Paid Web Hosting
With paid hosting, youâ€™ll find a variety of available plans to choose from. These plans allow more disk space and bandwidth, and usually include a number of other features such as free domain names, free sub-domains and unlimited email accounts. Some of the more advanced common features are CGI-Bin, MySQL databases and Microsoft FrontPage extensions. With more disk space and data transfer you get with paid hosting, you can add more files to your website and it can handle more traffic. Compared to free web hosting, youâ€™ll also find that the services provided by paid web hosting companies are much more reliable, not to mention offering a higher level of customer support. With paid webhosting you won’t have any unwanted text or banner ads placed on your website.
Free Web Hosting
Free web hosting services provide limited features compared to paid web hosting services, but normally offer enough disk space and bandwidth to host a small website. With free web hosting you can upload your small personal website. Cost wise, there is no charge to register for a free web hosting service, although you may be required to purchase your own domain name. Free web hosting services are also useful if youâ€™re inexperienced in creating web pages. Free web hosts cannot afford to offer 24/7 or any support as compared to paid web hosting. The source of income for most of the free hosts is Advertising so there will be text and banner ads placed on your site.