As an Indian, we are so obsessed with the word FREE that we really like FREE Things, Service or even a Website it’s very tempting. There are so many companies on the Internet who offer free websites. However, think about it – What are they gaining by giving you a website without any bucks. If it is FREE why isn’t everyone using it?
In this article, we are sharing all the reasons why having or making a free website is a really bad idea and you should avoid it.
Whether you are marketing yourself or your business, having a domain like this developer.myfreewebsite.com it really puts a bad impression on your user or clients. Doing like this you aren’t branding yourself, you re creating a brand value for the company who is giving you the free hosting. in short to say you are not the owner of the website.
Reusing your Content
The Companies which provide you Free website and Hosting they might use your content for them. It is like the payment for the Free hosting
Most of the websites get paid from big business for showing ads on your website. You with all your efforts and content you create a website but they get paid for ads. Often these ads are distracting and ugly looking and really irrelevant,
Company shut down
At any time and without warning, these companies can decide to shut down their business and just move on. They don’t care about the customer and hence you will lose all your website and data. Their terms of service give them legality to do so.
As you are using a free website you must understand that there are many other users who are using this free website and free hosting services. It is usually in a number of sites on the same server thus everyone may expect a server down error on your website half the time.
Limited Disk Spaces
Free service always has some limited services. If you get a free website host you get a less space so if you upload lots of content like photos, videos, etc you will reach the limit in no time.
Due to poor security, a free website is more vulnerable to hacking attempts. And if your website gets hacked it is difficult to get recovered.
No customer service
Free website and Hosting provider companies don’t have a proper customer service sector. you have to do it all yourself.
No branded Emails
You cannot create an email account’s with your own company name. For example, have a look at this email address firstname.lastname@example.org looks so professional whereas you own a company and using Gmail and Hotmail really looks unprofessional.
FREE is not actually free
Free does not mean you can enjoy all the services for free. Such providers also have their rules it is basically free for a month or a two they might charge you for other things like FTP access, any content hosting, Emails and so on.
To conclude having a free website domain and hosting is one of the worst ideas ever, contact a professional web designer if you are planning to launch your online business properly.
Do you have any of your free website stories? Comment down below so that you can prevent other users from doing the same mistakes.