Get a free website and hosting with Microsoft Office Live Basics

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How would you like a free website with a free domain name? What if it was hosted for free? It's yours with Microsoft Office Live Basics.

Microsoft Office Live Basics is a free service that helps you to get up and running with your own business website, with an unbeatable price. Along with your own domain name, you get design tools to create your site, web hosting to make it available to the world, and up to 500MB of storage space (that's a lot of pages). Add to that website statistics tracking, so you can see who is visiting you, and up to 25 email addresses (each with 5GB of storage—that's a whole lot of email messages), and you'll be a presence online in no time. You also get a $50 credit toward online search advertising, so you can make sure the world knows about you.

Of course, Microsoft would be more than happy to help you upgrade to one of their paid services, but for a start, it's not too bad.

Microsoft Office Live Basics is for Windows users, and requires Windows XP or better and Internet Explorer version 6.

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One Response to “Get a free website and hosting with Microsoft Office Live Basics”

  1. Sappho says:

    This is a great deal. Microsoft actually buys the URL for you, putting it in your name. If I don’t like their service, I can transfer the domain name to another web host. It’s no lose!

    I don’t like that they require a credit card, although it isn’t billed. I suppose this keeps them from getting ripped off by people purchasing multiple domains. I used their site generator just to see, and I like the results. I feel the site looks darn professional. Later I will add pages done in Kompozer. Expression Web is a nice web design program, with a 60 day trial instead of the usual 30 days. If I buy a design program, it will be Expression Web. Way cheaper than Dreamweaver. (Don’t bother with NetObjects Fusion, it doesn’t work and messes up your computer.)