Creating a Personal Webpage for free or at very low cost is important to many. It is not possible for all to bear the higher cost of hosting or custom design. There is nothing wrong neither in the thought of creating a personal webpage for free or thinking about budget. Here we will give you excellent tips for creating a personal webpage for free or at custom prices.
Creating a Personal Webpage For Free or at Very Low Cost : Understanding the Basics
There are solid reasons for creating a personal webpage for free. First, it is great to have a custom email like mine – me [at] abhishekghosh.net, we can get more branded ourselves like in the way we described before in the guide named Optimizing Name in Google Search For Professionals and Famous Persons. More famous you are; more you will have trouble. People will buy domain names of you and put a banner to sell it. So, its quite important to have a result at least like mine. Try to search in Google Web Search with my full name – Dr. Abhishek Ghosh. I will merely miss the chance that an innocent who want to contct me is caught in to trouble of getting in to a fraud’s net.
Cost of web hosting is quite higher with good quality servers – in fact in most cases we do not need any server with all top notch features. If you try to hire persons like me to create a glazing profile website and optimize it plan-fully, we will charge you a ransom for the whole work. The designer, coding team from third party will cost more than 3K USD for a nicely coded design for WordPress, the price is justifiable as there are huge work; plus there are some charge for SEO to leverage it. For managing everything and directing everything and making you understand, I will charge at least 1K USD plus I will not work without any reference (most now does it in specialty niche to get kind of warranty of not being fooled by a fraud). Hosting will cost something; at least 480 USD per year. So, the whole thing is becoming quite costly for a new artist, a medical student or like that.
But if you can work a bit, you will get something at free of cost or at very low cost – just for $10.00 per year, for example. In other words, the cost of your DIY effort is the cost written above.
Creating a Personal Webpage For Free or at Very Low Cost : Options for Hosting
Most Platform as a Service is free now. You can use Red Hat OpenShift to get a hosting space for free, in the same way; you can use AppFog, Heroku Cloud etc. We actually have specific tutorials and videos for your DIY work. Search in this website with Red Hat OpenShift or AppFog or Heroku for more information. You can install WordPress or can use a free HTML profile template. Free HTML profile template can be found on GitHub like coding repositories with proper details of license to use. Most comes with GNU GPL and has no restriction.
Creating a Personal Webpage For Free : Domain name part
Domain name is very important. Its better to get own named .com domain name, if not available; then .net, .org etc. We have a List of All Top Level Domains (TLD).
- All TLD will cost nearly $10.00 per year, register for longer time.
- All Country level domain name will cost lesser, you can think about it.
- .pro domains, doc.pro etc. domains are reserved for verifiable and socially important professionals. Like abhishekghosh.pro
- Problem is that, there can multiple person with the same name. In that case, use some domain hack. ma.tt is an example of using domain hack, partially dr.abhishekghosh.net