So you want to make a free website but you don’t have a lot of money. You want to use a free host but don’t have any idea what to look for or who would be a good choice. You start doing a little research and are immediately overwhelmed by the seemingly endless choices. Don’t fret, we are here to help. In this post we will review three of the more well known free web hosting providers: Free Web Space, Free Websites, and Webs (formerly Freewebs).
At one end of the spectrum you have Free Websites. In our Free Websites review we found that to use them you need to be really good with FTP and know how to create your site without much help. A plus to their service is that you have unlimited web space (within reason of course because nothing is really unlimited). So if you have all the graphics, files, and data that you want to use to create your site this may be a great option for you.
At the other end of the spectrum we found Webs. Our Webs review found that this is a great place to go if you have never had anything to do with web design and don’t know what html, ftp, or scripting languages even are. If you want to choose a free website template, upload some photos, move a few things around and be done. Then Webs would be a good place to start looking. They also have some pretty good web hosting customer support so you don’t have to worry about being completely lost with no help available. Using a website builder software allows you to create a site without having any design knowledge.
Now if you are looking for something in between, Free Web Space isn’t a bad choice. In reviewing Free Web Space’s features we found that you will have 100 MB of web space. This is a decent amount for a free web host, enough that you can build a personal website or even a small business website. They allow the use of FTP but also have a web-based file manager for making changes to your site. Again the customer support isn’t terrific but that is a common problem with using a free host. Before you decide you may want to check some web hosting rankings as well.