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tauro_kpo 02-08-2012 10:36 AM

What's the most reliable FREE web hosting for WordPress blogging?
 
I'm a newbie in the blogging world, but I made up my mind, I want to have my WordPress blog on my already registered .com.ar domain, and I want to be able to add my custom plugins, manage my files, in a nutshell, feel I own it, not like wordpress.com, which is very restrictive.

I have looked on the internet and there are a lot of free services, which is confusing, but later I found out that most of them are resellers of youhosting.com, or sites like that (seem to be not reliable).

The thing is I'd like to hear the opinions from the mouth of WordPress bloggers, or other kind of users of free web hosting.

Which one is better for you?

Thank you very much in advance for sharing your experiences.

snowpine 02-08-2012 11:22 AM

(sorry, misread your post)

silvyus_06 02-08-2012 02:39 PM

if your blog is something serious then you'd be better off paying a few dollars per month for it , and they would give you a free domain (some of them)


Visit: 3owl
http://3owl.com/
(Click above to go to this free web site hosting service.)
Interests: Personal, Business.
Free Web Space: Unlimited disk space for file storage.
Forced Ads: No ads (bannerless).
Your Ads: Allowed.
Upload: FTP, Browser.
Editor: Basic.
Scripting: CGI, PHP, Perl.
Pre-Scripts: Script collection.
Your URL: Top-level domain name, or Subdomain.
Other Features: Unlimited Bandwidth.
cPanel Web control panel.
Scripts installer.
MySQL Databases.
Add-on domain names.
POP3 accounts, SMTP, Email Forwarding, Web-mail.
Web site statistics.
10,000 Maximum daily unique visitors.
Custom error pages.
Backup tool.
Import Website tool.
Free Site Builder.
Maximum file size limit: 4 MB.
Hotlink Protection.
Edit Custom MX Record.
DNS Zone Editor.
Online file Managers.
Supports SSH Web Console.
phpmyadmin.
IP Deny Manager.
PHP5 Scripts Auto Installer.
Parked domains and redirects.
Multiple freehosting accounts allowed.
Instant freewebspace hosting activation and setup.
Cobranded freehosting service powered by YouHosting web servers.





Credits : www.free-webhosts.com (go there they have a full list of free webhosts .. )
What's bad about youhosting ?

dugan 02-08-2012 08:41 PM

https://www.nearlyfreespeech.net/

Not free, but close to it.

frankbell 02-08-2012 09:13 PM

Most hosting services I've seen which offer free service attach strings, such as a line of advertisements along the top, and consider the free service a technique for enticing users to give them a for-pay try.

I understand and agree with you about the freedom of having your own site, as opposed to using a free blogging service, but I doubt you will find a free host with quality service. Bandwidth and servers do cost money.

If you want full control, you could try self-hosting with a dynamic DNS service such as no-ip.com, which gave me good service until I moved to a hosting service, or dyn.com, depending on how hostile your ISP is to self-hosting (my old ISP gave lip-service to being hostile; my current ISP is actively hostile).

silvyus_06 03-03-2012 10:50 PM

Hey Byethost is also very good .. I did a blog to test it and it was pretty much awesome.

I recommend you try it :)

frankbell 03-04-2012 08:29 PM

Wordpress.com offers free blog hosting. You can't get much more WordPress than that, but it's strictly for blogging.

http://wordpress.com/

silvyus_06 03-04-2012 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frankbell (Post 4618513)
Wordpress.com offers free blog hosting. You can't get much more WordPress than that, but it's strictly for blogging.

http://wordpress.com/

He wants to run the blog on his own domain. Wordpress.com makes you pay for that.
Most free hosts don't ...

frankbell 03-05-2012 09:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by silvyus_06 (Post 4618578)
He wants to run the blog on his own domain. Wordpress.com makes you pay for that.

Granted. Sadly, a package that will include both free registration and free hosting is unlikely, at least if one wishes to choose one's own domain name. Alternatives will likely need to be considered.

PhillipHuang 03-06-2012 03:54 AM

Thanks, I am just looking up for such a free host which can support perl.


Quote:

Originally Posted by silvyus_06 (Post 4597390)
if your blog is something serious then you'd be better off paying a few dollars per month for it , and they would give you a free domain (some of them)


Visit: 3owl
http://3owl.com/
(Click above to go to this free web site hosting service.)
Interests: Personal, Business.
Free Web Space: Unlimited disk space for file storage.
Forced Ads: No ads (bannerless).
Your Ads: Allowed.
Upload: FTP, Browser.
Editor: Basic.
Scripting: CGI, PHP, Perl.
Pre-Scripts: Script collection.
Your URL: Top-level domain name, or Subdomain.
Other Features: Unlimited Bandwidth.
cPanel Web control panel.
Scripts installer.
MySQL Databases.
Add-on domain names.
POP3 accounts, SMTP, Email Forwarding, Web-mail.
Web site statistics.
10,000 Maximum daily unique visitors.
Custom error pages.
Backup tool.
Import Website tool.
Free Site Builder.
Maximum file size limit: 4 MB.
Hotlink Protection.
Edit Custom MX Record.
DNS Zone Editor.
Online file Managers.
Supports SSH Web Console.
phpmyadmin.
IP Deny Manager.
PHP5 Scripts Auto Installer.
Parked domains and redirects.
Multiple freehosting accounts allowed.
Instant freewebspace hosting activation and setup.
Cobranded freehosting service powered by YouHosting web servers.





Credits : www.free-webhosts.com (go there they have a full list of free webhosts .. )
What's bad about youhosting ?



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