Everybody knows that there are no free lunches in this materialized world! However, some bloggers, especially many newbie bloggers seem to be unaware about this fact, and they want to get as many things as possible without paying money. As far as we have experienced, this is the most dangerous habit among newbie bloggers, which could make not only their blog but also their blogging career worse unlike they expect to be.
In addition, we also have to include that web hosting is the main sector, when majority of newbie bloggers seems to be obsessed with that ‘FREE’ label. The reason is quite obvious since web-hosting charges are damn high when compared to that of any other part; you need for build one blog. Nevertheless, as we mentioned earlier, ever since a web hosting is considered as the main factor of any successful blog/website, a bad choice can make all your efforts worthless.
Yet, even after knowing this bitter fact, many bloggers tend to go behind ‘FREE Hosting’ companies rather than purchasing from reliable ones like HostGator or Bluehost. Although they might feel that they have saved some money, during the first time, they will understand the complexities of going on with free hosting, as time progresses. In that sense, it is good avoid these free-hosting companies from your priority list, when you would like to build your first blog or website. It does not mean that those web-hosting companies will let your website be down for hours but it will bring you a few of additional issues.
And, here, we have a few strong reasons for forcing you to never choose free hosting while purchasing necessary products as well as services for your upcoming blog. On the other hand, you can use established free blogging platforms like Blogger because they are not going to trap you. Now, however, we will explore those reasons, and we hope that these are enough for restraining any blogger, who would like to passionately blog (as well as making money), from avoiding the sign-up process in those so-called free hosting websites.
Reliability – What is that?
Asking a free web-hosting provider about reliability is like asking a 3-year-old kid about Quantum Mechanics! Really, you will hardly get answer, as it has not single connection with reliability! Seriously, when you are using free hosting services, who know whether your blog is working? Probably, no one, expect the owner of that so-called free hosting company. This simply means that you have no assurance in the functionality of your blog and you should keep check whether it is up. The reason is quite simple that the company has no duties towards yourself, as you have paid them nothing but a few visits or clicks on some advertisements. Therefore, you have no objections to claim even if they are suspending your account for unpublished reasons but you have to keep quite. As they are offering free lunches, they have the supreme right to cancel the lunch whenever they like to do so. After all, we guess that the reason is enough for most of these bloggers, who are obsessed with free services.
Backup – You are Kidding
As a cyber-derived product, your blog might face a few problem such as hacking attacks and other kind of problems. In that case, your one and only method to get rid of the issue is timely backups, which are offered by prominent web hosting providers. However, when it comes to the case of free hosting, there is no single word called backup and all the data is at your own risk, and you have to keep your own backup if you want it unaffected. So, isn’t this a superb feature for avoiding free hosting from the list? We guess so!
Google Hates The Site, And Users Too
It is a bitter but must-believe fact that your site may be included in the ‘hated’ list of search engine crawlers such as Google, just because you have used the free hosting. As you might be aware of, some people are using free hosting services to host offensive content such as illegal stuff, pornography etc. And, in that case, your site might be having the same IP of such an offensive website, and the reason is enough for Google to blacklist your website. Unless you are an authorized customer (who seriously pays) you cannot ask them for a dedicated IP address, which means that you can hardly find out a solution for the mentioned issue.
And when it comes to the user section, there is an even huge problem awaits you! Yes, these kinds of free-hosting companies have a habit of inserting advertisements in your blog. Unlike other advertisements, you used to publish in the blog; it will mess up with the whole design of your blog, resulting in the chaos of visual beauty. Obviously, if you publish useful content in your blog, the presence of these ridiculous advertisements would distract them and hence will increase the bounce rate, which is, of course, a bad symbol.
Customer Support – Don’t Force Us Laugh
During the installation (if you are using a CMS) and the management processes of your website, you might face a few problems from both the hosting provider as well as our own doubts. In both these cases, you can get no customer support from free hosting websites because they don’t have the duty to do so. So, when it comes to newbies, who know less about the technical sides of CMSs as well as blogging, free hosting would soon become a cumbersome, of course.
As a whole, these reasons are enough for stating that free hosting websites are forbidden for newbie bloggers.