Anyone know of any free hosting and cheap domains??

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I'm looking to start a few sites on the cheap...please let me know
#cheap #domains #free #hosting
  • Profile picture of the author imoffersonline
    purchase ipage or justhost cheap hosting as cheap $1.79/month.
    these are multiple domain hosting.you can host multiple website on single hosting.
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    • Profile picture of the author Biedec48
      Cash is tight until fiverr money clears...any other options?
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      • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
        Originally Posted by Biedec48 View Post

        Cash is tight until fiverr money clears...any other options?
        Wait until your Fiverr money clears so you can get good hosting for your domains.
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        • Profile picture of the author kostenlose
          $2.79 hosting and $8.99 .com's at TheCheapster.com. They'll give you free privacy too on 5 domains in a single receipt.
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          • Profile picture of the author rodonet
            x10hosting.com, freeftpspace.org and frihost.com are the ones that I know of that offer free Cpanel hosting. If you've purchased a cheap domain, you may host it there.
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      • Profile picture of the author wingmanpi
        Originally Posted by Biedec48 View Post

        Cash is tight until fiverr money clears...any other options?
        not sure on exact cost but I heard that squarespace.com gives you
        a free domain and a 14 free trial with no card. I have not used it
        personally but it might help someone. It is supposed to be a fairly
        user friendly site build.
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  • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
    Performance-wise, the free plan from ServerHub (http://serverhub.com/landing/freehosting/) beats the heck out off of some of the crappy paid hosts mentioned in this thread.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Other free hosting companies perhaps worth a look are Freehostia, 000WebHost and Byethost.

      It's doubtless true that overall, paid hosting is better and more secure than free hosting. But it's also true that some free hosts are better and more reliable than some paid hosts.

      There's perfectly adequate, reliable, long-established free hosting available, in hosting places where the business-model is to impress people so much with the reliability and quality of the free hosting that they'll stay for eventual paid upgrades later. As many do.

      I'm not talking about unreliable, new, untested hosts, or hosts who put their own advertising button on your sites, of course - that would be silly.

      I know professional marketers who have been using Byethost successfully for many years, having originally started there with free hosting, precisely so that they could avoid depending on places like Blogger and suffering the unnecessary risks/accidents/disasters sadly encountered there by so many Warriors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Geri Richmond
    Hi,
    I wouldn't go with free hosting, but, I know where you can get cheap domains. Does $1.17 sound cheap enough? Has anyone heard of Honey? It's a FireFox Add on. If you don't use FireFox, then it won't work. Go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/honey/?src=ss. Let me know how you did.
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      Originally Posted by Geri Richmond View Post

      Hi,
      I wouldn't go with free hosting, but, I know where you can get cheap domains. Does $1.17 sound cheap enough? PM me and I'll tell you all about it.
      Geri Richmond
      I'm sure everyone would like to know how to get domains for $1.17. Why don't you explain right here in this thread how to get domains at that price?

      Edit: actually, a quick google search for "1.17 domain name" resulted in Godaddy advertisement for a $.99 domain name. No need to PM anyone to get that deal. Here is the landing page URL as it appeared in by browser after clicking on the ad http://www.godaddy.com/domains/searc...130811035234:s

      If that link doesn't work for you, just do a Google search as mentioned above and you'll probably see a godaddy advertisement for a $.99 domain name.
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  • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
    Don't use a free host. That never ends well.
    Pay a modest amount. Something like Arvixe or Stablehost is extremely low-cost (~$4)
    If you can't afford $4 per month, then you have other priorities, not making websites.
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post

      Don't use a free host. That never ends well.
      Pay a modest amount. Something like Arvixe or Stablehost is extremely low-cost (~$4)
      If you can't afford $4 per month, then you have other priorities, not making websites.
      I'm not going to argue that free hosting is better than good paid hosting, but OP seems to indicate that his situation won't allow for paid hosting at this time.

      $4/month may be cheap to you and me, but that's not the case for everyone.

      There could be many reasons why a person has decided that a few bucks is too much to spend right now. For one person, it may be that he just lost a job and has bills to pay. Others come to this forum from some of the poorest areas of the world, and the few dollars that others take for granted is far out of their grasp. Also, though it's against the forum rules, there are minors trying to make an income online.

      Not having money shouldn't stop anyone from building web sites though. I mentioned a decent free host in this thread and there were several others mentioned that someone could get some sites started on. I cut my teeth on free hosts and earned my first affiliate commissions with them and I know that many others here did too.
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      • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
        Originally Posted by mojojuju View Post

        For one person, it may be that he just lost a job and has bills to pay. .
        Yeah, my point exactly. If $4 breaks the bank, you have bigger issues. Making websites isn't a good use of your time.
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        • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
          Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post

          Yeah, my point exactly. If $4 breaks the bank, you have bigger issues. Making websites isn't a good use of your time.
          Maybe so, or maybe not. But as I recall, Biedec48 was asking for free hosting and cheap domain recommendations, and not advice on time management.
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          • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
            yeah I love all the warriors that go through here and never answer a question, they just have to put there two cents worth in.
            Originally Posted by mojojuju View Post

            Maybe so, or maybe not. But as I recall, Biedec48 was asking for free hosting and cheap domain recommendations, and not advice on time management.
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  • Profile picture of the author themichaelcook
    Id definitely wait until you get your cash from fiver and as mentioned above you can use iPage, I got iPage hosting as it was a gift for me so I'm just not going to use it... Although iPage has got alot of bad rep online, I have never had a problem with them the 1 year + I been using them
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    • Profile picture of the author helen jones
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      How big is your budget right now OP? To have at least an idea about the sums we're talking about.
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  • Profile picture of the author mamagy
    Please, don't go with free hosting, please... I have tried several times and headache isn't worth that 5$ per month.
    For example, I used Hosting24.com, took a Silver hosting plan, paid 18 euros (less than 25 dollars) for three months and got .com domain for free. And I could transfer that domain even if I don't extend my hosting (sometimes hosting company doesn't allow that).

    So yeah, everything's that not free are actually expencive for some guys (not meaning to mock them), actually every penny is important for me too, but: Try to scrape that money, pay even month-to-month, you have to give around 5-10 dollars per month but you can be sure that your site is online when you sleep...

    If you really cannot pay anything, 000webhost.com can be solution, but then you have to buy a domain separately and again, this costs around the same than a hosting for month or two (which you could get with free domain...).
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  • Profile picture of the author MayaK
    Rather then considering free hosting I would recommend you to consider cheap hosting providers as it is much better to have paid hosting rather than free hosting. Paid Hosting can provide services like managed hosting, money back guarantee, uptime guarantee, 24/7 support service etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    I don't know why you are looking for cheap hosting? As We all know that cheap hosting means overselling the server space which may caused slow site with poor network uptime. It will also reduce your ranking in Search Engine. You Better look for some reliable hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Melkur
    I see no problem in using free hosts, as long as - and this is the important bit - you understand and accept that your sites might vanish without warning at any time.

    Of course, paid hosting is (probably) more likely to stick around, and there are plenty of reasons for going down that route. But there are also perfectly valid reasons for going down the free route, as long as you understand the potential risks. Several years ago, I created a few small blogs on a free host, and made some money off them. Not much, but then I didn't expect to. They were a trial, a test, an experiment to see if I was going in the right direction with that particular concept. I left them live, and made a small residual amount of cash off them until the host vanished about a year ago.

    It was an outcome I'd expected pretty much from the start, and I wasn't disturbed by their disappearance - they'd served their purpose, I'd learned what I needed to learn and made a little money. That might not be applicable to everyone, of course, and putting all your eggs in a free hosted basket is probably unwise. But as a starter, or a test, done with the expectation that they won't be permanent, it's as good a way as any to get something live and start learning and earning.

    For anyone going down that route, it's probably a good idea to have several alternative hosts in mind, so you can switch quickly and easily should one vanish, and have full backups of your content (and an understanding of how to upload those backups to a new host in short order). It's also probably a good idea to see which free hosts others are using, and go with them - hence, I assume, the OP started this thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    Well Register still has domains for .50 cents you just have to find the link to click on google.
    Hostmantis doesn't have free hosting but they have hosting. I have it for a third hosting account. A burner account you might call it. I paid well let me find it I think the coupon code is on there too. I think its like 9 bucks for the year.
    Description Amount
    Starter Plan - blackedout (07/19/2013 - 07/18/2014) $23.88 USD
    Promotional Code: BLACKFRIDAY2012 - 60.00% Recurring Discount $-14.33 USD
    Sub Total: $9.55 USD
    Credit: $0.00 USD
    Total: $9.55 USD

    Can't beat under 10 bucks a year for a host that has a proven track record in hosting.
    The only thing I do not like about hostmantis is there support, they are sort of rude and seems they really are bothered by you asking.

    I asked about bulk mail and they had a fit. I had told them I was going through a mail server anyways but needed port 587 open to use it. They just kept saying we don't allow bulk email. I never got it in there heads I was going to use a different smtp server.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    Edited; My good friend is working his but off right now trying to make money on the net, he lives in the Phillipines where he has to pay hourly for his internet access. Costs him four bucks a day for that. He makes 350 as a teacher, a month.

    I don't know where some of yah live, but I was in the military and have been all around, 4.00 to some people in some countries is a weeks rent, A weeks groceries or what have you.

    Dont go around telling them if they don't have four bucks they don't need to build webistes.

    Four bucks to me is less than a tenth of what I make on an hourly basis as a nurse. I know that a friend of mine in his home country makes 300 per month and that is on a professional salary.

    If you have to do free, then do free, stay away from ebay though and places like that, they jam there servers and you can't even upload half the time.

    Best thing is learn to Network, Find someone here that needs something you can do, you supply what they need they supply you with what you need.

    I'm always networking, that was a hint.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    I couldnt find the register.com link for .50 cent domains but network solutions still has theres Network Solutions

    Also I tried Free Web Hosting with PHP, MySQL and cPanel, No Ads just now and uploaded an old bot I have.
    There are no ads, I checked the uptime its way above 99 percent and everything uploaded great and download great on the tests.

    You can see what I uploaded here. I just used a subdomain, i didn't want to change nameservers and everything. YellowScraper v2.0
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    That yp bot doesn't work by the way so don't knock your brains out trying to use it, I haven't updated that bot in years. I just wanted to see if I could upload a bot to the webhost if I could then I knew I could upload anything there.
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  • Profile picture of the author bluewaveseo
    It is always a good idea to save a few dollars where you can but I would
    urge you to wait until you can afford decent hosting. it is always a mistake
    in the long term to try and go cheap upfront and then have to completely
    revamp down the road. do it right the first time even if it takes you longer.
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  • Profile picture of the author bwh1
    Get yourself a .com using a coupon ($0.99 at Goddady right now, $7 at Namecheap) and point that domain to Weebly.com for free hosting.

    Cheaper then that? Just if you setup your own hosting server.

    Recommended? No, I would go for a paid hosting solution but you asked.

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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    Free Web Hosting with PHP, MySQL and cPanel, No Ads

    I did some checking testing and everything else I could. This is actually a great free hoster, been around awhile, servers are super fast, 99.6 percent uptime on the ip I'm on with most being 99.8.

    Download and upload tests as fast as my private server on hostgator.

    I think you people need to start looking at what your telling people not to do. If you have not checked it out or tested it then quit telling them stuff is bad.

    This hosting company is anything but bad, I even searched for reviews and the avg review is 4.5 of a total of 5 for there free hosting. No ads or anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    I also tested wordpress and that is bad as heck too. Super fast servers for free hosting and you can bring you own domain name. Now one thing about stuff like wordpress though, they won't allow affiliate links and such as that, I don't even think they allow optin forms.
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  • Profile picture of the author amag
    iwrahost.com is the best hosting site when it comes to cheap web hosting. They provide more value than the money they take. Their customer service is also very helpful. Your site will be always up and running... I think it is one of the best cheap website hosting site.
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  • Profile picture of the author dazbiz
    I would not go with free usually. But when I was looking for a test host to check out some site designs, I did find 000webshost acceptable and quite reliable. However, like many comments free hosting does not give you a reliable platform for your sites, which yes its free but if you are loosing money from not having your website online then it's a false economy.
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  • Profile picture of the author JRJWrites
    NO FREE HOSTING!

    I made that mistake. Free hosting is a bad thing to go for. I would suggest:

    1. Buy cheap hosting for ONE month for ONE domain. This can cost less than $3.
    2. Snap up a domain at NameCheap.
    3. Create the website.
    4. Learn the basics.
    5. Drive traffic.
    6. Build a list.

    Since you're looking to start more than one site, I would recommend doing the first three steps, then upgrading your hosting to multiple domain, and then repeating steps 2-6.

    Cheers,
    JR John
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  • Profile picture of the author warer
    Originally Posted by Biedec48 View Post

    I'm looking to start a few sites on the cheap...please let me know
    I usually register Domain names and make use of SEO service with the help of Thewebpole.com where they provide you with numerous services.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashforcabinets
    amazon has a great server plan and for what you get for free it's worth it
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  • Profile picture of the author GDW
    Namecheap and Hostgator not Free but almost Free.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dantes27
    From my experience free hosting is not worth; there are many cheap alternatives out there. I remember some years ago when I tried a free hosting for a blog. When people registered or when the blog had more than 15-20 visitors a day the site used to get banned. I’ve never tried it again.
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