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CREATE FREE WEBSITE

Biz.nf provides a tutorial that explains how to create a free website based on a free .co.nf domain either using one of free website builders or create a custom free site

How to Create a Free Website with .co.nf Free domain?

Yes, Biz.nf provides a totally free web hosting plan that offers not only some free web space for you site but also enables to use advanced web site hosting features at absolutely no cost. Thus Biz.nf provides the very 2 free website builders that can be used not only by our advanced hosting clients but also by those who use a free hosting plan. Also Biz.nf enables ALL our clients (both free and advanced) to register a free domain name with .co.nf extension and use it for their web site.

So that, Biz.nf enables to create a free website easily using free site builder and free domains:

Create a Free Website using Site Builder

First of all, in order to start building a free site at Biz.nf hosting, you should sign up for an account. As we explain here how to create a completely free website, we assume you register a free hosting plan.

Upon free account registration, you should receive a Welcome email with your free hosting account details, and you have to click the link in that e-mail to confirm and activate your Biz.nf account.

Once the account is activated, you can log in Control Panel and move to site builders menu:

» Go to "Website Manager" tab in the top navigation menu, and then choose in the left navigation sub-menu as it is shown on the picture below:

Locate Site Builders menu in Control Panel

and now we can move to building a free website with just few easy steps as follows:

STEP 1: Choose a Site Builder

On the first step you should select the web site builder you are going to use to setup a free website. Biz.nf provide 2 free site builders integrated in our web hosting control panel as follows:

Select Wordpress or Joomla site builder

Joomla Site Builder is one of the most well known and very popular open source CMS (content management system) that enables to build simple web sites as well as powerful and very complex online applications such as corporate portals, online magazines and newspapers, E-commerce websites and online stores, community portals, school and church web sites, etc.

Wordpress Site Builder is one of the world's most widely used and popular web software that enables to create a beautiful blog-based website. Due to the great veriety of plugins and templates developed by hundreds of community volunteers a Wordpress based site can be transformed to almost anything you can imagine. Also due to the ease of use Wordpres blog builder is recommended to beginners.

STEP 2: Choose a Design and Plugins to install

On the second step you should choose the design for your free website from the list of ready-made design, so called free web templates (Wordpress themes, Joomla templates). In case you do not choose a template, the default website template of the chosen site builder will be installed. And sure, you can change the template later to any other free or premium one with just one mouse click!

Choose a Free web template

Once the free web site design is chosen, you are suggested to select the plugins (extensions) you'd like to be installed. In case you do not know what exact plugins (extensions) are used for, we'd suggest not to install them. You can find and read the descriptions of plugins and install them later.

STEP 3: Configure your Free Web Site Settings

On the third step you are proposed to choose a domain name for your site. We assume you are going to go completely free webhosting and thus you choose a free domain registration option, however, if you do not mind to spend few dollars to make your site more look even more professionally, you might consider to buy a low cost domain name from Biz.nf hosting right via free web site builder tool.

Should you decide to use a free domain with .co.nf extension, please choose the name as follows:

so, in the example above we choose sitename.co.nf free domain, and the web address of our free web site will be http://www.sitename.co.nf that looks very nice despite the fact it is free!

Then submit other details such as your desired free website title, installation path, your email address where to send the details, username, password and then click "Next" button.

STEP 4: Check Selected Options and Install a Free Site

On the fourth step please check all the selected options and make sure they are correct. If everything is OK, please click "Install Now" button. Wait few seconds till it completes the installation, and your are all done! Your new free website is installed and ready to be improved further!

Create a Custom Free Website

Provided you already have a Biz.nf web hosting account, please log in your Control Panel and navigate to "Website Manager" -> "Subdomain Manager" web page as follows:

Locate Site Builders menu in Control Panel

STEP 1: Choose a Free Domain Name

On the first step choose a domain name for your free website. We assume you'd like to create a totally free site, so that you can register free domains with .co.nf extension via "Subdomain Manager" as per the example picture below (you should type in the desired domain name and click "Add" button):

Choose a free domain with .co.nf extension

so, in the example above we choose SiteName.co.nf domain for free, and the web address of our free web page will be http://www.sitename.co.nf that looks very nice despite the fact it is free!

STEP 2: Upload Free Website to Biz.nf Hosting

In this tutorial we assume that you know how to design web sites and you have already designed one using your favourite web design tool. And now you'd like to upload your site pages to Biz.nf hosting and have them accessable via http://www.sitename.co.nf web address setup on "Step 1".

so that, you can upload your free site to Biz.nf hosting:

(a) either using your favourite FTP client

in case you upload to e.g. sitename.co.nf site, the details to connect to Biz.nf via FTP are as follows:
» FTP Host: sitename.co.nf
» FTP Username: {the same as your Client ID}
» FTP Password:  {the same as your password to Control Panel}
» FTP Directory: /sitename.co.nf

and you can also change these details in "Control Panel" -> "Website Manager" -> "FTP Manager".

(b) or you can do via Online File Manager

Just log in your hosting account Control Panel and go to "Website Manager" -> "File Manager" page. We suggest to use "File Manager (Light)" that looks like the following, however, if you are a beginner that might be a good idea to try Advanced File Manager.

File Manager Light

IMPORTANT: In case of uploading a custom website, please do note the following:

1). if you'd like your free website address to be e.g. http://www.sitename.co.nf, please make sure to create this free domain in "Subdomain Manager" first, and only then upload your website files EXACTLY to /sitename.co.nf folder;

2). please make sure to name your first page file (homepage file) EXACTLY index.html (or index.htm, or index.php) - all small letters!

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