Overall, free hosting is not the best option for a small business. Medium-to-large businesses are a different story because they usually have a large client list and financial stability. However, if you are trying to build up a small business, a regular hosting plan is best for you.
Free hosting is not good for small businesses for two reasons: A) you will not receive any support, and B) ads downtime.
Support is incredibly important for small business owners because they already have a lot of other factors to worry about. Money, marketing, advertisement, and more are just a few of the worries small business owners face.
If you have to answer your own questions, figure out your hosting services, and muddle through your concerns, it could cost you both time and money. Support centers are there to walk you through the hosting process.
When you choose the free web hosting option, you lose all of that. In addition, you are also losing ads due to ads downtime. This means that those who offer ads, like Google, Yahoo, and more are giving their free ad credit offers to web hosts that charge their clients.
Free hosting cannot afford to offer ads, which results in ads downtime. Ads are another important step in establishing your online presence, so you do not want to miss that opportunity.
Get some experience, spend a little money, and watch your business grow before you decide to look into free hosting.