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How to set up a website for free

Started by Johnson, September 19, 2022, 05:47:40 PM


How do individuals and SMEs with no or weak IT skills build their websites? It can also meet the requirements of a free trial, stable running for 7 x 24 hours, quick setup, and easy operation. Is there a way to meet these requirements at the same time? The following shows you how to find such a way to build a website.

1. First, let's learn about the basics of setting up a website.

1) To set up a website that can be accessed from public networks, you need to prepare:

Space for storing your website programs, pictures, and videos.
Software for creating, designing, running, and managing your website.
A public network through which users can access your website.
2) Space

Websites can be built on a PC, physical server, and cloud server/space.

PC is easy to obtain but it cannot support 24/7 stable running, so it is suitable for individual developers who practice building websites, or websites that do not provide stable services to the public.
Physical server features high performance but it is expensive and takes a long time for deployment, so it is suitable for enterprises that require high performance and hardware customization.
Cloud server/space supports pay-per-use billing, so it is suitable for most individuals and SMEs. Some large cloud service providers, such as Huawei Cloud, offer cloud servers for free trial.
To achieve free trial, 24/7 stable running, and fast setup, cloud server is the best choice.

3) Software

You can set up a website using code or visualized setup software.

Code development: Programming languages (such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP) are used to set up websites. The development period is long. This method is suitable for professional developers or enterprises demanding custom websites.
Visualized setup: You can directly rearrange your images and text on your website without running code. WordPress is a platform for website setup using such method. This method is suitable for setting up common websites, such as personal websites, blogs, and enterprise official websites.
To achieve free trial, fast setup, and easy usage, visualized setup software is the better choice.

4) Public network

The public network and website space are integrated. This is why cloud service network is preferred.

2. Based on the preceding information, we can use cloud services to set up a website. However, which cloud service provider should we choose?

Some large cloud service providers offer cloud servers for free trial, most of which have weak computing power (mostly 1 vCPU and 1 GB memory, or limited CPU usage) and cannot support 24/7 stable running. If you need a free-trial server with 1 vCPU, 2 GB memory, and unlimited CPU usage, Huawei Cloud is recommended. The free-trial Elastic Cloud Server (ECS) of Huawei Cloud has 2 vCPUs, 4 GB memory, and unlimited CPU usage. You can also install WordPress when creating an ECS. The Huawei Cloud ECS perfectly meets your need for website setup.

For details about creating a Huawei Cloud ECS for free trial, see https://developer.huaweicloud.com/intl/en-us/forum/topic/0245979906013480008.

For more information on building a website, see https://www.huaweicloud.com/intl/en-us/solution/website/building.html.