As the name suggests, a free web hosting is a free service offered by web hosting companies. In fact it is a blessing for newbies in this field. It gives an excellent opportunity to learn and be accustomed to web hosting environments. I think it is the best option if you are planning to start a website and not sure of its future. By choosing a free or shared web hosting, you can just start your business at no extra cost and evaluate it performance. But before selecting a free web hosting service, you should consider its future prospects too. You should study the track record and aware of the various plans being offered by the company. In future when your business becomes an online success, you may opt for a paid hosting service. In that case it would be better to stick with the current service provider than looking for a new one. Can you point other important factors to look for before selecting a free web hosting service?