Do you trust free hosting provider?
A lot of free hosting is offered in the same way you get free TV on commercial channels. You agree to have adverts on your websites and or links to your WebHost (look at Wix, they will give you free hosting, but a link to them remains on your pages) or I have seen Free host giving you free hosting, but you have to purchase the domain from them along with SSL cert (both at a higher than normal price), but with a free host you have no security in respect that they could just close down the server and you have lost all your files.Do you think someone hires a Reseller Hosting Service to give you something for free? It is unthinkable for me to have such a "service." These almost without exception end in disappointment.
You are aware these lists mean nothing as it's just an advertising platform, the more money a company is willing to pay the higher up the list they are placed, this is how it's always the same large companies in the top 5.You know one that's always on the top five or ten list.