So, you are thinking of building a website for free. I will say it right from the start, paid hosting has many advantages over building your own website free, but this will depend on how you plan to use your website and may not always be the case.
Will your website be for business or for personal use? Are you just developing a prototype for a new project you want to promote or just learning to build a website. Will your website need good bandwidth and file storage?
Your plans for your new website can help you decide to go the free or paid route. In reality paid site builders offer much more credibility and advantages over a free website. I’ve listed some pros and cons to help you decide. It really does come down to, what do you want to use your website for?
The best host for the majority of site owners are referred to as Site Builders because they use ready made themes with special PHP coding to make building the website far easier than using the more complicated CMS coding. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons.
Your domain will be your unique identity and your online property so to speak. It’s your advantage to purchase a domain name from the beginning because it’s more professional and brands your website. If you aren’t sure of a domain name here are a few places to search for available domains. These sites also offer suggestions for domain names closely related to your domain choice in case the domain name you want is already taken.
You should choose a domain ending in .com as your first choice. A domain name ending with anything other than .com, .net or .org or with dashes like my_domain_example.us are not good choices. The best choice is a name that closely represents what your website is about, example myblogspot.com, myblogspot.net or myblogspot.org.
Okay, after you have your domain name it’s time to find a site builder to get your website online. There are many site builders online and each will have certain requirements to host your website for free. This is where you should do some homework. You may want to use Twitter, Facebook or online forums to find out what others use and recommend that are a match for what you have in mind for your website.
There are so many web hosting companies and it can very confusing to decide on the one you want to use. There are also 4 different types of hosting. Shared, Cloud, VPS and Dedicated.
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No advertisements will be placed on your website and the SiteRubix control panel allows you to transfer your website to any domain with the click of a button. The website you create is yours to keep. When the time comes and you are ready to go with a paid hosting account you can transfer all of your free sites files to your new domain. Premium members can host up to 50 websites.
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