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How Free Webhosting Features Are Rated


The "features rating" (not the user rating) of each free web host is automatically calculated according to the free web page hosting site's features using the rating system below.  The maximum possible score is 125, and the lowest is 0.  The highest rating so far has been 124, and the lowest was 4.  This points system was last changed: 2008-08-09.


Category Free Web Hosting Features

Points

Webspace   Max = 15
  Over 100 MB (or Unlimited) 15
  100 MB 13
 

Webspace between 1 MB and 100 MB are interpolated

  1 MB 1
  You can request or get additional web space free +1
Your URL   Max = 15
  Domain Name or Subdomain 15
  Domain Name or other choice 14
  Domain Name only 12
  Subdomain 10
  Has 1 slash (/you) 7
  Has 2 slashes (/dir/you) 4
  Has 3 slashes (/dir/dir/you) 1
Upload Method

 

Max = 12
  FTP +8
  Browser +3
  SiteCopy (or URL copy) +1
Forced Ads   Max = 10
  None 10
  TextLink or Button Only 3
Your Ads   Max = 10
  Allowed +10
Scripting   Max = 15
  CGI +5
  PHP +5
  ASP +3
  SSI +1
  FrontPage Server Extensions +1
Email   Max = 10
  POP3 10
  Web-based 6
  Forwarding or Unknown type 3
Misc. Features   Max = 18
  SSL Secure Server +2
  MySQL Database +4
  Other database (or in addition to MySQL db) +2
  Free Website Statistics +1
  Custom error pages supported +1
  DirectAdmin, Plesk, or cPanel control panel +2
  Fantastico, Softaculous, Installatron, Elefante, or Zantastico script installer +1
  Cron Jobs Allowed +1
  Addon Domain Name (not Parked Domain) +2
  Add-on Domains (more than 1) +2
Base Points (20 points added to ALL hosts to compensate for possible deductions below) +20
Deductions   Max = -83
  Cobranded -40
  Interests are designated as "Nonprofit", "Special", or "Games" only -10
  Interests are designated as "Language" (non-English) -5
  Interests do not include both "Personal" and "Business" -3
  Any host with "Note:" in the Misc. field - these include, but not limited to, post2host freehosts, especially restrictive TOS, very low bandwidth limit, registrants required to complete surveys, or only allow "select" web sites or limited number per day. - 40%
  Forum posting required for any features -5

 

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