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You wish to host your web site for free, but where do you do that without banner adverts being displayed on your site? Is that even possible? It turns out that it is conceivable indeed, even though there are very few hosting corporations delivering free-of-cost hosting packages without advertisements.

My recently discovered free web host

A short while ago I came across 50webs Hosting, a US-based web host, which supplies free-of-charge web hosting packages. The major reason why they can offer free web hosting accounts without any banners is the circumstance that you can have just one single charge-free web hosting account with them, whereas providers that force ads on your sites permit you to set up as many free-of-charge web hosting accounts as you choose.

Free website hosting limits

A lot of free web site hosting vendors forbid the use of their free-of-cost website hosting packages just for file or image hosting purposes and the use of traffic for inline linking purposes. A lot of free web hosting suppliers disallow hotlinking or direct linking and the inclusion of various file types. 50webs Hosting is no exception and disallows remote linking by default.

File size restrictions

Other typical restrictions forced on charge-free hosting accounts by free hosts are associated with the size of the files. For instance, 50webs Hosting does not allow customers to upload files whose size is more than 500 kilobytes or large media files. Even if you try to upload a large file or a prohibited computer file type, you will not succeed. You can upload more sizeable files and bypass this limitation if you upgrade to a paid web site hosting account. 50webs Hosting offers remarkably reasonably priced hosting packages in case you require extra system resources.

File quotas

One additional free website hosting account restriction is related to the number of files you can accommodate inside the website hosting account. Paid hosting plans normally involve file quotas as well, but free-of-charge web hosting packages have much, much smaller file quotas. Let's take as an example the free hosting solution furnished by 50webs Hosting. You can only accommodate 5000 files in your cost-free web hosting account and need to upgrade to a paid web hosting account if you choose to store more. The free web hosting plan does not offer a mail service as well, so this sort of web hosting service is mainly suitable for testing purposes or if you have a personal, not-for-profit site, which requires an extremely small amount of web traffic and includes very few files. If your small website project starts to enlarge, however, you do not necessarily have to swap web hosting service providers, because there also is the possibility to upgrade your web site hosting package to a paid one without the need to swap web servers.