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Old 03-18-2021, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Cowlitz County, WA
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Hey there, I hope someone out there can help me. I've been wanting to create a simple website. Something with links to my social media and little information about myself. I've been trying to create a website with Wix which is good. However, they give me a long link to my website to share with everyone. I just want a simple link that is easy for everyone to remember. I also plan on advertising my website on my vehicle. Anyways, is there anyone out there have experience in creating simple websites or give me any ideas of what to do? Thanks!
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Old 03-18-2021, 01:26 PM
 
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I believe you have to pay for a domain name using the name you want, then you can put your site on your domain and name the link the same name. I believe many paid domains have easy site building tools.
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Old 03-18-2021, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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You need a hosting service (GoDaddy, Bluehost, etc...)
then get a domain name, which you can get from the hosting service you choose.
Then use a software like Wordpress to make a simple site.
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Old 03-19-2021, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I believe you have to pay for a domain name using the name you want, then you can put your site on your domain and name the link the same name. I believe many paid domains have easy site building tools.

Bingo.
You aren't getting a short name for free. Period.
Pony up.
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Old 03-19-2021, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Cowlitz County, WA
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You need a hosting service (GoDaddy, Bluehost, etc...)
then get a domain name, which you can get from the hosting service you choose.
Then use a software like Wordpress to make a simple site.
I tried using Wordpress this morning and it looks like a headache to me. Anyways, I decided to create a facebook page and send people there instead of a website.
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Old 03-29-2021, 06:51 PM
 
Location: New England
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One free location for web pages is Neocities. Your site name would come up as https://yoursitesnamehere.neocities.org/ That doesn't seem too bad for a reasonably simple name. There's no advertising added to any of your pages.

https://neocities.org/


p.s. Clicking on the first link will get you "Page Not Found--The requested web page was not found on this site."
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Old 04-15-2021, 03:36 AM
 
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I tried using Wordpress this morning and it looks like a headache to me. Anyways, I decided to create a facebook page and send people there instead of a website.
You can also create a Google My Business account and post everything in there on regular basis. This also can become your web presence.
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Old 04-15-2021, 05:07 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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i used to use my home p.c. to host my webpage (lamp server) and noip.com to d.n.s. it.
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Bingo.
You aren't getting a short name for free. Period.
Pony up.
noip has about a hundred free (.com, .net, .tv, .biz, ...) domains. but anything outside of their generic names costs like $10 a year.
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Old 05-26-2021, 06:59 AM
 
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There are so many website builders out there, don't just settle for Wix if you're not happy with the experience.
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Old Today, 08:42 AM
 
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There are so many website builders out there, don't just settle for Wix if you're not happy with the experience.
I've dealt with the Weeks platform for some time, there are a lot of restrictions on the free plan. Also, the site takes a very long time to load. I always monitor site metrics here. But there are other platforms to build your website for free:
1. Google sites.
2. Tilda.
3. WordPress.
For a portfolio site or business card site, this will be enough.
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