Q. I’m an emeritus professor and a bilingual author of crucial articles and novels. I’d wish to arrange a private internet web page to preview my future publications and draw readers, however I’m removed from a pc knowledgeable. What’s the most handy and most cost-effective approach to arrange such a web site?
A. Creating a private web site has develop into pretty easy. Within the early days of the web, the method concerned discovering server area, shopping for a site title and realizing sufficient about coding to make pages. At the moment, you will get the server area, the area title and easy-to-use web page templates for just some a month — and even free.
Some universities might supply e mail and web site companies to alumni and retired college. If that’s not an possibility, you should use a paid service or a free weblog/personal-site builder. Paid companies sometimes present technical help and buyer help, whereas assist with free companies is commonly restricted to on-line boards and pages for regularly requested questions.
WordPress.com is one well-liked cheap possibility that provides numerous month-to-month plans; it additionally has an ad-supported free model. The corporate’s least costly plan is about $three a month and delivers a customized area title, web site safety, ad-free pages and 6 gigabytes of storage, which ought to be loads of room for textual content articles, pictures and quick movies. WordPress.com has greater than 350 visible designs to select from, and creating pages shouldn’t be rather more troublesome than utilizing a word-processing program or importing pictures to a social-networking web site.
Though the net handle is analogous, the WordPress.org web site gives a free copy of the web-publishing software program to obtain. Nonetheless, you should discover your individual web-server firm to host your web site should you don’t have a web based house for it already.
Different business web site corporations to contemplate embrace TypePad, (costs begin at about $9 a month), Wix, ($10 a month if the free model shouldn’t be appropriate) and Squarespace ($12 a month for a private web site).
The net is filled with free companies for shortly making your individual easy weblog or web site. Google’s Blogger and SimpleSite are among the many many contenders, however they could not provide you with as a lot management over the look of your web site or the commercials that seem in your pages.