When deciding to create their own website, many people are faced with the choice of either buying a host or getting a free hosting service. If you are really serious about having your own website, then you will probably want to look into paying for your own hosting service. With your own hosting service, you have more control and more freedom. Hosts are less intrusive with your site. A lot of us have probably dealt with the host that not only does not allow you to put your own affiliate links or ads, but they also use their affiliate links on your site. Bummer, eh? Many people who start up a website have considered the possibility of making money online. You don't get any of that with a hosting service that you pay for. However, there are exceptions to the rule. Some free hosts actually do allow you to put your own forms of monetization on your website or blog. However, you can still get shut down at anytime for any reason. Even the most liberal free hosts will have you at a disadvantage compared to what you can get with a paid hosting service. When you buy a hosting service, you have more of a say in what you do and how you do it.