On December 11, 2006 Wikia Inc launched Openserving.com which gives away free hosting services and much more.
The service allows you to register now but you will have to wait for the customer support to notify you when your account is ready to use.
The six pillars of Wikia’s OpenServing offering are: FREE software, FREE bandwidth, FREE storage, FREE computing power, FREE content over the Internet, and GIVING AWAY 100% of the ad inventory and revenue to bloggers and website owners who partner with Wikia. By tapping Wikia’s OpenServing utility, anyone can set up and maintain their own collaborative content project for news and opinions for free.
The service is like a blog and a forum combined because you can collaborate with others on the topic of your website. This is like a yahoogroup on steroids. and combine that with free storage and you have got a winner in your hands.
There is a similar service on wetpaint.com and I’ve also checked it out and there seems to be a good community there and the featured websites are really helpful and interesting.