Sandvox Hosting offers four plan tiers, starting at $8 a month for the basics. Higher tiers include one or more free domain names, multi-site management, and the ability to forward email from your site to your own private address. While Sandvox's rates weren't the cheapest I found, they seemed reasonably in line with most of the competitors I looked up. Karelia lets you try the service free for 14 days without even asking for your credit card info.
I had fun using Sandvox, despite its limited abilities and occasional clunkiness. I think it'd make a particularly great classroom tool to help students build online school projects. Sandvox aims to offer users the simplest way to make a website, and I think it succeeds handily.
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