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How to set up a Website for Free - Setting a Free Domain Name and Hosting

Updated on March 3, 2017

Free Websites

If you want to have your own website but you do not want to spend any money then you have found the information you were looking for.

There are several "free" website providers to choose from but most of them will add their own ads all over your site which is probably not what you were looking for.

The info provided by this page will allow you to set up your own website, completely free, no ads and exactly like any other website on the Internet.

Free Domain

First thing you must do is to choose your domain name.

This step is very important as it will make your site more easily found by search engines and therefore by other people.

Photo by clix @
Photo by clix @

Most of the free domain names suppliers just offer you subdomains like and this does not look like a proper domain.

Now you can learn How to get your own Free Domain Name and start your website without spending a single $.

Just click on the link above and find out the best Free Domain Name providers.


Building a Web Site For Dummies
Building a Web Site For Dummies

If you're just getting your feet wet in Web site construction, the first big hurdle is figuring out where to start. Building a Web Site for Dummies lightens things up with humor and makes the challenge of building a site far less daunting.

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Photo by svilen001 @

Free Hosting services

After setting up your own Free Domain Name it is now time to find the best Free Hosting supplier to host your domain.

Next I will give you several choices but I will only recommend the one I still have been using.

I have tried other free web hosting services but $0.00 webhost was the only one who kept delivering a complete set of tools which allow you to create and control your free website just like you had paid for it.

$0.00 Webhost

Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual
Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual

Get everything you need to plan and launch a web site, including detailed instructions and clear-headed advice on ready-to-use building blocks, powerful tools like CSS and JavaScript, and Google's Blogger.


$0.00 webhost features:

  • No Ads or Banners! You can even add your own ads!
  • Disk Space - 1500 MB
  • Bandwidth - 100,000 MB = 100 GB!
  • Domains Allowed - Unlimited
  • Control Panel - Latest cPanel
  • Unrestricted PHP and MySQL databases
  • Instant Backups
  • Web Mail with spam protection
  • Website Builder

And there is more but what makes me use $000WebHost is the fact that it never let your site become off line - 99% uptime.

And I have been positively surprised because until now I only had one problem and it was corrected by their support in a few hours.

So you will also get a full support assistance service for free!


Beside their own Website builder they also have lots of website templates you can use and if this is not enough you can always install WordPress and create your own unique website.

I have use WordPress because of all the themes and plugins directories available but also because of its customizing concept. This allows you to change almost every detail of your new site.


Other Free Web Hosting

AWARDSPACE.COM - Free Web Hosting, Domain Hosting, PHP, MySQL, Ecommerce

FREEHOSTIA.COM - Free web hosting, domain registration and transfer services

UNITED.NET.KG - Free Web Hosting, No Ads

HOSTING.EU.PN - Free Hosting with No Banner Ads


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    Amy smith 

    4 years ago from Dublin,Ireland

    Good post

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    6 years ago from SURAT, Gujarat, India

    Thanks for sharing!! Great Help!!! [Smiles]

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    Ricardo Nunes 

    7 years ago from Portugal

    I`m glad I was useful to you MSantana :)

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    7 years ago from Madison Wisconsin

    I will implement some of your suggestions. Thanks. I also like the idea of having a connection to your twitter in your profile. Good idea!

  • funride profile imageAUTHOR

    Ricardo Nunes 

    7 years ago from Portugal

    It`s a pleasure to share, thanks for stopping by :)

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    7 years ago

    This is the 1st time i got to hear about this information , thanks for sharing it. i rated your hub useful.

    cool thanks

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    Ricardo Nunes 

    8 years ago from Portugal

    It`s a great word! Free. Thanks BC, hope it works for you as well. After you use them remember to share your opinion here ;)

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    8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

    The word 'free' is a good word! I do want to do my own website - but trying it all for free makes a whole lot of sense. I'm going to use what you use - can't beat a personal recommendation from a hubber.

    Yay! Bookmarked and rated up!

  • funride profile imageAUTHOR

    Ricardo Nunes 

    8 years ago from Portugal

    Hey Wilderness, thanks for commenting. Good luck with your website ;)

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    Dan Harmon 

    8 years ago from Boise, Idaho

    I've been thinking about my own site - this hub gets bookmarked! Thanks for the info.

  • funride profile imageAUTHOR

    Ricardo Nunes 

    8 years ago from Portugal

    Well, what can I say... THANK you Ecnav, I`ll correct them right away :)

    My English writing got better in recent years but not enough I guess... it`s not easy when it`s not my mother language.

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    8 years ago

    this great Information, thanks for sharing with us

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    8 years ago

    Hi I was searching for the same, thanks a lot for sharing these informations.

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    8 years ago from Egypt

    that was helpful, voted up for it, thnx a lot.gonna try 00.0 webhost for sure

  • enb.biba profile image


    8 years ago

    thank you for charing this good information , it realy helped me , i invite you to see this hub anout domain name registration

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    Thankful reader 

    8 years ago

    This information was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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    Cassandra Mantis 

    9 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

    $0.00 sounds very interesting, thanks for this. I never even heard of em till I read this! : )

  • hotspur profile image


    9 years ago from England

    t'obrigado funride!...useful stuff, had no idea where to start. Escreva mais!

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    9 years ago

    The informations written in this hub are so good.. I need to check them...

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    hinckles koma 

    9 years ago from nyc

    cool thanks.

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    Sandy Mertens 

    9 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

    Great information. I think it is a good way to start out.

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    Purple Perl 

    9 years ago from Bangalore,India

    Thanks funride for this extremely useful hub.

    Bookmarked it!

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    9 years ago from Cayman Islands

    I would strongly recommend that you read the following post before making any decisions about using the free hosting service mentioned in this hub. Seriously folks.

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    9 years ago

    funride - later when I've stopped writing like a mad librarian, I will come back and check the links out.

    Thankyou in advance and thankyou in general :)

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    Brian Stephens 

    9 years ago from Castelnaudary, France

    Looks like a good choice for a lot of people. I have also bookmarked it.

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    9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

    This is very useful. Thank you so much for writing this! I'm bookmarking this hub.


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