Google Web Hosting offer a simple but nice opportunity to have a free website. New (I am writing in January 2011) there are also website templates to choose from: for classroom, club sites, projects, company, family.
Google free sites Webpage
- Single-click page creation
- Customizable look and feel
- Dozens of pre-built templates
- Settings for accessing and sharing information
".... For a long time I'd been wanting a way to have a more private area, where others could still contribute without having to give them full administrative privileges to my domain - and Sites fits the bill and then some...."
"... I use Google-Sites to present the research of me and my collaborators. It allows me to maintain a personal presence on the web that i can take with me whereever I go. I particularly appreciate that it is low maintenance, yet has high flexibility through the large variety of Open-Social gadgets available."
"... We currently have 15 Active Google Sites. Each of our clients has a dedicated site containing important project related information. ....Several people, from the client and from Corner Office, can update information on each meeting in real time. Now Management on both sides can see the project status in real time without literally dozens of emails flying around and without building dashboards weekly. Everyone uses the subscribe feature to see the status change and to see if they are now responsible for a next step.
It goes on its own that google also provides a PAID web hosting service for businesses...