Almost all web hosting service providers offer a free web hosting package along with other paid services. New clients are typically attracted to these free plans because it allows them to test the waters with a particular web host before upgrading to more comprehensive plans.
Free plans come with their fair share of advantages and disadvantages. For instance, free web hosting plans allow individuals to set up their own website with a dedicated domain name at virtually no cost. They can use the service for some time and evaluate whether the security, capacity and customer support are of a level that warrants investment in a paid plan.