Learning how to make a free website with a free domain name can all be done in a few minutes. There are 3 things you need to take into considering before you get your website up and running.
1. Your Domain Name
What do you want to call your website? Your domain name is your unique address that visitors go to so they can see your website. Good domain names are short, easy to remember and have something to do with what the website is about. The domain name may be your first and a last name, your company name, or a description about what your website is about.
Because there are so many people online nowadays most of the good domains may be taken. Don’t worry though, many great domain names are still available. Be creative and think outside the box when choosing a domain name.
Domains cost about $10 a year. I will tell you how to get a free domain name later on in the article.
2. Your Website
So just how the heck do most people get their websites populated with content, get nice fancy graphics etc. Well there are several ways. You can use a free website program such as Blogger.com or WordPress.com and forward that URL to your domain name. Unfortunately, this process doesn’t give you much control over the design of your website and what you can do.
Alternatively, you can hire a web designer to design your website and upload it for you.
The best method I think if you want to make a free website is to use WordPress.org. WordPress is used by thousands, if not millions of users on the web. The back end is extremely easy to use and the software is 100% free. There are tons of free templates for you to chose from online to power your website.
3. Your Hosting
This is the part that confuses most people. After you buy a domain name and have your template ready to go. You still need to host your website. It’s like having an address (your domain name), a home (your template) and no land. Hosting allows your website to be seen by the world. Don’t worry though hosting is pretty cheap. You can get hosting for about $10 a month. Some hosting companies will even give you a free domain name when you sign up.
After that, you’re ready to go. You just need to sync all three elements together and you’re good to go.