If you are just getting started online, or if you are testing a new project, you might not want to spend money with web hosting right away. Fortunately there are some ways you can host a website free of charge. Below you will find four of them.
There are many web hosting companies around that offer free hosting, but in exchange plaster your website with their own ads. This one is different because they don’t put forced ads on your website. Not even text link.
WordPress.com is and free and hosted version of the WordPress software (which can be downloaded at WordPress.org). The features offered are very similar. One limitation is that on WordPress.com you are not allowed to display some types of ads, like Google Adsense. Still this is a very interesting option if you are interested in getting a site going without spending a dime.
Wix is one of those platforms that offer s site builder integrated with web hosting. The basic version is free and the site builder is quite useful if have no experience with websites and HTML. The downside is that you are limited to a set of templates and customization options, where with WordPress or FreeHostingNoAds you are able to use a wider range of web technologies.
If you are an consultant or an independent worker (e.g., photographer, designer) and all you need is a website to showcase yourself and your work, then about.me might be a good alternative. You won’t be able to create a full- fledged website with this platform, but creating a simple one with some pictures, and a description and contact information is very easy, and the result looks pretty good too.