I’d like to host a website which has the primary purpose of providing details of a small business (phone number, services, some photos etc.) - basically the normal small business website. Saving money is of course a priority, but SEO is also important.
Will hosting the website on a free webhost hurt the website’s ranking? The service of the host isn’t fantastic, so would a slightly longer loading time affect the ranking? Would the fact that it’s hosted with certain companies affect the ranking?