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Will Fly Tech: Web hosting advice (7) RE: Tech: Web hosting advice 30 Mar 19


Hi Dave - I used to create and maintain my own web sites with html, css, etc., but found it too time-consuming. Looking round at the various website creation businesses, I tested them all and found the easiest one to use was (for me) Weebly. So I set up my new web pages, transferred my domain to the new site and was off and running.

You can have a basic weebly site - weebly branded for free, for as long as you want. If you don't have a domain name, you get the one of your choice with a ".weebly.com" ending. When you transfer the domain name, that stops, so my "www.willflyguitar.weebly.com" became https://www.willflyguitar.com/ after the transfer.

The basic plan can be upgraded to various degrees, with correspondingly increasing fees. I use the "Pro" package which costs me $12 a month over a 1-year contract and allows me to put up audio and video, but the "Starter" package is $8 a month over a 1-year contract, and all packages are cheaper if you opt for 2+ year contracts. I do a number of village websites, so I'm aware of all the possible combinations. Space is unlimited.

The process of getting started is:

(a) choose a theme - which can be easily edited
(b) create the blank pages in your menu
(c) drag your web page components - image, text, gallery, slideshow, contact form, etc., on to a blank page
(d) populate the individual components.

Hope that's useful.
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(PS: I'm having logistical problems creating videos at the moment, but I haven't forgotten you!)


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