Actually, there is. While in most cases it will cost you money to design your own website and get it online with a reputable web host, with Jimdo there is another way. We are a website builder and free web host, we've been in business since 2007 helping millions and millions of people make their own free websites and hosting them. So if you're looking for free website hosting, you've come to the right place.
If you're ready to start designing your own website and getting it hosted online for free, just sign up above: it's free and easy, and we won't ask you for any payment details, ever.
Our JimdoFree web hosting package is free forever, so you don't need to pay anything to start designing your own website right away. If you want a broader selection of website template, your own domain and email, you can upgrade to one of our paid plans at any time. For less than the cost some web hosts charge just for shared hosting, with Jimdo you can get your own domain, dozens of professional templates, personalized email and fast support from real human beings in San Francisco - not to mention support and service in ten other languages. What other web host offers cheap website hosting with great designs and this many features?
We're great for individuals who want to build a personal website or create wedding websites, and we also love to help people learn how to make a professional website—Jimdo is perfect for making a restaurant website, a beauty salon website, an author website, or a photographer website.
"There's no such thing as a free lunch", goes the old adage. What that means is this: if someone is giving something away for free -- in this case website hosting and website design -- they expect something back in return. In the case of the free lunch (which refers back to 1930's New York when bar owners were giving away lunch), the system only worked because drinks were not free.
Jimdo's free web hosting is possible because certain people choose to pay for the web design and hosting service to get access to more professional options for their business website, and also because every free website hosted on Jimdo has an ad box in the sidebar. There are no hidden fees with Jimdo free hosting -- but there are more options available to those who choose to pay a low monthly fee.
If you want to design a cool-looking website for yourself, as a blog or web journal or simply to show off pictures of your family, a JimdoFree website hosting package is probably all you'll need. Your free website will have one Jimdo ad on it, and your web address will be a Jimdo subdomain. Still, it's an excellent deal and a great place to host your free portfolio website or build a personal website for your friends and family.
If you want your website to be ad-free, you can choose to pay for JimdoPro or JimdoBusiness. Either way: we promise that JimdoFree web hosting will always be free, and that JimdoPro hosting will be cheap enough for you to design your own website and host it without breaking the bank.
No question about it, when we give away millions of websites with free web hosting, we're not doing so out of pure altruism. Our business model is based on making our free web hosting customers
so happy (and excited about new features), they want to upgrade. So there are no tricks, no limited trial periods or crippleware, just free web hosting for your site -- forever.
And if you're satisfied or even ecstatic about your free website hosting from Jimdo, we'd be happy to welcome you as a paying customer. There are definitely benefits to being on a paid plan. These designs, for example, are not available for free hosting sites:
Ask our customers - they're the best reference around. People all around the world have designed millions of great sites with Jimdo web hosting -- check out our
Pages section for some examples and testimonials. There are plenty of cheap web hosts out there, but most of the time, it's all a bit nebulous who is running the show. You can have a look at
our blog or meet the Jimdo team at any time to see the people behind the free hosting.
Also, you have nothing to lose. We promise to never sell your data (we wouldn't do that anyway because it's rotten, plus we're bound by the super-strict European data privacy laws). We won't ask for your credit card information unless you choose to sign up for a paid plan. And finally, we're only successful if you are, so it's in our best interest to be fair to you. So sign up for free website hosting with Jimdo today, and start designing your own website!
Jimdo is also a great tool to make a professional website for your business. Whether you need to build a restaurant website or a photographer website, Jimdo's free website builder is a fantastic solution. Our free website builder is also optimal for creating a personal website. We also have great guides on how to create a small business website in 5 steps, and how to start an online store in 5 steps.