Free Hosting

If you can't afford your own domain and paid hosting account, or you simply don't need the whole deal and all the extras that come with it, then free hosting is for you.

Most websites start out on free hosts, and then move on to their own domain once they outgrow the limitations of a free host. This is a good idea, especially if you've never made a website before, because free hosts let you learn as you grow.

Free hosts usually stay free by putting advertising on your pages, usually in the form of a banner or a window that pops up whenever a page is loaded. This is reason enough to dislike free hosts, but there are a few out there who don't advertise on your website. Here's a quick list:

FreeWebs: Your URL will be freewebs.com/you. 100 megabytes of space, web-based/browser uploading and editing, formmail, guestbook and chat room. Small "FreeBar" ad.

FateBack: Your URL can be you.fateback.com or at a few other domains. 60 megabytes of space, FTP, email.

There are lots of other great free hosts, however they're the ones who put advertisements on your pages. If you're willing to put up with that, here are a few of the popular ones:

Geocities
Angelfire
Tripod
envy.nu

If none of the hosts above suit you, take a look at FreeWebSpace.net, which is a listing of hundreds of free hosts, for all types of websites, and what they offer.