Creating your own website is much easier than it used to be. With many free tools available on the Web, you can start designing your website today. There are three main elements you need to create a website for free. These include your domain name registration, your hosting service, and your website content design. If you already have a domain name, then you can start designing your website using a hosting service. SITE123 offers free tools to help you create your entire website without any existing knowledge of Web design or services.
Register your domain name
Before you can start creating your website, you need to select a domain name - the Web address visitors will use to access your site. You must acquire the rights to the domain name through a registration service. Domain registration is bundled for no additional fee with many hosting plans, and is provided for free if you subscribe to SITE123's Advanced, Professional or Gold packages. If you want to register your domain separately for free, you can register less-common domains through other services, such as http://www.dot.tk, http://www.freenom.com and http://codotvu.com. After you've registered a domain name, you must find a hosting service to transfer your domain to.
Transfer your domain to hosting service
A hosting service stores your website's content on its servers and provides visitors with direct access to your site. You will need to unlock your domain name from the registering service before you can transfer your site to a new host. If you're expecting a lot of traffic to your website, then you may want to select a hosting service with the necessary bandwidth. Some free hosting services include http://www.serversfree.com, http://freehostingnoads.net and https://x10hosting.com. You can transfer your domain to SITE123 for an unlimited trial period. You can change your plan at any time, if you decide you need additional bandwidth or storage space for your site.
Design your pages
Templates offer an easy method to create a professional looking website with no knowledge of coding languages. While you can create your own web pages using HTML and CSS code, selecting pre-configured templates can help your site stand out. Choose from hundreds of themes and styles to find a template that matches your industry, brand or interest. SITE123 offers free website templates from top designers that are pre-configured for all of your needs, including e-commerce, landing pages and corporate websites. You can also create an e-commerce Web store on your site using one of SITE123's templates which support PayPal. Each of SITE123's templates are designed to optimize automatically to mobile devices.
Build your website using ready-made styles and layouts. No design or coding skills required. Just enter your content and 1, 2, 3 - it's up and running!