When you start your own website, you must choose a web hosting service and this can be difficult. Choosing a web hosting service can be daunting. There are hundreds of choices for web hosing in a range of pricing, and some are even offered at no charge.
The first difference is the price. Free webhosting allows website owners to host the website completely free of charge. You won’t be charged for placing your pages on the host’s server. It also continues to be free to have the site up on the web. A paid web hosting company is pretty self explanatory as well. You will pay a nominal fee to have the company provide hosting for your site.
One thing that you need to keep in mind when selecting a web host is how much bandwidth your website will require. With a high bandwidth your site will load faster and users will be able to view movies, pictures or listen to music, at a much faster rate, as apposed to a site with low bandwidth, that will just feel sluggish.
You will want to consider the proposed size of your site as well as what your future needs for expansion might be when you choose a host. Generally free web hosting sites restrict the number of pages or the overall size of the sites they host for no cost to their customers.
When you choose a web host you have to be sure that you can control your own site so that it has the best functionality you can gets for your needs. Obviously you will want to be able to control the look, feel and content that is made available on your own website. I f you’re using a free hosting service it’s likely that you won’t have the option of using your own original domain name. You have to use the internal or subdomain of the free company. You won’t be able to just name your domain whatever you’d like.