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This has probably been asked everywhere but I can't seem to find one that fits my budget. So I am looking for cheap hosting (free) for a personal website. I'm looking to spend no more than $2/month on it. I've been making websites for a while now, usually for school clubs. They have a larger budget so that isn't a problem for me. From experience most, if not all, free hosting site are usually unreliable, have ads, or a scam. There are the good ones that offer some free space and decent bandwidth, but those probably require you to be active on their forums which I can't be.

The specs in looking for isn't much but at least these:

1. PHP enabled, mySQL db's (make at least 3)
2. Domain support
3. 2gb+ bandwidth
3. Decent space (I'm not picky maybe 300mb+?)
4. Reliability (pretty good uptime, etc)
5. Support (thought I doubt I'd need it much)
6. 2+ FTP Account
7. cPanel (actually this is more of a perk, if there isn't that's fine).

Edit: I forgot to add free domain transferring

Edited by Deviatorz, 03 March 2012 - 01:46 PM.

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Most paid hosting services will provide free domain name transfer, but you could do it yourself. I have yet to find a reliable host that runs $2 per month. Many start a special package at around $3.95/mo even with a free domain name the first year, but will increase rate on next renewal. Might help:

Choosing a Hosting Company? Use The Following Criteria: http://www.webdesign...wing-criterias/
Poll: Who Is the Best Web Host?: http://webmasterform...s-the-best-host

Useful Tools/Info:

How to Buy a Domain Name: http://www.webdevelo...ng_domains.html
15 Tools For Finding a Perfect Domain Name: http://slodive.com/d...ct-domain-name/
How to Register Your Own Domain Name: http://www.thesitewi...terdomain.shtml
Web Design Tips: http://www.webweaver.nu/html-tips/
Webmaster Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.thesitewizard.com/faqs/

Tutorial: Move a Website to a New Server - The Seamless Way: http://www.elated.co...e-seamless-way/
URL redirection: http://en.wikipedia....URL_redirection
CNAME Setup Instructions for Popular Registrars: http://www.coffeecup...n-with-s-drive/

Edited by AstraNut, 03 March 2012 - 03:17 PM.

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a good free one to try is 000webhost.com
have been using it for around 2 years now and don't have any complaints. normally up 99% of the time and when its down is only for around an hour max
quite happy with them!

but it all depends what application its for :)

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I would reccomend https://x10hosting.com/ as it offers a very good and reliable free hosting, with MySql Databases and phpmyadmin. Also the free business mail accounts are great! And it's cPanel!
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