ByetHost.com Free Website Hosting Review
ByetHost is another free website hosting provider out there. They are a privately owned company based out of Ohio, USA. They utilize a state-of-the-art cluster based hosting scheme which allows for them to host and manage over 1000 customers every day. The cluster system is comprised of several hundred server nodes using highly optimized Linux and Unix operating systems running on Quad-CPU industry standard Intel Xeon processors. These xeon processors as you may already know can withstand even the most demanding requests from web users. They also utilize a separate “sub-Grid” networked cluster system to house their MySQL databases, FTP management, and countless other functions that are typically found to be the root cause of issues in single cluster systems. Over 10 backbone connections into their main datacenter provides unheard of redundancy allowing for extremely reliable uptime.
As one of the highest regarded best free website hosting providers, ByetHost has features that are extremely helpful to web developers with a higher skill set. They use vistapanel web hosting control panel that allows for high customization and even better management. Coupled with FTP access, Softaculous and Fantastico, Byethost has all the features of a paid hosting provider without the cost. A couple of the main features of ByetHost’s free plans that stood out to us were: 1000 MB Disk Space, Free Tech Support, and most importantly AD FREE! They also have a large list of free subdomains available for you to use if you dont have a top level domain to use. During our review we counted over 20 different choices. Wow! Of course if you do have your own domain they are more than happy to add it to your account so you can use it.
They also have a great community resource forum with many active users. We were able to use their forum to get suggestions on a script to use to put a forum on our website. It was a pleasant experience that yielded quick results and knowledgeable answers.
Although ByetHost does not have extensive web creation tools like other hosts we have reviewed they do have a directory of instant installable scripts. Setting up scripts like wordpress, joomla, or phpbb are a breeze. These powerful tools allow for you to get your website setup quicker and have the confidence to know that it will be setup properly. And if that process feels a little too daunting ByetHost offers unheard of free tech support on all of their packages.
One of the things that stood out about ByetHost that we liked was their backup retention. They automatically will keep backups of your website for you, which is important if you ever accidentally delete a file or make a mistake when editing one. Simply get in touch with their support team and they will get you taken care of. In our testing they were able to recover a lost file in under 2 hours. Which aligns right up with the great tech support claims they have made.
Although not the best free website hosting service we have used, we feel that Byethost offers a competitive package and great service that is worth checking out.