How to Make a Free Website (Part 1) (ARCHIVED)
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This is part one of a two-part series on how to make a free website. In this article and the matching video, I will be showing you how to get a free domain and signup for free web hosting. You can check out the video for more detailed instructions and screenshots here.
First, you want to visit dot.tk to get your domain. For these videos, I will use PutYourDomainHere.tk. So what you would do is type your domain into the box and click check availability. When the list shows up you click on “get it now” next to your domain and select checkout. Then you go through the checkout process. Just make sure you choose 12 months free instead of the default 3 months so you have more time until you have to renew your domain.
Now that you have your domain, head on over to tylertechsites.tk. This is where you will get your free web hosting. Scroll down to the free hosting plan and click signup. Just go through the signup process and at the end, you can click the link to login to your account. Now go to a new tab and check your email to see if the activation email is there. Follow the link to activate your account. Now that your account is activated, go to the hosting tools tab, click on domain tools, and then click on host a domain. Type in the domain you made earlier, and click host domain.
Next, you want to go to freenom.com to change the settings for your new domain. When you get there, scroll all the way to the bottom and click on my domains. After you log in, click on the manage domain box next to your domain, then go to management tools and click on nameservers. Now click on use custom nameservers and in the first box type ns1.runhosting.com and in the second box type ns2.runhosting.com. Next, click on change nameservers. Now, this is why I split this into two articles and videos. It can take up to 24 hours to change the nameservers, and you need that before you start designing your website. It could take less time so just keep checking. When the nameservers change over you can go to the next article.