There are several free websites on the internet that will not only host your small site for free but will also supply you with the tools for actually making the website. They have templates and the tools needed to do many different website types and are generous enough to share them. Of course many of them are aiming at you growing and increasing the size of the site so that you will in turn end up by paying the hosting fee for the monthly use of their website.
When you start you are given the choice of supplying your own domain name and using that but by using their platform to create your website you are really stuck with them until you are ready to build a completely new site from scratch.
If you use their template you can’t just up and move to another site. All your info is already on their site and although you can remove it you can’t just transfer your site from their hosting to another without totally recreating it.
This is one big drawback of using a free website. Another is that some of them do place adverts on your site. Not all of them mind but some of them. This is their way of monetizing the space they are lending you.
We are going to take a look at a couple of the sites that have this offer available.
This is Sprout inc
Sprout is Advine and Advine is a ad builder for adverts on your site or adverts for Apple and other phones and allows you build add only once and continue to use it. You add assets into the program and then you select the add copy which gets included. It’s a basic drag and drop opportunity with a resulting advert that is interactive with the audience. The result comes out in Html5 as well as flash. In addition to this Sprout is an advertising agent who will build your interactive ads for you for places like Facebook and other social networking sites as well as all manner of services.
Viviti is an easy web builder tool on a free or paid hosting site. The free version offers you 5 mg of storage with 5 pages. This is a total basic with no protection site. This site is paid for by the adverts they place on your pages. If you want anything extra you will need to pay to host 1 site @$10 per month. This gives you unlimited pages and 1 GB of storage as well as password protection and stock photos and no adverts. There are more packages available. You have a 15 day free trial available on all plans.
The last one we are going to look at here is Yola
Here we have a free option which again can be extended into a paid site at the cost of $49.95 a year. The paid version includes a free domain name which will be registered to you. There is also an option to get a Your Name website for $17.95 a year. Its is a pretty simple website builder with many available templates for you to use as well as the add-ons like tags and checking web traffic.