Dear students –
I just bumped into this Quora thread and am sick with the amount of spam flooded there.
Chances are you need a web host to host your course work cheap (or better, for free). And you only need a small space and bandwidth for the project.
If this is your case, it’s better to stick with a student hosting plan – where plans are cheap (or free) and hosting capacity are small.
To help, I am curating a small list of hosting services that offer free or discount plans for students here.
I do not use affiliate links nor accept advertisement on this blog. Feel free to use (and share with your friends) this list at your own risks.
List of Student Hosting
- Accu Web Hosting
- ZNet Live
- Acorn Host
- InMotion Hosting
- Fusion Host
- MIT Hosting Choices (for MIT students only)
- Web Host Face
What to expect in student hosting plans?
Usually a small shared hosting plan is offered.
Shared hosting is the most popular webs hosting service over the internet because of its economic budget and newbie-friendly features.
Shared hosting is the perfect solution for individual and small scale websites – like a student project 🙂
Cost efficiency The best benefit associated with shared mode of web hosting is the budget price. As the specific server hosts several websites over the internet, thus the cost is distributed over each of the website leading to much cheaper rates which you cannot find on other hosting service packages. Normally, the annual cost lies with shared hosting ranges in between $50 to $100. And you don’t have to compromise with the web space and speed as you will get great web space of around 5 – 50 GB.
Feasibility and operational ease As the servers under shared hosting are associated with dozens or hundreds of websites, so any users do not have to worry much about maintaining the server. The hosting company IT experts will look after the server performance and security.
Utility Management Tool Irrespective of the number of websites shared over a single server, web-hosting companies provide the administrative utility panel to each of the website separately (usually cPanel or Plesk). Through this admin utility control page, a user can do the modification and customization of the web pages. Also one can issue the subdomains and can create site emails as like the normal web hosting features.
Limitations associated with Shared Hosting
Though shared web hosting technique is money valued and featured hosting package but still there are few drawbacks that comes with the service. Some of such drawbacks are listed as under:
- The main drawback is related with the safety issues. A shared web hosting service offers less security as many websites share the common server.
- The shared hosting holds good for small websites but its performance highly degraded with bulk weighted websites
- Less robustness is also a limitation which one has to deal with shared hosting.
- No dedicated IP address