizard Technologies offers unlimited web hosting, affordable web design, and affordable domain name registration services.