What is the difference in quality of free web hosting and paid web hosting?

asked Mar 2, 2012 in General by Alin (180 points)
What is the difference in quality of free web hosting and paid web hosting?

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answered Mar 2, 2012 by Jhon (500 points)
The only difference is the hosting features included. These features include additional disk storage, data transfer, more scripting support, more email accounts, etc.
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answered Mar 2, 2012 by Jacob (300 points)
Free web hosting is highly unreliable. There are a few reliable service providers out there but trying  to identify a reliable web host can be a daunting task especially with so many service providers and options available nowadays.
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answered Mar 2, 2012 by Ali (640 points)
Free web hosting saves you money but it has no domain names, limited software options and limited space. However if you just want to experiment and you’re not using it for business then it’s OK.
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answered Mar 2, 2012 by tareq101 (4,880 points)
If you have a business website and can't afford your site going down for long, then you should go for the paid hosting. Also free web hosting addresses are too long and contain the name of the free hosting site.
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answered Mar 9, 2012 by Yuriy (1,340 points)
1. Usually free hoster has a stipulation to put his ads on your website.
2. Free hosting has limited functionality and storage capacity
3. Free hosting might have also limited bandwidth

All the points above can be avoided by purchasing dedicated hosting.
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answered Jul 1, 2013 by dualmind (500 points)
   There are several difference in using a free hosting and paid hosting.And the main difference are listed below.
Free hosting:
1)Free hosting service wont be free for life time.
2)They wont provides you with your own domain name
3)poor customer service and support.
4)Server up time may be low .
Paid hosting:
1)You will get your own domain name.
2)The customer service and support would be great .
3)They would be providing good server up time.
   This is the main difference in free and paid hosting service.If you are in search for a hosting service,then I would suggest you to visit http://www.tucktail.com/hosting/web-hosting_4.aspx?ci=1783&prog_id=447401 . As they are having the hosting service at low cost with 24/7 customer service and support with 99.9% server uptime.
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answered Jul 24, 2013 by MichaelHayes (340 points)
As we all know in order to make our website visible to the world, it has to be hosted on a web server. In free web hosting the difference is it is free and allows a user to have his site hosted free of charge. There are no fees when uploading files to the server.
On the other hand, paid web hosting services charge a small fee for website owners host their websites. Payment to web hosting services is prescribed based on monthly intervals.
Another difference is speed; free web hosting services usually restrict the amount of bandwidth to a site.
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