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Free hosting services: pros and cons

There is a more artless, but the essence is fully free of charge to acquire both a domain name, and also a placement under the site. Naturally, not without some "but".

In the last time, Internet portals have become widespread, providing an opportunity for anyone who wishes to register to also post their website on the Internet. At the same time, the user acquires a third-level domain name, the name of which also contains the name of the portal itself.

The most important and widespread service, working on this principle, was the site It was allowed to register a personal site for free, the name of which would look like this:

It must be said that such services usually operate with a lot of restrictions. The most common limitation is the amount of disk space available for the site. In some cases, instead of the size of the disk space, limit the maximum file size that is allowed to be placed 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 important limitations of such services are often the lack of database support, but similar to the various scripts used in writing forums, chat rooms, etc., the impossibility of creating an impressive number of personal mailboxes, but most importantly, "gratuitous" name is often cumbersome, inconvenient to remember also " ugly. "

It is necessary to say that in the last time it began to appear also services supporting the connection to one database of even the main scripts. But so far this is more an exception than a position.

To eat at such services also one plus. Some of them offer templates for creating websites, but similarly already prepared additional tools (for example, guest books), which, naturally, is very proudly also useful for beginners who are not yet able to make their site on their own, or pay for work to professionals.

Among the most common portals that provide space for personal sites, it is worth noting,,,, The last pair of support for connecting to the database is also the execution of the main scripts