You might be thinking about having an account that offers web hosting. There are many providers that can offer you these services free or some have more expensive plans. The good thing to know is even on a free web hosting site you will get some free scripts that you can use.
Many of the scripts are in the form of PHP. When you are cruising around on the Internet you will find a PHP script for just about anything that you need done on your website. It could be something as simple as setting up a forum or even uploading pictures to your site.
If you just do not have the time to search on the Internet then there is still another way for you to get all the free goodies for your hosting site. Some providers are offering what is called Fantastico script installer. This is very simple to use, just click it with your mouse and all the free applications will pop up. Now the fun part is deciding which ones you would like to use.
The script comes in handy for setting up different shopping carts on your website. You can also offer different options for customer support in case a potential customer would like to ask some questions.
Once your site is up and running you might find the need to add or remove pages from it. The easiest way to do this task is with a system called content management. You will see that there will be modules in place that will help you out. In the modules you can add everything from shopping carts, instant messaging, different polls, good security, and even authentication. Some of the free hosting content management are Drupal, Post Nuke, Xoops, and Mambo to name a few.
If you want to have blogs on your site then you will need a tool that is going to keep everything in the proper order. You will want the new content on the top and older blogs to move down. Many providers offer WordPress for this task and it makes blogging so much easier. This is a free script that the provider might have offered you when you first set up your account.
It does not matter if you are paying for your web hosting or if you get it for free. There are many different free tools that are out there for you to do a variety of things to your website.