Yes, it's all 100% free... sort of.
To make a website, you need 3 things:
1. Something to code the website with.
2. A server to host the website.
3. A domain name for your website.
For the second one, you can literally use your own computer if you want. If your website doesn't receive much traffic, you don't need a very powerful server. You could use the computer you have right now and it'll probably work fine, you could also pick up a Raspberry Pi for $40 which you can host websites on. Although, if your website does ever pick up traffic and gets popular, you will need to invest in real servers which can be expensive. Hosting a website on a server is completely free, you never have to pay for the software to do this. Although, you may need to pay for the machine if you don't already have one.
For the last one, you need a domain name. This is what you actually type into the URL bar to get to the website, like "yahoo.com". You literally can type in an IP address of a server to get to a website without needing a domain name (for example, you can type "184.108.40.206" into your URL bar rather than "google.com" and they both take you to Google's homepage). But obviously this is super inconvenient. So you need to pay a service to connect your server's IP address to a corresponding domain name. All ".com" and ".net" and ".org" domains cost money, but there are some free domains like ".tk". Although ".tk" domains are often associated with scams since they're free, so using that domain immediately makes some people view your website as shady.
So in the end: YES, you can do everything for free, but it will require a lot of effort on your part and your website will have very limited growth.
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