May 3, 2015
Whether you are a tech savvy individual or an entrepreneur, the odds are high that you have at least one active website right now. When it is time to launch your next site, you have the option of avoiding web hosting fees without needing to rely on WordPress. Unlike platforms of that nature or old free hosts such as Angelfire and Geocities, there is a newer free hosting company that actually allows website developers, individuals, and businesses to obtain quality results and unlimited bandwidth without paying a dime.
How Does This Service Work?
Hostt offers free hosting, and co-founder Peter Daisyme explains that “our goal is to help people and small businesses around the world with their hosting needs.” Instead of sinking $7.99 or more per month into your website host, you can put that money to work in other areas of your website development. This definitely makes it easier for start ups to get their site off the ground, and web designers can eliminate almost all of the expenses that are associated with launching their own new website.
Key Features of Hostt
In the past, companies that offered any type of free or discounted hosting were not necessarily very solid from a customer service standpoint. Fortunately, Hostt has 24/7 support available. This hosting platform also comes with thousands of templates, full root access and one click management. In other words, whether you are an experienced website developer or are working on your first site, it will be relatively easy to get everything set up.
If you currently have a free or paid account with WordPress, you can have your existing site transferred and auto-installed. This will give you access to free hosting with more robust set of features than the free WordPress option, and it can also enable you to reduce your monthly expenses. Additionally, Hostt has a team of Joomla experts on staff, and the platform is compatible with Apache, Lighttpd, Mongrel, Python, Ruby, and Visual Studio.
Are There Any Annual Fees?
Hostt does not charge any fees for the actual website hosting, but they do have one monetary requirement: all users must register their domain name via Hostt at the cost of $13.95 per year. If your domain name is already registered, you can transfer it to your new Hostt account. This is how the hosting platform makes money, and it comes with unlimited data transfers and bandwidth.
Ultimately, the most important aspect of web hosting is that it works properly and fits into your budget. Hostt definitely has the second part of this formula down, and the company was founded by people with experience in the hosting industry.
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