Hostinger Free Web Hosting Review

Hostinger Free Webhosting Review

As a beginner in terms of self-hosted blogging, choosing a reliable web host is a crucial decision. With the vast offerings of web hosting found online, choosing the right company should be accounted carefully, whether it is free or paid host.  For a starting blogger like me or for those who doesn’t want to pay for hosting to make his/her website online, free hosting is relatively available for us. In the past weeks of my journey with this matter, I had tried a bunch of hosting providers that claim to provide 100% free and reliable service. Do a google search and you’ll find hundreds of pages of free hosting offerings. However, despite of the claims of these hosting providers, nothing more reliable to trust is experience. So, there is no harm on signing up on a free service – just make sure that they don’t ask for payment details before hand.

Hostinger Philippines

In this journey, I finally settled on a free host where this blog is currently hosted. Hostinger Philippines is a free web hosting company that offers up to 2GB storage, 100GB of bandwidth, PHP, MySQL, and the very good thing – it doesn’t put any advertisements on your site.

Free HostingWhen I have found out about, I immediately signed up for a free account and pointed my domain to their nameservers. Installing WordPress is easy because of their user friendly control panel and built-in scripts auto-installer. Setting up was fast and my website is ready and online in just a few minutes. Hostinger is fully compatible with WordPress and most of the plugins available for the platform. Other free host doesn’t offer complete compatibility. What is more fascinating about this service is that the site loads fast (test it yourself) and you wouldn’t think that it is hosted on a server that is offered FREE. If you don’t have your own domain, you can use the subdomain offers by Hostinger. This is only a second choice and I recommend you should have your own domain if you are serious in making an identity online.

Experience with Hostinger

Hostinger is one of the best place where you would like to start making your identity online by launching a blog. Do take note that free service like hostinger do have limitations. But unlike other free host, the limitations set by Hostinger such as 20% maximum CPU resource and 100GB bandwidth per month are hard to reach. Also, the support provided by this free hosting service is outstanding. I have tried contacting support through ticket for numerous times and responses were fast. Usually, I can get a valuable response from my queries in just minutes to an hour after sending a ticket.

Updated (May 16): I experienced some errors on my blog days ago, it was resolved and I found out that a Cloudflare setting is the culprit of this error, not Hostinger. Read the detailed article here: Fixing Error 522 in WordPress Edit: Hostinger contributed in the said error.

Hostinger Philippines is part of the Hostinger International group and was launched in the Philippines last 2012. Hostinger also offers premium shared hosting for as low as P99 per month. Currently, it utilizes Europe, North America & Singapore datacenters for Philippine operations.

Updated (May 20): I encountered a suspension of my free account with Hostinger. It is due to utilizing above 70% of the CPU limit for free hosting for more than 36 times. Here is the original message from Hostinger:

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