Lesson 23: Free Web Hosting for Students

Student lesson 23 assignment: Where do you go to get a free web hosting account?

Web hosting in most cases aren’t free. You must register for a hosting plan that fits your budget and/or your website needs. These plans ranges from as low as $2.95 per month to as high as $500 or more.

For students who just want to complete an assignment project or get a test website without spending money, this brief tutorial shows you how to do just that.

I am going to show you how to register for a free web hosting account without spending a dime. You can then use this free account to test out projects, or complete an assignment.

Getting a free web hosting account

There are many web hosts that claim to provide user and beginners free web hosting accounts. The problem here is majority of these providers won’t give you totally free account.

The one provider that stands out is 5GBfree.com .

5GBfree.com allows students and beginners to host website absolutely free at no cost. With its free plan, you’d get 5GB disk space, 20GB bandwidth per month, 1 FTP account, 3 MySQL databases, 1 parked domain and 1 addon domain.

You’ll also get CPanel Admin access, ad free account and free forum support. Totally free!

So, if you want to just set up a beginner website without spending money, you may want to start with 5GBfree.com.

Registering for an account

To register for an account, you’ll want to go to the link below.


Then fill in the registration form and submit. One thing to note is that the user name you choose will be used as the submain of 5gfree.com. For example, if your username is richard, then your website URL would be richard.5gbfree.com.

The username should also be unique, meaning that it shouldn’t already be used by another person or the setup will fail.

After you’ve registered, you’ll get an email with a link to confirm your email address. After confirming, you’ll get a final email with your account info and link to access your account.

Congratulations! Here is the free hosting account you requested from 5GBFree.com. Log in with your username and password below to get started.

Username: rightbuy

Password: xxxxxxxx

Support for 5GBFree.com accounts is available at http://www.5gbfreeforum.com.

Get more with an exclusive upgrade offer, available through NetHosting.

Upgrade to a 5GB Pro account to get the most robust virtual hosting available, complete with live, dedicated support all for the incredibly low price of $2.95/month! 5GBFree users only!

To access your account, go to your username.5gbfree.com:2082/

Then, type your username and password to logon. With that, you should have a fully functioning host account that lets you use Cpanel and manage your websites and domains.

free students website hosting

That’s it!

To create a custom domain for your site, you’ll need to go to Addon Domains section in Cpanel and create one there. Then go to your DNS provider and create a nameservers to point to ns1.5gfree.com and ns2.5gfree.com

This is how you can setup a free domain that cost you nothing.

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