Top 10 Best Cheap or Free WordPress Hosting Providers

Top 10 Best Cheap or Free WordPress Hosting Providers

By Michael OSullivan

After years of poking around the World Wide Web, one certainly gets to know a thing or two. One of the many things I’ve learned in that time is which are the best free (or cheap) WordPress hosting providers.

Why is this important? Well, if you’re like me, you’re not exactly packing cash like a Bourbon Street bartender after Mardis Gras, know what I mean?

Free hosting may make sense for people who are building websites for a charity event, for people who just want to keep a personal blog or for very small businesses that do not require a real “hands-on” type of page. Using the best free WordPress hosting also gives users a sense of what the provider may be like after upgrading to a paid subscription.

Best Free WordPress Providers

Company

Disk Space

Site Builder

Email

1 Click Install

Support

250 MB

No

Yes

Yes

24/7

1000 MB

Yes

Yes

Yes

24/7

5 GB

No

No

Yes

Forum

1 GB

No

Yes

Yes

24/7 “limited”

1000 GB

Yes

Yes

Yes

24/7

“Free” always sounds musical to me, but I’ve learned that getting something for free can sometimes contain a flat note or two. Taking advantage of the best free hosting sites may sound great, but it may mean that you will have to sacrifice things like speed, space, security and/or uptime among other things.

How Does Free WordPress Hosting Survive?

Companies offering free webhosting are generally not doing so out of the goodness in their hearts. They are in it to make a few bucks. There are several ways that companies offering free webhosting make money:

  • They often place ads on all of your pages, and you will have no say in where those ads are positioned.
  • They have no qualms about collecting your information and selling it off. So be prepared for emails and offers from obscure places.
free wordpress hosting

Free WordPress Hosting Pitfalls

You should also be aware that, perhaps like you, these providers may be on a budget. They likely can’t afford to bring you the latest server hardware. It is therefore possible that there will be occasional (or frequent) downtimes as resources become overloaded, taxed or possibly even virus-infected. Indeed, some free or cheap hosting for WordPress providers may be employing very outdated software as well, which will limit your selection and use of available web applications.

Finally, the level of care and concern the host has for your endeavors is likely to be low. You are not spending money with them. They are not, therefore, likely to get too excited about helping to solve a problem with their services. Be sure to keep your data backed up!

In the following table for Best Cheap WordPress Hosting Providers, note that all these providers will upgrade features for more expensive plans. The features I’ve listed reflect their CHEAPEST plans.

Best Cheap WordPress Hosting

Image

Price

Space

Back Ups

Stats

Unlimited Email

$1.46 month

500 MB

Yes

Yes

No

$3.95 month

10 GB

Yes

No

Yes

$1.95 month

50 GB

No

Yes

No

$4.00 month

Unlimited

Yes

Yes

Yes

$3.95 month

50 GB

No

Yes

No

Keep in mind that there are many alternatives offering very inexpensive, or cheap, WordPress hosting; the benefits these have over free hosting make it worth the effort to try and squeeze a few bucks out of the monthly cash allotment.

Most of these providers will have a few strings attached to the “cheap” subscription. They will ask that you pay more – the regular price – after the introductory term has expired. Other companies advertise the inexpensive rate but require a longer-term commitment on your part.

Free Or Cheap – Which Way To Go?

I believe that the benefits of spending even just a few bucks on a provider far outweigh the risks and hassle of associating with a free provider.

In the end, however, a budget is a budget; if there is NO money to spend, then free must be free. Hopefully these comparison tables will help guide you in making an informed decision about what is best for your needs.

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