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Is free web hosting a good deal?

There are plenty of free web hosts out there. You just need to remember that nothing is free. They have costs, and they are in business to make a profit. Many of them show banner or other advertising on your pages. You spend a lot of time tweaking your content to get it just right for your particular demographic or niche group, and you certainly don’t want an ad that they might find offensive or annoying to be shown.

Losing control over your ads, slower speeds (free hosting companies typically try to jam as many sites on one server and pipe as possible), and the fact that hosting is less than ten bucks a month for shared services at places like HostGator and PowWeb Hosting ($7.77/month with 12 GB + 6 Months free) .

If you still insist on looking for a free service, here are the top 5 according to Alexa:

Freewebs
Prohosting
Tripod (by Lycos)
Dot Easy
Fortune City

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