Creating a website should not be an obstacle to your success: it must become easy and fast. That’s why in today’s world, it’s almost mandatory to have your own web space to play and become familiar with the Internet. Let’s move on to the next step. Ok, it’s decided, you go, you want to have your own web space. And 1st issue you’re going to ask is where to host it? And that’s exactly what we’re going to see today. But by the way, what is hosting? What are the different possibilities? How to choose a web host? Free or Paid?

Let’s discuss it.

What is web hosting?

Your website is good! But if no one sees it, it does not help much. So that you can show your website, it must always be accessible on the Internet. To speak a little more technically, a website is composed of a set of files and most of the time, at least one database. If all that remains on a computer isolated and cut off from the world, nobody will be able to see it. Your site, so it will have to find accommodation that will have an address to which everyone can go. Specifically, all your files and databases must be on a computer that is constantly connected to the Internet called a server.

To host your website you have 3 possible options:

1.     Host your own website:

The first option is to host your own website. In theory, you can turn your computer into a server and leave your entire site. In this case, it must be left on permanently, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. But above all, you have to learn how to configure this famous server and manage the thousands of complications and unavoidable failures. In short, you understand, host your own website, it is possible in theory but it is a very bad idea especially if you start!

2.     Free Hosting:

The second option is free hosting. Of course, it’s tempting to pay nothing but it’s really the only advantage because there are a lot of disadvantages and your website will not be much like a free host. Here are the main problems you may encounter in free hosting companies:

Slow speed:

Free hosting rarely performs well in terms of speed, and a fast site is very important. Already know that Google does not rank slow websites. But the problem is especially us, cyber citizens, we are impatient and if a site takes too long to load, we go direct to the next, no pity.


Each free host has its mode of operation but many expect their advertising on your site in return. It must be understood that the host does not offer you a space to house your site just to make you happy. He must find his account in one way or another!

Extension URL:

It is true that some hosts will allow you the purchase of your domain name, which will take you away from the free offer. Address of your website should look professional.

Restricted features:

It is better to be aware right now, we do not do what we want technically with free accommodation. And it’s very quickly frustrating! As soon as you want to use this or that feature, you will realize that it is not possible.


Free accommodations are sometimes unreliable and it may not be possible for you to implement solutions to protect your site from hackers.

No support:

In case of problems on your site, you will not have anyone to help you. If there is a server configuration problem, you will have no way to resolve it.

There are more no of disadvantages of free web hosting but the important thing is to know that I really advise you to forget the free hosting. It is not a feasible solution, for your site of any type.

3.     Paid Web Hosting:

And the third and best option is obviously paid hosting! If you want to give an opportunity to your website on this World Wide Web, you will have to take money out of your wallet. The good news is that accommodation does not cost much, only a few bucks per month and for your site, it changes everything. Of course, there are much more expensive options when it comes to hosting web juggernauts! But it’s not about that here.

What can you get in paid hosting?

·         Increased Disk Space:

You can store your websites maximum data on the third party server.

·         365x24x7Support:

Most of the well-known Web Hosting providers operate 365x24x7 even on Public holidays; hence you can ask for technical support even on those days at any time. If you have any problem while hosting your site, you just have to contact the support team and they will resolve an issue in minutes.

·         Backups:

      If your website is hosted by reliable service provider then you don’t have to worry for backups of your site. You can restore backups at any point in time and save your downtime.

·         Flexibility:

When you choose the hosting provider to host your site, you can flexibly upgrade to new features. Such as falling of server space due to growing traffic on the website and there is a need to upgrade to a higher and better server.

·         E-Mail Accounts:

When you host your website with paid option, you get option to create E-Mail accounts of your company.

·         Domain and SSL Certificates:

This is one very important, for the security of your website. Hostripples provides a wide range of Domain and SSL Certificates such as Domain Validation, Organization Validation, Extended Validation and Wildcard Certificates at the most competitive price in the market to ensure a secure website for online transactions.


These benefits of hosting a website with a Web Hosting provider instead of hosting it for free can help you get rid of some major drawbacks. Always, remember to check out that the web host offers Reliable Hardware, 24×7 Technical Support, Security, Flexibility, Backup service, and Quick Response to your issues.

I hope you find this information helpful and I also assume that you will consider all these factors while hosting your website. Thank you for reading this article. If you have any suggestions related to this topic, please do not hesitate to comment on them in the comment section below. See you soon!

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Vishwajit Kale

Vishwajit Kale blazed onto the digital marketing scene back in 2015 and is the digital marketing strategist of Hostdens, a company that aims to provide reliable web hosting solutions. Vishwajit is experienced in digital and content marketing along with SEO. He's fond of writing technology blogs, traveling and reading.