Of the many free website builders and hosts on the market there are two that stand out from the pack: Weebly and Yola. They are clearly the most popular and user-friendly.
Up until now, Weebly has been leading the field. But Yola is making a major challenge. It has tripled its user numbers recently, now boasting 3 million, and has had a massive injection of venture funding.
I have sites with both of them, and I think they're both great. Weebly does seem a little more user-friendly, though.
One advantage that Yola has over Weebly is that its upgrade option delivers more value for money. For about 50 bucks a year Yola gives you 25 sites, whereas a Weebly Pro user gets 10.
It will be interesting to see how this competition plays out, and whether other companies become major players as well.