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All Free Web Hosting Sites Make Money From Hosted Sites

When it comes to playing a business on the internet, many companies do not want to share their internet name with anyone. However, when getting started online with a free web hosting offer, in most instances that is what will happen. Since most companies that offer free web hosting do not do so out of the goodness of their heart, it must be understood that someone is paying for the servers on which the information is stored as well as keeping the sites on their service up and running.

For most personal and small business use of free web hosting, this is entirely acceptable. The domain name, usually of the site owner's choosing is often listed first in the name, with the name of the free web hosting company second in the name used to access the site. For personal use, it only adds to the name typed in to access the site, but for businesses, it can be hard for customers to remember, unless you can include the option to bookmark the site somewhere on the landing page of the business website.

Tip: Find out what kind of sites a service hosts. Some free sites do not allow you to add your own scripts to the static pages they offer.

How the free web hosting companies make their money may vary slightly, but in most instances, it is from ads placed on the site by third-party businesses. Many times the ads are not obvious and are only present if someone clicks on a banner or a small button, but the companies sponsoring these ads pay every time a visitor heads off to their site, enabling the free web hosting services to continue to host the sites.

Choose Free Services Will Appropriate Caution

Tip: Choose a host that doesn't have many outages. Downtime means lost business, so seer clear of companies with many outages.

With many of the free web hosting services, the site owner has little or no control over the type of ads that will appear on the site. While most allow the service user to post their own ads, they will also place ads from other businesses at random on the site and the type of web site you host may not be amenable to all types of advertising. Companies and individuals who do not want other advertisers to show up on their site may want to look into some of the cheap web hosting companies that allow them to own their own slice of cyberspace.

For families wanting a personal web site on which to post information about births, family reunions and other personal information, free web hosting may be the best option. They can keep all members of the family updated on what is going on without needing to pay to host their web site, including pictures. Many also offer blogs where any member of the family can add to the information included on the free web hosting site.

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