Free Hosting—but What’s the Catch?
While GoogieHost isn’t bad for a free hosting service, we recommend you don’t waste your time with free hosting, even if you’re just starting out. You’ll have to deal with slow loading speeds, lots of downtime and no customer support, and migrating your site to a different host later can be a real pain. You can get high-quality hosting for an amazing price with InterServer, for instance.
Established in India, GoogieHost was born to meet a need in the market—to provide affordable hosting to the average user. GoogieHost has since become a nonprofit organization that offers most of its services for free—or at a low price, if you opt for the paid plans offered in partnership with InterServer.
GoogieHost is host to more than 100,000 users across the globe. Technically a reseller of InterServer.net, its servers are in the U.K., U.S., and New Zealand, and it supports English, Hindi, Spanish, Indonesian, and Italian.
With no ads, free website hosting, free business email, and unlimited bandwidth, GoogieHost’s offer is generous, for sure. But, we all know there’s no such thing as “free.” What’s the catch (there is one!) with all of this generosity, and is it a compromise worth making?
Read on to find out.