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how do free web hosting providers make money?
This is my first post here on WHT.
I have often wondered how free hosting providers make any money?
Would anybody like to share their thoughts?
PS. I did not put any examples of free hosting providers, just in case I broke the TOS of this forum.
Sometime they make money when free users join their premium (paid) service.
Free webhosting site hosts can make money in other ways, such as putting banners, popups, or popunders ads on your free webpages.
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Advertising is the major way to make money.
Or some free hosts limit the feature on the plan to encourage their customer become paid ones.
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It is generally very difficult for them to make money. Most that are "successful" would simply be loss leaders for up-selling to paid hosting.
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As per my knowledge they place ads on your pages + they ask you to post on your forum. They offer that with paid web hosting services also and once you need to upgrade you will need to move to the paid web hosting account
Some free hosting providers earn money by selling their business after they have accumulated a certain amount of active users.
You will be able to obtain more answers on this question if you have over to forums specifically for free hosting, eg. FreeWHT.com and FreeWebSpace.net.
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And what is the profit for the new owner will be I wonder?
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Well if you monitor some sale of free hosting companies in the offers forum, you will notice that the previous owners will normally not put up any advertisements as they want to attract more active users to use their services, but once it is sold they will encourage the new owner to put up ads and let them know how much they can earn from putting up ads in the large active client base.
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SO there is three ways how to get profit from free hosting.
How about paying for services, but not for hosting.Let's say some software instalation, some cms instalations?
Or maybe for operations,like amazon strategy to get payments from GET/SEND operations ? and other things?
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They make most of their money from adverts and account upgrade.
Last edited by afam4eva; 11-12-2009 at
Some free hosts offer paid accounts as add-on with extra and premium features.
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