1. With paid web hosting, you will now have any unwanted text or banner ads placed on your website.
  2. Your website will not be placed in a sub-domain or folder. You will have your own domain name ( which will not only result in better search engine rankings, it also looks more professional.
  3. Most paid web hosts offer 24/7 support.
  4. A lot of paid web hosting plans offer a control panel such as cPanel, Vdeck, Plesk or Ensim which offer features like web stats, the ability to password protect directories, and the ability to create web based email accounts.
  5. Most paid web hosts offer FTP access.
  6. The majority of paid web hosting plans support a couple programming languages such as PHP, ASP, CGI/Perl, Coldfusion and JSP.
  7. With the more disk space and data transfer you get with paid hosting, you can add more files to your website and it can handle more traffic.


  1. The only disadvantage here is that it’s not free.