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Hello everyone,

There are two options here: would you prefer register to a Free Web Hosting plan that limits you in terms of time, for example a 30 day free trial period and then you start paying for your hosting plan.
Or would you rather opt for a free plan that limits you in terms of resources and you will need to upgrade to get better resources limits and full features available.
(07-05-2021, 10:49 AM)yyao1002 Wrote: [ -> ]Hello everyone,

There are two options here: would you prefer register to a Free Web Hosting plan that limits you in terms of time, for example a 30 day free trial period and then you start paying for your hosting plan.
Or would you rather opt for a free plan that limits you in terms of resources and you will need to upgrade to get better resources limits and full features available.

I'd rather be limited on resources and limits any day of the week over a time period.
The first option is just a free trial and so not free hosting there.

The second is more common, but what a lot of hassle to run/manage it. Not worth the hassle especially now cPanel charge per account, and it isn't as easy to run a free hosting service using alternative control panels.

Let's not forget that 80% of the signups seem to just be someone wanting to use the service for spam/malware/phishing activity.

Control panels should have features that help prevent abuse on a free service so it's easier for hosting providers to run free & paid services on the same infrastructure i.e don't allow phpmail on free accounts, but allow it on paid. Things like that.