Last updated on July 20th, 2021. Posted in Web Design For Online Business.
One type of web hosting to avoid is any kind of free web hosting for small business. This includes any kind of free website builder like Wix or SquareSpace for your business website. More on those in a moment.
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While free hosting may cost you nothing in terms of money, it’s often extremely limited and in many cases very unreliable.
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 less than $8 per month or less), I wouldn't even consider free hosting as an option...
...especially for an online business that you're serious about. 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? Well, while the idea of building a business website for free might sound enticing, website builders like these can be very limited. For instance, these free builders often limit you on the kind of website you can build and limit your website's size.
Further, your site will be riddled with advertising and use a branded domain name like yoursite.wordpress.com. You can certainly remove these limitations, but with a cost of course.
In my mind, if you're serious about your business website, then spending a few dollars a month to go with a much more 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.