Ucoz sites rightly infamous for malware
I first found out about Ucoz sites because of an artist who uses them. Clicked on a link to see his work and my antivirus immediately alerted me that I had navigated to an infected site, followed by a flurry of blocking and quaratine activity. Thought it was a one-off, but when it happened again with another, unrelated Ucoz site, I read up on the company. It's one of the most notorious companies in the world for malware. Not blaming the unsuspecting customers who build a site with the product... something bigger is afoot. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
This service seemed great on the surface. I had my website up and running flawlessly for months until I noticed something off. Randomly an intrusive pop-up notification started showing itself on my front page, clicking the link sends you to a SCAM page. Unacceptable. Secondly when I send a message to support they told me its because I have the free version of the site. Not true I paid for a year of basic service upfront! 0/10 DO NOT USE!
Good for the price, but had invasive ads and a little difficult to use.
uCoz is one of very few web hosting services that allow you to connect your own domain, which is why I used it. It was a little tricky at first, and you have to have at least some coding experience to use it. Once I got the hang of it and made a nice website, I noticed it asked me to allow notifications from my site, then it sent me many spam/scam notifications. In the uCoz support forum, I found out that this is an "advertisement" by uCoz and you have to upgrade to remove it. So now I have a disclaimer telling people not to allow notifications and how to remove them if they did. I guess they have to make money somehow, but they could at least give you a heads up about it. Overall, uCoz is ok for free, but a little shady to give money to.