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Pro Easy to use drag and drop interface
Neocities uses a drag and drop interface to upload files on their server. This makes it arguably the best option for beginners for it's ease of use.
Pro Free tier
Neocities has a free tier which provides hosting for up to 1GB of space and tools for website building.
Pro Lively community
Neocities also has a social aspect allowing for discovery of your site and interaction with and learning from others.
Con Supports a limited selection of file types
Neocities only supports a limited number of file types. So for types not supported, third party services need to be used.
Con No SFTP support
Neocities has no SFTP support. In stead it uses a drag and drop web based interface, which is a nice tradeoff for beginners. It's not very useful for more advanced users though.