Have you been looking for a “no credit card required” web hosting service? Most web hosting companies require pre-payment with a credit card. It can be quite frustrating. Not having a credit card can seriously limit your choices. There are solutions to this problem.
Find a host that offers 30 day billing.
One option is to seek out web hosting companies that offer 30 day billing to small businesses. An example would be Blue Ribbon Web Hosting ( blueribbonwebhosting.com ) that offers monthly billing to USA based companies. There are also other choices.
Find a free webhost.
There are many web hosting companies that will offer free web hosting, within limits of course, if you allow them to run advertisements on your website. This can be frustrating for a business site, because the ads that they run will likely be for one of your competitors. You will also find that there is very little flexibility in setting up your website the way you want it. The advertisements may also annoy your visitors. You also won’t really be able to complain about server outages, since you are not a paying customer. However, if you just need a website for your small civic group or a website that won’t be getting a lot of traffic, it will offer web hosting with no credit card required.
You may also consider using one of the many free blog sites available.
Free blog sites are not very good for business, but if you just want to post your vacation pictures or a collection of personal poetry it is certainly a good option. The easiest free blog sites to sign up with are WordPress and Blogger. Free blog sites have WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editors built in, so there is no need to learn anything about building a website. With no training requirements, you can have your postings online in just a few minutes. You won’t even need to purchase a domain name, as you will be assigned a sub-folder for your use. This makes for a hard to remember URL, but it works.
ACH debits are another option for no credit card required hosting.
Some hosting companies will auto-debit your checking account once each month for their web hosting fees. Some people have had bad experiences in getting the company to stop debiting after shutting down their websites, this is not an extremely good option. There is also the risk of sharing your private banking information over the internet with a company that you do not know. Always check references before giving out your bank information online, or set up a separate account just for that purpose.
PayPal is an alternative to credit cards that will work with many web hosts.
PayPal is an online payment system that most individuals use with eBay. You can fund your PayPal account from your checking account, then have them pay for your web hosting services for you. If you need web hosting with no credit card required than PayPal can be a good solution. The best option for business is probably direct billing through a vendor credit relationship. For individuals PayPal would be the way to go.