Which free (or relatively cheap) webhost do you recommend?
January 10, 2011 12:21 PM   Subscribe

I am currently using 000webhost and am in need of a change. Lately it has been slow loading and right now the server is timing out altogether. I'm studying web design at the moment so it's not the end of the world that this happens now as the only people checking out my site are my instructors. However, in the not so distant future I would like to go pro and host my portfolio on my domain so the server going down for hours on end at any time just isn't acceptable. So... which free (or relatively cheap) webhosts do you recommend? Thank you so much for your suggestions! :)
posted by [vagabond] to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In first with a suggestion for nearlyfreespeech.net. They don't hold your hand as much as some hosts (no cpanel, etc) but they are reliable and affordable. Another option is dreamhost.com if you prefer something equally powerful but a bit more geared towards the novice user. As a previous question determined, web hosting is essentially a commodity at this point.
posted by ChrisHartley at 12:27 PM on January 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

Really should search. Same question is asked a buhzillion times.

Nearlyfreespeech will be the cheapest, my personal favorite is asmallorange.com
posted by TomMelee at 12:31 PM on January 10, 2011

I like GKG.net. But yeah, the search box is your friend. We answer this question almost monthly - or so it seems.
posted by COD at 12:33 PM on January 10, 2011

Have a look at all these AskMe threads asking the same question, including this one from five days ago.
posted by briank at 12:34 PM on January 10, 2011 [3 favorites]

I second the DreamHost recommendation. I've been with them for almost 7 years. Now I have unlimited space, domains, users, & bandwidth for $120/yr.
posted by luckynerd at 1:04 PM on January 10, 2011

posted by crunchland at 1:32 PM on January 10, 2011

nthing NearlyFreeSpeech. Dirt cheap for simple webdev and reliable enough.
posted by turkeyphant at 2:33 PM on January 10, 2011

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