Top Free Web Hosting Companies in Uganda

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Although they say that nothing in life is free, these web hosting companies in Uganda actually do have hosting web packages that they offer at no charge to qualifying customers. Sure, the complimentary free web hosting service may be just for the first year or month, but that will still save you a chunk of change that you can otherwise use to benefit your business. Or yourself.

As we have pointed out before in general, free hosting has a very bad reputation because, with most providers, servers are slow with disastrous up-time, features are poor and support is bad. However, as it is, we have tested all these services and they indeed offer what they say 99.9% most of the time. A company also has its reputation to worry about if it gets a poor review from the only web hosting review website in the country.

To evaluate a web host, we use a point rating checklist and look into six main aspects of the web hosting company that includes: host performance, features, after sales support, user friendliness, company reputation and customer care policy, and of course price. Note that, however, the best free web host might not always be the right hosting choice for you. Different websites have different needs – you should select a host that suits your budget and requirements.

We at freewebhostinguganda.com really like to get something for nothing. We like it even more when we can let you know where to find free stuff. So without further ado, here the top free web hosting companies in Uganda in no particular order:

  • Jolis.net – 50MB Disk Space free forever,50 MB of Website Space, 50 MB of Email Space, 25 MB of Database Space, 1 Mail-Boxes
  • Webvator – Free First 30 days, Unlimited Disk Space, Unlimited Emails, Unlimited Bandwidth
  • FOR.ug – free domain name (yoursite.for.ug), Web Hosting Space 1GB free for forever, Data Transfer 5GB, Email Accounts 2
  • Host256 – Disk Storage 300 MB free forever, Monthly Bandwidth 1GB, And other features
  • Free Web Hosting Uganda – 1GB Disk Space free forever, 50GB Bandwidth, 1 email, 1 database
  1. Jolis International
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We have already reviewed Jolis International on freewebhostinguganda.com. With data centers in the United States, Europe and Uganda itself, we like to think Jolis is the best web hosting company in the country, and has been around for more nearly two decades since 2003. The entire billing process is completely automated, supports local payment platforms like MTN Mobile Money (Jpesa) and a free account that gives you complete control and freedom of your new web hosting service.The Jolis free web hosting plan has the following features:

The Jolis Free Web Hosting Pan

UGX0.00 Per Month

50 MB of Website Space
50 MB of Email Space
25 MB of Database Space
1 Mail-Boxes

The catch: This offer is probably not suitable for a CMS website running WordPress, Joomla or Drupal. However, it can prove very useful for static websites which in many surveys carried out use less than 50MB Disk Space. You may also comfortably install the many free open source applications offered in this free hosting package with Jolis.

2) Webvator

Launched in 2013, Webvator you can host a website for free using Webvator Servers for 1 month. The hosting provider claims, “Free doesn’t mean sub-standard, free means a chance to try us out.” Webvator gives you unlimited Space, Unlimited Emails Accounts, Unlimited Bandwidth. You can do anything you want with the free account and when you are ready to buy hosting, they will offer you the best offer starting at $2.3 Dollars per Month. Webvator also has a refund policy if you find the hosting service not as promised.

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The Webvator Free Web Hosting Plan

UGX 0 First 30 days

Unlimited Disk Space

Unlimited Emails

Unlimited Bandwidth

The Catch: 30 Days. Seriously?

Website: https://www.webvator.com

3) FOR.ug

After a dozen years providing professional hosting services in foreign markets in Poland, Russia, Ukraine and the Middle East, FOR.ug entered the Ugandan web hosting industry in 2017 as a free web hosting company that also provides paid plans (one of the cheapest in Ugandan starting from $0.88)

We have been present in the market for 11 years by now. There are a few generations of internet users among our clients. A lot of them have been with us from the beginning of our existence. We were growing together and we managed to ensure high quality services for the most advanced projects. In terms of the host performance, features, after sales support, user friendliness, company reputation and customer care policy, and of course price I would choose FOR.ug as the best web hosting company on this list.

For.ug Free Web Hosting Plan Features

A free domain name (yoursite.for.ug)

Web Hosting Space 1GB free for forever

Data Transfer 5GB

Email Accounts 2

Plus a ton of other free hosting features. FreeWebHostingUganda.com has a full review of FOR.ug right here.

The catch: Adverts are placed on your free web hosting account, but for an extra $0.83 or UGX 3500 per month you can remove the ads on your FOR.ug web hosting account.

4) Host256

Host256 has been in the business since 2012 in the Ugandan web hosting industry. Host256 provides a lifetime of free web hosting that is available for anyone with or without a domain. Unlike some other hosts the company guarantees not inject your pages with any ad banner or ad text. The hosting is supported by advertisement that is displayed in the Webmaster control panel, and by the revenue that is generated from the people who choose to upgrade to Deluxe or Pro packages for more web space or traffic or hosting multiple domain names in a single account.

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Host256 Free Domain Hosting Plan Features:

Disk Storage 300 MB

Monthly Bandwidth 1GB

Hosting of one DOMAIN NAME (.com .net .org etc) that can be registered anywhere

All the regular features you would expect from a paid hosting like PHP, MySQL, Pearl, Script auto installer, POP3 and Webmail etc.

The Catch : The Shopping Car does not display the free web hosting package and does not work! So you may have to contact the company by email or phone.

5) Free Web Hosting Uganda (freewebhostinguganda.com)

We’ve been hosting websites since 2012. We know what works and what doesn’t. If you want a fast website, with a stable network, and superior support, then look no further! We have some great packages to get you going that won’t break the bank. Order today to supercharge your website. From free to under UGX 100,000 Per Year.

freewebhostinguganda.com Free Hosting Features

Storage Space 1GB
Bandwidth 50GB
Add-on Domains N/A
Emails 1
Databases 1
cPanel Yes
24/7 Support Yes
99.9% Uptime Yes
Backup Yes
Instant Activation Yes

The Catch: 99% Uptime Guarantee.