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Gotta build a website...

Crimson PhantomCrimson Phantom Registered User regular
edited March 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
So I gotta build a website for a game that we are making in my class. Not looking for anyone to make it for me, but I really don't want to have to pay for a domain name, or have to get everything approved by the school before I can post it so that it can be reached outside of the schools wireless network.

I guess what I am looking for is this...

Does anybody know any good places where I can build a website for free?

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  • Gilbert0Gilbert0 North of SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    For something simple like this, try Google Sites.

  • JacksWastedLifeJacksWastedLife Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    You can create a free Drupal Gardens site with almost zero effort. I've got about a dozen myself.

  • aperlscriptaperlscript Registered User
    edited March 2011
    You could run an EC2 instance in Amazon's cloud for free for a year, if you're not daunted by a complex (and that's putting it mildly) toolset and admin'ing your own server.


    Once you're signed up and running, you can just hit the IP address of the server you create, you wouldn't even have to bother with DNS.

  • Crimson PhantomCrimson Phantom Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Awesome thanks a lot! I'll have to look into all of those and give them a try.

  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Does your school give you any webspace you can use? A lot of them do these days.

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  • Crimson PhantomCrimson Phantom Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    We do, the only problem is that if you want it to be visible from outside the schools wireless network everything has to be pre-approved. So anytime I wanted to change something, or add a new link I would need to go through the whole process again. That's what I'm trying to avoid so I can get it out there and show people right away.

  • MidrealmDMMidrealmDM Registered User regular
    Did you have any luck finding a decent website hosting site?

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  • Crimson PhantomCrimson Phantom Registered User regular
    Drupal was so-so, and so was using a Google site. A friend recommended just buying a domain name from a place called: www.site5.com

  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User, ClubPA regular
    squarespace.com offers a free two week no CC required credit card and is pretty nice. But of course, that's only 2 weeks.

  • angry-muffinangry-muffin Registered User
    WordPress can also be used to make a website - while it is predominately for blogging, it can also be used for other types of sites simply by changing the main page from a feed to a static page. I'm not sure whether or not its exactly what you want, but it might be worth at least having a look.

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