Build a Free Website, Blog and Photo Album

by Joe

If you are looking for an online place to build a website without paying any website hosting fee, you may be happy to find www.zoomshare.com. This site is owned by DW Data Inc, an American company based in Chicago, Illinois. Zoomshare launched in 2004, and is an online community where its registered members can share their photos and ideas by creating free websites. Besides the free service, Zoomshare also offers paid site building packages.

Below are some main features of the free website service at zoomshare.com.
Web storage space: 50 MB
Number of webpage: 100
Bandwidth: 300 MB per day (9 GB per month)
Forced ads: yes
Email account: yes (example: yourname@zoomshare.com)
FTP access: no
Microsoft Frontpage or Dreamweaver: no
File size for uploading: up to 10 MB
Free sub-domain: yes (example: yoursite.zoomshare.com)
Online web-page editor: yes
Custom HTML code: allowed
Space for file storage: 250 MB
Customer support: email, online documents

Opinions:
Zoomshare.com is not a typical web hosting site; it is an online community where web building services are provided instead. Their services are only available to their members. Fortunately, it doesn’t cost any money to be a member of Zoomshare and to use their basic website building service.

As a member of this site, you will enjoy many benefits. You can make a weblog to share your thoughts, have online photo albums to share your photos, get web space to store your files, participate in online forum discussions and so on.

zoomshare.comCreating a free website at Zoomshare is easy. You can use the webpage editor offered on the site to compose your webpage, and publish your website online using the free sub-domain of zoomshare.com you registered as your site’s URL. The whole process should be very easy. Most of time, you can figure things out by yourself. If you need any help, you can refer to their tutorials in the help section. Please be careful when choosing your site’s name, since once it is approved, you can’t change it anymore. If you accidentally type in the wrong name, what you can do is just to register another sub-domain on the site and manually move your site to the new address.

At zoomshare.com, a free member can build a website with up to 100 pages, and get up to 50 MB disk space and approximately 9 GB monthly data transfer. If you think this web hosting capacity is not big enough, you have the option to upgrade to their paid hosting plans, which offer a wide range of features and prices to meet different people’s needs.

In addition to website creation, you are also allowed to use their free hosting service to store your files online. For example, you can upload your music and video clips and store their server. If you like, you can embed these media files into your webpage.

As mentioned above, there are many upsides of the Zoomshare free website building service. Then, what are the downsides? Similar to other free website hosting sites, Zoomshare also shows its ads on websites hosted using their free plan. Thus, if you are looking for a free web hosting plan with no ads, you may want to pass on this offer. It doesn’t allow its members to use FTP to access their server, which may make uploading/downloading and managing files inconvenient. In addition, it has no phone support for free members. They, however, can get help from the online forum/help or contact them by email.

In conclusion, for people who want to join an online community to create their websites/blogs with no cost, share their photos or store files online, they may want to register as members of Zoomshare; for people who need a free site hosting service supporting FTP access and other scripting languages, they may have to look somewhere else.

Related links:
Build a free website at Zoomshare
http://www.zoomshare.com
Zoomshare sign up
http://www.signup.zoomshare.com

Tip:
To make an informed decision, you may read zoomshare.com reviews for more information.

Update:
Zoomshare has discontinued its free website service since May, 2013.

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