Whenever we develop a website (Be it a Informative site, Web Application, Web Portal etc.), we need a web space over Internet to host the same and publish it, so that, the end users/visitors can access it remotely from anywhere. But sometimes, we need web space for a short span of time, with less requirements, just to deploy and test the application, before it can be launched. Though, purchasing a web space will cost more than what we can expect for testing the application. So usually we search for a free web host, or a very cheap web host. Such web hosts can, however provide us considerable web space and bandwidth, for free or very nominal cost.
I have been trying such free web hosts for a quite long time, and found that, none of them will work the way we expect. I found the following cons very common with these free web hosts:
- Blocking/Deleting your web hosting account, saying you are breakng their policy.
- Sending you an email that you have exhausted the allowed bandwidth and stopping your services, even though you didn’t get 10-20 visitors for the day.
- Deleting your account, without even sending you an warning mail and to advice you to take a backup, so you will lose all your data.
According to my experience with free web hosts, none of them worked for me for a long time. Some free web hosts are good among them, but they are with very less features. E.g. 100MB space(not enough for a simple blog even), doesn’t allow SMTP/IMAP/POP services etc.
Well, after a long time, I found one web host, which allows us premium web hosting, completely free for one year. Also the features of this plan are good and quite considerable. This is a Student plan, i.e. you need a latest school or college Identity Card, to avail this service.
Features of the Student Hosting Plan
- 500 MB Web Space
- Unlimited Data Transfer
- 5 E-mail IDs
- 1 MYSQL Database
- PHP Support
- CPanel Control Panel (Best one:) )
- Softaculous script installer
- Free Sub-Domain.
- and much more..
According to me, this much configuration is enough for running a medium web application, or blog.
The best thing about this web host is, they provide 24×7 free Support through Live Chat, even for free Web Hosting.
Steps to avail this Free Premium Web Hosting
- First of all, visit the hosting page Here.
- Now click on the ORDER NOW button.
- On the next page, you have to choose a domain name. You can register a new domain, transfer an existing domain there, use a domain you have already registered from some other registrar, or simply register a sub-domain for free.
- After finishing the Domain name step, click on the Next button below. Now you have to upload a scanned copy of your Student ID card and Address proof. If your ID card contains your address, you can upload the same for both :). Once done, click on the Continue to Cart button.
- Here you have to complete a New User Registration (Assuming you are not already a member of that site). After successful registration, your account will be reviewed and activated in some hours. You will receive further instructions through email.
- So this way, enjoy premium web hosting for free :).
Hope this information will be very helpful for the people who search for free/cheap web hosting, but cannot find a good one. If you find this post helpful, please share with others, and Help them.
For any kind of queries/doubt/further information, feel free to push a comment/contact us.
- Free Premium Web Hosting 2017
- Truly free premium web hosting 2017
- Php web hosting for free
- How to host php web site for free
- How to get self hosted wordpress website/blog for free