If you are seeking to build a website without taking web hosting services, registering domain names will serve no purpose.
You can design a website on your own computer but unless you upload it on a hosting server it can never be accessed by anyone.
Web hosts usually charge for the service they render.
Can you make a website without hosting?
Yes it is possible to create a website without web hosting, but it’s certainly not ideal for a business or brand who wants to be seen as being professional. As an alternative, you can use Web 2.0 websites such as Tumblr, Wix (Free Version) and others to create small blog-like profiles.
Can you build a website with WordPress without hosting?
You can learn WordPress without buying hosting and domain. You have to install a software called Bitnami WordPress Stack on your computer. It’s completely free. All you need to have is an internet connection to install themes and plugins.
Do I have to pay to host a website?
This is a monthly fee that you have to pay to the web host. Some hosts also offer discounts if you pay a year (or more) in advance. Prices vary from web host to web host but are usually (at the time I wrote this article) around $10 per month if your website is new and doesn’t have much traffic or data.
Do I need web hosting if I have a domain name?
To build a website you will need both a domain name and web hosting account. You need web hosting to store your website’s files. After you get hosting, you need to update your domain name settings and point it to your web hosting service provider. You can also buy both the domain and hosting from the same company.