Build Your Free Own Website

By Ty Arthur

  • Overview

    Nearly all organizations, from the largest multinational corporation to the smallest book club, has a website of some sort so that they can get their message out to a wider audience. Although maintaining a website requires at least some knowledge of the markup language called HTML, getting signed up for a free website is a fairly easy and painless process.
    Build Your Free Own Website
    • Step 1

      Compare the different free Web hosting companies, such as Geocities, Angelfire, or Homestead, to see which one has the features most attractive to you. Consider the amount of storage space they offer for holding images and text, the amount of bandwidth available for daily website traffic, and the type of domain names that they offer.
    • Step 2

      Navigate to the website of the Web hosting company you have chosen and click on their link to start a new account. Fill out their standard sign up form by entering your personal information such as name and address and then move on to the next section.

    • Step 3

      Choose whichever free website package they have available and then choose your domain name from their domain name selector.
    • Step 4

      Finish the setup process and then go to the "File Manger" page where the Web hosting company allows you to make changes to your website.
    • Step 5

      Choose the option to edit the main HTML file for your website, which will usually be named "index.html" or "main.html."
    • Step 6

      Enter in the standard HTML tags to start the page, such as the opening and closing <head> and <body> tags. Enter in your text and add in any HTML tags for displaying images, music, or links to other sites.
    • Step 7

      Hit the "Save" button to save your website and post it up on the Internet.
    • Skill: Moderate
    • Ingredients:
    • Internet connection
    • Tip: The amount of bandwidth available on a free site is generally very low so you may want to consider a Web hosting solution that charges a monthly fee if you plan on having large amounts of traffic or if people will be downloading files from your site on a regular basis.
    • Warning:
    • Nearly all free Web hosting companies will automatically place graphical advertisements for a variety of different services, that may not have anything to do with the content on your site, on the top or side of your website.
    • The different Web browsers available, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, display some HTML tags differently, so you will want to view your page from multiple browsers to ensure your page is showing up the way you want it to.

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