Besides the obvious factor of no cost, another advantage of free web hosting is that most will provide the customer base with pre made website layouts. These layouts are all design for immediate and ready to use purposes which electively eliminates the need to having to design one personally. This is quite beneficial for those with limited knowledge in this particular area.

The Basics

Basic knowledge of design, software and other beneficial know how elements would actually be needed in order to be able to set up an effective website. Thus the added advantage of having a predesigned site available for immediate use, becomes even more attractive a feature to consider.

However along with the advantages there are also very visible disadvantages especially when something is free. One of these disadvantages would come in the form of having to be part of already overcrowded servers.

This is an evident situation brought on by the fact that the web hosting is free, thus attracting those who are cost conscious and less knowledgeable in this area. This overcrowded situation often causes some down time on the web pages which is an unattractive result.
Most times the features offered are far less by comparison to paying web site hosts. Features such as emails, advance software options are often not included in free webhost facilities and designs. However for a newbie these are not very significant negative features.

The free webhosting platform does not normally offer customer service of any kind and this could be a very big disadvantage for those just starting out in the online foray. Without the avenue available to address problems or even be notified of such problems, this particular point could be very damaging to a newbie.