Registered in Canada, Free-Website.Host is a web hosting company affiliated with iFastNet Ltd. It specializes in shared hosting and has servers in the US and the UK.
The website is available in 26 languages, including English, Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, and Russian, but it’s very basic and extremely limited in content. All prices are displayed in US dollars but can be viewed in other currencies.
Features and Ease of Use
Free-Website.Host’s shared hosting is available through three paid packages and one free plan. The plans differ mostly in terms of storage space and the number of FTP accounts, email accounts, databases, subdomains, and add-on domains.
When you sign up for any paid package, you get these features:
- cPanel with Softaculous
- Cron jobs
- SSD storage
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free SiteLock Lite website security (optional)
- Unlimited bandwidth
Having cPanel is great, especially if you don’t have any prior technical or programming skills, thanks to its intuitive and user-friendly dashboard that makes it easy to manage your server and hosting account. The free plan uses vPanel.
If you don’t have time to create scripts yourself, Free-Website.Host allows cron jobs through cPanel to help run your scripts at any interval automatically.
Installing popular web apps and CMS (content management system) scripts, such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, PrestaShop, OpenCart, phpBB, TYPO3, and more than 400 others, is easy through the Softaculous one-click installer.
I’m also pleased to see that this vendor’s premium plans are all backed by SSD storage from 10 GB up to 150 GB for faster loading times and an overall boost to your website’s performance.
Pricing and Support
Given its above-average features, Free-Website.Host’s prices are quite reasonable. You can choose to be billed monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually, or every two or three years.
You can pay for Free-Website.Host via PayPal or Blockchain.com, and you get a 15-day money-back guarantee with all premium subscriptions.
Despite its dull website, I was surprised to see a highly comprehensive knowledge base that contains articles and tutorials covering most major topics.
On the negative side, getting in touch with customer support is limited to email and ticket support. I’ve been trying to get in touch with Free-Website.Host’s support team through both channels for weeks, but still no answer.