There are several ways to publish your information on the Internet. The first and most primitive is to take advantage of disk space, which is usually provided by a particular free provider. You can find thousands of them on the World Wide Web. Of course, I mean only your simple home page and nothing else. In fact, there’s nothing difficult in making a choice in this case. But there is only one minus. The matter is that the address of this page will look something like http://www.dux.org/guest/newbe/index.html. It goes without saying that it would be very difficult to dictate it over the phone or just write down the web address on business cards.
But certainly, if your goal is only to talk about your hobby and other amusing things then I can say that it’s not so bad or in other words, you shouldn’t care about this. If your objective isn’t serious then you should agree that your web address is going to advertise your provider. I suggest that this variant is rather suitable for storing your files for example. You can supply such a primitive website with rather worthy articles and you can probably become quite popular to some extent. Of course, you’ll be popular among specific Internet users with the same websites as your one I suggest. But on the contrary, every serious intention should be supported by a corresponding serious web hosting provider which is paid of course.
The next step is to create a “third-level domain”. This looks like “http://yourname.provider.org. It goes without saying that it’s much easier to memorize. I should stress that third-level domains are often available for free or for very little money.
By the way, the question of choosing free hosting or a paid one is also very important. To cut a long story short I can say that free hosting has got only one advantage. Your address will not be changed by changing the provider. This is quite important because in most cases, your visitors find you through search engines or looking at the business card presented by you perhaps a year ago. If during this time you change your provider a potential visitor will see a message stating that “document not found” or something similar to this and certainly, he’ll go to your competitors.
However, free hosters also need to maintain their standard of living so if you require you to place their banners on your pages, then just place them automatically. In addition, free hosting does not guarantee continuous operation. At any moment you may encounter such a situation that your website is unavailable due to a change of configuration repairs and so on. They are not obliged to please you and it’s true to my great regret.