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Free hosting services: pros and cons

There is a more ingenuous, but the essence of a completely gratuitous means to acquire as a domain name, as well as premises under the site. Naturally, not without some "but".

In recent times, Internet portals have become popular, providing anyone who wants to register and also place their website on the Internet. At the same time, the user acquires a third-level domain name, the title of which also contains the name of the portal itself.

The most important and widespread service operating on this principle was the site www.narod.ru. It was allowed to register a free personal site, whose name would look like this: www.mysite.narod.ru.

It must be said that such services usually operate with a variety of restrictions. The most common limitation is the amount of disk space provided by the site. In some cases, instead of the size of the disk space itself limit the maximum file size, which is allowed to place on the site. This prohibits the creation on the basis of such gratuitous services of various file archives in which unlicensed programs or music can be placed.

Other significant limitations of such services are often the lack of database support, but different scripts used in writing forums, chats, etc., the inability to create an impressive number of personal mailboxes, but the main thing, "gratuitous" name is often cumbersome, inconvenient for remembering also. ugly. "

It is necessary to say that at the last time services also began to appear with the support of connecting to the same database also even basic scripts. But for now this is the exception rather than the position.

To eat at such services is also one plus. Some of them offer templates for creating websites, but similar additional resources are already ready (for example, guest books), which, naturally, is very proud also for newbies who are not able to make their own website on their own or pay professionals for their work.

Among the most common portals that provide space for personal sites, it is worth noting www.boom.ru, www.narod.ru, www.by.ru www.ho.com.ua, www.holm.ru, www.net.ru. The last couple support connecting to the database and running basic scripts.