Free Web Hosting

These are the best free web hosting providers according to our team of experienced professionals.

All of these services are free to use, provide a free subdomain, but also support using your own custom domain name at zero extra cost.

Google AppEngine

Google App Engine

Part of Google Cloud Platform, AppEngine is a PaaS service for developing and hosting web applications on Google infrastructure (for everyone else). It supports web apps written in Go, PHP, Java, Python, JavaScript (Node.js), and many other runtimes. You have to enable billing (i.e. provide a credit card), but the alotted free quota is sufficient and hard to exceed with legitimate traffic, unless you already have thousands of visitors per day.

In order to qualify for always-free tier, make sure to choose the standard environment (not flexible) when signing up.

GitHub Pages

GitHub Pages logo

If you're at all skilled at coding, you might look into Git if you haven't already. GitHub (now a subsidiary of Microsoft) offers GitHub Pages. This is a service where your purely static website (i.e. one built completely in advance, using any of the many static site generators, with no server-side computing logic) can be built using GitHub CI recipes in a "serverless" manner and afterwards deployed to be served from their CDN across the globe.

Similar services are GitLab Pages, Cloudflare Pages, and Netlify. Whereas GitHub only supports serving pages for public repositories, GitLab supports private repositories too, and Cloudflare can work with any (private or public) git repository you give it access to. It also supports free edge-network computation via its serverless workers.

Byet Host

Byet

Byet Host is one of the oldest free hosting providers around. They support the standard LAMP stack: Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP — good enough for hosting websites based on WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, PrestaShop, Magento, Mediawiki (i.e. Wikipedia), Moodle (classrooms), Laravel, phpBB/vBulletin forum, or any similar PHP-based web app. A very similar service is offered by Hostinger. -

Due to them being regularly misused by novice cyber criminals (e.g. phishers), you may find their service emails often roaming to your spam folder.

Blogger

Blogger

If your planned website is mostly a not too complex blog, Google Blogger platform offers just about everything you need: themes with custom styling (including raw HTML), posts in categories with associated tags, moderated comments, custom domain, monetization with ads etc.


Unless you like their subdomain and their forced branding (injected ads), we DO NOT recommend Wix, Webs, Weebly or similar free website builders. They offer quick visual results, but are not really worth the long-term costs.