Choosing a web host is not that easy, since basically we all want a decent web host that offers the best value for our money, while there’s so many to choose from these days. But what about free web hosts? Normally, I wouldn’t go for free web hosts, but there’s an instance when free could be considered – If you’re testing the waters and running on a shoestring budget. One such free web host is Doteasy.
Doteasy is a semi free web host that has been in business since 2000, and I think that’s because of their business model, of which domain name registration seems to be a main part. Register any com/org/net domain with them for $7.95 and you get a whole year’s worth of free web hosting on their servers. I’ve heard of Doteasy all this while, and it’s true they’ve been running as a free web host for a decade. Well, semi free that is.
While this means that the specifications won’t be that large for the free option; it still sounds ok, with 1 GB bandwidth and 100 MB storage space. You can have 10 email accounts and host 10 add-on domain names too. Here is the coupon code: 1003BPM.
Of course, there are also the paid plans.
The paid plans come in two types, the Ultra plan, and the Unlimited plan. Price-wise, there is so little difference between them that I figure most people would prefer the Unlimited plan at $9.95 a month. The paid plans all come with PHP and MySQL support, while you also get a unique IP of your own.
Here’s the caveat though, the free plans don’t support MYSQL and PHP, which means if you want to run WordPress hosting, you need the paid plans. However, both the free and paid web hosting plans come with standard free web tools which include online photo gallery, webform application, website creator, blog application, and forum application. Also, all the plans come with Cpanel powered backend administration.Share This: