Free hosting is a good choice when we want to make a site which is non-critical. These are the sites which are also made for fun. Moreover there is less bandwidth obtainable and speed of the data transfer is slow. Several companies require us to buy domain names so that to get free hosting services.
Now let us understand the whole concept of the hosting, Then we would get a clear picture of what free hosting is. Hosting has become the area of cardinal importance. Today it has even become unfeasible to leave it aside. Now let us start from the very starting or the incipient stage of knowing what hosting means. Hosting means that we are providing the user with the space for storage and the right to use of the website.
When we make a website it is composed of text, images, videos and audios. The user or the person at the other side cannot get access to your website if it is not present on the internet. So to put our website on the internet, we have to store it into web server. What we have to do over here is that we have to first buy the storage for our web pages and then put our pages in the web server. We can now say that our website has become hosted there in the web server and people can get access to our website.
Now let us go into more depth and understand what these web servers are. Web server is hardware or in general terms a Computer where our pages get loaded. It also acts as a host. It serves the substance of your website to the internet users. A very high degree of specifications are required for a computer to be a server. It also gets connected to the internet through powerful links thus making it really behemoth in nature. Many companies have their own servers, which provide the storage space for rent.
In the case of free hosting we maintain and organize our own load balanced clustered hosting network. So it is necessary for a person to delv deep into thinking which hosting he requires and which one suits him the most. Also if the hosting includes some confidential material then it is good to go for some business hosting.