Not all free hosts are bad or decisive, and it's in your zeal, there may be an excellent host which is up-coming and can provide superior services. They may offer free hosting to promote their services so that they can have customers in their portfolio. But remember those are limited time offers and will be closed soon when they get there desired collection filled.
Cheap and affordable web hosting may turn to be a great deal, if you carefully compare some of the affordable type plans with some of the more expensive ones, you may discover that there are lots in common between them in reality. Here you always try select which host can have a better server; updated software's and provide you quality support in practical terms.
Not all the free websites are going to be removed without notice or provide a bad reputation for your company. There are services from giants like Google's Blogger, or Yahoo's Geo-cities will help you to increase your link popularity if efficiently used.
Free sites or free hosting does not have any guarantee; there is a chance to be removed tomorrow. The most important reason I like to highlight that, it leads your site permanently removed from search engines too.
Advertisements and other stuff usually support free hosting or free sites. You have created a free website in a subdomain and also find good free hosting. You have done offline and online promotions to your customer's friends and other people who are known to you. Here you are falling into a trap, by promoting the ads and other stuff of free hosting provider. Also, the persons who have bookmarked your site will not find it again once the host removes it.
Domains are unique and represent the status of you. No other competitor of yours can steal your name and in a matter of time, your clients will memories the name. Whereas anyone can have any amount of free sub-domains, imagine your fate when your competitor starts doing that.
Imagine a kind client found you on the web and become interested in your product and services. Before hiring your services, he likes to know more about you or he will do research first whether he should consider to contact you. If you hold a free hosting site the first impact of your will go in his mind that you are not a serious seller. To prevent this, you should consider a personalized top-level domain and consistent hosting services.
When you find a hosting company offers services meager price, consider twice before choosing. Do a small research to find out why it is so cheap, even below the industry standards. I always follow the principle that "Quality Never Comes Low." When it comes to providing support or services, it involves some cost in the workforce and other stuff which a company needs to meet day today.
Don't fall into the trap of fly by night operators, always begin with established and trusted providers in the industry.
The most common mistake comes to my knowledge is, beginners are not clear about there requirements. It is evident that no one knows what required in future, but if your requirements are documented, it will be easier to analyze choosing the hosting services that suit your needs. Always consider that there may be a possibility of shifting from static site to a dynamic one or you may require using specific scripts. It is an ongoing process and if appropriately documented can help you a lot shorter.