• Free Joomla Hosting – Work or Not?

    by  • November 6, 2013 • Blog • 12 Comments

    Many of my customers ask me about Free Joomla Hosting solution, I ‘s easy to understand why they have the idea to use free joomla hosting for their product site. But well, it ‘s totally wrong!!!

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    For a long time our team always use SiteGround Joomla Hosting package for all of our projects and they just make us very comfortable with the services they provide. Everything come from server become very easy and smooth. They even support Varnish cache in this hosting package what improve the performance very very much.

    2 years ago I was have idea the same like some of my customers for joomla development about free joomla hosting and not much effort I found some free joomla hosting providers what ready for joomla one-click install and server “work” with joomla. But still just after 2 weeks using them and I decided that I will never use them again because of these reasons:

    1. Free Joomla Hosting have no support

    Well, how I can say!!! If you are a very good technical guy in Joomla server but you only own shared hosting account then you have no way to change any configuration on server. The problem is if there are any thing wrong you can’t require the free joomla hosting provider support you. Why? Because it ‘s “FREE” and in the most case the support time will take you a lot of more money or it just take your time to move your site to another joomla hosting.

    So a hosting without support is not something we are looking for, let ‘s forget this option.

    2. Free Joomla Hosting is too slow

    No one will take a lot of time and money to invest to a free joomla hosting system, so that using free joomla hosting then you have to allow the slow performance and much down time. So what? You will lose your customers because of the low quality website service. Let ‘s avoid the slow website by avoid the free joomla hosting

    3. No Security in Free Joomla Hosting

    It doesn’t make any sense if it is a free service but have no security. But how you require they invest to have a best security with a free one? Then again, we shouldn’t use free joomla hosting .

    4. No guarantee from Free Joomla Hosting

    100% people want to have some guarantee for their website so that no guarantee no usage.

    5. Free Joomla Hosting with “suddenly site down”

    Who want to have a website with a lot of down time? If you want then let ‘s go with free joomla hosting solution

    6. Free Joomla Hosting does not work for development

    How much money you are paying for development per hour? It will take your developers time more than 2 or 3 times to work with a low quality hosting so that let ‘s get a good one for your developers instead of the free joomla hosting. In this case, you will lose a huge money for free joomla hosting what just take some dollars per month for a paying joomla hosting.

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    Ok, in the bottom line, I believe you will never think about the free joomla hosting solution any more. I don’t think there is any free solution for this what have a good quality enough to use. It just take you time and money.

    If you choose a good paying joomla hosting it will save you a lot of time and money, other than that it will save more customers, and make your site more trust. So that I highly recommend you use a very good one from a joomla hosting company what provide a best joomla hosting service. I suggest you try SiteGround Joomla Hosting package what will have all of features for Joomla with the best quality, and they are the one on the world provide supercacher with CDN, memcached and varnish cache in shared hosting. It ‘s interesting to try without any risk.

    12 Responses to Free Joomla Hosting – Work or Not?

    1. Deneil
      December 26, 2014 at 2:59 am

      free joomla hosting – free but not free at all. They usually give us a chance in beginning and when we belong to them, they will try to charge more. So I totally agree with you, let ‘s stay away from free joomla hosting since it doesn’t help but bring us a lot of problems in future

      • January 8, 2015 at 9:27 am

        You are right Deneil, that ‘s why we have this post to show all of people about the true. So let ‘s stay away from the free one. It just hurt your site and plan

    2. ONKid
      January 15, 2015 at 4:10 am

      Of course not work with free one. The free joomla hosting only try to take your money so that I totally agree to the idea from admin. Just take the paid one and they will take care of problem.

    3. Kao
      January 22, 2015 at 10:55 am

      You are right! Last time I try a free hosting for joomla site and meet a big problem with downtime. Other than that, after a month working on it. It send an email that I used out of free resource and they want to charge for extra resource or just close the hosting and I can’t get back the source code. It ‘s a crazy thing, you know. So, just stay away from free joomla hosting.

    4. TiJ
      February 8, 2015 at 11:06 am

      You are right, the free joomla hosting will never work for any website, it just take time and money.

    5. Geo IT
      February 20, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      thanks for a very detail explain about free joomla hositng. I always think we have no free option what can work, but I am wondering if you can send me the demo of SiteGround option? Thanks

    6. luckycode
      March 18, 2015 at 3:50 pm

      with my experience no hosting service work in free mode. Because the hosting need money to invest so that the free service on hosting must include ads to maintain. But no one want their site have other ads that ‘s why the free joomla hosting owner must make money some how or they will be out of business really soon.

    7. CloudMaker
      May 5, 2015 at 11:31 am

      I am pretty that it will not work in any situation. Don’t spend time for free hosting. Let ‘s pay a little but you save a lot of time for your life

    8. Rano
      June 3, 2015 at 4:24 am

      No one doing free work for you so let ‘s forget the free joomla hosting. You did a very good job to show people about this admin. Thanks

      • August 5, 2015 at 2:06 am

        You are right, Rano. That ‘s why we do this post to show users about this. Let’s say NO with free one.

    9. Dannie
      September 11, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      You experience just like me 4 years ago when I try a free joomla hosting in the first time. It make me crazy and crazy then. I decide to use paid service all of time to make sure it won’t waste my time and money. Again, free hosting will never work, I totally agree with you.

      • Nowzone
        October 23, 2015 at 2:23 am

        Well, you are right, the free one only take your time and money. They will not work. I totally agree with ad.

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