my First free host was Freeforums.org on what I started my first forum. It was k, I didn't plan on doing something big with the site, just to chat with friends I know from a other forum. Then my second free host was and still is sitefrost which gives you cPanel and everything with it you need to run a site. It used to be a big pain! Very slow but now the moved to a new server network and are very fast or good speed I shall say.
Whats your experience with free hosts ? It can be hosts who offer you our own ACP but no cPanel or host who offer you the options of both.