Reviews and expert opinion Free.Host

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4.1
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Onajite Omare
Onajite Omare
Web Hosting Expert
Free.Host offers one almost free plan and one slightly expensive plan. Both come with beginner-friendly features.

Overview

Free.HostA web hosting company in Myanmar (Burma), Free.Host serves individuals looking to set up personal blogs/simple websites, and small businesses. For large businesses and those that are looking to host something more complicated than a simple corporate website, they’ll have to look elsewhere as this company only offers shared hosting and domain registration. Its website is available in English only.

Features and Ease of Use

Free.Host offers two plans only. They come with the following features:

  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • One or three domains
  • 2GB or 10GB storage
  • 100GB or unlimited bandwidth

If you know how to code or are looking to use a developer, Free.Host offers unlimited FTP accounts so that you can upload your HTML files when you’re done. Also, it supports dynamic websites that use databases as it offers MySQL databases with two databases on offer on the base plan, while the other plan gets unlimited MySQL databases.

If you don’t know how to code and are looking to use a somewhat beginner-friendly CMS like WordPress, you’re covered as well. Free.Host provides the Softaculous application installer that not only supports WordPress, but also the installation of more than 350 other applications from CMSes, to E-commerce applications, to forums, and more.

Free.Host’s shared hosting is on Linux. If you need Windows, you’ll have to look elsewhere. The control panel on its servers is cPanel, which is quite easy to use, even for those that haven’t used web hosting control panels before. Through cPanel, you can create and manage email accounts; you don’t need to buy email hosting separately. Unless you are on the base plan and need more than one email address. On the top plan, though, there are unlimited email accounts on offer.

Pricing and Support

Despite its name, Free.Host doesn’t have a free web hosting plan. However, its starter plan is almost free due to its price. The other plan is affordable, but not as cheap as what you’ll get from many other providers. Mind you, Free.Host only offers the basic features with the app installer as the slightly more than basic add-on.

If you’re looking for shared hosting that carries more than the basic performance and security, you are better off looking at providers like Hostinger that does that well. One more gripe with Free.Host is scalability. With its two plans, once you start adding media files, trying to grow your search engine ranking, and doing other things on your website, you’ll have to look for another provider.

Its plans offer very little resources that you’re likely to outgrow in no time, and there’s no VPS, cloud, or dedicated server plans to move to. However, if that doesn’t bother you, the price on the base plan is quite enticing.

It offers one-month, six-month, and one-year options on the top plan with a 20% and 30% discount respectively on the latter two. For the base plan, there’s only a one-year option.

Customer support is available through phone, email, and tickets. I opened a ticket and got a reply shortly after.

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Bottom line on Free.Host

Free.Host is suitable for simple websites only. It doesn’t support medium or large online business needs nor custom security configurations that can only be done on dedicated servers or VPS. There’s only shared hosting here, and its base plan is almost free and enough to test the server before committing to more.

Pros

  • Low prices on the base plan
  • Offers easy to use control panel
  • Provides Softaculous app installer
  • Discounts on long durations for top plan

Cons

  • No VPS or dedicated server
  • Domain registration isn’t free

Get almost free hosting at Free.Host.

Onajite Omare
Onajite Omare
Onajite is a content writer and Website developer that is focused on helping businesses attract, engage, and convert customers on the internet. When she's not writing content, crafting designs, or codes, she enjoys a good book.

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