What is your opinion about webmaster forums giving eligible members free hosting packages ? I am not saying that every member should get a VPS. But if a member wants to start a WordPress blog, and the person has contributed enough, some space on the server is a decent trade-off.
Why not ? Either on a busy enough forum or on a small forum as promotion, this can be done. There will be word of mouth publicity and enough back-links if we do this right.
The website owner can either get a Reseller hosting ( inexpensive ) or a basic VPS.
Nice to see that you see it as a good option. But why is it not popular ? Perhaps it is an additional burden to people who run websites.
Wow that is a great idea, i see few forums post 4 hosting (where we post certain no of posts regularly and it turn we get hosting). This idea Abhi suggests is awesome.