Launching your little website online is not hard at all, instead, it just takes a few clicks to get started! This article uses a free service called PleasantFree.
PleasantFree comes with many features out of the box. When compared to other free hosting providers, in my opinion, it's the best you can get!
You can signup for an account from app.pleasantfree.com. You need to fill in only the minimum personal information which is required by their policy.
You should get an email from firstname.lastname@example.org. You will get a button to verify your account access. It should be something like this:
If you don't have a domain, you can use the free domains provided by PleasantFree! Simply enter your desired subdomain name and click on the search button to check if it's available.
Here if you have your custom domain, you can enter it and change your nameservers at your domain registrar to point to PleasantFree servers. Refer to this article if you're having a difficult time doing this.
After you have created your account, it will take some to set up the account on the server-side. It usually takes ~ 5 minutes. A wait for service as this is worth the time!
Once your account is active, you can do various functions and play with the account for as much time as you want! To make sure your account is set up successfully, open your website address in a new tab. If active, it should show something like this:
Else, it will take time to propagate due to an internet mechanism called DNS Propagation, which slows the process sometimes.
You can log in to the control panel, access file manager, edit account information and literally much more!
Open your file manager from the button at app.pleasantfree.com. Go to the
htdocs directory and delete all files inside it. Then, create a new file named
index.html and put the following code inside it and save the file.
<h1>And yes, It works like a charm!</h1>
With that, your little website is now live on the internet running on free resources! You can install CMS such as WordPress, Joomla and ~ 450 more!
You can also upload custom PHP code and leverage the free SQL databases! Enjoy your free website!