If you are new to HTML and
you are building your first or second web site. Here are some places you
can get free web hosting.
The things to look out
for and the "Catch":
Things to look out for (VERY
When you register a domain
(ex: www.yourdomain.com). You must list the contact information for a couple
First The Administrator
= Actual Owner of the the domain
(the Adminstrator is the
actual owner and has the final say in what happens to the domain. If you
register a domain make sure you are the Administrator!!)
Second is the Technical
The Technical Contact is
generally the webmaster that is handling the web site. As a technical contact
the webmaster can make changes (such as DNS to move hosting providers from
one host to another)
The Third is the Billing
If you are the biling contact
make sure you are listed on the registration as the administrator. If you
are paying for or investing time into a web domain. Make sure you have
complete control over its destination.
*Note: As long
as you are the Administrator you are the rightful owner of the Domain name.
Be careful to note when the registration expires! If the domain name expires
then someone else can take it. The best way to look at domain registrations
it that you are Renting the name and you have the right to renew your rental
so long as it has not expired. If you let it go beyond its expiration
date it is up for grabs and anyone can take it.
There are many places out
there that will offer you free web site hosting, below you will find a
few. The "Catch" is a deal they will usually impose in order to make
it worth their while.
1) Some will force banner
advertisements on your web pages
2) Some will force Pop Up
windows on your site advertising their sites or sites of third parties.
3) Some will collect email
addresses from yourself and visitors to send emails to them (oftentimes
Some will do none of the
above just to give you a chance to try building a web site in hopes that
you will be successful and eventually upgrade to paid web hosting.
The best recommendation I
can give here is to go with a paid hosting
site (less than $10 a month) or to read the fine print).
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