Gone are the days when most businesses were offline. Nowadays, most of the businesses are online, and those which are not, are going online. Even the businesses that are offline are trying to put a website online to market them online as well.
For all these, you need a website, and for a website, you need space on the internet where you can host your website and store its data. There comes Web Hosting into the picture. Many web hosting companies are there such as Hostinger, one.com, etc. which provide web hosting services in which you get web space and configuration that allow you to host your website.
Today, I am going to talk about 000webhost which offers free web hosting services. Moreover, they have paid plans as well. When I started working online, I heard about this service, and I did use it for a demo site as I was learning WordPress that time. That did work out well. With the time, the company has grown a lot and now it is one of the most popular free web hosting services among the list of good free web hosting companies.
As said already, 000webhost is a web hosting company that offers both free and premium web hosting services to its customers. They have been in the business since 2007 for offering free hosting, and later from 2008, they started offering premium hosting as well so that those who need extra configuration and space can upgrade their free plan to premium. If you are not aware, let me tell you that 000webhost is a part of Hostinger web hosting company which is said to be one of cheapest yet great web hosting services on the web.
The company is a pioneer in offering cPanel shared web hosting. Below are its plans:
This is what 000webhost is renowned for. Yes, its free hosting is not less than premium one. Just that you get limited stuff but services and uptime are like premium service only. This service offers you 1000 MB web space, 10000 MB Monthly Bandwidth, 2 MySQL database, 5 Email Forwarders, Website Builder, etc. You can host two websites in this plan. You get the popular cPanel that gives you ease of managing y our website. If you want to build a website with WordPress, it has its auto installer as well that helps you install WP within 1 minute. Monthly backup, FTP support, and great uptime are its plus points.
The only downside of this plan is that server sleeps for one hour that means your site won’t work for 1 hour every day. If you have a good budget, you can go for its premium plans that I will be discussing further in this review. If you don’t have a budget, you have to stick with the free plan in which 23 hours out of 24-hour site will work well. Only 1 hour it will stay down.
This is the most popular plan at 000webhost.com. You get almost everything unlimited in this plan such as unlimited web space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited emails, unlimited domains, 300+ script installers, SSL certificate, weekly data backup, and guaranteed 30 days money back guarantee. And the server never sleeps that means your site is always up 24×7. The plan starts at $3.49/mo.
This plan has all that you get in the premium silver plan. The additional benefit is, your data is daily backed up. So that, even your site is hacked or deleted, you will be able to restore your sites without losing anything. This is important for the sites that are daily updated.
Most of the web hosting commits 99% uptime but very few are there that actually offer such uptime, and 000webhost is one of them. You can check out their uptime at this link.
It offers cPanel along with one click installers for the popular CMS such as WordPress which make your work easier by installing specific script or CMS in no time.
If you want to create a website using a website builder, you don’t need to go to any third party builder as it offers free website builder with its hosting plans that you can use to create beautiful and professional looking websites instantly.
Since Google started to giving priority to fast loading websites in search rankings, it is utmost important to create a website that loads quickly. Website’s loading speed depends on many factors such as size and resolution of images you are using on the site, scripts used on the site, etc. But the loading speed depends heavily on your hosting server as well. Many hosting servers response time is slow which makes your site load slow. But with 000webhost’s hosting servers, you don’t need to worry about this because they have ultra-fast loading servers that quickly respond to the web requests; thus your site loads quickly.
They have 24×7 chat support available for premium customers. Yes, this is not for free users. They do respond quickly when you face any problem and try their best to solve your issues. They are committed to keeping your site running 24×7 without any glitches. However, if there are issues come, they help you fix them asap.
They have 30 days money back guarantee which means if you don’t like their services, then you can cancel your account, and get the refund within 30 days.
In the crowd of web hosting companies, you have to find the best partner for hosting your website. I won’t say that 000webhost.com is the best, but yes it is surely one of the best hosting services out there at the price they charge.
I would give you a personal suggestion to start with its free plan, and if you like their services, then upgrade to premium. There too you get 30 more days to decide whether to continue with them or not. So you don’t lose anything in trying them. Do give them a try, and see how they do.
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