Being a part of the Blogosphere i am aware of the problems that arise while purchasing domain names and hosting services because i faced the same problems in my time. Sometimes it becomes heavy on the pocket when you have to shed big bucks for a good hosting service or a domain name. So today i have come up with a service which provides free domain name (i.e .com) and free hosting.
Yes i m talking here about absolutely free domain name (e.g yoursitename.com) and free hosting. While surfing the net i came across a site Hyperwebenable which is providing both the services free but on its own conditions. Here i will be discussing about the pros and cons for the same :-
Good features :-
- Free website of your choice (yoursitename.com) for life time.
- Unlimited webspace to host your website.
- Unlimited bandwidth.
- Scripts of your choice(Blog,CMS,Forum ..).
- Technical support by email for your website.
- Free renewal of your domain.
- No hidden charges
- Theres a lot more
This was all about the good things (well these are enough luring for those bloggers who want to build up a name of thier own free of cost).
Well now about the shady side:-
- The Domain name they provide you with is registered in their name not in your name so it means that you don’t own it.
- They put 2-4 ads on your site depending on the traffic. If you have more then 100 page views then they put 2 ads otherwise 4.
- In their terms of service they mention that you will be responsible for making backups of your data ,so does it mean that their servers are unreliable.
- You are not given the facility to upgrade your platform i.e switching to wordpress or any other. You are not allowed to carry your domain name and traffic to your new location.
P.S :- In my opinion this is a good platform for upcoming bloggers to get their own site without spending any bucks and without the tension of hosting. But it also has the problem that you will need to stick to the same service if you want to continue with the same domain name and traffic.