Why is shared hosting so affordable? With shared hosting, your website is stored on a server with hundreds of other websites. It’s like living in a shared house – you have one house that is shared between several people. Everyone pays a bit less than living in their own house because the rent is shared between lots of people.
Of course, the main advantage of free domain registration is the cost—or lack thereof. For the most part, these free domains are good for one year, which also means you may have to pay after the initial year. Or, if the blog serves a temporary purpose, you’ll only need the domain name for that one year.