You can use a free host to create a website without one. However, you typically have to use a subdomain on their servers – i.e. “mywebsitename.wordpress.com”. It is a better choice to choose a paid provider so that you can fully manage your domain and website.
Hosting your own website requires you to use a Windows or Linux computer and put HMTL and CSS files into a folder and then use a tool to post them online. I don’t recommend you go this route as it comes with a lot of security and performance issues.
A hostname is a word label used to identify a device connected to a computer network on the world wide web. They are part of the DNS system separated from a host-label by a “dot” or period. Hostnames are sent to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which are the numerical value of the device. These two work together to serve up and manage all websites online.
You can use WordPress’s .com site for and run your website with a free subdomain. However, the best option to own your own site is to use a third-party web host at a low price of around $2.95/month.
Every website needs routine maintenance and software updates. Many web development companies offer this service to website owners. Prices vary based on the size and complexity of the site but typically range from $30 on the low end to $1,000 on the high-end for large, custom sites.