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Discussion on: Why hosting isn't free!

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tqbit profile image
tq-bit

If you mean free as in 'no $ charged', I'd like to kindly disagree. There are plenty of hosting providers who offer free tiers. Just then, without meaning to offend anybody, you're part of their marketing budget as you're carrying their domain in yours.
Or you cause a close-to-zero-margin cost, the same reason why there's economy class on flights. For scaling up - if you hire 20 more people for your business and they need space to work, you obviously can't get that for free either.

Take Hostinger, who has 000webhost, there's the free hosting for wordpress powered sites and - it's been said yet - there's serverless 'hosting' from Netlify, Heroku or Github pages.

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But they don't offer subdomain creation and nameservers many of which alot of developers need.