Web Hosting: Free vs. Premium [the short of it]


Now-a-days it just makes sense to have a website, regardless of whether you own a business or not.  However, with a website, inevitably comes web hosting.

What is website hosting?

Simply stated; web hosting gives your website files a place to be stored, and from there enabling your website files to be viewed online. Web hosting companies generally couple hosting packages with website domain names. A domain name is your website address, for example www.yourwebsitenamehere.com.

Web Hosting: Free vs. Premium

Premium web hosting companies offer you an array of options, often well packaged to include website hosting, domain name registration, the ability to install a database, create branded email (johnsmith@yourwebsite.com), and a series of other great options. Free website building services only give you the bare minimums.

Yes, I understand that cost is a big factor when it comes to website building, but believe me when I say that there are other low cost options that will give you a professional look without looking cheap.

The Freeby Website

You’ve probably seen the commercials offering free website building services; companies like wix.com or weebly.com. Most hosting companies now even offer some sort of automated website builder; and 9 times out of 10 we can tell if its a free web service. How you might ask…well it’s kind’a hard to miss because there’s a big Wix or Weebly (enter free site provider here) logo at the bottom of your website. This really isn’t a good look for your brand, especially if you’re looking to target a certain client base. But beyond that, with free website services, you are restricted to what you are able to do, versus the flexibility you get from a premium hosting platform.

Let’s go

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If you’re seriously considering getting a website developed for your business, fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you shortly.