This site is now obsolete. Just go to wordpress.com. That's all you need to know. It's free, or $6/month if you want a .com domain name. I don't profit from this.
If you want something a bit more custom, you can get low cost web design from Halcyon. (Located in the Philippines, with Western management. I work with them. They're good.)
The Extra Information tab, above, still has good information about web design, blogging, making money, getting visitors, and the like.
If you do want web hosting, I use FatCow. Here's a link to their site. I do get a commission from that, and you get a discount.
I'm Daniel Piechnick, a professional web designer.
I wrote this beginner's guide to help the large number of people who want to create a website (or blog), but have absolutely no idea of what to do.
In Website Setup Guide, I show you exactly how to set up a proper, normal website with a .com (or .ca, .uk or .au) domain name, from start to finish. You don't need to know anything about computers or websites, to follow this guide and make a website of your own.
Creating a website and running it this way will cost you about $3-4 per month in total. The information in this site is all free.
Since 2009, Website Setup Guide has helped more than three million people around the world set up successful websites and blogs. Most major web design sites now follow the format and recommendations of this site, and an entire industry of copycat sites and videos based on Website Setup Guide has appeared. However, this site remains the simplest and best place to go to set up your first website.
It's easy to create a website by following this guide, but if you ever get stuck, you can email me, and I'll be happy to help.
Take note of this overview. It's important.
To create a website, you only need to do these two things:
In steps two and three of this site, I will explain how web hosting works, and how to create a website. Step 4 (Extra Information) provides lots of general information related to setting up a website. Step 5 (Start Making Your site) covers all the actual instructions you need to follow, to set up your site.