What you must know
There are a lot of sites that can host your Web pages. They permit you to store your pages on their servers (i.e. computers that are connected to the Internet all day).
If you want to use any of these services you typically need only to complete a form. Usually you will receive a password and an identifier for the FTP access (for example, if you use EasyWebEditor or 1SITE as web creator software you have to select “Publish >Internet FTP >Setup” in order to insert these parameters), and an Internet address where your pages will be displayed, for example http://johnsmith.freesite.com.
Your main page should be named something like “index.htm” or “index.html” (in EasyWebEditor or 1SITE, use “Format >Page properties >Text properties” and insert “index.html” in the gray box at bottom left; or use “Hypertext >Present hypertext properties”, and the second tab).
If you have a business it's better to choose a professional hosting service (not so good for your customers to display advertising for a free site!). If your site is personal we'd suggest a professional hosting too: but you might want to start with a "free" service. There are some. They show ads and they have limits but this can be sufficient for a first experience.
As a EasyWebEditor / 1SITE or HyperPublish customer, you are completely free, so you can choose *any* web space hosting company, we do not force you to stay with us or with any other firm. But if you want an advice, our hosting service VisionHost is reliable and affordable (a very low yearly fee).
Some free hosting services free, web spaces
Please notice that the free services usually show ads and they are not so reliable. Also, most tend to close in a few months or after a few years, so you lose everything and your position in the search engines. But as nothing commercial can really be free, this is the price to pay.
Free space 50M
50megs / Freeservers
Free space, even business; only one banner in home; email
Crosswinds (now no longer free)
Free space, no banners
Dreamwater Free Web Space
Fast Free Webs
Free space, virtual city, email forward, ftp
(now redirects to paid hosting)
Free space, no banner, personal or business
Free home page
Free hosting, Cpanel
Free space, business
(no longer free)
Virtual Avenue (no longer free)
Free space virtual city, the most used, no business
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