How to host your website for free
- Published on: 9/26/2018
- Make sure your homepage file is named index.html or else it's not going to work!
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/
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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