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You wish to host your site for free, but where do you do that without banner commercials being forced upon your site? Is that even feasible? It turns out that it is viable actually, although there is a very small number of companies supplying free web hosting packages without advertisements.

My newly discovered free host

A short time ago I stumbled upon 100Webspace, a UK-based hosting vendor, which furnishes cost-free web site hosting services. The major reason why they can furnish charge-free website hosting accounts without any advertisements is the circumstance that you can maintain just one single free-of-charge hosting account with them, whereas web hosting firms that display ads on your websites permit you to set up as many free-of-cost web hosting accounts as you choose.

Free hosting restrictions

Lots of free website hosting vendors disallow the use of their charge-free web hosting packages for file or image hosting purposes solely and the use of bandwidth for inline linking purposes. A lot of free web hosting providers forbid hotlinking or inline linking and the inclusion of different file formats. 100Webspace makes no exception and prohibits hotlinking by default.

File size limitations

Other common restrictions placed on charge-free web hosting accounts by free hosting firms are related to the size of the files. For instance, 100Webspace does not allow users to upload files whose size is bigger than five hundred kilobytes or large audio and video files. Even if you attempt to upload a large file or a disallowed computer file type, you will not succeed. You can upload larger files and bypass this limitation if you upgrade to a paid website hosting account. 100Webspace offers quite affordable hosting accounts should you need more resources.

File quotas

Another free web hosting account restriction is connected with the number of files you can store inside the hosting account. Paid hosting accounts usually include file quotas too, but cost-free web hosting packages include much more limited file quotas. Let's take as an example the cost-free web site hosting plan supplied by 100Webspace. You can only stash 5000 files in your free hosting account and have to move to a paid hosting plan if you would like to host more. The cost-free website hosting plan does not include an e-mail service too, so this sort of hosting service is mostly suitable for testing purposes or if you host a family-oriented, non-profit web portal, which needs a very small amount of web traffic and contains very few files. If your little web site project begins to enlarge, though, you do not necessarily have to change hosting service providers, since there also is the possibility to upgrade your package to a paid one without the need to change web servers.