In a world of business nowadays, most people know the importance of having a website for business. However, not many know the importance of hiring web hosting services to help protect both their business and their website. So, what is web hosting? And why is it important for a business website? Web hosting is the physical location of your website on the Internet, an online storage center that houses the information, images, video, and other content that comprises your website. If you are hiring a web hosting service provider, they usually maintain the server where the data associated with your website resides, and also manage the technology that makes your website connect to the Internet. However, those places that store your data might be vulnerable to cyber attacks that include security hacks, malwares and even virus. For that reason, when you are building a website, it is important for you to also hire a web hosting provider. The problem is; you may have already invested so much in web development and web design that you may have thought of using free web hosting. Is that okay? Keep reading this article to find out.
There are times when it is actually okay to use free web hosting, depending on what you are using it for
When it comes to real life money spending, you might be aware of this saying, “When there is a price, there is a thing,” indicating that you get what you pay for. You might deny that there is no difference between high-end perfume brands and cheap drugstore perfumes when the truth is that you are very well aware of which one out of the high-end perfumes and drugstore perfumes that lasts longer. This also applies to web hosting. However, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t use it. There are times when you can actually use the free web hosting without affecting your business.
If you are using it for learning, then it is recommended. Learning should be free, and it’s totally okay to use a free web host if you want to learn the ropes of setting up a website. Also, if you are using the free web hosting for your experiment, it is still okay. If you’ve got a website online, it is likely that at some point you will want to add some functionality with front end or back end scripting, or edit the CSS and HTML. Now if you’ve got a lot of people visiting your site each day, you don’t want to risk writing some faulty code and bringing down your website. It is an ideal way to experiment with code, without having to be worried about alienating your visitors while your site is live.
What’s not okay for you to use free web host?
If you are using it for real, for your business impression, I suggest that you not use free web host. If you’ve got any sort of blog, a personal portfolio, or a money-making website, you’re trying to make a good impression, right? These days, everyone has their own domain name. If you have free web hosting, you’ll only get a subdomain, and that looks very unprofessional.
Also, don’t ever use free web hosting if you are using it for building your business, especially if you have SEO in mind when you want your website to appear on Google. When was the last time you were on a website that used free web hosting? Can’t remember? Yes, that is because you will never be there as Google, and every other search engine, hate free web hosting and will bump search results for free websites as far down as possible. Therefore, if you want to use web hosting for real