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Popular Free Web Hosting Providers Review Summary

There are lots of Free hosting service providers in the market since high demanding for non-tech user to get a website for personal usage or small business. Unfortunately, most of them are not worth even for trying since bad reputation for many companies to limit important features or adding ads into your site, even delete or take your domain away from you. 

There are some (small portion) providers do providng some reliable and steady free service for quite a long time already. I have been trying some of them. Here are some of my personal experience to summarize their features and limitation on their services. Before you wasted your time to try any of them, take a look to see if you can find one matching all your requirements and also you can accept their limiation. 

Strongly suggest to get a free VPS from Oracle which you can build your own server or websites without tolating those limitation from the free providers. At the same time, you got full control of your domain, traffic, and services. 


Free Hosting Service Provider Summary

This is a simple and incompleted list for those popular providers who are providing free web hosting service.

Name

Type

Disk

Space

Monthly

Traffic

Operating

Time

Location

Tutorial

freehostia.com

PHP

250M

6G

>10 Years

US

None Now

Alwaysdata.com

PHP

100M

1G

>10 Years

US

None Now

000webhost

PHP

300M

3G

>10 Years

US

None Now

Freehosting.com

PHP

1G

1G

>10 Years

US

None Now

Xrea

PHP

1G

1G

>10 Years

Japan

Xrea

AwardSpace

PHP

250M

5G

>10 Years

US

None Now

Byet.host

PHP

1G

50G

>10 Years

US

None Now

FreeWebHostingArea

PHP

1.5G

Unlimited

>10 Years

US

None Now

InfinityFree

PHP

Unlimited

Unlimited

>2 Years

US

None Now

Vercel.com

Static

Unlimited

Unlimited

>3 Years

US

Vercel

Netlify.com

Static

Unlimited

Unlimited

>3 Years

US

None Now

Render.com

Static

Unlimited

100G

>1 Year

US

None Now

Cloudflare Workers

JS

1G

Limited

>2 Years

US

Workers

Cloudflare Pages

Static

Unlimited

Unlimited

>1 Year

US

None Now

GitHub Pages

Static

1G

100G

>10 Years

US

None Now

Gitlab.com

Static

5G

10G

>5 Years

US

None Now

Oracle

VPS

100G

Unlimited

>3 Years

US, Japan

Oracle

Azure

VPS

64G

Unlimited

>5 Years

World

Azure

AWS

VPS

5G

Unlimited

>10 Years

World

Amazon EC2


Some benchmark results from: http://www.free-webhosts.com/php-hosting-comparison.php

Free PHP Host
(Review Page)
Benchmark (ms)
(Lowest = Best)
Benchmark Graph
(Shortest = Best)
ByetHost 2727
Host-ed 2828
100Webspace 9191
AwardSpace 9292


More extensive list for free web hosting can be found from this URL:

  • http://www.free-webhosts.com/free-php-webhosting.php


In the next part of this post, I will be more focuing on PHP type free hosting service providers. 

x10hosting

Website URL: https://x10hosting.com/
Powered by SingleHop (https://www.inap.com/).

Features:

Control Panel Software:DirectAdminMore Information 
Storage Space:500 MB (can be increased after 7 days)
Inode (File and Folder) Count:50,000 Inodes
Max File Size:10 MB
Bandwidth:Unmetered
MySQL Databases:2
FTP Accounts:3
Domains:2
Subdomains:2
Domain Pointers:1
Email Addresses:3
Features:Softaculous auto installer, PHP version select

SSL/TLS Support / Certificate Auto Renew

Available subdomain for following root domains:
  • x10.mx
  • x10.bz
  • elementfx.com

Limitation:

  • Domain number, subdomain number, 

Demo site: 



Dashboard Login URL: https://x10hosting.com/login-select



After logged in, you will be able to create your services:


Make sure you are select one unused subdomain, else you will get an error but not revealing the subdomain has been taken.

You are able to apply your own domain into your created service:

Email Accounts:


SSL/TLS Certificate Auto Renew

Although it is saying "A trusted SSL Certificate was not found"






Byet.Host Free Hosting

Website URL: https://byet.host/
Byet Internet Services, an iFastNet.com company, is an industry leading, privately held Internet services company specializing in web hosting.

Main Features:

  • PHP & MySQL included with every free hosting plan
  • 1000 MB (one gigabyte!) Disk Space (cPanel shows unlimited)
  • 1 FTP account and File Manager. Max 10MB File.
  • Control Panel - cPanel / VistaPanel
  • 400 MySQL databases & PHP Support
  • Free tech support
  • 5 Addon domain, 5 Parked Domains, 5 Sub-Domains
  • Free Community Access (Forums)
  • Clustered Servers
  • No ads!
  • SSL/TLS supported well
  • Much more free domains to choose from 

Limitations:

  • No Email function (No Email accounts, forwarders, MX entry, SPF Records, or WebMail)
  • No remote MySQL
  • 10MB File for FTP uploading
  • FTP accounts:1 / 1
    Sub-Domains:3 / Unlimited
    Add-on Domains:1 / Unlimited
    Parked Domains:0 / Unlimited
    MySQL Databases:1 / Unlimited
    Disk Quota:Unlimited
    Disk Space Used:88 MB
    Disk Free:Unlimited
    Inodes Used:12 % (3616 of 30019)
    Bandwidth:Unlimited
    Bandwidth used:19 MB
    Bandwidth remaining:Unlimited
    Daily Hits Used:0 % (0 of 50000)

Dashboard URL: https://cpanel.byethost.com



Free Domains:

  • you-choose.10001mb.com
  • you-choose.22web.org
  • you-choose.2kool4u.net
  • you-choose.66ghz.com
  • you-choose.a0001.net
  • you-choose.fast-page.org
  • you-choose.html-5.me
  • you-choose.humorme.info
  • you-choose.iblogger.org
  • you-choose.is-best.net
  • you-choose.is-great.net
  • you-choose.is-great.org
  • you-choose.joomla-host.org
  • you-choose.likesyou.org
  • you-choose.loveslife.biz
  • you-choose.my-board.org
  • you-choose.my-style.in
  • you-choose.mydiscussion.net
  • you-choose.nichesite.org
  • you-choose.social-networking.me
  • you-choose.synergize.co
  • you-choose.talk4fun.net
  • you-choose.totalh.net
  • you-choose.web1337.net

Similar providers:

  • InfinityFree
  • AeonFree

Demo Sites:

  • http://netsec.iblogger.org/
  • https://xjj.likesyou.org/pc.html
  • http://blog.52xjj.eu.org

Infinityfree

 
Website URL: https://www.infinityfree.net/

Features:

  • Fastest Free Hosting
  • 99.9% uptime
  • Unlimited Hosting
  • No Ads
  • Host Any Domain
  • Softaculours Installer
  • 5 GB Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 400 MySQL Databases
  • PHP 7.4
  • MySQL 5.7
  • Full .htaccess support
  • Free Subdomain Names
  • Free SSL on all your domains
  • Free DNS Service

Limitation:

  • No email
  • No remote mysql
  • FTP accounts:
1 / 1
  • Sub-Domains:
0 / Unlimited
  • Add-on Domains:
1 / Unlimited
  • Parked Domains:
0 / Unlimited
  • MySQL Databases:
0 / Unlimited
  • Disk Quota:
5120 MB
  • Disk Space Used:
0 MB
  • Disk Free:
5120 MB
  • Inodes Used:
0 % (0 of 30019)
  • Bandwidth:
Unlimited
  • Bandwidth used:
0 MB
  • Bandwidth remaining:
Unlimited
  • Daily Hits Used:
0 % (0 of 50000)

Free domains list:

  • .great-site.net
  • .rf.gd
  • .infinityfreeapp.com
  • .lovestoblog.com
  • .epizy.com
  • .42web.io

Dashboard URL: https://app.infinityfree.net/login 





Control Panel for the project:


Demo site: 

http://xjj.epizy.com/
https://xjj.epizy.com

Aeonfree

Website URL: https://aeonfree.com/

Features:

  • 99.9% Uptime
  • Fastest Free Hosting
  • Completely Free Hosting
  • Page Builder
  • Secure Servers
  • Technical Services
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 1 FTP Account
  • 400 MySQL Databases
  • PHP 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0
  • MySQL 5.6
  • Apache 2.4 with .htaccess
  • Linux 3.2
  • Free Sub Domain Name
    • .HSTN.NE
    • .ICEIY.COM
    • .ZYA.ME
  • Free SSL on all websites
  • Free Cloudflare CDN, DDoS
  • Free DNS Service

Limitation:

  • Ads on Dashboard
  • FTP accounts:1 / 1
    Sub-Domains:0 / Unlimited
    Add-on Domains:1 / Unlimited
    Parked Domains:0 / Unlimited
    MySQL Databases:0 / Unlimited
    Disk Quota:Unlimited
    Disk Space Used:0 MB
    Disk Free:Unlimited
    Inodes Used:0 % (0 of 30019)
    Bandwidth:Unlimited
    Bandwidth used:0 MB
    Bandwidth remaining:Unlimited
    Daily Hits Used:0 % (0 of 50000)

Dashboard URL: https://web.aeonfree.com/dashboard/



Demo Site:




FreeHosting 

Website URL: https://www.freehosting.com/free-hosting.html

Free hosting package is perfectly suitable for lightweight websites like Wordpress blog, Internet forum, or website built with our Site Builder. On average, free account can serve roughly 30000 daily visitors of PHP-based website, or virtually unlimited visitors of pure HTML website. We do not limit availability of your website – it will be online 24 hours a day.

You will need to register a new domain with them or transfer your domain from another registrar

Free hosting features:

  • Own domain hosting
  • 10 GB disk space
  • Unmetered bandwidth
  • 1 E-mail account
  • 1 MySQL database

Limitation:

  • NO Free subdomain hosting
  • NO Free domain hosting
  • NO PHP mail() and sendmail program
  • NO Server configuration changes
  • NO Services for users from selected countries

Deal breaker:

  • No SSL ($29.95 OneTime Fees)
  • No Subdomain ($14.95 OneTime Fees)



Freehostia

Website URL: https://www.freehostia.com/

Features:

  •  5 Hosted Domain(s)
  •  250MB Disk Space
  •  6GB Monthly Traffic
  •  3 E-mail Accounts
  •  1 MySQL v.5 Databases
  •  10MB MySQL Storage
  •   Free Renew every 12 months (Chocolate Plan)

Limitation:

  • No free subdomain
  • 2MB File Size Limit

Dashboard URL: https://cp.freehostia.com/





Alwaysdata

Website URL: https://www.alwaysdata.com/en/

Features:

  •  Unlimited sites and applications
Node.js, Python, PHP, Ruby, etc. with specific configuration per instance.
  •  Full SSL support
Free, automatic, Let's Encrypt or custom certificates.
  •  Services and scheduled tasks
Workers, user programs, scripts managed by our scheduler.
  •  Managed databases
MariaDB (MySQL) and PostgreSQL (pgBouncer and multiple extensions available).
  •  Automatic backups
Daily backups (30 days), at a separate data center and accessible 24/7.
  •  Unlimited domains and emails
Full administration of DNS zones, antispam, mailing-lists.
  • Auto installation app scripts

Limitation:

  • 100MB Space
  • No Free Subdomain
  • Need to buy/transfer a domain to start







Freewebhostingarea

Website URL: https://www.freewebhostingarea.com/  or https://freewha.com/

Features:

  • Free sub domains
  • Free domain hosting for already registered domains
  •  - IDN support (internationalized domain name); you have to create your account in punycode
  • e.g. www.xn--eqrt2gyzlkkv.com (any feedback on this new feature is welcome)
  • - 99.8% yearly uptime guaranteed
  • - instant activation 
  • - fast hosting 
  • - responsive support 
  • - daily/weekly backups on external source
  • - no ads for new sites;
  • - 1500MB free web space;
  • - unmetered traffic;
  • - apache 2.4 webserver with mod_rewrite (+ other important modules) enabled; .htaccess,.htpasswd support;
  • - choose between php 5.6, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 with almost all extensions enabled (if you need anything custom, just ask);
  • - free mysql databases powered by MariaDB 10.4;
  • - phpMyAdmin
  • - SSI support (Server Side Includes - .shtml);
  • - full FTP support
  • - access to our Control Panel

Limitation:

  • No auto-installer to install apps
  • Ads
  • SSL certificate will need to be activated after there are some traffic

Dashboard URLs: https://newserv.freewha.com/




Web ftp site: https://webftp.6te.net/






AwardSpace

Website URL: https://www.awardspace.com/

Features:

  • Disk space : 1GB
  • Transfer traffic : 5GB / Month
  • 1 domain, 3 free subdomains, 1 email, 1 MySQL DB, FTP (2 sessions)
  • PHP, 
  • MySQL, 
  • App Installer (Zacky)
  • Email Sending (31 messages/month), SMTP,
  • No Ads . Ads on console, not website. 

Limitation:

  • 15MB upload file size
  • No File backup
  • Slowness on Dashboard
Dealbreaker:
  • No SSL - need to upgrade to a hosting plan

Dashboard URL: https://cp1.awardspace.net/




Demo site: 

http://51sec.mypressonline.com/




100webspace.com

Website URL: https://www.100webspace.com/

Features:

  • Domains Hosted 1
  • POP3/IMAP E-mail accounts 3
  • FTP Accounts 1
  • Subdomains 5
  • Parked Domains Unlimited
  • Full DNS Management
  • Custom MX and A records
  • CNAME Records
  • Webmail - RoundCube
  • Multilingual Control Panel
  • 1-click Applications Installer
  • 24/7 Customer Support
  • 1-hour Ticket / E-mail Response
  • Let's Encrypt SSL Certificates
  • MySQL v.5 Databases 1

Limites:

  • MySQL Database Storage 5MB
  • Disk Space 100MB
  • Monthly Traffic 3GB


Xrea

 
Website URL: https://www.xrea.com/

Features:

  • capacity 1GB
  • multi domain
  • Transfer volume 1GB/day
  • WordPress available
  • chat support

Limitation:

  • advertisement
  • Japanese language



Host-ed.net

Website URL: https://host-ed.net/

Features:

  • Disk Space 1 GB
  • Inodes 25 000
  • Data Transfer 10 GB
  • Domains Hosted 3
  • Subdomains 1
  • FTP Accounts 1
  • Email Accounts 1
  • MySQL Database 1
  • SSL Installation

Limites:

  • no Custom MX & A records
  • MySQL Database storage 10 MB
  • Out of Stock now


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