3 Oh So Crucial Reasons You Shouldn’t Go For FREE Web Hosting!

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3 Oh So Crucial Reasons You Shouldn’t Go For FREE Web Hosting!

3 Oh So Crucial Reasons You Shouldn’t Go For FREE Web Hosting!


free web hosting has become very common
these days free is attractive right who doesn’t like free let’s be honest here
I like free but when it comes to serious stuff serious business
you cannot always rely on free stuff when you want to start an online
business the number one thing you need is an online space a website and there
are various ways in which you can start a website I can broadly categorize them
as free and paid ways as I said free sounds attractive especially when you’re
starting out because you might have a pretty thin wallet and at this time
anything that appears to help your business for free definitely sounds
promising and one such example is free web hosting
there are many free web hosting options like a blogger wordpress.com type pad
etc on the one hand and on the other hand you have the option to self host
your website so what is a self hosted website a self hosted website is where
you host your website files on a server which is yours fully well not exactly
it depends on the hosting plans issues if you choose a shared hosting plan you
pay for a small portion of space and resources of a server that you share
with others like you if you choose a dedicated server option you pay for the
full server which is totally yours in any case you pay for a space a server
space very host your website files and that’s why it’s called a self hosted web
site you host it for yourself so what’s wrong with free hosting there’s nothing
wrong with free hosting but here are some of the reasons as to why you should
not be choosing free web hosting as an option for a serious business like yours
reason number one is if you don’t host it you don’t own it with a free web
hosting option they host your website files
this means the hosting space is not yours and hence the web site files are
not yours – it is their space and they can do whatever they please do you think
I’m exaggerating let me briefly narrate my most popular startups
story that I have talked about in various interviews I stumbled upon
blogging accidentally when I was trying to cope with homesickness while I was
away from home doing my PhD at the Lancaster University United Kingdom when
I realized the potential of blogging I started two blocks on blogger platform
was not very particular on monetizing my websites I treated it as a hobby but the
content I put there was precious I invested serious time and effort in
creating that content and I had already built a nice community around my blogs
one fine day those two blocks got deleted by bloggers without any prior
notice I was shocked and I contacted bloggers many times and of course got no
response all the content I created by putting in so much time and effort got
deleted just like that I still don’t know why my blogs were deleted and of
course I got no choice but to forget about those blocks and move on it is
only after that I started to take my business seriously I realized that
anything that I don’t host is not mine even if I have written the content
myself and even if I claim that website to be my own in reality it is not mine
reason number two is limitations limitations free always comes with a
catch right you might have experienced this in various other free stuff you
come across every day if free is totally free nobody will be making any money and
everybody will be getting everything for free and god knows what will bridge the
flow of money between people who offer free stuff and the people who receive
those free stuff so in reality free does come with a catch by offering you free
web hosting the popular platforms are making money in some other way for
instance they might run ads on your own plug you create the content you do the
marketing and you drive traffic to your website but someone else is running ads
on your website and making money from it and actually driving the traffic away
from your website too because you have absolutely no control on the ads that
run on your own website most platforms have a limit
are you putting up ads on your own website and some of the platforms
absolutely don’t even allow you to run your own ads some platforms want you to
have certain number of visitors per day or per month in terms of traffic so you
can start putting up your own ads on some of the platforms you might have to
pay them to take their ads away so you can show a clean website to your
visitors so as I said there is no free really and you don’t have total freedom
on how your website looks you may not make custom changes to your design
beyond a certain limit so in the name of free popular platforms are actually
making you play by their rules reason number three is you fail to
demonstrate seriousness and professionalism to your clients if you
cannot invest in your core asset your website then it is pretty clear that you
are not serious about your business and you will be demonstrating exactly this
to your potential clients and customers if your website dwells on any of the
free blogging platforms then your website URL will look something like
your website wordpress.com or your website type addcom so does it look
professional to you no of course you have the option to
remove that clumsy URL and have a custom domain name but then you have to pay
them so as I said there is no free actually even if you pay them and get
accustomed to my name it is not hard for anyone to find out if your website is
safe hosted are hosted by any other blogging platform so once your clients
find out this fact they won’t take you very seriously going for a self hosted
website is Dee wise decision you can take for the sake of your business or
company you are serious about your business aren’t you you want to make
money from your business don’t you in that case you have to take your website
serious to your website is your online presence it is your asset so don’t take
it lightly get serious about your business and go for a self hosted option
so if you have made that decision right now Bravo
I offer various hosting plans for aspiring bloggers like you and you can
check out the web stink plants in the link below or you
can click on the card about so have you had any bad experiences like me will
free web hosting platforms and what is the fear that holds you from going to a
self-hosted option I would love to hear from you once again I remind you to take
that wise decision to go for a self hosted website so did you like this
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until next video it’s bye from Jane

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