How to host your website for free


Hosting a website used to be complicated, and at times expensive. Luckily, we have some solutions that are both easy to use and free now!

Github pages: https://pages.github.com/
Netlify: https://www.netlify.com/

Both GitHub pages and Netlify give us free hosting solutions for static websites. By static, I mean using HTML, CSS, and JS, but no databases and all that fun stuff, so if you’re looking to host a WordPress site, this won’t work.

But just because it doesn’t work for WordPress doesn’t mean we’re super limited either! Both work with static site generators like Jekyll, Hugo and others, and Netlify even has a CMS that you can set up with your static site generator. I host my site with Netlify, and using Jekyll I have a blog (my articles) and it works great :).

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26 comments

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  2. I'm new to programming and am learning the basics like html, css, and JavaScript. So this is just what I was looking for, and now I can start making my website Blog thing. 🙂

  3. heyy hello i am a beginner found your channel Alhamdulillah
    i want to know can i host more than 1 website in this???
    please make a video on how to do that
    btw thank you for the video

  4. Hey man can you please help me when you can? Going crazy here: my website hosting site expired and I want to move it to netlify but when I add my own domain, it simply registers it’s name. It doesn’t confirm I’m the owner so obviously it doesn’t put my website up and running either.
    I already changed the name servers and I have the transfer epp code but it doesn’t ask for it.
    What do I do?

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