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OnceBitten

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#20431 26-Mar-2008 11:58
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Hi - I would like to design a simple website with say 3-5 pages, a few photos and some text (& maybe an e-mail link?), and I'd like to do it as cheap as possible (free would be best!).
Basically I know I will have to pay for a domain name registration with freeparking or someone else (does anyone know a cheaper way to do this?) and probably the software required to design the website (I am quite competent on the computer but have not used any web building software). But do I have to pay for web hosting?? I've seen some free website places on the net, but then they want a $30-$45 a month hosting fee?!?!
I don't care where it ends up on the web in relation to search engines or anything. I just want a simple website that works.

any help will be appreciated!

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  #118742 26-Mar-2008 12:25
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Hi OnceBitten,


Google offer a free service. I am currentlly creating a site and it is very easy to use. The inserting of images can be a bit tedious but as it is free I do not complain.

www.pages.google.com

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  #118743 26-Mar-2008 12:27
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Go here for $1 a week hosting.

Use their free tools to install Wordpress automatically, and you will have an instant website with no real knowledge needed. (If you can register and post a message on Geekzone, than you have the skills required to set up a Wordpress site).







 
 
 
 


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  #118749 26-Mar-2008 12:40
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Actually it seems they dont have automatic Wordpress install. Still easy to do yourself though (comfortable with ftp?).

PHP Nuke will also work, but you will find it overkill. You can also write your own web pages very easily in just about any app on earth these days, from notepad to Publisher to NVU to ExpressionWeb (and thousands more).







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#118750 26-Mar-2008 12:40
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ToPGuNZ: Hi OnceBitten,


Google offer a free service. I am currentlly creating a site and it is very easy to use. The inserting of images can be a bit tedious but as it is free I do not complain.

www.pages.google.com

Forgot about GooglePages - use it, its great!!







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