between Free and Paid Websites:
This article will explain you the comparison of
free and paid websites. Free web hosting does
not merely go to waste. It has some advantages
1- If you are just going to start an online business
first time, the results of a free website will
enable you to assess whether you should continue
with paid or not.
2- Those who are not experienced and do not have
command over creating and maintaining their website,
can take a good start from free web hosting.
3- If you cannot afford paid web hosting, then
definitely, you can begin your business through
building free website.
4- If the bandwidth required by your website is
less, free website will benefit you.
Now, following points will let you know why a
paid website is better than free one and what
the disadvantages of free website are:
1- The space is less and you cannot get a name
in the market with your competitors.
2- The free website service providers will offer
you the domain name with the affiliation, not
an independent name. Thus, does not leave a good
impression upon your visitors. This is because,
it shows that the business is newly established
and you are not an expert in your field like your
3- The data transfer speed of your website is
not so high as compared to paid website holders.
When you want to upload your photos, audio or
video files on your website, it takes much time
due to lesser transmission rate.
4- User defined scripts cannot be run on a free
5- The technical assistance is provided to the
paid website only.
6- If you have a free website of a shopping store,
the volume of sales will be comparatively lower.
The number of sales increases when your website
is paid and provides better quality.
7- Some of the features provided free of cost
by the company are for a limited period of time.
When the time period expires, you no longer can
avail that feature.
8- If your website was free earlier and now you
have switched to paid one, you cannot transfer
the “.htaccess” file. This file is used to redirect
your website to the new link and you have to add
some commands in this file so that the search
engine redirects your visitor to the new URL next
time. It is called “301 Permanent Redirect”.
9- 404 Error is known as Custom Error Page and
it is not available to the free websites. If your
customer opens your website and there is some
error, but the message does not appear that “Web
Page is not available” or “Web page is not found”.
The option of the specific error is only for the
paid website users.
10- The company providing free website, definitely,
posts its advertisement on your website whatever
it wants. It is not necessary that the advertisement
supports your need and customer’s requirements.
11- The template for the free website is for the
time being and you do not own it.
So a paid website is one time investment and gives
you long lasting benefits.