Like my dad always told me, nothing is really free.

There are companies out there that offer free hosting for your web site, and there are some good uses for free web hosting, especially if you are setting up a personal temporary site, and, in some cases, it can also be helpful in some Search Engine Optimization strategies if you are setting up a collection of related websites connected with a common theme (though some webmasters go too far and incur the wrath of G–gle).

The blog entry you are now reading is hosted free by wordpress.com, which is one of the best free hosts for blogs.  It is a specialized kind of hosting and has built in constraints that discourage abuse.  Generalized web hosting must have other kinds of constraints to avoid abuse or overuse of a shared and limited resource, and it is those constraints that you may or may not be able to live with from a free web host. 

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Here is an article we found that discusses the current state of free web hosting and how it may or may not be suitable for small business web hosting

Please share your ideas below about free web hosting and when you think it is appropriate for use for a business web site.

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