Depending on who’s hosting your site, one of the advantages may be a site design that you can get quickly and easily. In the past, you needed to know HTML code so you could build a site. You uploaded files, wrote code into the site, and tested it out until you got what you were looking for. You can still do things that way, but it’s much easier to use a template from your hosting company. For example, many companies have hosting packages where you can choose from several pre-created templates. You pick the one you like, type in the text, and your site is done.

Of course, there are limitations with this, as well. There are some things you just can’t add, and you can only choose from so many colors and styles. If you don’t like what’s offered or the templates won’t work with your style or plan for some reason, you’ll have to choose something you don’t care for as well or pay someone to create a custom site for you. While prices for custom site creation have come down, it can still be costly. That’s part of the reason why a lot of people are just using the templates that come with their hosting packages.

There’s more choices for these than you might expect, so make sure you check into them and choose the host that has the template you want. Your site should be a reflection of you and what you have to offer, so you want to convey the proper message. You can do that by getting the right template with the right color scheme, look, and feel. You can also modify the templates to a certain degree with some hosting companies, but if you make a mistake you could have a real problem with your site that may cost you money to fix.

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