How to host ASP.NET or c# website for free
We are achieving this by using a website called Somee.com. it is basically a ASP.NET website hosting provider. They offers a free ASP.NET hosting plan. Some of the notable features of their free .NET hosting plan is given below
- single web domain
- 150 MB storage capacity
- 5 GB Monthly transfer
- 15 MB MS SQL Database size
- 20 MB MS SQL Log size
- 40 MB Backup storage size
- Forced Advertising
- Can use your own Domains
Somee puts a banner advertisement at the bottom of every page and a small hyperlink ad as well. You can see it in the screenshot attached at the end of the post. Now Lets see how to create and host a .NET website using somee
Steps to Host .NET website in Somee.com
Goto Somee.com and click on the Learn more button under free .NET hosting
On the next page Click on Order now button under Free hosting package
Now fill the Registration form and click on Register new Account.
They will send a validation code to the email you have given during the registration. Check your email and enter the validation code in the next page.
After confirming the validation code , Login to your somee account and you can see a checkout page like below screenshot. Click on Checkout
You will be redirected to ‘Create website’ page. Fill the details of the website you are about to create and click on Create website. You have to remember the name you give to your website, Suppose you enter your website name as example, Then your website domain will be example.somee.com (sub domain)
On the next page you can see a message saying Your website was Created successfully. Click on Manage website at the bottom of the page.
Click on File Manager from the left menu. Now you can see the files in your directory. Default.aspx is the one that executes first. Delete all the files in your directory.
Click on upload and Select all the files required for your website. it includes all the .aspx, .aspx.cs and web_config files and click on Upload files
Now you can access your default.aspx file by visiting your website url
Thats it. You have succesfully hosted your asp.net website without paying a single penny.