Free Document Collaboration Tools

  • Google docs offers online spreadsheet, word processing and presentation tools, compatible with the Microsoft products Excel, Word and PowerPoint respectively

Free Web Site Hosting

Video Sharing and Social Networking Sites

Video sharing and social networking sites provide free web site hosting for users. However, users have limited ability to control the web site design. The site designers impose a template to facilitate social networking and to display advertising.

Free Blog Hosting

Free Wiki Hosting

Sites that host many wikis are called wiki farms.

  • This site uses WikiDot -
  • We will use PBWiki for group assignments
  • Google offers Google sites
  • There are many other sites - there's a guide on Wikipedia at Wiki farms
  • SUNY Purchase has an easy to use enterprise wiki at, but's it's password protected, so access is limited to Purchase faculty, staff and students

Free Online Survey Tools


  • Google Analytics - useful tool if you have a web site and you want to analyze traffic

Graphic Design and Animation Tools

If you want cool graphics on your web site you first have to create the cool graphics. Popular professional-standard tools include:

Web Services for Developers

Companies with large amounts of computer storage and sophisticated development tools are starting to make them available to small businesses for a fee.

Domain Name Registration

Registering a domain name costs about $10 a year.

Web Hosting

Once you have a domain name you need to host your web site somewhere. Many small businesses outsource their web hosting.

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