Making websites is a craze followed not only in India but everywhere; I first started out building websites at the age of 16. And like many others, I didn’t want to invest money for buying a domain name and hosting.
Thus begun the struggle to finding free websites so as to create my online presence. I used various free platforms for a year or so. Later I banked my cash on buying a custom domain name and from then on, I never opted for free websites.
If you are passionate about making websites and you’re just starting out, then I do recommend you to try out free services as there’s an ocean of knowledge to unfold. You’ll cherish the experience though!
Best Sites to Create Website For Free
In actuality, you can find more than hundreds of websites offering you free sub-domain name. Like I said: custom domain name are very much different from the sub-domain name. Let’s take an example to clear this up.
Indialoka.com is a custom domain. In sub-domain, suppose you want to create a website — so for that then you should register at Indialoka (just an example) and you’ll get a free sub-domain plus hosting over this main domain, which means: your own website can be accessible at url that looks something like this http://yourname.indialoka.com. This is what we call as a sub-domain.
Here are couple of sites that I’ve tired in the past that are perhaps the best way to start building website easily. These sites also offer free templates design to choose from, so even without HTML knowledge you can put up a live website within a couple of minutes.
This free blog hosting service is linked up with the Internet Giant: Google. You can create your own free website with blogger.com, and of course you’ll have a sub-domain name. You can choose website design from various layouts that are freely available over at blogger. Blogger is easily one of the widely used platform that is easy to use with lots of great features under its belt.
Another Google owned property, Google sites can be used to store files, or build websites easily. You can create your own template for free. For both Google sites and blogger, you need a Google (Gmail) ID to sign in.
Wordpress is one of the popular content management system. You can use free wordpress or go with a self-hosted wordpress (you install Wordpress on a server, Indialoka is a self-hosted wordpress website). You get a advertisement-free website with some great features. Try it out!