Your search for free web hosting and domain could take you to 2FreeHosting though this provider offers only subdomains for free (not TLDs). You could even get almost free hosting with Hostinger’s starting plan. If reading till here makes you feel that these two providers are somewhat similar, know for sure that they aren’t. I tested both these hosting providers on multiple key parameters and found Hostinger to be the clear winner on account of its better services that offer value for money.
Check Hostinger’s most recent deals here or continue reading to know how Hostinger emerges victorious in this Hostinger vs. 2FreeHosting competition.
1. Plans and Pricing
A wide range of hosting plans that deliver better value for money give Hostinger the advantage
With Hostinger, you’ll get shared, WordPress, and email hosting along with VPS and cloud hosting. As its name suggests, 2FreeHosting offers a free hosting plan along with a Premium unlimited hosting plan. However, I was unable to sign up for either as the captcha refused to be displayed.
2FreeHosting’s free plan costs nothing (yes, there are no fine prints!) and has better resource allocations that Hostinger’s cheapest shared plan. Even its Premium plan is cheaper than Hostinger’s Premium plan. If you’re not ready for a long-term commitment, Hostinger would be a costly option. Its cheapest rates are offered with the longest term (quadrennial) but its monthly rates are much steeper (almost 10X for the cheapest starting plan). Despite losing out on the price battle, Hostinger does offer more value for money, which makes it a better choice if the price isn’t your only selection criteria.
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With Hostinger, you’ll get a 30-day money-back guarantee.
More variety in its hosting plans plus better value for money makes Hostinger this round’s winner.
Hostinger’s better features win the day
Hostinger’s shared plans come with CloudLinux operating system, custom-developed hPanel, LSCache, gradually increasing memory and processing power (1X-4X), solid state drives (SSDs), free SSL certificate, a free domain (with the annual term of premium/business plans), daily/weekly data backups, PHP v5.2-v7.4 support, 1-click auto-installer with 100+ apps, SSH access (with 2 higher plans), and a website builder (free for 1 month), to name a few.
Freebie lovers will have a great day with 2FreeHosting as the free plan gives you several freebies like 5 subdomains and parked domains, instant setup, web file manager, weekly website backups, Fantastico auto-installer, and a website builder. The Premium plan additionally offers unlimited domains, the Zyro website builder, 100+ scripts with Fantastico, 5x faster servers, and web SSH access. Both these plans come with 2FreeHosting cPanel.
You can use this comparison table to compare Hostinger and 2FreeHosting.
|Hosting Types||Shared, WordPress, and email hosting together with cloud hosting and VPS||Free and Premium unlimited hosting|
|Free Domain||✓ (plan/term-dependent)||✓|
|Free SSL Certificate||✓||×|
|Disk Space||10GB SSD-100GB SSD||20GB-unlimited|
|Automatic Backups||Daily/weekly (depending on your plan)||×|
|Free CDN||✓(with WordPress)||×|
|Free Site Migration||✓||×|
|Money-Back Guarantee||30 days||×|
Though 2FreeHosting has better resource allocations, it loses out to Hostinger’s better features.
Hostinger outshines 2FreeHosting with its performance-enhancing features and multiple datacenters
Hostinger’s globally connected Tier-3 datacenters across 7 different regions have data redundancy and let your customers enjoy the lowest possible latency and high reliability. But your choices are limited with 2FreeHosting’s U.S.-based datacenter.
Hostinger also uses multiple performance-enhancing features like Cloudflare CDN, SSDs, LSCache plugins, dual uplinks with multiple ISPs, and GZIP compression. 2FreeHosting uses Zend Optimizer to significantly improve the performance of PHP applications. Though it also says its servers for the Premium plan are 5X faster, it doesn’t mention the underlying technology, which makes the claim appear somewhat hollow.
Hostinger offers a 99.9% uptime guarantee (backed by a 5% credit). Its loading speeds and uptime were excellent when I tested it. You can check the details at this in-depth Hostinger review.
2FreeHosting offers 99.9% and 99.99% uptime for its Free and Premium plan respectively. Its performance was good when I tested it. You can know more about this provider at this expert 2FreeHosting review.
Better performance and the use of multiple performance-enhancing features help Hostinger win this round.
Hostinger’s advanced features take your website security seriously while 2FreeHosting holds it ransom with basic security
Hostinger gives adequate confidence to a security-conscious customer like me by using extensive security measures. These include LVE containers, RAID-10, CDN, SSL certificate, weekly/daily backups, Imunify360/Bitninja, prognostic server monitoring, and Wanguard anti-DDoS protection. But you’ll be right to worry while hosting your website with 2FreeHosting, irrespective of the plan you choose (Free/Premium). That’s because this provider just uses basic security features like hotlink protection, weekly website backups, and spam protection.
With its mostly basic security measures, 2FreeHosting is miles behind Hostinger.
2FreeHosting’s non-existent support is no match for Hostinger’s superfast support
Hostinger creates a positive impression with its superfast 24/7 live chat, ticket, and email support though only logged-in users can use its email support. A quicker “Priority Support” is also on offer as a paid option. I found Hostinger’s live chat to be exceptionally fast and efficient.
2FreeHosting can be reached via an online form or multiple social media platforms. Existing customers can also use the Help Desk system from their control panel to seek support. Though I tried the online form to seek answers to some of my pre-sales questions, I received no reply.
Hostinger offers a number of tutorials together with a blog and an extensive knowledge base to deliver self-help. With 2FreeHosting, you’ll get an FAQ section plus a forum and a blog. However, the forum isn’t of much help (with numerous irrelevant posts and threads) and the blog seems abandoned since there are no posts after 2015.
Hostinger wins this round easily with its super fast support and adequate self-help options.
And… the Champion Is Hostinger
Despite its tempting Free and Premium hosting plans, 2FreeHosting was no match for Hostinger. With much better value-added features along with superb performance, extensive and robust security, and lightning-fast support, Hostinger wins the competition easily to emerge as the champion. So, I recommend Hostinger. It also made its way to our list of the best web hosting services, which gives you yet another reason to host your website with it.
|Plans and Pricing||Slightly pricier shared and WordPress hosting plus VPS, email hosting, and cloud hosting||Free and cheaper Premium unlimited hosting|
|Key Features||CloudLinux OS, custom-developed hPanel, LSCache, 1X-4X memory and processing power, SSDs, free SSL certificate, a free domain (plan/term-dependent), daily/weekly data backups, multiple PHP version (5.2-7.4) support, 1-click auto-installer, SSH access (with 2 higher plans), and a website builder (free for 1 month)||5 subdomains and parked domains, instant setup, cPanel, web file manager, weekly website backups, Fantastico auto-installer, and a website builder with Free plan; unlimited domains and web SSH access (in addition to Free plan features) with Premium plan|
|Performance||Credit-backed 99.9% uptime guarantee; uses Cloudflare CDN, SSDs, LSCache plugins, dual uplinks with multiple ISPs, and GZIP compression||99.9% and 99.99% uptime for Free and Premium plan respectively; Zend Optimizer and 5X faster servers (the underlying technology isn’t mentioned)|
|Security||LVE containers, RAID-10, CDN, SSL certificate, weekly/daily backups, Imunify360/Bitninja, prognostic server monitoring, and Wanguard anti-DDoS protection||Hotlink protection, weekly website backups, and spam protection|
|Support||24/7 live chat, ticket, and email support along with Priority Support (paid); tutorials, blog, and knowledgebase for self-help||Support via online form, multiple social media platforms, and Help Desk system (for logged-in users); FAQ, forum, and a blog for self-support|