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New at Webflow I'm a little confused


Hi i am a Dutch self employed professional with a small simple website to reach my customers. My existing website is made in serif webplus and is really outdated. My knowledge of HTML is very little, don’t understand coding but i do understand the structure of a HTML page (more or less). So i need a new site and came across Webflow three weeks ago, signed up with the free plan and after a lot of struggling i got the basics under control, so far so good. But now i am at the point to start creating beyond the two free pages. So for now my question is simple but i am a little confused, do i need a hosting plan only to create my one project and connect my domain later on (i am a complete noob with that so i am terrified to do that eventually :frowning: ) or do i also need an account plan?


Hello @Rene_H

The free plan allows you to test the tool and see if it fits your needs and you can create up to 2 pages to your project, if you want to keep adding more pages you just need to buy a basic host plan.

You don’t need an account plan if you’re not going to export your page anywhere.


Yep - what @aaronocampo says…

Plus, fear not on the domain connection - there are guides on it here:

Also…if you are connecting it Monday-Friday between 6am-6pm PST - there should be a live chat feature in the ‘hosting’ panel in your site settings - the team will guide you through and reassure you about making the right connections :slightly_smiling_face:


Thank you both for the reply! Clear to me now.


Maybe one more question related to the domain connecting…will my email still work with my local host so i don’t have to change anything for that?


@Rene_H yes! Hosting with Webflow, you should only change your domain’s A and CNAME records. Email is managed with your domain’s MX records. As long as you don’t change any of the MX records, your email will be unaffected.


So that’s simple, thnx!