When you get service with a web hosting company they will most likely have a website builder that comes free of charge. These can be helpful in creating a basic site right away. They will function like all other websites but might not have advanced features. Some are trial versions where the other features are locked unless they are purchased.
Most of these programs can create a basic site. If your site needs many advanced forms and functions then the basic programs might not be able to perform that. There are some programs that can be purchased that provide more for the advanced user.
Many of the programs in the past are now no longer supported. Companies no longer support older technology. This is because there have been so many changes to the web and and languages. This is the same for older browsers. Once the technology is out of date the community of developers will no longer write code for the older browser.
If your website will just be a business card website then the generic program should suffice. If the site is going to be used as a store then make sure to find a program that can help build that. A store is a lot more complex than other types of websites. Some websites are just one scrolling page that may have some columns for articles. These are also very easy to create and may already have a template in the builder that you are provided.
Anything from a brochure to a store can be made with these programs. If a web page maker is not an option through the hosting company then check online for free ones. There are some that are an application that works right from the browser. There are also programs that can be downloaded.
Make certain that the program you need has the tools you want. If it does not offer everything you need then don’t settle for it. There is a website builder out there for your needs.