These days, not many people understand how easy it is to obtain free web hosting. In fact, many people are more than happy to fork out money for their own paid hosting. Because web hosting prices have gone down in general over the past couple years, it is a bit simpler for people to opt for paid hosting. Here is what you need to do.
1. Keep an eye out for blogging or content management services. Sites like Blogger and WordPress offer hosting services that are free to their users. If you are only looking to publish articles, upload images every so often, these two sites will be plenty enough for you. They are big companies and you will be backed up by them which means reduced downtime.
2. Find those web hosting sites that are free. There are plenty of options for users to get their hosting done free, of course, there is always a catch. Although you will not have to pay anything for the hosting, there are still some limitations, such as restrictive terms of services, and limited bandwidth and webspace.
3. Research different sponsors. Often, you will find paid hosting providers that offer to sponsor sites that meet certain criteria. For instance, non-profit websites or charity organizations might be places they would sponsor. In other cases, they might sponsor websites that are not monetized but provide content that is fresh and of high quality. Then there are those who offer hosting services to websites for free if they get advertising space on that website in return; typically for high traffic sites only. Other a free provider is not enough. There are cheap providers like hostgator, bluehost and lunarpages that are worth the investment.
Either of these three tips are a good way for you to get your web hosting free. However, if you can afford it, it is a good idea to invest in paid hosting as they do tend to offer much more.