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You would like to host your site for free, but where do you do that without banner ads being incorporated on your web site? Is that even possible? It turns out that it is possible actually, even though there are very few hosting vendors providing free-of-cost website hosting packages without ads.

My newly discovered free web hosting accounts provider

Not long ago I chanced on 50Webs, a United States-registered web hosting company, which furnishes free website hosting accounts. The chief reason why they can provide cost-free hosting accounts without any banner advertisements is the fact that you can maintain only one single free-of-charge hosting account with them, whereas hosting firms that incorporate banner advertisements on your websites permit you to have as many cost-free website hosting accounts as you desire.

Free hosting limits

Many free web hosting companies ban the use of their free-of-cost web site hosting packages for file or image hosting purposes only and the use of bandwidth for hotlinking purposes. Many free hosting suppliers prohibit hotlinking or direct linking and the inclusion of various computer file extensions. 50Webs makes no exception and prohibits inline linking by default.

File size limitations

Other typical restrictions imposed on free-of-charge web hosting accounts by free web hosts are associated with the size of the files. For example, 50Webs does not permit clients to upload files greater than 500KB or large audio and video files. Even if you try to upload a sizeable file or a forbidden computer file type, you will not succeed. You can upload bigger files and avoid this restriction if you upgrade to a professional paid web site hosting plan. 50Webs provides remarkably inexpensive hosting packages in case you need extra resources.

File quotas

One additional free hosting account restriction is associated with the number of files you can accommodate inside the web hosting account. Paid web hosting packages usually involve file quotas as well, but charge-free web site hosting packages include much, much smaller file quotas. Let's take as an example the free hosting plan delivered by 50Webs. You can only host five thousand files in your cost-free hosting account and have to migrate to a professional paid web hosting plan if you desire to host more. The free-of-charge web site hosting package does not offer an electronic mail service too, so this kind of web hosting service is mainly good for testing purposes or if you host a family-oriented, non-profit web portal, which needs a very small amount of bandwidth and includes a very small number of files. If your tiny website project starts to grow, though, you do not necessarily need to swap web hosting providers, because there also is the possibility to upgrade your hosting package to a paid one without the need to change servers.