How to host a website for free
In this tutorial we are discussing about free website hosting alternatives for small and medium websites.
These hosting services can be used for educational purposes or for starting up any website built in Php, wordpress, joomla or basic html.
To start the process for free you will need a free domain name.
Freenom is a service that provides free domain name with following domain name extensions :
These domain names belong to various counties or states.
Although most free domain names are not SEO friendly, .tk is considered a better choice among these free domain names as far as SEO is concerned.
You can also buy cheap domain names like .xyz which will cost you 1- 2 USD for first year.
After buying a domain name or getting a free domain name next step is to find a free web host.
Here is the list of free web hosting providers :
Both these hosting provide a free cpanel with following features
1. Domain and subdomain manager
2. File manager
3. Ftp accounts manager
4. Automatic CMS (wordpress) script installer.
5. Free website builder
All free hostings have some limitations but they are good for learning and testing purpose. Some free hosting offer paid upgrades also.