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8 Popular Free WordPress Hosting Services For 2021

For all the folks who are considering starting their blogs or websites, here’s a way that you can do it at almost nil cost. Go with WordPress, a popular content management system that’s free to download and use. And, if you opt for free WordPress hosting, you can have your blog up and running without as much as opening your purse strings.

At the outset, it must be said that if you’re serious about your blog or website, it’s always better to locate them on the servers of a reputed hosting service. When it comes to hosting, be aware that you pretty much get what you pay for. Having made that clear, there remain many reasons why you may yet opt for free WordPress hosting:

  • As a newbie, you want to try things out before putting money on the table.
  • You want to test your WordPress skills and work at improving them.
  • Many hosts also throw in the domain name for free, making it even more attractive.
  • Some hosts also give you the freedom to install themes and plugins and experiment as you wish.
  • Speed at which the website loads and SEO are not so important to you at this stage.
  • Your website is receiving limited traffic and is not so content-heavy.
  • You do not intend to make money with your website.
  • It’s free, what can be a better incentive to try out free WordPress hosting?

If you’re looking for the cheapest way to run your blog, free WordPress hosting may be the best option for you. It’s an ideal way to get started with little or nil investment. You can learn WordPress and then move on to a professional blog located on a premium host.

However, if you’re particular about website security, speed and performance or expect technical support from your host, free WordPress hosting may not be suitable for you. For any help with choosing a host, check out our WordPress Hosting Guide.

Here’s a list of the more reliable free WordPress hosting service providers:

000webhost

000webhost does exactly what it sounds like – it offers zero cost web hosting with PHP, MySQL and no advertisements. Many of the features that it offers (including a feature-rich cPanel) are usually reserved for paid hosting plans and so if you’re looking for free hosting that offers you a greater standard of control, this host is your best bet.

Better still, 000webhost offers a 99% uptime guarantee and a one click website installer that’s designed to get you off the ground with WordPress as quickly as possible. They also have full support for PHP and MySQL, which means WordPress (and other content management systems) will work without problems. And if you change your mind about WordPress or want to try something a little more intuitive for first-time webmasters, you can take advantage of their easy website builder.

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WordPress.com

What better home for your free WordPress site than WordPress.com. It comes from Automattic, the team behind WordPress. With a free account, you get 3GB storage space and a WordPress.com subdomain. You’re free to choose from the hundreds of free themes and plugins and indulge in some basic design customization. Not only that, all the essential features of the powerful Jetpack plugin are packed into the free plan.

Free WordPress Hosting WordPress.com

A website on WordPress.com enjoys a great degree of security with anti-spam protection built into every website. The step-by-step guide will also steer you while building your website or blog.

Most free hosting plans generally lack technical support. With WordPress.com, you’ll find support in the vast WordPress community. And if, at any stage, you need advanced customization features, you can always upgrade to their premium plans. As a bonus, WordPress.com has a wide reader base that you can tap into.

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AwardSpace

AwardSpace offers free WordPress hosting which includes one domain and 3 sub domains. This is a good fit for blogs, and small or temporary websites. Their free plan is feature rich, packing in 1GB disk space, 1 MySQL database and one email with spam filter. It uses Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and allows FTP access. Moreover, it does not place annoying advertisements on your website.

AwardSpace

The free Zacky website builder will help you design the website you want. Though traffic is restricted to 5GB per month, free users enjoy the same high speed connectivity as the paying customers. You can also consider their Basic plan for the first year, which is not too expensive at $0.14 per month (payable annually). But before your throw, your hands up in joy, be aware that the prices are different upon renewal.

With AwardSpace, you can enjoy your free hosting account for life without being forced to upgrade. The user-friendly control panel, customizable dashboard where you can rearrange features, and firewall and spam protection are additional features that make this hosting option attractive. And, to top it all, 24×7 customer support is available to free customers as well. The detailed FAQ section, WordPress tutorials, and video tutorials can help you build and maintain your website.

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Freehostia

Freehostia is actually a cluster of servers that’s load balanced to function as one. It offers 250MB of disk space where you can install WordPress using their one click Applications installer.

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Besides, you get 5 hosted domains and 10MB MySQL storage. The free Chocolate plan allows you to set up 3 email accounts and permits website traffic up to 6GB every month. It packs in a MySQL database and free website templates to help you get started with building your website. They promise 99.9% uptime and do not demand any set-up fee at all.

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x10 Hosting

Besides webspace and bandwidth, x10 Hosting offers a whole range of features to build a great website. This includes a website builder that helps account holders to get started with building their website and an auto installer that installs over 200 scripts, including WordPress.

x10Hosting

The optimized cloud platform with SSD servers ensures speedy loading and reliable performance. x10Hosting also offers the latest version of PHP, MySQL, and cPanel to easily manage your website-related matters. The powerful control panel gives you control over your website.

The major advantage with x10 hosting is the unmetered bandwidth and disk space, which allows your website to grow unfettered. Moreover, you can always reach out to the 750,000+ community members when you need support.

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Free Hosting No Ads

As the name indicates, Free Hosting No Ads is a free web hosting service that’s totally ad-free. With 20 GB disk space and 200 GB traffic, it includes a free installer that can automatically install WordPress on your server. If you need help with building your website, the free website builder with sample templates will prove useful.

Free Hosting No Ads

The free service includes password-protected directories and subfolders, website statistics, and 3 PHP versions to ensure no compatibility issues. Other cool features include a control panel for account management, phpMyAdmin for managing MySQL database, webmail to access your email, and more. And they promise not to delete your site so long as you comply with their terms of service.

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Byethost

Byethost offers ad free balanced web hosting based out of a network of interconnected servers. The Softaculous script installer, is included in the hosting control panel of each free account. This script installer helps to install 330+ scripts including WordPress, and deploys your files in no time at all.

Byet Hosting

The free hosting also includes FTP, PHP and MySQL. You can avail 1000 MB disk space, 5 parked domains, 5 add-on domains and automatic HTTPS SSL on all domains. There’s also 5 MySQL databases with unmetered MySQL space, 5 email addresses, free webmail and statistics relating to disk space, bandwidth and error.

The powerful Vista Panel helps in managing your website and domains. It allows you to add extra domains or sub-domains, create databases, runs queries, and import/ export data. With the help of the integrated file manager or the dedicated FTP account, you can upload files via the Vista Panel. And if you need help, you can reach out to the 24×7 free support.

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Hostinger

Another fine option for free WordPress hosting is Hostinger. It gives you 2000MB disk space, 100GB bandwidth and 2 MySQL databases. You can manage databases via phpMyAdmin and switch between PHP versions with just a single click. The autoinstaller helps set up WordPress in minutes, and the website builder can help create your website.

Hostinger

In addition, it password protects directories, allows domain redirects and custom error pages. You can also back up and restore your website and databases on their server. Though the service is free, it does not annoy you with popups, banners, text links or obligatory forum posting.

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Accuwebhosting

Accuwebhosting is yet another free WordPress hosting option that’s advertisement free and banner free. It’s highly secure with multiple layers of DDoS protection. Moreover, it’s well optimized for WordPress. You do not have to worry about installing or updating WordPress, as it’s done for you. In case it happens that you need help with WordPress, you can refer to the helpful video tutorials on their webpage.

Accuwebhosting

Furthermore, your visitors will appreciate the fast-loading sites possible using pure SSD drives and hyper caching plugins. This ad-free service also packs in a custom domain name, a complimentary backup of your site, and control via a cPanel.

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100 WebSpace

If you don’t mind a small banner on each page of your website, you can consider 100WebSpace. They offer you a free service that includes 100MB disk space and 3GB monthly traffic. What’s more, you get a multilingual control panel from where you can manage your account.

100 WebSpace

A single hosted domain, a one click applications installer and 24×7 support also form the package. The free website templates and instant activation make this service ideal for small websites that want to be up and running in just a little time.

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Free Hosting

The name Free Hosting is inadequate to describe this service as it bundles in much more, besides free hosting. This totally ad free service offers free domain hosting, bandwidth, storage space, email and fully functional hosting accounts.

Free Hosting

You also get a full range of tools to build your website, including 330 ready-to-use personal or business website templates. Other features include no limit on file upload size, no setup fee, FTP access, maximum uptime and 24×7 support.

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Biz.nf

Biz.nf is a great ad free hosting option to experiment with. It offers 1000MB web space, 5000MB for data transfer, webmail, FTP access and MySQL version5.

Biz.nf

It’s easy to manage the account via the control panel. The website builder and instant account activation make it a suitable option for setting up a website in a hurry. You also get 24×7 support, the same as paying customers, in case you face any issues.

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Final Words

Choosing a web hosting service is a crucial decision to make. Migrating a website can get very technical, and many things can go wrong. A wrong choice can mean that you need to shift your website to another server in the future. You may need the services of a developer, and you stand to lose a fair amount of SEO advantage that you have built up in the interim.

Not only that, it’s not advisable to set up your professional blog or any high-traffic website on a free web hosting service. Because it’s free, they can suspend your account at any time and without any reason, perhaps even without informing you.

Therefore, it’s important to be clear about the purpose of setting up your blog or website, and choose an appropriate web host. If you need to look for better options, perhaps shared hosting is the place to start. Free WordPress hosting is a great choice in many situations, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all scenario. To understand the limitations of free WordPress hosting and do not hesitate to select one if it’s right for you.

Frontend web developer and web designer specialized in WordPress theme development. After graduating with BBA he self-though frontend web development. Currently, has over 10 years of experience in mainly CSS, HTML (TailwindCSS, Bootstrap), JavaScript (React, Vue, Angular) and PHP. Obsessed with application performance, user experience and simplicity.

This Post Has 38 Comments

  1. Jeffrey R. Bryan says:

    Awardspace is best for free hosting on the internet

    1. Well thats what I thought.. but they refused my request for upgrade to paid account..?? no explanation.. very weird!!

  2. Aman Singh says:

    Hey!

    No doubt Awardspace is best for Free Hosting but they never provide properly customer support to his Free clients So please if you want proper support in Free Hosting Then choose GoogieHost or Any other best Alternatives.

  3. Olisaemeka Egbuna says:

    What an array of free web hostings you have showcased here. Thanks for all the information.

  4. Hi Guys, I want to try out the in-motion free hosting

    1. Hey Alfred,

      It is available for Gillion and Jevelin theme owners. Please let me know if you have a purchase code for any of these themes.

  5. Adalberto says:

    Thanls for the info. I would like the promo code for inmotion hosting

    1. Hey Adalberto,

      It is available for Gillion and Jevelin theme owners. Please let me know if you have a purchase code for any of these themes.

  6. Ado Djulbegovic says:

    please send the code for free hosting from inmotion thanks

    1. Ado,

      This offer is for Gillion and Jevelin theme users only. Please send a purchase code for those items and we’ll send you a coupon code to get a free hosting.

  7. Please provide the inmotion coupon offer as I am interested by it.
    Thanks

  8. Thank you for your article.
    Please provide me the coupon for Inmotion/Jevelin.

  9. free hosting ? cool – tx !!!

  10. Accuwebhosting

    Effing bunch of MORONS. I had their signup filled out, business class for 6 months, plus ID protection. I had just pulled out my credit card to pay, when their form rejected me… demanding a CELL PHONE for a code to be sent.
    I don’t own a cell phone, as I don’t want a BRAIN TUMOR (which these MORONS evidently have) SO THEY LOST my business, which involves setting up a BOOK STORE with original publications and a dozen sub-sites. GOODBYE, idiots.

  11. Daniel Adair says:

    Thanks for the free code so that I can get started with my WordPress site

  12. Arun Wadhwa says:

    Didn’t know InMotion actually offered that. Thanks for collaborating with them, and maybe for the future code too?

    1. You must be a Jevelin or Gillion theme user to get hosting for free. Let me know if that is the case.

  13. Abdul Hafiz says:

    i want the code for blog

    1. What do you mean you need a code for a blog? You need a theme, hosting plugins?

  14. Clarence Eda says:

    Aweome gonna try inmotion hosting

  15. Can you help me out with some free hosting? Thanks!

  16. Can you help me out with some free hosting? Thanks!

  17. I have a few questions about the InMotion free hosting option.
    1) Will hosting be free indefinitely if we get a code from you for purchasing a Colorlib theme, or only for a period of time?
    2) Will it remain free if we end up trying/using a different WordPress theme at some point, as long as we have purchased a Colorlib theme, or only while using a Colorlib theme?

    Thanks for your help!

    1. Urania,

      It will work just for one year.
      It will work with other themes as well but you must show a valid license for Colorlib theme in order to start using it. You can switch to another theme after that but you must purchase it first to get access to a free hosting.

  18. daneshkadeha says:

    Thanls for the info. I would like the promo code for inmotion hosting

    1. Please provide a valid purchase code or license info for Jevelin or Gillion themes and we’ll be happy to share a code with you.

  19. Siddhartha Tripathy says:

    Colorlib looks exciting as a hosting provider.. I would like to try

    1. We are not a hosting provider, these are just our recommendations.

  20. Bernard Andoh says:

    I would like to try Colorlib as a hosting provider..

    1. Unfortunately, we don’t offer website hosting directly. Our hosting recommendations can be found here.

  21. Thanks for this post, quick question. Which one is better a VPS or a dedicated server? Thanks 🙂

    1. Tom,

      VPS means a Virtual Private Server. As the name imply it is a virtual server and not a complete server just for you. You have certain allocated resources on the server but other users are on the same server. Dedicated means that you use the server completely alone with no neighbours.

      It depends on how much resources you need, for most users VPS is enough.

  22. Henry Amadiegwu says:

    Thanks for making this post, very useful.
    Can’t wait to start hosting with InMotion Hosting

  23. Jim Mathews says:

    I have been using some of these free hosting companies. What you have to observe is how many years they have been on the market, if the free hosting provider is not a newcomer then you can use it with no danger at all to host a business card website or blog. I think biz.nf and awardspace free web hosting have been around for a decade or so, at least this is what it says on the awardspace free hosting company page.

  24. hi i want to use the inmotion hosting please could i have a code?

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