Best Free Web Host/Site Builder for an HTML photography portfolio website?

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I am looking for a free web host and site builder to make an HTML photography website. I need a site that will allow me to customize the layout like IM Creator but that will let me use my own domain that I already own without subscribing to their fees. I want something that I can make look simple and sleek-preferably with a slideshow feature. I have tried weebly and yola but I love the templates and builder that IM Creator has and I am looking for something like that but that I do't have to subscribe to to use my own domain. I plan to upload a lot of images and I find it difficult to change the size in yola. Weebly has a 5mb limit on file size. Unlimited storage would be nice too! Does anything like this even exist????
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Hi .

I am not familiar with IM Creator so cannot compare what they have with Yola.

Yola has some aspects that are free and meet your specs. The layout can be altered almost infinitely with the use of various tools and also with the use of straight forward HTML. This really depends on your skill and knowledge but can be learned as you go along. They have a number of templates that you can choose from with the Free plan. The storage space or your website limit is 1 GB with a single file upload maximum size of 5 Mb.

If you have your own domain and you wish to stay on the Free plan then you would need to transfer your domain to Yola (there are some ongoing costs for this). This the Bronze Plan (vs the Silver Plan where you can simply point your domain to Yola).

You could certainly create your photography website and there are a number of people who have done that with very professional looking websites. There are a number of Slide-show widgets available within Yola and a lot of others that you can use by searching the web or talking to other users.

The whole Yola experience does become more flexible with the Silver Subscription and can be switched to at your desire.
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Hi questionsplease,

Gop has given a fantastic overview of what can be done with Yola. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to ask!