Free Web Hosting For Business – Is It Worth It?

A kind of web hosting I avoid (and that I strongly recommend you avoid too) is any kind of free web hosting for small business. This includes any kind of free website builder service like Wix or SquareSpace for your business website. More on those in a moment. While free hosting may cost you nothing in terms of money, it’s often extremely limited and in many cases very unreliable.

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I'm sure if you dug hard enough, you could find a few free hosting options. But with very reasonably priced professional, secure, web hosting for your business (often priced at $8 per month or less), I wouldn't even consider free hosting as an option...especially for an online business.

Free web hosting for business is often completely unreliable, severely limited, and even sometimes comes with a generous helping of advertising and malware.

Now what about website builders like Wix and Squarespace and similar services? Very often these sorts of services impose severe limitations in terms of what you can do with your website.

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For instance, these free builders often limit you on the kind of website you can build and your website's size. Further, your site will often be riddled with advertising and use a branded domain name like wixsite.com/your-website-name.

You can certainly remove these limitations, but only at an added expense of course.

In my mind, if you're serious about your website and your online business, then spending a few dollars a month to go with a full, professional web host is a no-brainer. And in doing so, you'll have complete control over your business, your website, your content, and your site's design.

You can sell the products you want online, free of limitations. And, you'll have peace of mind knowing that your site is safe and secure with a professional hosting company.

If you'd like some recommendations for top web hosts -- hosts that I've tested and used myself -- check out some of my other content or look below this video for some links and recommendations.

Hope you enjoyed. See ya next time!

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Geoff Blake, Ten Ton Online

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