The easiest way to set up a
free webpage or small website is to register (i.e. give your e-mail
address and pick a user-name and password) with a site like
)and use one of their
professional-looking webpage templates (like filling out a form). It
is that simple.
If you choose a user-name
with Freewebs like 'Barbauchlaw'!! for example, your website will be
www.freewebs.com\barbauchlaw For most
people, at least initially, this should be OK. But, if you have a
business or club etc, you may wish to have your own domain name. So
you would have your business name followed by .com , .co.uk , .org.uk ,
etc. For example, see
Many of these free website hosts, like Freewebs,
post adverts on your website. This can be
intrusive and inappropriate. You can pay for having your website
hosted without adverts, see
example. However, normally, the best choice is to use your internet
service provider (ISP) as your free host.
a word processor like Word, or the free
simply type out your first page and use
the 'save as' option to give the page the title 'index'
and save the page as a 'webpage' (some programs may say 'save as HTML'
instead of webpage). Then upload the page to your ISP (see
program below) or Freewebs etc.
This site uses tables, as found in most word
processors, to format the pages.
dedicated wysiwyg html (webpage) editor
Free word processor
with 'save as HTML' feature
Free office suite
with wysiwyg editor for setting up a website (very large download).
Core FTP Lite
programs to upload webpages to the internet (eg to your internet
pages (For your family history webpage -
Other Free pages
If you develop a large website and
want more services and efficient technical support you may want to buy
webspace from an organisation like
Ware Welch Web Hosting, for example.
UK broadband providers.