I have a hobby that I want to start a website for. Not expecting a ton of traffic, no need to customize much. In fact, I am less than 1/2 the age of other people in the hobby, so it's more for people my own age to visit when they hear me speak about something they know nothing about, read a few things, then leave.
Very simple. Only a few sub-pages, some photos, and a way for people to email me.
I do want the www.[myhobbysite].com to be my own domain. None of this 1990s geocities.[myhobbysite].com crap where the host is in the URL.
I had websites way back in the 1990s...one with a friend where his ISP gave him a spot to build/host, and another site with our own servers. I recently did a site for a relative using 1&1 as the host, but the templates were junk and even I (someone who can even casually html/css) was confused and frustrated. I also had a well-visited GeoCities site back in the day, but that was all WISIWYG 1990s garbage.
So, in current times, what do I need to do to have a website by the end of the week?
1) Register domain name
2) Then what? I need a host, right? I do not plan to build my own server for this. Is Google Sites good enough? I know nothing about Google Sites, actually, but I am already using Google Docs extensively.
3) Anything else?