Looking for a simple, free, (low consumption) website builder I can install on my web host. The ones that are available with my web host are slow. Not looking for CMS (Wordpress, joomla, drupal) -- I only need 20-25 pages. It needs the capability of the user to be able to:

  1. add pages
  2. put content in
  3. edit content

Nothing fancy, just html and run fast. Preferrably free.

Note/Reason: I have 1&1 web hosting and they discontinued the old, fast, website builder I was using and made a new, slower, website builder that destroys your website when you make 1 change to the css. I talked to customer support and they confirmed the page builder was taking up more resources.

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    As earlier, for a small site, fast to install and easy to manage, i proposed you to take a look at pluxml.org . wiki.pluxml.org/index.php?page=English it is french, but many users understand english on the forum (function/objects names uses english within the code for instance)
    – G-Cyrillus
    Commented Jan 1, 2016 at 19:42
  • @GCyrillus this is hard for me to understand. Does it require I know how to use objects and functions? Commented Jan 2, 2016 at 0:27
  • for a lambda user , you only need to upload the unzipped file to server, first connection to site fires install.php ... install giving a name and a password. (install.php will not be call again). then load on administration, add an article (page), link it to a categorie. Or add a static page . this is it. Themes and plugin are to be copied/paste into specific folder and comes accessible. configuration(if needed can be made via administration) . for the function/objects, you 'll see them being called within the templates (themes), idems for plugins.
    – G-Cyrillus
    Commented Jan 2, 2016 at 12:27
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    Why does it have to be installed on the webhost as opposed to used locally and have the results uploaded?
    – JKEngineer
    Commented Jan 7, 2016 at 21:39
  • Yeah. If you can, just use a client-side text editor (or a programming IDE) , and upload your files with an FTP client. Some hosts may not allow such, though. Many simple IDEs for programming also have tools for web design. Commented Nov 4, 2017 at 3:13

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An option that might work for you is a WYSIWYG graphical website builder. There are two that I've used: BlueGriffon and Kompozer. They are similar in the sense that you do things using the graphical interface and they generate the HTML code. There are very useful tutorials for both. I developed a web page in a few hours by going thru the tutorial.

  • The question said "Looking for a simple, free, (low consumption) website builder I can install on my web host" - neither of those can be installed on a web site, AFAIK
    – Mawg
    Commented Aug 6, 2018 at 13:53

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