The Best Free Website Hosting Platforms for Beginners

Creating a website has become the most important way to spread your message in the world. But when you're starting out, you might not want to spend money on creating a website. There are tons of free website hosting companies on the market, but as a savvy consumer, you should know that there's no such thing as free lunch. Companies that offer free website hosting need to make money somehow or they will go bankrupt.

Except for a test website, it's almost always a bad idea to use a free web host. We've got 36 reasons why free websites are a bad idea, especially for businesses. For ten straight years, 000webhost was presented as “The Best Free Website Hosting Platform for Beginners”. The simplicity of the Cpanel, the easy access to a site builder, the large selection of web hosting features, and the community of people who support it make 000webhost the perfect free host.

Out of a list of 18 free website providers that we compiled, only eight of them (less than half) delivered the full hosting package you'll need for your site, and only six are listed in our List of the best free web hosting services.


is one of the biggest brands when it comes to web hosting, with millions of websites hosted on its server. Our latest exclusive offer represents a big leap compared to what you normally get in the world of free web hosting providers. You get 30 GB of fast SSD storage with 100 GB of monthly bandwidth, strong DNS management, name servers protected by Cloudflare, plus full support (24 x 7 x 36) and an uptime guarantee (99.9%), something unheard of at this price.

InfinityFree stands out for good reason in the world of free website hosting, which is why it ranks first in our list of the best free web hostings. It has a well-designed website that makes a positive impression and meets the requirements for us. Your home page gets a C performance rating in our load time test, but other than that, it looks pretty solid. Infinityfree has been in business for more than six years, claims to have more than 400,000 users and offers unlimited disk space and bandwidth (albeit with a generous 50,000 daily views).

You can host as many domains as you want, but you'll only have 10 email accounts and an FTP to upload your content. There are no hidden fees and, despite its free status, you'll get a 99.9% uptime guarantee (although that said, you'll be more or less alone if your site goes down) and the popular Softaculous Script installer with more than 400 applications. We were surprised to see that this provider's list of features includes 400 MySQL databases (while others offer only a few, if any), a free DNS service, free SSL and free CDN from Cloudflare. That's impressive for a free offer.

Byethost is part of Byet Internet, an American provider of hosting services, domain names and resellers. With more than a million websites hosted, Byethost claims that its free hosting service is one of the most powerful networks in the world dedicated exclusively to free hosting. Plus, if you're ever interested in becoming a free web hosting provider, Byethost operates an independent entity, myownfreehost, that allows you to do just that.


gives you cPanel, a website builder, and an automatic WordPress installer with no ads.

However, bandwidth and especially disk space are low, with 3 GB of bandwidth and only 300 MB of disk space.


is still one of the best options in a not-so-good group of free web hosting providers despite its eight-year-old age. Creating a new account is simple but we were concerned that emails would reach our spam folder directly which might be an indication that some sites hosted by FreeHostingNoads might be on a reject list.


might have the design of a 1999 website but it's another option if you want a free web hosting company that can give you unlimited bandwidth (or at least that's what the provider claims).

In addition it offers more generous storage capacity than most giving you 1.5 GB of web space plus three MySQL databases outperforming most competing free website hosting providers. The control panel is rudimentary and at the time of writing this article both site creator and automatic installer were not working properly leaving any user with no choice but uploading their files via FTP if they wanted to create their own websites. The maximum file size allowed in FreeWebHostingArea is 12 MB.

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