there's no "best" free hosting provider out there. And if there is, they mostly suck. If you want to own a forum or website, you need to put some money to it. It's not like it's going to be done in one day, and "vuala." No. I don't recommend free hosting whatsoever. Also, most forum and website owners are 14/15+, so they have money (some). Don't go around looking for a free host. They're all terrible.