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Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Horrors of Free Hosting

I've been talking about web hosting on my blog a couple of times ago. I still haven't migrated to a paid hosting provider because like I said, I'm pretty happy with my blogger set-up. I did try to set up another blog on a free hosting account, no ads. So far so good, however, I might migrate that blog soon to a paid hosting service because of some of the horror stories about free hosting providers that I've heard from some of my friends.

One of my friends said that the domain he got with the free hosting provider has been registered by another user because his webhosting provider didn't even send him a reminder email that his domain is about to expire.

Since then, I think he migrated to an unlimited paid hosting service from Inmotion after reading reviews from Web Hosting Rating. I think he's sharing the bandwidth and cost with another friend of ours and I'm hoping to get in on the action once I've heard from then first hand about InMotion's service.

Other Horror stories about free hosting that I've gathered throughout the Internet includes: not being able to access site/blog due to long downtimes, their site suddenly disappeared because the hosting provider closed down, and even data corruption.