When you get a hosting account with almost anybody these days there is web builder software and some templates in the control panel. There won't be a lot of functionality and for a family or personal or static business site it will work.
Rather than opt for something totally free why not look at Serif products. They seem to be one of the best. You can download the trial version and it will give you $20.00 off automatically and once or twice a year they lower the price to 1/2 off. It's a 99 dollar program without any discounts but if you wait you can get it for around 50-80.
2 other alternatives are Wordpress and Joomla! These are content management sstems (CMS) Joomla is a bit harder to learn than word press but it has a great deal of functionality. eBay is built on a joomla! platform along with thousands of high end business and government sites. Both of these CMSs are free and you can extend the functionality with extensions (little add on programs) some free and some are commercial. These extensions would be for things like a shopping cart or forum.
I am learning joomla! right now and I have opted to buy a couple of books and a course on line. The more powerful the more there is to learn.