Safer, Faster: Your Website On Altervista With CloudFlare

Our mission at Altervista has always been to provide you with quality, free hosting to help you earn more revenues from your website. Today we’re announcing a partnership with CloudFlare that strengthens that original mission. CloudFlare is a service that helps your website run faster, safer and smarter.

Altervista and Cloudflare for smart websites

You may ask, what does a faster website have to do with revenues? It turns out speed matters – a lot. For example, research has shown ‘How one second could cost Amazon $1.6 Billion in sales’ (and how Google might lose 8 million searches per day if it ran just four tenths of a second slower!). Intuitively, this is something we already know – if a page loads slowly for you, how many times have you closed it to move on to the next thing or abandoned a shopping cart?

CloudFlare solves that problem for your web visitors. It speeds up websites (both desktop and mobile), images, DNS and APIs. It does so with a wide range of features – from caching your website content closer to your web visitors to automatically consolidating 3rd party calls to your website so they don’t slow down your web page (a feature they call Rocket Loader). Continue reading

Gorgeous WordPress Themes Free of Charge

Running a WordPress blog on Altervista gives you a bunch of unique opportunities.
There’s a lot of stuff hidden in the code, developed to improve performances and build great features.  There’s the chance to earn with ads but the clearly stunning asset, in a WordPress blog hosted on Altervsta, is the graphic themes freely available.

A dedicated staff has been working on it and we’re now happy to announce a fully renewed gallery of WordPress themes; all on them is offered totally free of charge.

Wordpress theme free of charge

Take a look at some of the best WordPress themes we’re offering free of charge for your blog. Every one of them is customizable: header and background images, colors and fonts. Each of them is updated at the latest version available and ready for Altervista advertising program.

WordPress Themes Gallery


Whimsical Love: looks like handwritten with classical two columns layout. Continue reading

We Have Increased The Equipments For 2014

More Monthly Traffic to start on and more Queries for your Database. We enlarged, free of charge,  your website equipments, to get through the end of 2014 with full strength.

15GB of Monthly Traffic, 20K queries/hour for your Database: this is the free upgrade of the 2014.

It’s quite a common place that a free hosting service cannot be compared to a payment one,  if you check the features list: it’s definitely not true if we speak about Altervista.

Opening a website on Altervista means start with all you need to run a successful website, from the first moment on till the top of the growth.

Aletrvista 2014: more and more, free of charge

You can manage this free upgrade from your Altervista control panel.

If you want to ask a question or join the conversation, please write here.

WordPress 3.8 “Parker” Available On Altervista

Dedicated to one of the greatest jazz player of all the time, Charlie “Bird” Parker, WordPress 3.8 is available for blogs hosted by Altervista.

Modern new design, colorful update and availability on every device are the keywords for this WordPress main release.

WordPress 3.8 is a colorful update

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From Profile page you can preview and chose between eight new admin color schemes, the admin dashboard is totally responsive so you can manage your blog from any device: from smartphone and tablets: easy and fast such as from a desk computer.


Some of these features were anticipated, here on Altervista, since from September by adding MP6 plugin to manage the Admin Dashboard design. We followed the new WordPress approach: the “plugin-first development process“.

Altervista has added exclusive features to the WordPress admin dashboard: tools to customize design, earn with the blog, set mobile features and connect the blog with social networks.

To learn more about WordPress 3.8 read here, from blog.

Always up to date

Here on Altervista you  can run your website with Joomla! or with WordPress or with both of them, if you like it. You can install your favorite CMSs within a few click, with the needed bandwidth and web space and you find them at the latest version available, because we keep them constantly up to date.

Now we are releasing Joomla! 2.5.16 and WordPress but we always watch out for the latest software update to bring you, as fast as we can, the freshest version.


A little resume: Altervista is a steady hosting, pretty well designed for do whatever you want with your free of charge web space.

We offer a selection of CMSs to run your site and we keep them updated, so you can mind just at your website and not bother with installing and uploading or checking out technical settings.

Altervista it’s ads free but if you want to collect earnings from your web job everything is ready to make you start to gain.

Give a glimpse here, to our Earn Blog, and stay updated about earning on Altervista.

Fresh new look, brand new start

Glamorous news, here on Altervista. Driven by the idea to have a look that matches with the high quality of our services we changed almost everything, except the high quality of our services.

New logo

new logo altervista Our first logo, back in 2001, was inspired by a Keith Haring design. For the design of the new logo we worked on the concept of two products sharing the same starting ground: like website and blog you can start for free on Altervista platform. Two strong trees grown near one each other in the same garden. Now, twelve years later, we still have the same mission of 2001: free website, maximum quality, the chance to earn with adv.

New look

Consequently the new logo we changed the look of Altervista portal. Colorful, playful, straight clear. You can start your new website in seconds, check availability of your chosen name, be informed about resources and services and also have a glimpse of some of the best websites hosted by Altervista (most of them in Italian).

Control Panel Update (beta version)

This is a thing we’re particularly proud of: new control panel. Summarize the complexity of all the things you can be involved in, running a website, it’s not easy. Having it all in control at any time, it’s even harder. But we think we did a good job. Go and check it by yourself, we still keep the new control panel in beta version just in case of minor bugs.

Find out what’s new on Altervista: here.

2 Million Sites On Altervista: Let’s Celebrate!

To celebrate the passing of the two millions of websites on Altervista we have prepared a gift for all webmasters.

2 milion websites

We raised the starting web space quota to 1000 MB. New accounts will start from this point, for those with less space the upgrade up to 1000 MB is totally free of charge. You can manage the free of charge upgrade form Altervista control panel.

If you run an Alterblog you can receive free of charge three months of weekly backup.

We’re very proud of these ten years of web and to host two millions of websites.


FTP connection secure and multi user

In order to ensure safety on Altervista’s sites and shoot down the spam we’ve arranged a few changes on our FTP (File Transfer Protocol) connection system.

From now you can upload or modify the contents via FTP only from the same country of your registration. For example if you have opened the site from UK will be able to use FTP only from UK territory.

Of course, in the control panel of AlterVista (Tools -> FTP), you can disable this restriction at any time, or add other nations among those allowed.

FTP secure connection

In addition, you can now use encrypted connections (TLS) and create additional FTP users to share access with other people. For each user pyu can choose whether to give full access to your web space or only a sub-directory.

More control, more security, more freedom.