Free Web Hosts with Free Site Builders
Web Hosting providers with free site builders and web templates
Free Web Hosts with Site Builders or Web Templates
If you are new to creating your website, or if you just want to create a website and get online quickly, these web hosts provide you an easy way to build your website without having to learn HTML or download a web editor. Most of these sites allow you to create your website using their free online site builders or free web templates, and customize the appearance of your web site to your liking. Some of them even provide you with free offline site builders that you can use to create your website while not connected to the Internet. Best of all, the web hosting providers listed here give you these services free, along with your free web hosting account.
There are downsides to using a site builder, though. You can read more about this from the article Is It Better to Use an Online Site Builder or a Standalone Web Editor?
Note: unless I specify otherwise, all the hosts listed here can be assumed to place advertisements on your website. If you don't want others' ads on your site, you should look for a commercial web host instead.
Update: since free web hosts close with great frequency, the list below might be empty by the time you read this. I update the page from time to time with new ones, but sometimes by the time I find out about them and check them out, they have already closed. An alternative is to look at the web hosts on the Free Blog Hosts page, which may serve your needs, since blog hosts often come with a set of pre-made designs that you can choose.
Free Web Hosts with Free Site Builders (Online or Offline) or Web Templates
- Google Sites
Google Sites allow you to create a simple site from a selection of themes and an online editor. Your site will be given an address like
- Geocities Free Web Hosting (Closed)
Geocities Free is an ad-supported web host that gives your website 15 MB of web space, 3 GB of traffic with a limit of 4.2 MB of traffic per hour, a free web page builder and page wizard, and a URL like http://www.geocities.com/your-yahoo-id. You have to upload your pages using their online file manager. You can also add things like a guestbook, counter, etc to your web page. The service is ad-supported. [Update (24 April 2009): It looks like It looks like Geocities is closing down on some unspecified date in 2009. They are no longer accepting new signups. If you are currently hosted on GeoCities, and need a guide to help you move to a new web host, see the tutorial How to Transfer / Move Your Website from GeoCities.] [Update (October 2009): Geocities has now closed.]
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