Free Web Hosting for learning & testing your PHP code without any risk

Free Web Hosting for learning & testing your PHP code without any risk

Are you learning PHP or any other web scripting language? Did you always wanted to host your sample project or the “first website developed” online? Will it not be great if your friends and family can see your work from anywhere in the world?


We at Learnpact; we give away FREE 1GB Hosting to our students for some advanced courses; we certainly can’t afford to do so for every single course. For this reason; we have come up with a ” tried and tested ” list of FREE WEB HOSTING providers. They offer basic hosting; some with Ads and some without Ads. Nevertheless using these web hosting providers; you will be able to host your Web Apps with database and add the URL to your Resume.

Resumes with work samples URLs and portfolio; have 60% more chance to get selected by employers

List of Free Web Hosting Providers:

Host1Free is a decent good free-web hosting. You get: 2GB Disk Space, 10GB Bandwidth, 5 Domain Names, 2 MySQL Databases, Community Support.

100WebSpace offers some basic features and doesn’t give you much power, the free hosting display banners. Although it’s not as good as others, they are reliable company and servers are quite stable.

Zymic offers Free Web Hosting and seems reliable and fast. You get: 6GB space, 50GB Bandwidth, Unlimited website hosting (you can host unlimited websites),  No ads, Community support and more.

888WebHost  has no set up fees and they don’t require credit card number to register. Features:  100GB Bandwidth, 10GB Disk space,Unlimited Addon domains, Website builder, Weekly backups and much more.

RedRoyalHost  gives a very good set of features for Free. You get 10 GB Disk Space, Unlimited! Addon domains, Easy WebSite Builder, 100 GB Data Transfer, No Ads, 5 Email accounts, FTP, PHP5, cURL & more, 99.9% Uptime Guarantee.

AwardSpace offers a very good Free Web Hosting even the features are not on the top. What do you get? 250 MB Disk Space, 5 GB Traffic, 1 Domain Hosting, 3 Sub-domains, 1 MySQL(v.5) Database, AD Free, PHP 5,  Perl/CGI-BIN, FTP Access, 1 Email,  SMTP,  Webmail,  POP3,1 Email/Spam Filter.

000WebHost offers an impressive set of features and they are very reliable. Servers are quite good and fast. They offer 1.5GB disk space, 100GB Bandwidth, 5 add-on domains, 5 email accounts, 2 MySQL Databases and much more.

Freehostia “Chocolate” is a Free hosting plan. Install all popular CMS like WordPress, Joomla, forums etc. There is NO Set-Up Fee,  250 MB Disk Space, 6 GB Monthly Traffic, NO Top/Bottom banner ads, POP3/IMAP E-mail accounts and 24/7 Customer Support. It’s too good to be Free; avail it till this offer lasts.

Caution! We have manually reviewed and test all the above Free Hosting companies before recommending it to you. But their features, support and offers may or may not continue for ever. Hence please exercise due caution and don’t use them for your production websites.

Recommended Paid Hosting & Domain Registrars

Its good to learn and test your PHP skills on Free web hosting. But if you are serious about your website and web project – you will soon outgrow them. You will require advanced server settings like htaccess, php.ini, gzip compression etc to make your PHP application fast and stable.

So here are 3 good Paid Web Hosting providers  – Cost Rs 5000 + Domain cost: Rs 600 – Cost Rs 4400 Domain cost: Rs 350 – Cost Rs 5500 + Domain cost: Rs 560

# approx prices as on 15.01.2013

We would like to know if the above 10 web hosting providers were useful for your learning, testing and tinkering activities? Please comment

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