View Full Version : Free Hosts and Forwarding Domains

08-10-2005, 12:31 PM

For quite a while now I have bought a domain name from one company and had it pointed it to a website that I have hosted for free with another ISP.
This has worked out quite well and cheap as far as hobby sites go. However, for more commerical sites I've noticed that in search engines the domain name will have listed information about the name being owned by the company I bought it from, whereas my original isp address will have the text from my site in the google results list.
The website for website.co.uk can be found by clicking here. website.co.uk is registered through "domain company" etc.

"text info from my site".....

Is this one of the disadvantages of the above practise or are there others also?
I'm keen to know what benefits there are with paying for webspace hosting and keeping it and the domain name all within one company.
Can anyone advise? Thanks


08-10-2005, 03:28 PM
what do you want to know ?

Free hosts or paid hosts?

08-10-2005, 03:37 PM
Am just interested to know what others think are the disadvantages of going with free hosts? Are there significant benefits by paying for webspace with a company when there are free ones around?



08-11-2005, 12:04 PM
I think it comes down to what you want to do with your site. If you are happy with the limitations on your free host, then there is no need to pay for one. If you want to run stuff on it but it doesn't allow you to, you might want to start looking at pay sites.

08-11-2005, 12:31 PM
Thanks Kickin.