WEBSITE Guide

The goal of this guide is provide the info you'll need to setup a website regardless of the scope of your project or technical limitations.

A website is an address that accesses a folder on a computer to display files in a web browser.

An address is generally referred to as either a domain or url (universal resource locator).

The computer the files is stored on is generally referred to as either a host or server.

The majority of remote hosts are accessed via FTP (file transfer protocol) browsers or web control panels.

Some remote hosts are accessible via other protocols including SSH.

FREE SELF HOSTING

Free option for hobbyists as long as you have a good internet connection and a computer that never gets turned off.

FREE Cloud Hosting

Good option for quick deployment with intuitive site builder.

FREE WEB HOSTS

Good option for pet projects and code testing.

PAID LIFETIME HOSTS

Internic offers lifetime host plans on Starthost.

Search stack social for offers.

PAID LIFETIME CLOUD

Lifetime cloud providers include a public facing web folder for sharing files. This folder can be used as a low bandwidth web host.

HYBRID BUSINESS HOSTING

Best option for small business is to integrate their online presence with a marketplace. Square POS includes a free Wix website.

OTHER FREE SERVICE ALTERNATIVES

HOW I HOST

The GUI of this site is hosted on Google sites.

The majority of the images of the site are hosted on Google drive.

The Domain of the site is hosted on Google domains.


In addition to Google sites, I host additional pages and projects on the following providers.


pCloud offers lifetime accounts with included 256-bit AES encryption secured by TLS/SSL channel protection.

Their premium service also includes a public folder which allows static html website hosting.

Internic offers lifetime hosting provided through star hosting which is utilized to run code not supported by cloud platforms.

The Cpanel is located at https://cp.clientpanel.us/manage